Authorities arrest wanted Huntington woman at Lufkin motel

Karen Renfro mug shot courtesy of Crime Stoppers.
Karen Renfro mug shot courtesy of Crime Stoppers.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police and a Texas ranger have arrested a Huntington woman wanted in Dallas County and in Arkansas on outstanding warrants.

Authorities learned of the whereabouts of Karen Haney Renfro, 43, following an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip that came after KTRE publicized information concerning her wanted status.

Texas Ranger Steven Rayburn and Lufkin Police officers Ray Hightower and Stacy Seymore arrested Renfro at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Executive Inn & Suites, located at 103 Harmony Hill Drive in Lufkin.

Renfro is wanted in Arkansas for a failure to appear warrant and in Dallas County for possession of dangerous drugs.

"Crime Stoppers and all involved law enforcement agencies appreciate the assistance received from area media outlets," police spokesman Det. J.B. Smith said. "Without the quick response in publicizing this, there's no way to know how long it would have taken to locate Mrs. Renfro."

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