Everything we know about the manhunt for convicted rapist who escaped Arkansas prison

A convicted rapist is on the run after escaping a jail in eastern Arkansas, officials say.
Samuel Hartman, 38, fled the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys on Friday morning, according to the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADOC).
According to the Tunica County Sheriff's Office (TCSO), Hartman may have crossed the Mississippi River and is believed to be in Tunica County territory.
Sometime overnight, TSCO, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and the US Marshals Office executed a search warrant on the 1800 block of Carp Drive, officials said.
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According to officials, evidence was found that Hartman and the alleged prospects planned to stay in the trailer but were not there at the time.
According to the Tunica County Sheriff's Office, he may be traveling in a white 2021 Chevy Z71 Trail Boss with Arkansas license plates 398 ZVY or no plates at all. The sheriff's office asked everyone to look for a vehicle matching that description.
Convicted rapist Samuel Paul Hartman, who escaped from an Arkansas prison and is believed to be in northern Mississippi, may be traveling in a vehicle fitting that description, according to the Tunica County Sheriff's Office.
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The Tunica County Sheriff's Office said three people, including his mother and sister, helped him escape. According to the sheriff's office, his mother is Linda White and his sister is Misty Hartman.
If you come into contact with Samuel Hartman, don't approach him. Call 911 immediately. Hartman is armed and dangerous.
Officials said he has ties to Tulsa, Oklahoma and the state of Wyoming.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Samuel Hartman, please contact your local government and/or the East Arkansas Regional Unit at 870-295-4700. pic.twitter.com/K2jwGIiVWp
— Arkansas Department of Justice (@ADCPIO) August 13, 2022
According to Tunica County Sheriff K.C. one vehicle was located two miles west of the casino resort area on the Arkansas side of the river. jumping jack
Arkansas State Police said a farmer reported seeing two abandoned jet skis on a boat ramp.
The Tunica County Sheriff's Office found the two jet skis that had been abandoned on a boat ramp near Mhoon Landing Park.
They believe Hartman used the watercraft because of their location. Officials also believe Hartman is accompanied by one or more people.
The jet skis are processed by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI).
All schools in the Tunica County region have been placed under lockdown as a precaution and all local businesses are on high alert.
Officials said Hartman fired a gun at Arkansas correctional officers as he escaped.
ADOC officials said Hartman weighs 230 pounds and is 5'9" tall.
He has tattoos of a rose, a heart, a sword, "Forever & Always" and "Sam-N-Christine".
Hartman was serving a life sentence for rape, records show.
The US Marshals have been following the clues since Saturday morning.
Tunica County officials said they work closely with the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Department of Corrections, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, Tunica Police Department, DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries , and Parks, Mississippi Department of Corrections and US Marshals are collaborating on this investigation.
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