Sex Offender Arrested After Standoff In RV Near Hackett

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HACKETT (KFSM) — A registered level 3 sex offender was arrest Friday (May 27) following a brief standoff with authorities, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 8:30 a.m. deputies responded to a call in the 2700 block of Highway 10 near Hackett where a homeowner witnessed a man break into their RV, the sheriff’s office said.

The man was later identified as Jonathan Dooley, 27, of Cameron, Oklahoma.

An hour-long standoff between Dooley and deputies ensued when he refused to cooperate, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities had to enter the RV and arrested Dooley after a brief struggle, the sheriff’s office said.

Dooley is facing charges of breaking or entering into a vehicle and resisting arrest. He is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond.

Dooley is a registered sex offender in LeFlore County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Arkansas Highway Police and Arkansas State Police both assisted in the standoff and arrest.

No one was injured in the incident.

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