An sheriff from the Ozarks is a finalist for America's Most Wanted All Star Award.

Baxter County Arkansas Sheriff John Montgomery received a phone call at 6:30 a.m. on March 8th to inform that due to overwhelming community support he garnered enough votes to advance as a finalist in America’s Most Wanted All Star Awards process.

Sheriff Montgomery was nominated for the 2010 All Star Award by Brenda Johnson, who made the nomination in recognition of his innovative use of technology in the apprehension of wanted persons, in crime prevention, and in the area of public safety.

Johnson nominated Sheriff Montgomery for the design and innovative implementation of the Sheriff’s Office web site, which automatically notifies members of the public with email alerts in many areas. These include alerts involving Registered Sex Offenders who move into Baxter County neighborhoods, public notices of persons placed on the Most Wanted section of the web site, and breaking news alerts.

In recognition of his moving into a finalist position, representatives from America’s Most Wanted will travel to Mountain Home on Tuesday, March 9th to interview Sheriff Montgomery in preparation of the final round of voting.

Seven other finalists will square off with Sheriff Montgomery for the awards. A new round of voting will begin on April 15th and run through May 3rd, you may vote once per day using any email addresses that you have at