2016 News Release Archives

STATE POLICE TO BEGIN INTERNAL REVIEW OF GARLAND COUNTY CRASH

December 27, 2016

An independent law enforcement investigation of an October 10, 2016 motor vehicle crash that left two people dead and an Arkansas State Trooper seriously injured has been completed.  Terri Harris, 18th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, …  - Read More >


INVESTIGATION CONTINUES FOLLOWING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

December 26, 2016

UPDATE: Joseph Garcia, 33, of Collinsville, Mississippi has been identified as the individual who died in an officer involved shooting yesterday (Sunday, December 25, 2016) south of Batesville.
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“DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER” INITIATIVE READY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

December 12, 2016

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

(LITTLE ROCK) – State and local law enforcement officers are increasing their patrol activity aimed at impaired …  - Read More >


INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN POPE COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

December 02, 2016

     Quinton Phillips, 83, of Dover has been identified as the individual who died last night after he reportedly fired a rifle at local law enforcement officers.

   At approximately 3:10 PM yesterday (Thursday, December 2nd) Pope County …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE REQUESTED TO INVESTIGATE POPE COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

December 01, 2016

  The Pope County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate a shooting incident involving deputies and a local resident.

  At approximately 3:10 PM sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an armed …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT:  “GET THERE SAFELY – WEAR A SEAT BELT”  - STATE TROOPERS WILL STEP-UP PRESENCE ALONG I-40

November 18, 2016

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

    (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansans are expected to get an early start on their Thanksgiving holiday travel plans.  Beginning …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING NEVADA COUNTY HIT AND RUN FATALITY

November 02, 2016

Crystal Davis, 42, of Rosston (Nevada County) died last night after she was apparently struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the crash scene.  Arkansas State Troopers responded to a location along Arkansas Highway 200, two miles east of …  - Read More >


TROOP COMMANDER PROMOTIONS IN FORT SMITH AND HOPE APPROVED; COMMISSION OK’S LIEUTENANT & SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

October 13, 2016

  Lieutenants Brady Gore and Jason Aaron were promoted to the rank of captain today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  Gore will assume command authority over Highway Patrol Division Troop G, headquartered at Hope and …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS AMONG THOSE HONORED AT AG LAW ENFORCEMENT SUMMIT

October 05, 2016

  Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge honored more than seventy law enforcement officers today for their service within the past.  The awards were presented at the 14th Annual Law Enforcement Summit at Camp Robinson where approximately …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE RECRUITS RECEIVE TROOPER COMMISSIONS IN GRADUATION CEREMONY

September 29, 2016

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

  The class members initially reported for training on May 8, 2016 and accumulated more than one-thousand hours of classroom …  - Read More >


LAW ENFORCEMENT TURNING TO VICTIM’S FRIENDS AND WITNESSES IN YEAR LONG MURDER INVESTIGATION

September 21, 2016

It’s been one year since Keith Wilbert Jr. was murdered in the home where he and four roommates lived together in southwest Pine Bluff.

Wilbert, 21, was shot when as many as three individuals entered the home at 43Keith Wilbert, Jr.02 Boone Street about 2:30 …  - Read More >


CRACKDOWN CAMPAIGN AIMED AT DRUNK DRIVING SET TO BEGIN BEFORE LABOR DAY

August 15, 2016

  (LITTLE ROCK) – During the final days of summer leading up to the Labor Day weekend, Arkansas families and friends will come together for seasonal celebrations.  It’s a dangerous time during this season as drunk drivers inevitably take …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS POLICE OFFICERS AND DEPUTIES ON THE WATCH DURING JULY 4TH HOLIDAY; DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

June 24, 2016

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

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Every year Americans hit the road headed for destinations to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, …  - Read More >


CID COMMANDER PROMOTION APPROVED BY ASPC

May 12, 2016

  Lieutenant Mark Hollingsworth, 55, of Mountain Home, has been promoted to the rank of captain.  Hollingsworth will assume the statewide administrative duties as commander of Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Company Field …  - Read More >


TFC. BRANDON BENNETT NAMED TROOPER OF THE YEAR: CEREMONY HONORS OUTSTANDING SERVICE OF TROOPERS AND CIVILIAN STAFF

May 12, 2016

   (LITTLE ROCK) – Trooper First Class Brandon Bennett, a seven year veteran Arkansas State Trooper, assigned to Highway Patrol Division Troop C (Mississippi County), has been awarded the department’s Trooper of the Year (2015).

