Hope police searching for escaped assault & robbery suspect

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Cory Pryor, 32, is wanted for escape and is a suspect in a kidnapping and aggravated assault. (Source: Hope Police Department)

HOPE, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – The search is on in southwest Arkansas for a man police say escaped custody.

According to the Hope Police Department, 32-year-old Cory Pryor is a suspect in a kidnapping and aggravated assault. He is about 5’10, with a slender build and a tattoo of the initials “C.P.” on his right shoulder and “Luck” on his upper back. He also has teardrops on his left arm and a “Y” on both ears. His left ear is also pierced, according to police.

Pryor was last seen at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at 9th St. and Edgewood St. in Hope, heading south on foot. He could be carrying a dark-colored backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Police have not released details about the circumstances of Pryor’s escape from custody.

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