2014 News Release Archives

ROADSIDE SHOOTING INCIDENT CLAIMS THE LIFE OF WANTED FUGITIVE

December 30, 2014

 Tumetheus Lestavian Pack, 44, (last known official address) Portland, Oregon, wanted by Houston Police died today at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope of what law enforcement witnesses report was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Special …  - Read More >


Holiday Highway Safety Campaign “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

December 11, 2014

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

 

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Beginning tomorrow the Arkansas State Police will join other state and local law enforcement …  - Read More >


TROOPER RECRUITS COMPLETE ACCELERATED TRAINING - NEW TROOPERS ASSIGNED TO HIGHWAY PATROL DUTIES

November 21, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Twenty-four Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits graduated tonight (Thursday, November 20, 2014) during ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol.

  The recruit candidates were assembled from a group of applicants already …  - Read More >


CLICK IT OR TICKET THIS THANKSGIVING: Holiday Crackdown Scheduled

November 17, 2014

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

 

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


COMMISSION APPROVES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LIEUTENANT PROMOTIONS

November 13, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) – During a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission today, two lieutenant promotions recommended by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police were approved.

  Sergeant Rick Neill, 46, of Pulaski County …  - Read More >


INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY OF BODY FOUND NEAR PINNACLE STATE PARK

November 08, 2014

  The body of a man identified as James Thomas Lovelady, 44, of Little Rock was discovered shortly before 7 AM today near Pinnacle Mountain State Park.  Two women walking along an area off Highway 300 discovered the body and contacted …  - Read More >


PIKE COUNTY MAN IDENTIFIED AS DRIVER IN BUS STOP HIGHWAY DEATH

October 29, 2014

  Dwight L. Moody, 88, of Delight (Pike County), has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that struck a student who had exited a Kirby School District bus earlier this week in Pike County.

  Jazmin Hernandez, 12, of Glenwood died at a …  - Read More >


SEARCH FOR PAROLE ABSCONDER ENDS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

October 25, 2014

 

  An Arkansas State Trooper on patrol duties in Pope County last night (Friday, October 24th, 8:35 PM) attempted to stop a passenger vehicle in Russellville along Arkansas Highway 7 (north).

  The driver, later identified as Bobby Shane …  - Read More >


GUNMAN DIES FOLLOWING BAKERY HOSTAGE AND SHOOTING INCIDENT

October 17, 2014

  UPDATE - OCTOBER 31, 2014

  The Arkansas State Police was notified this afternoon (Friday, October 31, 2014) that John T. Kolata, 75, of Searcy County, had died.

  Kolata was the gunman involved in the October 17th hostage and shooting …  - Read More >


COMMANDER OF STATE POLICE EXECUTIVE PROTECTION SECTION PROMOTED

October 09, 2014

  Lieutenant Mike Hagar, 41, of Conway was promoted to the rank of captain today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  The recommendation for promotion was presented to the commission by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the …  - Read More >


UPDATE: BODY IDENTIFIED - STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF WOMAN FOUND ALONG I-40

September 24, 2014

UPDATED NEWS RELEASE AS OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

  The body of a woman found alongside Interstate 40 near Palestine earlier this week has been identified as Amy Darlene Bandy, age 35.

  A commercial truck driver notified Arkansas State Police …  - Read More >


ASP COLONEL WITT ANSWERS THE ALS “ICE BUCKET” CHALLENGE

August 25, 2014

  Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, answered the the ALS “Ice Bucket” Challenge today and raised more than $1,000 in answering the challenge from Colonel Tracy Trott , Director of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

  …  - Read More >


TWO DEAD IN SHOOTING AT ALEXANDER

August 23, 2014

  A Little Rock man and Alexander woman were fatally wounded last night when two individuals entered an Alexander residence and began shooting.

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police were contacted by Alexander police officers who …  - Read More >


BURROW: BRINKLEY MURDER SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

August 23, 2014

  Dustin Heath Burrow, 29, of Brinkley, charged with Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery is in custody.

  Shortly after 4 AM (Central) today, Colorado Highway Patrol Troopers located an abandoned pick-up truck along Interstate 25 near Fort …  - Read More >

SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MURDER SUSPECT IN MONROE COUNTY DEATH

August 22, 2014

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the murder of a Monroe County man outside his home yesterday (Thursday, August 21st).

