On Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the U.S. Marshal’s Service about a wanted fugitive they believed was hiding in Polk County.
The suspect, Lawrence Wayne Connor, age 36, was a parole absconder from New York state with an extensive criminal history.
Connor was apprehended without incident in the Hatfield area. He’s currently incarcerated in the Polk County Detention Center awaiting extradition to New York.
Sheriff Sawyer stated, “I’d like to thank my deputies, the U.S. Marshals Service, the 18 W DTF, and the Mena Police Department for their great work in locating and apprehending Lawrence Connor. They all did a great job in getting this dangerous fugitive off the streets”.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.