Earnest L. Armstrong, 49, of 723 1/2 S. Smith St., was arrested by the El Dorado Police Department on June 2 for obstructing governmental operations, criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia. In years past his record includes a number of misdemeanors with a few felony arrests for theft and drug charges.
He was transported to the Union County Shop for work around 6:30 a.m. where he worked on the asphalt crew. However, according to the report, when the driver returned to pick up the inmates at 4:30 p.m., Armstrong was not among them.
Armstrong is black, 5’11″ and 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, according to the report.
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