2015 News Release Archives

UPDATED: FATALITIES REPORTED IN CRASH SCENE ALONG I-49 NEAR TEXARKANA

December 22, 2015

UPDATED 1:20 PM

One lane of northbound I-49 south of Texarkana in the area of last night's crash is open.  Clean-up crews continue to work in the area.  Motorists should reduce speed in the area and use caution.

UPDATED 10:45 AM

Southbound …  - Read More >


FATALITIES REPORTED IN CRASH SCENE ALONG I-49 NEAR TEXARKANA

December 22, 2015

(2:30 AM)

   Arkansas State Troopers have blocked the north and southbound lanes along a portion of I-49 in Miller County while they investigate a crash scene involving multiple vehicles.  Initial reports indicate there is an unconfirmed …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT HOLIDAY INITIATIVE AIMED AT DRUNK DRIVERS “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign to Save Lives

December 16, 2015

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

  Little Rock – State and local law enforcement agencies will work overtime during this holiday season to identify and …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP C GETS NEW COMMANDER: COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S PROMOTION

December 10, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas State Police Commissioners today approved the promotion recommended by Colonel Bill Bryant advancing Lieutenant John Carter to the rank of captain.

  Carter will assume command of State Police Highway Patrol, Troop …  - Read More >


Arkansas Law Enforcement: “Motorists, Buckle-Up For Thanksgiving Travel”

November 20, 2015

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

  (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police is joining state and local law enforcement agencies this Thanksgiving holiday …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS: GARNER NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS; PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL

November 18, 2015

  Shawn Garner, a twenty-five year veteran of the Arkansas State Police, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.  Garner will assume the duties of deputy director for field operations.

  The recommendation for promotion was …  - Read More >


FORTY-SEVEN DEFENDANTS FACING DRUG, GUN, AND FRAUD CHARGES IN HELENA-WEST HELENA PROBE

November 10, 2015

  HELENA-WEST HELENA — Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, David T. Resch, Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dax Roberson, …  - Read More >


MULTIPLE FATALITIES REPORTED FROM I-40 CHARTER BUS COLLISION (UPDATES AVAILABLE)

November 06, 2015

UPDATE AS OF 5:01 PM NOVEMBER 6, 2015

 

IDENTIFICATION MADE OF SURVIVORS
ONBOARD CHARTER BUS CRASH

 

November 6, 2015

  Arkansas State Troopers are continuing their investigation of a pre-dawn crash involving a charter bus traveling …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE RAISES DONATIONS IN RACE FOR THE CURE

October 16, 2015

The Arkansas State Police Angels raised $5,096 in donations for the Susan G. Koeman Race for the Cure.

Arkansas State Troopers and civilian personnel were among the 30,000 people who gathered in downtown Little Rock on Saturday, October 10th …  - Read More >


ASP CORPORAL VIC COLEMAN AMONG “OUTSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS” RECOGNIZED BY ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL

October 07, 2015

  Arkansas State Police Corporal Vic Coleman was among six law enforcement officers recognized today by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge as Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers of the Year.  Five other Arkansas State Troopers were …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPER RECRUITS RECEIVE COMMISSIONS AT STATE CAPITOL GRADUATION CEREMONY

October 01, 2015

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

    The class members initially reported for training on May 17, 2015 and accumulated 1,085 classroom and practical …  - Read More >


SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR SUSPECT WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH STOLEN ASP VEHICLES - THREE OF FOUR MISSING VEHICLES NOW RECOVERED

September 21, 2015

UPDATE -

SUSPECT THOMPSON ARRESTED – TROOPERS RECOVER LAST OF FOUR MISSING VEHICLES

  Arkansas State Troopers arrested Traishaad Thompson shortly before noon today in southwest Little Rock.

  Thompson, 20, was taken into custody without …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INCIDENT INVOLVING HELENA POLICE

September 01, 2015

  Authorities within the Helena, Arkansas Police Department have requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate a shooting incident involving one of their officers today.

