On May 3, 2017, John Francis was arrested in the Carterville area of Jasper County. Law Enforcement Received tips that Francis was in the Carterville area Tuesday. Officers with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Ozark Drug Enforcement Taskforce, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the US Marshall Service begin following up on these tips immediately. As a result Frances was arrested at approximately 5:00 am this morning.

I would like to thank all area Law Enforcement Agencies for their cooperation this past week for their assistance. Because of the untiring efforts of their officers, this suspect was located and taken into custody.

This investigation is still ongoing and as more Information becomes available updates will be released.