Suspect Captured, Charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Officer

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Rene Bolduc

Tuesday morning the Waldron Police Department received a tip that Rene Bolduc, a Texas man who had fled from officers last week, had been sighted.

Bulduc was spotted near Waldron City Hall, on foot and still without shoes. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Later in a hearing, Bolduc was granted a $500,000 commercial bond. As of Tuesday afternoon he remained in the Scott County Jail.

The Texas man alluded officers for a week, after engaging Waldron Police Officer Brittany Fletcher in foot chase. According to Police Chief Jeremy Hunt, at one point during that chase, Bolduc fired a shot at Officer Fletcher. Fletcher was not harmed, however.

In addition to his outstanding warrants in Texas for escape, aggravated assault and violating parole, Bolduc faces new charges in Scott County. Those include aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a certain persons and fleeing.

The Waldron Police Department extended their gratitude towards assisting agencies, including the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, Game and Fish, Mansfield Police Department and the Highway Patrol.

Multiple law enforcement agencies respond after Bolduc is sighted near Waldron City Hall. Photo courtesy of Regina Oliver.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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