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal …  - Read More >


STATEWIDE INITIATIVE LAUNCHED AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS DURING UPCOMING HOLIDAY: “Driver Sober of Get Pulled Over”

August 17, 2015

   (LITTLE ROCK) – Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety representative, today announced the Arkansas Highway Safety Office’s coordination of a statewide drunk driving prevention …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID ASSISTING HAZEN POLICE IN DRUG STORE ROBBERY

August 14, 2015

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are assisting Hazen Police officers in the investigation of an armed robbery that occurred earlier today at the Prescription Shoppe, located at 202 South Livermore. …  - Read More >


COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTION

August 13, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Two veteran Arkansas State Troopers were promoted to the rank of major today during a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.

  The division commander promotions and three others were presented to …  - Read More >


50 ARRESTS IN FIRST DAY OF “BLYND JUSTUS” MISSISSIPPI COUNTY SWEEP - SEVENTY DEFENDANTS FACING MULTIPLE DRUG AND GUN CHARGES

August 11, 2015

  BLYTHEVILLE — More than 150 Arkansas State Troopers were part of a major arrest operation in Mississippi County today joining with approximately 350 federal agents in the culmination of a two-year long investigation involving alleged drug …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE & LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES INVESTIGATE SUSPECTED DEATH OF ASHLEY COUNTY MAN

August 07, 2015

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are assisting Ashley and Drew County authorities investigating the apparent death of Sam Arnold Jr., 41, of Hamburg.

  A Monticello woman is being held in the Drew …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING LONOKE COUNTY SHOOTING INCIDENT

July 31, 2015

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in England (Lonoke County) yesterday (July 30th) as federal, state and local law enforcement officers attempted to arrest a wanted fugitive.

  At approximately 5 …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY

July 29, 2015

   At the request of Manila Police Department officials Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting incident in the Mississippi County community.

   Timothy …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE MAKES DONATION TO ARKANSAS FOOD BANK

July 28, 2015

   Arkansas State Troopers and the department’s civilian employees have received a letter of thanks from the Arkansas Food Bank following the successful donation of 964 pounds of non-perishable food which will be shared with less fortunate …  - Read More >


LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS STATEWIDE WATCHING FOR HOLIDAY IMPAIRED DRIVERS: FOURTH OF JULY- DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

June 29, 2015

For additional information contact:
Arkansas State Police-Highway Safety Office

Ann Whitehead (501) 618-8133
ann.whitehead@asp.arkansas.gov

 

(LITTLE ROCK) – The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday among Americans.  But with summer fun, …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

June 08, 2015

UPDATED INFORMATION - JUNE 10, 2015 

I-49 SHOOTING INCIDENT REMAINS ACTIVE STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION


  The Arkansas State Police is continuing its investigation of a Monday morning (June 8th) shooting incident along I-49 near …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE JOIN COLLEEN NICK IN RENEWED EFFORT TO BRING MORGAN HOME

June 05, 2015

Arkansas State Troopers Kyle Bost (left) and Stephen Lee at news conference today with Colleen Nick, mother of Morgan Nick who disppeared 20 years ago.

 

  The Arkansas State Police joined Governor Asa Hutchinson along with federal and …  - Read More >


“CLICK IT OR TICKET” STRICT STATEWIDE ENFORCEMENT OPERATION UNDERWAY - SEAT BELT USE CAN SAVE ARKANSAS LIVES

May 21, 2015

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
ANN WHITEHEAD
ARKANSAS STATE POLICE HIGHWAY SAFETY OFFICE
(501) 618-8133 - ANN.WHITEHEAD@ASP.ARKANSAS.GOV

  (LITTLE ROCK) – An observational survey conducted across Arkansas during 2014 indicates that one …  - Read More >


OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOITNG INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN LONOKE COUNTY

May 20, 2015

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred last night (May 19th) in Cabot.  The incident occurred as authorities of the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas Department of Community …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE HONOR TOP TROOPER CORPORAL COLEMAN TROOPER OF THE YEAR - DEPARTMENT HONORS PRESENTED DURING ANNUAL CEREMONY

May 19, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Corporal Vic Coleman, a twenty-nine year veteran State Trooper assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Interstate Criminal Patrol Team was awarded the department’s Trooper of the Year Award (2014).

