Escaped West Fork Inmate Found And Arrested In Fayetteville

WEST FORK (KFSM) — West Fork Police are now confirming that the escaped inmate Robert Kenneth Barber Jr. has been arrested.

Barber Jr. escaped from police custody near the West Fork exit of Interstate 49 on Friday (June 28).

Police said Barber still had handcuffs on when he escaped.

Fayetteville Police stopped a car this morning for turning without using a signal near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Shiloh Drive.

Barber was found in the backseat of the vehicle with easy access to a loaded gun.

He was arrested in Fayetteville this morning (June 30) and is currently being held at Washington County Jail on a $8,500 bond.

He’s due back in court on July 26.

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