Texas Most Wanted White Supremacist Arrested in Arkansas
One of Texas' 10 Most Wanted and known white supremacists has been found captured and arrested in Arkansas.
Joshua David Whitworth was arrested in Izard County on Wednesday morning February 16, 2022. He has been considered armed and dangerous and also is affiliated with the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood and was known as 'Fat-Boy.
Captured After All Night Manhunt
According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, the arrest took place after an all-night manhunt.
Stone County authorities were first notified by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday, February 14 that they suspected he was in their area. On Tuesday, Stone County Chief Deputy Dammon McGilton said he received information that Whitworth was in the area of Allison - Sylamore;
I located a vehicle of description we had been given on Dogwood Hollow Road in Izard County. When I went to exit my vehicle to confront him on felony warrants, he threw the vehicle in reverse and hit a tree. I went to place him under arrest and methamphetamine fell from his hoodie along with his phone. After a brief struggle the suspect was able to get away.
That is when McGilton asked for backup with Izard County, Stone County, and the Mountain View Police Department.
Chief Deputy Charley Melton with the Izard County Sheriff's Office reported on their Facebook page that Whitworth was captured around 9 AM and will face possession of meth, theft of property, resisting arrest and fleeing charges.
In Texas A Long History of Criminal Activity
In Texas, according to the TDPS he is wanted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, delivery of meth and cocaine, theft and parole violation. His long list of criminal activity goes back to 2013.
A lot of Agencies Working to Together
There were a lot of law enforcement agencies between Texas and Arkansas working together to capture this man. A special thank you was mentioned to the Mountain View Police Department, the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas Game and Fish and the Baxter County helicopter.
With a very special thanks to the Arkansas Department of Correction dog team and tracking dog Gracie.
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