Law enforcement searching for man wanted after fleeing courthouse

Robert Wright (Source: FCSO)
Robert Wright
(Source: FCSO)

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 48-year-old Coello man who reportedly fled from the Franklin County Courthouse earlier this week after learning from the Circuit Clerk’s Office that there was a warrant out for his arrest.

The warrant was issued after Robert Wright allegedly fled from the courthouse on foot and so failed to appear in court as scheduled in an October domestic battery and criminal damage to property case. The warrant had been issued after Wright had missed an earlier court date in that case.

Sheriff Don Jones says deputies searched for Robert Wright in the Benton area where he was last seen. Wright was arrested last October for aggravated domestic battery and criminal damage to property.

Jones believes Wright is a flight risk. If you see Wright, you’re urged to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 618-438-8211 or your local law enforcement agency.