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Inmate walks away from courthouse; manhunt continues

May 16, 2012

Law enforcement in Saline County are search for an inmate that walked away from the Saline County Courthouse today.
Timothy Berthelson, 46, whose home address is listed as 22660 Interstate 30 in Bryant reportedly walked away around 2:45 p.m. while performing work duty at the courthouse. Berthelson was served a warrant on Sunday for three counts of failure to appear on four counts of hot check, traffic and other violations. According to the Saline County Sheriff's Office, Berthelson had been incarcerated for 33 days, but was expected to be released — pending a court appearance — tomorrow.
Jail Administrator Lt. Don Birdsong said though there appears to be a hold on Berthelson for non-payment of child support. Birdsong song said deputies and assisting agencies are search for Berthelson, but said he could be out of the Central Arkansas area.
Berthelson now faces "a multitude" of felony charges.
The Saline Courier will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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