2013 News Release Archives

MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED BY STATE TROOPERS

December 30, 2013

Trevein Reed, 21, a suspect in a Dyersburg, Tennessee murder was arrested earlier today (December 30th) by Arkansas State Troopers along with officers of the Texarkana Police Department and deputies of the Hempstead County Sheriff’s …  - Read More >


MISSISSIPPI FUGITIVES CAPTURED BY ARKANSAS TROOPERS AND U.S. MARSHAL

December 28, 2013

Two Mississippi fugitives were taken into custody this afternoon (December 28th) by Arkansas State Troopers and a U.S. Marshal.

Cody A. Eggemeyer, 26, and Michael D. Manis, 33, were arrested without incident about 3:15 PM outside the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID ARREST MILLER COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

December 27, 2013

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have arrested Melissa Barnes, 45, of Texarkana.  The arrest occurred on Thursday, December 26th) following an initial investigation that arose from a request …  - Read More >


LONOKE COUNTY ARMED DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES LEAVES ONE DEAD

December 19, 2013

  Special Agents assigned to the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a domestic disturbance which occurred in Lonoke County today that left one person dead and another wounded.  The State Police …  - Read More >


STATE & REGIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY OFFICIALS LAUNCH HOLIDAY LAW ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN

December 17, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Officials of the Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today the launch of a statewide public safety campaign intended to make Arkansas …  - Read More >


ALABAMA FUGITIVE IDENTIFIED: DEATH INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

December 09, 2013


Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their investigation today in the death of Lindsey Scott Carter, 44, of Paint Rock, Alabama.

  Based on preliminary witness statements, it’s …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY FOLLOWING PURSUIT OF SUSPECTED ALABAMA FUGITIVE

December 08, 2013

  An individual believed to be wanted in connection with an Alabama homicide investigation died this afternoon (Sunday, December 8, 2013) of what is preliminarily believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The shooting incident came at …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS STAY BUSY ASSISTING MOTORISTS DURING INCLEMENT SNOW & ICE CONDITIONS

December 06, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) - State Troopers across Arkansas have spent most of last night and today assisting motorists who have been victims of snow or ice covered highways.

  Most of the motor vehicle crashes involved simple single-vehicle …  - Read More >


CLICK IT OR TICKET THIS THANKSGIVING: Motorists will be grateful if they buckle up this holiday season

November 15, 2013

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

 

(LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas State Troopers are joining forces with other state and local law enforcement officers …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE TROOP I COMMANDER NAMED; COMMISSION APPROVES SIX PROMOTIONS

November 14, 2013

(LITTLE ROCK) – State Police Lieutenant Wesley Smithee, 42 of Harrison, has been promoted to the rank of captain and will assume new duties as commander of State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop I headquartered at Harrison.

Captain …  - Read More >


TRUMANN POLICE REQUEST INVESTIGATION OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

October 23, 2013

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have been requested by Trumann Police to conduct an investigation of an officer involved shooting incident that occurred yesterday (October 22, 2013).

Local …  - Read More >


TROOP COMMANDER ASSIGNMENTS APPROVED; STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS

October 10, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Two veteran Arkansas State Troopers have been given assignments to assume new duties as Highway Patrol Troop Commanders.  The assignments were made by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police and …  - Read More >


WHITE COUNTY STAND-OFF ENDS IN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE BETWEEN SUSPECT & STATE POLICE SWAT

September 17, 2013

At approximately 8 PM Monday (September 16th), local law enforcement personnel responded to a call for help from residents in a sub-division off State Highway 367 north of Judsonia (White County).  The initial call reported a man who lived …  - Read More >


HIGHWAY PATROL DIVISION COMMANDER IS NAMED - FIVE OTHER PROMOTIONS OK’D BY STATE POLICE COMMISSION

September 12, 2013

(LITTLE ROCK) - Veteran State Police Highway Patrol Captain Mike Foster, 53, of Harrison has been promoted to the rank of major and will assume new duties as a Highway Patrol Division commander.

  The promotion was one of six recommended …  - Read More >


UNIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT SEARCH LEADS TO ARREST OF TONY PERRY

August 16, 2013

  Tony Perry, an Arkansas parolee and fugitive wanted by law enforcement was taken into custody last night (Thursday, August 15th) by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and U.S. Marshals.

  State …  - Read More >


LOW PROFILE STATE POLICE PATROL CARS DEPLOYED ACROSS ARKANSAS

August 14, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) - The Arkansas State Police has deployed new enforcement tools designed to help State Troopers succeed in their mission to make Arkansas highways safer.

  Twenty-four low profile patrol cars were assigned today to the …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT READY FOR DWI & SEAT BELT VIOLATION CRACKDOWN

August 12, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) – As motorists take to the roads this Labor Day holiday, the Arkansas Highway Safety Office urges everyone to buckle up and drive sober. 

  The Arkansas State Police, other state, city and county law enforcement agencies …  - Read More >


EXECUTIVE PROTECTION UNIT PROMOTION APPROVED IN STATE POLICE COMMISSION MEETING

August 08, 2013

  Arkansas State Police Sergeant Mike Hagar, 40, of Conway, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant today.  The recommendation for promotion was presented to the State Police Commission by Colonel Stan Witt, State Police Director.