  The award was …  - Read More >


JOHNSON COUNTY DEPUTY KILLED CONFRONTING BURGLARY SUSPECT

May 15, 2015

  An eleven year veteran of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department was shot and killed early today as he and other sheriff’s deputies were searching for a burglary suspect  fifteen miles east of Clarksville.  At approximately 1AM this …  - Read More >


GRANT COUNTY STAND-OFF ENDS IN ARREST

May 12, 2015

  Earlier today a request for assistance from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was received by the Arkansas State Police.

  The initial information from sheriff’s deputies reported Donald C. Thomas Jr., 47, of the Clearwater Lake area …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS RESCUE TEENAGE VICTIM IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING OPERATION

May 04, 2015

  Arkansas State Troopers and civilian investigators of the State Police Crimes Against Children Division are being credited with locating and recovering a fifteen year old girl who had been sexually exploited while being held in a human …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE SPECIAL AGENT PROMOTED TO SERGEANT

April 09, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas State Police Special Agent Scott Russell has been promoted to the rank of sergeant assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company A.

  Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State …  - Read More >


STEPPED-UP STATEWIDE ENFORCEMENT PLAN AIMED AT DRIVERS VIOLATING TEXTING LAW

April 09, 2015

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

  (LITTLE ROCK) – State Troopers and local law enforcement officers will be watching more closely in the coming days for …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS SEIZE RECORD QUANTITY OF METHAMPHETAMINE

April 02, 2015

  Arkansas State Troopers have seized a record amount of methamphetamine during an arrest along Interstate 40 earlier this week.  Troopers discovered 276 pounds of methamphetamine valued at an estimated $10-million dollars (retail/street …  - Read More >


PROMOTION APPROVED BY STATE POLICE COMMISSION TO FILL COMMANDER SLOT AT HIGHWAY PATROL - TROOP F

March 12, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Lieutenant Charles Hubbard has received the approval of the Arkansas State Police Commission to be promoted to the rank of captain and assume duties as a Highway Patrol, Troop F commander.  The recommendation of promotion …  - Read More >


ARRESTS MADE IN ATTACK ON CLARK COUNTY JAIL PRISONER

February 13, 2015

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have arrested two Clark County Jail employees who are charged with Battery (2nd degree).

  William D. Sayre, 25, of Nashville and Robert L. Williams, 28, of …  - Read More >


THIRD SUSPECT IN CLARK COUNTY CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY – HOMICIDE ARRESTED AT LITTLE ROCK MOTEL

February 01, 2015

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police and U.S. Marshals have arrested the third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of an Arkadelphia convenience store clerk.

  Craig Allen Wade, 24, of Pine Bluff was taken into custody …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPER RECRUIT APPLICANTS NEEDED: SCREENING PROCESS UNDERWAY FOR MAY 2015 TROOP SCHOOL

January 30, 2015

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

  The recruiters are encouraging applicants to submit their medical assessment waiver and initial contact form as soon as …  - Read More >


TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CLARK COUNTY STORE ROBBERY – MURDER

January 29, 2015

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division arrested two Pine Bluff men today (Thursday, January 29th) in connection with the robbery and murder inside an Arkadelphia (Caddo Valley area) store early Sunday …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING PERRY COUNTY HOMICIDE

January 29, 2015

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Perry County last night that claimed the life of William J. Bates, 31, of Perryville.

  The shooting …  - Read More >


CLARK COUNTY STORE ROBBERY LEAVES ONE DEAD: STATE POLICE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS

January 25, 2015

  An Arkadelphia man is dead following an early morning robbery at Jordan’s Kwick Stop Shell, located at 180 Valley Street in Arkadelphia (Caddo Valley area).

  Christopher D. Brown, 24, of 290 Frost Road, Arkadelphia was working as a store …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT ENGLAND HOME

January 09, 2015

 Two men are dead following a law enforcement officer involved shooting incident outside an England residence this afternoon (Friday, January 9th).

  At the request of authorities within the England Police Department, Special Agents of the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTIONS - COLONEL STAN WITT TO ASSUME RANK OF MAJOR

January 07, 2015

  (LITTLE ROCK) – During a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission today, the positions of two lieutenants and one sergeant were considered for promotions.  The commission followed the recommendations of Colonel Stan Witt, Director of …  - Read More >