     The …  - Read More >


“CLICK IT OR TICKET” CAMPAIGN SCHEDUED: ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT SETS TARGET AT ZERO TOLERANCE

May 12, 2016

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas are once again preparing to step-up enforcement of the primary seat belt law.  The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement operating plan covers a three week period beginning May 16th and …  - Read More >


COMMANDER SELECTED FOR TROOP K DUTIES, STATE POLICE COMMISSIONERS APPROVE TWO OTHER PROMOTIONS

April 15, 2016

Lieutenant Ron Casey has been promoted to the rank of captain and will assume duties as commander of the department’s Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop K, headquartered at Hot Springs.

  The recommendation for promotion …  - Read More >


APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH

March 28, 2016

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

 

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas is putting a renewed emphasis on education and enforcement of the state’s distracted …  - Read More >


WESTERN REGION HIGHWAY PATROL COMMANDER SELECTED FOR PROMOTION; ASPC APPROVES PROMOTIONS OF FOUR OTHER TROOPERS

February 23, 2016

  Captain Forrest Marks, 45, of Hot Springs has been promoted to the rank of major.  Marks will assume the administrative duties of Highway Patrol Division Commander for the Arkansas Western Region.  The recommendation for promotion was …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING OUTSIDE MENA CONVENIENCE STORE

February 16, 2016

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in Mena today.  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were requested by local law enforcement authorities to …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN NEVADA COUNTY HIT AND RUN FATALITY

February 01, 2016

  Arkansas State Troopers are asking for the assistance of anyone who may have information relating to a Nevada County pedestrian hit and run that left a Nevada County man dead.

  The body of James Matthew Langston, 23, of Rosston was …  - Read More >


STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MAKE MONROE COUNTY ARRESTS

January 29, 2016

  An eighteen month undercover operation resulted in the arrest of fifteen felony suspects residing in Monroe County today.  All of the charges stem from law enforcement undercover purchases of illegal narcotics.

  The arrests were made by …  - Read More >


DRUG TAKE-BACK BOX ADDED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL MOBILE OFFICE

January 27, 2016

  Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today said that she is expanding the services offered at Attorney General Mobile Offices to include Prescription Drug Take Back boxes.  Rutledge made the announcement at the Central Arkansas …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPER CHARGED IN ASSAULT CASE INVOLVING WEST MEMPHIS JUVENILE

January 21, 2016

  Arkansas State Trooper Sammy D. Koons, 47, of West Memphis, reported to State Police Troop D Headquarters at Forrest City today where special agents of the Criminal Investigation Division issued him a misdemeanor citation for assault in the …  - Read More >


FOUR STATE TROOPERS RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION TO RANK OF SERGEANT

January 14, 2016

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Four Arkansas State Troopers were recommended for promotion today during a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  The recommendations were presented by Colonel William J. Bryant, Director of the …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR RECRUITS: TROOP SCHOOL CLASS SET FOR MAY 2016

January 12, 2016

  Arkansas 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 …  - Read More >


TWO KILLED AND ONE WOUNDED AT MONTICELLO - STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES

January 10, 2016

  Monticello Police received a telephone call this morning (Sunday, January 10th) reporting a homicide at 120 South Chester Street.

  Local police officers were dispatched about 6:20 AM where they found Jeremiah Jones, 37, dead inside a car …  - Read More >


GOVERNOR DECLARES JANUARY 9TH AS LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY

January 07, 2016

  Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed January 9, 2016 as Arkansas Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

  The proclamation (click here for copy of the proclamation) states, “It should be recognized that these brave men and women face …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN ASHLEY COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

January 01, 2016

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are preparing a use of deadly force investigative report for the Ashely County Prosecuting Attorney.

  The investigation arises out of a Thursday morning (December …  - Read More >