Subject of Manhunt near Cotter is Arrested


by Shannon Cay


MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – A wanted parolee who was the subject of a manhunt in Cotter, Arkansas has been arrested and is currently incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center.

According to the sheriff’s office, 34-year-old Brandon Junek fled from officers during a traffic stop on Cotter Road near the White River early Wednesday afternoon. He was a passenger in the vehicle, which was being driven by another parolee, 33-year-old Beverly Rogers of rural Mountain Home.

Authorities say a follow-up investigation on Thursday revealed that after Junek fled from deputies on foot, he traveled to a home near Cotter to meet back up with Rogers. Investigators believe a third picked up the two parolees and took them to a separate location near Briarcliff.

Several officers from Arkansas Community Corrections went to the house near Briarcliff at around 4:15 PM to find Junek hiding behind a couch.

He was quickly arrested and taken into custody without further incident, then taken to the Baxter County Detention Center. ROGERS was also taken into custody and taken to the Detention Center.

Junek is being held without bond for a Parole Violation and on the outstanding arrest warrants.
Rogers is also being held without bond for a Parole Violation. She will also be facing a charge of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, which is a felony, and will appear later this month in Circuit Court to answer that charge.


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