ASP News Releases

SUSPECT BEING HELD IN CONNECTION WITH NEWPORT POLICE OFFICER MURDER

June 13, 2017

  An eighteen year old suspect is being held in connection with the murder of Newport Police Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford.

  At approximately 6 PM yesterday (Monday, June 12, 2017) Newport Police received information reporting a vehicle …   - Read More >


NEWPORT POLICE OFFICER KILLED;  ASP INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

June 12, 2017

  A Newport Police Officer was shot near Remmel Park late today (Monday, June 12, 2017).

  Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford, 41, of Newport died a short time later at a Newport hospital.  Weatherford was a fifteen year department veteran.

  …   - Read More >


STATE POLICE HONORS CORPORAL ROY MOOMEY AS TROOPER OF THE YEAR; OTHER DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL RECOGNIZED AT AWARDS PROGRAM

June 08, 2017

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Corporal Roy Moomey, a seven year veteran of the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, assigned to Troop H, has been awarded the department’s highest honor, Trooper of the Year (2016).

  The award was presented …   - Read More >


HAULING UNSECURED LOADS POSE DANGEROUS THREAT ON STATE HIGHWAYS

June 06, 2017

   Arkansas State Police and other law enforcement agencies are looking to stop drivers who are hauling unsecured loads.  Forty-two states have agreed to help educate the public on the importance of properly securing a load when traveling …   - Read More >


GUM SPRINGS ROAD HOMICIDE VICTIMS IDENTIFIED: YELL COUNTY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

May 12, 2017

  Arkansas State Crime Laboratory authorities and Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have identified two gunshot victims discovered yesterday (Thursday, May 11, 2017) outside 12084 Gum Springs Road …   - Read More >


UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN YELL COUNTY HOMICIDES

May 11, 2017

   James Arthur Bowden, 42, of Dardanelle was arrested this afternoon, May 11th at 2:40pm, after a five hours standoff with the Arkansas State police and local law enforcement agencies. He was taken into custody at a residence, 10024 Gum …   - Read More >


YELL COUNTY DEPUTY KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY: TWO OTHERS DEAD

May 11, 2017

   Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, 46, of the Yell County Sheriff’s Department was killed in the line of duty today during a traffic stop west of Dardanelle, Arkansas along State Highway 27 near the junction of Slo-Fork Road.

   Lieutenant …   - Read More >


UPDATE: ASP REQUESTED IN INVESTIGATION OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

April 17, 2017

  The individual who reportedly brandished a gun at police and subsequently shot has been identified as Olugbalah Ridley, 33, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

  An investigation of the use of deadly force by police is continuing.

 

  APRIL 15, …   - Read More >


TROOP A COMMANDER NAMED; CID PERSONNEL PROMOTED

April 13, 2017

  (LITTLE ROCK) - Captain Mike Hagar, 44, of Faulkner County, commander of the Arkansas State Police Executive Protection Section, has accepted a lateral transfer approved by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police, to …   - Read More >


APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH
 - Drivers urged to focus on the road, not phones

April 03, 2017

Additional Information Contact:
Highway Safety Office – Ann Whitehead
(501) 618-8133  –  ann.whitehead@asp.arkansas.gov

(LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement agencies have joined the national “U Drive U Text U Pay” campaign to stop …   - Read More >