  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department contacted State …  - Read More >


UPDATE: MOST ROADBLOCKS CLEARED - FREIGHT TRAIN COLLISION SHUTS DOWN U.S. 67 HIGHWAY TRAFFIC THROUGH HOXIE

August 17, 2014

As of 12:30 PM – Sunday, August 17th

  All roadblocks in and around Hoxie have been removed with the exception of Highway 67 south of Highway 63 and Highway 67 at the intersection with Highway 230.  Roadblocks at these two locations will …  - Read More >


PROMOTION APPROVED TO FILL TROOP G COMMANDER SLOT

August 14, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendation for promotion of Lieutenant Forrest Marks to the rank of captain effective September 1st.  The recommendation for promotion was presented by Colonel Stan …  - Read More >


LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN ON DRUNK DRIVING SET FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

August 08, 2014
Additional Information Contact:
Ann Whitehead – Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office
(501) 618-8133     ann.whitehead@asp.arkansas.gov

 

  (LITTLE ROCK) – For many Arkansans the Labor Day holiday is an extended weekend that includes …  - Read More >


BOONE COUNTY MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN TRAFFIC STOP, INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

July 04, 2014

  Donald C. Biles, 60, has been identified as the man believed to be pictured in surveillance photographs taken at Ozark Emporium, north of Harrison yesterday.

  Biles has been identified as a suspect in the murder of Adah Lorraine Carte, …  - Read More >


SPECIAL DWI & SPEEDING ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN SET FOR JULY 4th TRAVEL PERIOD

June 23, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) – The summer travel season is already underway and many Arkansans are preparing to be on the road during the Fourth of July holiday.  Unfortunately these celebrations can take a tragic turn when a person decides to drive a …  - Read More >


LOGAN COUNTY MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH HIT & RUN DEATH OF BOONEVILLE WOMAN

June 20, 2014

  Jason Rhodes, 37, of Booneville, was arrested by Arkansas State Police today in connection with the hit and run pedestrian fatality of Joy Duvall earlier this week.

  Duvall, 50, was allegedly struck by a vehicle driven by Rhodes Tuesday …  - Read More >


BOONEVILLE WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED; STATE TROOPERS ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN TRACKING DRIVER & VEHICLE

June 18, 2014

  (BOONEVILLE) - Arkansas State Troopers are investigating a hit and run fatality collision that claimed the life of a Booneville woman last night (Tuesday, June 17th).

  Joy Duvall, 50, was struck by a vehicle as she walked southbound along …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE RECRUITS COMMISSIONED DURING GRADUATION CEREMONY: NEW TROOPERS ASSIGNED TO HIGHWAY PATROL DUTIES

June 12, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Twenty-eight Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits graduated tonight during ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol.

  The recruits received the Oath of State Trooper Commission from the Honorable Clinton K. Jones, …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING WOODRUFF COUNTY DOUBLE HOMICIDE

June 07, 2014

  The Arkansas State Police continue to work with local authorities in the investigation of a double homicide reported to Cotton Plant (Woodruff County) Police this morning about 6:30 AM.

  Cotton Plant Police reported that one victim was …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK HIT & RUN CASE

June 07, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) - Arkansas State Police arrested a North Little Rock man last night in connection with a hit and run crash which occurred earlier this week and left a local man who had been riding a bicycle seriously injured.

  State …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE SEARCHING FOR VEHICLE INVOLVED IN HIT & RUN CASE

June 06, 2014

  Arkansas State Troopers are searching for a Ford Edge or Lincoln MKX that may have been driven from the scene of a hit and run highway crash along Highway 365 in northern Pulaski County earlier this week.

  Jimmy Bowman, 47, of North …  - Read More >


COMMISSIONERS APPROVE DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATION FOR CID SERGEANT

June 05, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) - The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendation for promotion of Corporal Kevin Richmond to the rank of sergeant.  The promotion was recommended by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State …  - Read More >


TROOPERS HONORED FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE: TROOPERS OF THE YEARS & OTHERS RECOGNIZED IN CEREMONY

May 20, 2014

  Corporal Alvernon Rogers and Special Agent Matt Roberson were presented awards today recognizing them as Arkansas State Troopers of the Year.  The pair was among a group of nine State Troopers receiving the most esteemed honors bestowed …  - Read More >


LIFE-SAVING “CLICK IT OR TICKET” MOBILIZATION SET FOR MAY 19 – JUNE 1

May 14, 2014

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

  As the summer travel season begins, so does a two-week long enforcement effort by Arkansas State Police and other law …  - Read More >


DIRECTOR’S PROMOTION FILLS HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP H COMMANDER POSITION; COMMISSION APPROVES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THREE SERGEANTS

May 08, 2014

  Lieutenant Bryan Davis, 47, of Alma has been promoted to the rank of captain and will assume duties as commander of Arkansas State Police, Highway Patrol Division, Troop H (Fort Smith).