  …  - Read More >


LITTLE ROCK MAN CHARGED IN NEW YEAR’S DAY DEATHS ON I-30

July 24, 2013

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division arrested Kareame Cotton, Sr., 37, of Little Rock this afternoon in connection with the deaths of two individuals killed in a New Year’s Day motor vehicle crash …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE AND PIKE COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING MURDERS OF TWO WOMEN AND CHILD NEAR DELIGHT

July 14, 2013

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their investigation today into the murders of two women and a child.

  At 7:05 PM Saturday …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS OF SIX VETERAN TROOPERS

July 11, 2013

  The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations for promotions of six State Police Troopers to the rank of major, captain and sergeant.  The recommendations were presented by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION OF BICYCLE CRASH TO BE SUBMITTED TO PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

July 03, 2013

State Troopers assigned to Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop D are continuing to investigate a highway crash involving a motor vehicle which struck a group of thirteen bicyclists.

The collision occurred yesterday …  - Read More >


OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING BEING INVESTIGATED BY STATE POLICE CID

July 03, 2013

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a shooting incident which occurred this morning in Rockport (Hot Spring County) involving a local police officer and a wanted fugitive.

  …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS INVESTIGATING BICYCLE CRASH - SEVEN INJURED IN WOODRUFF COUNTY

July 02, 2013


  At approximately 4:35 PM this afternoon (Tuesday, July 2nd) Arkansas State Troopers were dispatched to what was reported as a highway crash scene involving multiple bicyclists along State Highway 17 two miles north of McCroy (Woodruff …  - Read More >


STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF DWI & SPEED LAWS PLANNED BY STATE AND LOCAL OFFICERS OVER JULY 4th HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD

July 01, 2013

STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF DWI & SPEED LAWS PLANNED BY STATE AND LOCAL OFFICERS
OVER JULY 4th HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD


  State, city and county law enforcement officers are reminding motorists to take the necessary safety precautions for the …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPER APPLICANTS BEING RECRUITED FOR NEXT TROOP SCHOOL

June 28, 2013

Arkansas State Police Recruiters have begun a search for qualified applicants who want to become State Troopers.

  Applicant testing to identify a pool of applicants for the recruit positions will begin in September and letters of …  - Read More >


State Troopers Commissioned In Graduation Ceremony

June 07, 2013

STATE POLICE RECRUITS SWORN-IN
AT CAPITOL GRADUATION CEREMONY

NEW TROOPERS ASSIGNED TO HIGHWAY PATROL DUTIES


June 6, 2013

  (LITTLE ROCK) –
Twenty-five Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits graduated tonight during ceremonies at …  - Read More >


Pete Penney Awarded State Trooper of the Year

May 21, 2013

STATE TROOPERS HONORED AT DEPARTMENT AWARDS CEREMONY
TROOPER OF THE YEAR AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED

 

Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Pete Penney
with Colonel Stan Witt (left) and Governor Mike Beebe
(Click on image …  - Read More >

Kidnapped Child Secured by State Troopers

May 17, 2013

STATE TROOPERS SECURE KIDNAPPED CHILD
DURING WEST MEMPHIS TRAFFIC STOP

Arkansas State Troopers have secured a two-year girl believed to have been kidnapped earlier today from Sandy Springs, Georgia.

A 30 year old suspect in the …  - Read More >


Memorial Day Holiday Period Enforcement Campaign

May 14, 2013

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

 


BUCKLE UP, EVERY TRIP, EVERY TIME

Arkansas motorists reminded to “click it” during holiday travel
 

  (LITTLE ROCK) – …  - Read More >


BODY OF MISSING WARREN WOMAN FOUND

April 14, 2013

  The body of a Warren woman who disappeared nine days ago was found today (Sunday, April 14th) in a grave near the home of a Monticello man known to be an acquaintance of the missing woman.

  Tangela Walton, 36, was reported missing by …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

April 03, 2013

  The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division has been requested to investigate a shooting incident overnight which left one man dead and a Bryant Police Officer wounded.

  Bryant Police responded to a burglar alarm at the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION SETS APRIL MEETING

April 02, 2013

STATE POLICE COMMISSION SETS APRIL MEETING

  The Arkansas State Police Commission will convene in session, Thursday, April 11th, 10 AM, at State Police Administrative Headquarters in Little Rock.
 


I-40 MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH - ONE FATALITY CONFIRMED - MULTIPLE INJURIES

March 21, 2013


MULTI-VEHICLE FATALITY CRASH ALONG I-40 AT THE WHITE RIVER BRIDGE UNDER INVESTIGATION

  Arkansas State Troopers were dispatched at 7:50 AM today (Thursday, March 21st) to a report of a motor vehicle crash located in the eastbound lane …  - Read More >


CRACKDOWN ON DRUNK DRIVING - UNDERAGE DRINKING

March 07, 2013

ARKANSAS SETS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

LITTLE ROCK – The weekend of March 8th marks the beginning of two law enforcement operations that will occur over the next six weeks dedicated to identifying and arresting young …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES TWO PROMOTIONS

February 14, 2013

The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations for promotions of two veteran Arkansas State Troopers. The recommendations were presented today by Colonel State Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, during a …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION TO MEET IN CALLED SESSION

January 30, 2013

(LITTLE ROCK) - The Arkansas State Police Commission will meet convene in a called session today (January 30, 2013) at 10:30 AM.  The meeting will be conducted by a telephone conference call.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider a …  - Read More >