The Haskell County Sheriff’s Office said two more arrests were made in connection to the search for a man choking his ex-wife.
U.S. Marshals, deputies, and OHP troopers tracked down Carney Hood. A total of 10 others were arrested for helping him hide.
Investigators found Hood hiding in a field early Monday morning after they said several men and women helped him hide from law enforcement for days.
During the nearly two-week search for Hood, Haskell County Sheriff Tim Turner said he talked with the victim every day. He said she is safe and relieved.
"She's aware, her family's aware, they're all able to sleep in peace,” Turner said.
In a protective order requested by the victim last month, she said her ex-husband punched her in the face and kicked her in the ribs with his steel-toed boots. The victim also wrote in the court document that Hood put her head underwater in a pond and tried to drown her, then strangled her until she passed out.
"She's relieved that she knows she doesn't have to look over her shoulder that somebody's gonna choke her, strangle her, or you know, harm her anymore,” Turner said.
Turner said the first arrest connected to this case was made Labor Day, then over the next several days, more suspects were found, including two arrested late Sunday night.
The sheriff said the 10 people arrested for helping Hood were willing to do whatever he asked.
Turner said the suspects arrested on complaints of harboring a fugitive are: Chelsea Sparks, Dillon Snow and his father Lawrence Snow, Shawn Curd, Sherri Plumley, Robert Plumley, Emmeri Hume, Randa Hamman, Carri McCoy, and Andrew Stevens.
"Letting him sleep at their place, providing him food, providing him water. They were assisting him in every movement that he had over the past 10 days,” Turner said.
A woman who said she knows Hood very well, who did not want to do an interview or share her name, said Hood recently lost someone close to him. She said he has made a lot of mistakes but said, "Carney was not born evil."
The sheriff said he requested arrest warrants for two more people suspected of helping Hood hide from law enforcement.