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January 31st, 2016 car theft suspect arrested in Faulkner County.

Tanner Maxwell


From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley and 20th Judicial District Prosecutor Cody Hiland

On January 31st, 2016, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious white ford dually pickup, in the 3400 block of State Highway 95 West. While looking for the vehicle a deputy made contact with a red Chevrolet pickup that was traveling at a high rate of speed accelerating from the deputy. The deputy said the vehicle made U-turn in the roadway and headed back toward him, then running off the roadway and getting stuck in yard near the National Chuck Wagon Race entrance on State Highway 95 West. Deputies said the driver, a young white male fled the vehicle and ran off into the woods. After checking deputies found that the red Chevrolet, had been stolen from a residence on State Highway 16 West and the owner said that a white Ford dually was in his driveway. Deputies found after responding to the stolen vehicle address, the Ford dually was stolen from Faulkner County. Incident was giving to CID for processing and the vehicle was recovered by Faulkner County.


On the evening of February 25th, 2016, Faulkner County Deputies located and arrested 23 year old Tanner Maxwell of Wooster. He was arrested on the January 31st, 2016 theft of the stolen white Ford dually and other related thefts. Maxwell will have additional charges for the theft of the red Chevrolet pickup from Van Buren County. Maxwell is currently incarcerated at the Faulkner County Detention Center awaiting a first appearance and will appear later in Van Buren County on theft charges.