FORMER LONOKE COUNTY DEPUTY SURRENDERS TO STATE POLICE

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 Former Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Michael Davis surrendered to Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division Special Agents about noon today. Davis, 30, of Lonoke County, was taken into custody based on a manslaughter arrest warrant filed in Lonoke County Circuit Court early today.  He was taken to the Lonoke County Detention […]

ASCL Board Meeting

2021 Q4 Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Board MeetingBy teleconference due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The post ASCL Board Meeting appeared first on Arkansas Department of Public Safety.

ARREST IN OVERNIGHT I-55 SHOOTING INCIDENT

SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 A 63-year-old Byhalia, Mississippi man has been arrested by Arkansas State Police after shooting a gun at a motorist traveling Interstate 55 near the Arkansas – Tennessee border last night (Tuesday, September 7th). Gerald Koelling is currently jailed at West Memphis and is expected to be charged with committing a terroristic act […]

TROOPERS TO UTILIZE NEW LOW PROFILE PATROLS TARGETING AGGRESSIVE & DISTRACTED DRIVERS

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 A dangerous and escalating trend in the number of aggressive driving violations on the state’s highways has Arkansas State Troopers turning to an improved tool to curb the deadly threats. Twenty-five new low profile highway patrol vehicles have been acquired by the Arkansas State Police to bolster the attack against incidents of […]

CHICOT COUNTY REMAINS IDENTIFIED; ASP WORKING WITH LOUISIANA AUTHORITIES

AUGUST 31, 2021 A decomposed body recovered in Chicot County by Arkansas State Police last week (*Saturday, August 28th) has been identified. The body of Shenita Hicks, 32, of Lake Providence, Louisiana was found south of Lake Village alongside U.S. Highway 65. Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have been in […]

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND ON CHICOT COUNTY ROADSIDE

AUGUST 28, 2021 Arkansas State Police Special Agents are investigating the discovery of a person’s body found earlier today alongside U.S. Highway 65 near the Arkansas and Louisiana border. Agents were unable to determine whether the remains were those of a man or woman.  The body was in an extended state of decomposition and is […]

STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING SUSPECTED MURDER IN YELLVILLE

AUGUST 24, 2021 The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police lead a suspected homicide investigation after a man was found dead in his Yellville home this afternoon. Christopher Smith, 86, was the apparent victim of a gunshot.  A family member discovered the crime scene at 617 Broadway about noon today. Special […]

OZARK MAN DIES AFTER JUMPING FROM VAN BUREN OVERPASS

AUGUST 24, 2021 A Franklin County man died this afternoon after he jumped from the Lee Creek Road overpass in Van Buren onto the top of a commercial cargo trailer and truck traveling eastbound along Interstate 40.  The incident occurred about 10:55 this morning. The Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop H, is investigating […]

LAWRENCE COUNTY WOMAN FOUND DEAD AFTER GUNFIRE AIMED AT DEPUTIES AND POLICE

AUGUST 21, 2021    The Arkansas State Police has been requested to investigate the death of a Lawrence County woman who earlier today directed gunfire at a local law enforcement officer sent to confirm the woman’s wellbeing.   About 3:15 this morning when Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies and local police officers entered the home of […]

I-40 SHOOTING AT MORGAN LEAVES ONE DEAD, ANOTHER WOUNDED

AUGUST 21, 2021    A Crittenden County man was wounded by gunfire while he was a passenger inside an eastbound vehicle traveling east on Interstate 40 about 2:30 AM today.  Kindylen Roberts, 21, of Marion later died at a Little Rock hospital.   The shooting incident occurred near the Morgan/Maumelle exit as a front-seat passenger […]