Baxter County authorities are searching for a man who stole a vehicle

Baxter County authorities are searching for a man who fled from police in a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was later found abandoned between Gepp and Viola in Fulton County.   Investigators served a search warrant at 5647 Hwy 5 South at 3:16 PM Monday looking for stolen property.  Investigators arrested 37-year-old J.D. Comstock, but he fled on foot.  An Investigator gave chase, but fell and was injured.  A canine team from the North Central Unit of the ADC at Calico Rock tracked the suspect to a residence on Old Tracy Road, where it was discovered he had stolen a vehicle.

Comstock has ties to Fulton County and Izard County.  He will face multiple charges in Baxter County when apprehended.

Any person having information as to the location of Comstock and/or the stolen vehicle is asked to contact the Baxter County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division  (870) 425-7000 or Lt. Brad Hurst at


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