Wanted 2002 Henderson County fugtive finally captured in Arkansas
HENDERSON COUNTY — A Henderson County wanted fugitive that has been on the run for a decade has finally been arrested.
Travis Wayne Jones, who is now 50, was arrested back in July of 2001 for sexual indecency with a child.
Jones was released on a $5,000 bond, but failed to show for court.
A warrant was issued in August of 2002 and the search began.
After 10 years, Jones was finally arrested on April 23rd, after U.S. Marshals noticed a man who appeared to be Jones mowing the lawn at one of his suspected locations in Monroe County, Arkansas. When approached, the man identified himself as "Nathan Reed".
When asked for identification, the man led the Marshals into the home, then ran through the back door.
He was captured by officers outside the house, and admitted his real name was Travis Jones.
He was booked into the Monroe County Detention Center, where he is waiting for extradition back to Texas.