search concludes

A search of the area for Samuel Ray continued through September 14, 2014, at which time it proved to be fruitless. During the search, Canine teams with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, law enforcement and forestry personnel, as well as cadaver dogs with Officer Blake Bristow ( Jonesboro Police Department) searched the area with negative results.

As of early Monday morning, search operations have been halted due to lack of findings. Photographs of Ray have been, and will continue to be distributed however, it is believed that Samuel Ray is no longer in the area.

Contact your local Law Enforcement agency if you have any information on Ray's whereabouts.

Stone County Sheriff's Department