Thaddeus Ray Carroll : Missouri man flees Arkansas police, elusive.

By | February 22, 2024



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Man Fleeing Authorities After Traffic Stop in Texarkana, Arkansas

In a recent incident in Texarkana, Arkansas, a man named Thaddeus Ray Carroll, 50, fled into the woods after a traffic stop in late January. Arkansas State Police Capt. Brady Gore, of Troop G, stated that authorities are actively searching for Carroll and are keeping all options open as they continue their efforts.

Details of the Incident

Carroll was last seen on January 28 near County Road 1540 and U.S. Highway 67, close to Fulton, Arkansas. The incident occurred when an ASP trooper stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on the highway. The driver, Gerald Austin Carroll, was apprehended, but Thaddeus Ray Carroll fled the scene with a female passenger, Melanie H. Bormann, 50.

During the pursuit, Thaddeus Ray Carroll allegedly pointed a firearm at a trooper. The chase came to an end after one ASP trooper deployed spike strips and another performed a tactical vehicle maneuver to stop Carroll’s vehicle. Both Carroll and Bormann then ran into a wooded area near the highway.

Search Efforts and Concerns

Despite multiple searches of the area, Thaddeus Ray Carroll has not been located. The densely wooded surroundings, including parts of Bois d’Arc Wildlife Management Area, have made the search challenging. Authorities are also considering the impact of cold weather on Carroll’s ability to navigate the area.

Legal Ramifications

According to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, Bormann is facing several charges including possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault, fleeing, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearm, and possession of a firearm by certain persons. She remains in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.


Information regarding Gerald Austin Carroll’s arrest is not currently available. Anyone with information on Thaddeus Ray Carroll’s whereabouts is urged to contact ASP Troop G at 870-777-4641 or a local law enforcement agency.

As the search for Thaddeus Ray Carroll continues, authorities are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community and bring closure to this ongoing situation in Texarkana, Arkansas.