On Saturday April 18, 2015 at approximately 5:51pm Johnson County Deputy Brent Scott got out with some subjects in a closed area of the park at Tickhill. When he pulled up he noticed a female run and get in a vehicle. While talking to the others he got the name of the female and went over to the vehicle where the lady gave him a fake name. While checking the subjects thru dispatch the female took off running toward the river and jumped in. She swam to one island before swimming to a second island. Deputy Scott called for assistance with a boat and tracking dog. The female, Savannah Veale, was found approximately an hour and a half later hiding in thick brush by Loki, K-9. Ms. Veale had a felony warrant out of Pope County and misdemeanor warrants out of Clarksville PD and Johnson County. Besides the warrant Ms. Veale has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, criminal impersonation, fleeing on foot and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ms. Veale is currently incarcerated at the Johnson County Detention Center. Agencies involved in the search was Coal Hill Police Department, Arkansas Game and Fish and Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Larry Jones