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Suspected absconder faces more charges


YELLVILLE — Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans said Monday that a Flippin woman wanted as an absconder faces numerous charges after a visit to her home on Trailwood Terrace.

Records show Jana Brigman, 53, of Flippin was still being held Monday in the Marion County Jail on a litany of drug and other charges.

Evans said deputies went to Brigman’s residence on March 2 with other agencies and the ACC Fugitive Apprehension Team.

“As the officers approached the fifth wheel camper, someone inside the camper could be heard running inside to the rear area,” Evans said in a statement. No one answered the door, but a package with a label bearing one of Brigman’s aliases was found outside the camper.

After being on scene for about an hour, officers made entry to the trailer. Evans said Brigman came out of hiding and was taken into custody without incident.

A subsequent search of the residence turned up several items of drug paraphernalia, including several plastic baggies containing approximately three grams of white crystal-like substance, a baggie with 16 hydrocodone (10 mg) pills, a digital scale and a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun (fully loaded with one in the chamber). The serial number on the handgun had been removed from the firearm.

Brigham faces charges as a habitual offender of two counts of possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession drugs and firearm, possession of defaced firearm, possession of firearms by certain persons and resisting arrest, Evans said.

Records show Brigham’s bond was set at $75,000 and she was still in custody Monday afternoon.