Former northeast Nebraska resident arrested in Arkansas
NORFOLK, Neb. -- A 31-year-old man, formerly of Norfolk, has been arrested in Arkansas.
The Stanton County Sheriff's Office reported the Kentrell Monroe, 31, was arrested in White County, Arkansas.
SCSO said that Monroe has been on the run since 2020 after failing to show up for sentencing in the Stanton County District Court for a charge of a felony possession of a controlled substance.
Monroe was arrested in January 2019 in Woodland Park by SCSO when they served a search warrant at the residence.
During the search warrant, they reportedly found Monroe to be in possession of more than 1500 ecstasy pills hidden behind a wall vent.
Authorities said that Monroe also didn't appear in Madison County for a felony drug charge.
According to SCSO, fully extraditable warrants were issued for his arrest, and shortly after, he was arrested in Arizona.
Officials said they placed a hold on Monroe, at this point, but Arizona officials allowed him to post a cash bond.
He reportedly posted a bond of several thousand dollars, and he fled, failing to show up for a required extradition hearing in the Arizona court.
A few weeks later, SCSO said that Monroe was arrested in Texas with a hold placed on him.
SCSO said that Texas authorities allowed Monroe to post a $10,000 cash bond, and he fled again.
Monroe was reportedly stopped for speeding, and officials said that he was found to be wanted on a No Bond Stanton County Arrest Warrant.
Authorities said that Monroe was then taken into custody. Holds have been placed on Monroe again, and he is reportedly awaiting extradition to Nebraska.
SCSO said that Monroe will be extradited back to Nebraska after his charges in Arkansas have been handled.
In Arkansas, Monroe has charges for allegedly possessing almost 40 pounds of methamphetamine when he was stopped for speeding.