A man wanted by the FBI is behind bars after law officers with the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department and the Coffeeville Police Department made an arrest Friday morning.
Harvey L. Allbritton was arrested around 10:30 a.m. after local authorities received a tip that he was in the area. Officers stopped the vehicle Allbritton was riding in at the intersection of County Road 471 and 243, west of Coffeeville. He was wanted out of Evansville, Ind., for grand larceny and possession of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff Lance Humphreys.
“We were able to make the arrest without incident,” Humphreys reported. The sheriff said multiple deputies and Coffeeville officers assisted using a “show of force” with the hunt and arrest of Albritton.
“He made statements to friends and family that he would not go back to jail and that law enforcement would have to shoot him to get him,” Humphreys said.
Humphreys said the FBI contacted the Coffeeville Police Department Thursday with a tip that Albritton was living in at a residence located on County Road 211 just outside Coffeeville.
Allbritton is being held at the Yalobusha County Jail until he is extradited back to Indiana.