  Captain Davis is a twenty-four year veteran of the …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES JOIN PUSH TO IDENTIFY AND ARREST CHILD PREDATORS - MONTH LONG COORDINATED SWEEP ANNOUNCED

May 01, 2014

  The Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has joined a national initiative today casting an electronic dragnet aimed at online child predators.

  “Operation Broken Heart” is a coordinated strike force of specially trained …  - Read More >


SERGEANT PROMOTION APPROVED BY COMMISSIONERS FOR TROOP I

April 17, 2014

(LITTLE ROCK) - The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendation for promotion of Corporal Ronnie Stewart to the rank of sergeant.  The promotion was recommended by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE OPENING APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: INCENTIVES BEING OFFERED TO IMMEDIATELY FILL CRITICAL VACANCIES

April 17, 2014

 

(LITTLE ROCK) - The Arkansas State Police is currently accepting applications from certified law enforcement officers who want to become an Arkansas State Trooper.

  In an effort to fill critical vacancies in eighteen Arkansas counties …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE REQUEST PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN DISAPPEARANCE OF MISSISSIPPI MAN

April 10, 2014

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are requesting the assistance of anyone who may have information relating to the disappearance of a Mississippi man last month.

  Robert Ross, 29, of Jackson, …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO JOIN NATIONAL CRACKDOWN AGAINST TEXTING & DRIVING

April 07, 2014

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement officers will join in a collective effort this month to crack down on violators who text while driving.

  The statewide effort to curb texting while driving violations is part of a six day national …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING STABBING INCIDENT AND OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

March 24, 2014

  A stabbing incident inside a White County convenience store ended with a local police officer shooting the suspect.  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have been requested by local authorities to …  - Read More >


EAST LITTLE ROCK COLLISION CLAIMS ONE LIFE IN BURNING WRECKAGE

March 19, 2014

  Arkansas State Troopers are still on the scene of a fiery collision in east Little Rock that has claimed the life of at least one person.

  At approximately 1:55 PM today (Wednesday, March 19th) State Troopers were dispatched to a …  - Read More >


“CLICK IT OR TICKET” FOCUS ON THOSE LEAST LIKELY TO BUCKLE UP

March 10, 2014

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ann Whitehead - State Police Highway Safety Office
(501) 618-8133    ann.whitehead@asp.arkansas.gov
 

(LITTLE ROCK) – State, county and city law enforcement agencies kick off a two-week campaign today …  - Read More >


CID COMPANY COMMANDER AND HIGHWAY PATROL POST SUPERVISOR PROMOTIONS APPROVED BY COMMISSION

February 28, 2014

  Two Arkansas State Troopers were recommended for consideration of promotion today by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police.  The recommendations were submitted and approved during a regular monthly meeting of the State …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION CONTINUING IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENT

February 14, 2014

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division worked through Thursday night and this morning gathering statements and evidence connected with a shooting incident that erupted as Helena – West Helena Police …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT HELENA

February 13, 2014

  The Arkansas State Police is conducting an investigation in the aftermath of a shooting incident that occurred as local law enforcement officers in Helena were executing a residential search warrant late today.

  Initial reports to State …  - Read More >


SNOWFALL AND COLD TEMPERATURES BLAMED FOR SNARLED TRAFFIC AND INJURIES ALONG STRETCHES OF ARKANSAS HIGHWAYS

February 08, 2014

  Arkansas State Troopers and emergency services crews are at the Red River Bridge along I-30 west of Hope this morning searching for one of two individuals who jumped from the bridge earlier today.

  At approximately 2 AM today State …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS ANSWERING CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS COVERED WITH SNOW

February 07, 2014

  Arkansas State Troopers in the metropolitan Little Rock and Hot Springs areas are answering calls for assistance coming from many dozens of motorists who are stranded or who have run-off the highways as a result of snowfall that has …  - Read More >


COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PROMOTIONS PRESENTED BY STATE POLICE DIRECTOR

January 30, 2014

The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations for promotion of three State Troopers to the ranks of lieutenant and sergeant.  The promotions were presented for consideration to the commissioners by Colonel Stan Witt, …  - Read More >


STATE BICYCLE SAFETY GUIDE PUBLISHED

January 21, 2014

Bicycle Safety in Arkansas is a publication prepared by the Arkansas State Parks in conjunction with the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

(Click here to download a copy of the bicycle safety …  - Read More >