2017 News Release Archives

ARREST MADE IN ARKANSAS COUNTY HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

December 12, 2017

  Kirkland Warren, 22, of Pine Bluff has been arrested and is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on 1st degree murder charges in connection with a homicide investigation being lead by Special Agents of the Arkansas State …  - Read More >


“DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER” FOR SAFE HOLIDAY TRAVEL

December 11, 2017

(LITTLE ROCK) – During the upcoming holiday season Arkansas State Troopers along with other state and local law enforcement officers will step-up their patrols to keep motor vehicle drivers and passengers safe.  Stopping and arresting …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL STUTTGART SHOOTING; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

November 27, 2017

Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, along with the Stuttgart Police Department, are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at approximately 3:20 yesterday afternoon (Sunday, November 26th, …  - Read More >


SEAT BELTS: A TOP PRIORITY FOR ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT ON PATROL THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

November 15, 2017

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

(LITTLE ROCK) - Traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday will be on the rise and more state troopers, county …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING MONTICELLO HOMICIDE

November 14, 2017

Arnold LaRon White Sr., 55, of Monticello has been arrested and is being held at the Drew County Detention Center on manslaughter charges in connection with a homicide investigation being lead by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSIONERS APPROVE SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

November 09, 2017

    During a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission today, commissioners approved the following recommendations for promotion presented for consideration by Colonel Bryant: 

    Corporal Bobby Clemence, 45, of Boone County, has been …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING CLARKSVILLE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

November 04, 2017

   Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6:36 this evening, (Saturday, November 04, 2017) in the city of Clarksville, Johnson …  - Read More >


BATESVILLE OFFICER INJURED IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING; ASP INVESTIGATING

November 04, 2017

   The Batesville Police Department has asked for the assistance of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division after an officer involved shooting that occurred last night that left one of their own injured. 

    Around 7:40 PM …  - Read More >


THREE STATE POLICE PROMOTIONS APPROVED BY ASP COMMISSION

October 12, 2017

  The Arkansas State Police Commission today approved three recommendations for promotion presented for consideration by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.

  Sergeant Michael Moyer, 42, of Faulkner County, was …  - Read More >


CONWAY COUNTY DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

October 08, 2017

  Officials of the Conway County Sheriff’s Department have asked the Arkansas State Police to conduct an investigation involving an in-custody death that occurred Sunday, October 8, 2017.

  During the 4 AM hour sheriff’s deputies responded …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS PHARMACISTS READY WITH NALOXONE PROTOCOL; STATE TROOPERS EQUIPPED & TRAINED TO ADMINISTER NARCAN

September 11, 2017

  The Arkansas State Police recently distributed to each trooper two doses of Narcan that can be used as any trooper encounters a victim of an opioid overdose.  Now, the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and the Arkansas Pharmacists …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPERS PREPARING FOR CHALLENGE OF WEEKDAY RAZORBACK GAME TRAFFIC

August 29, 2017

Arkansas State Troopers are preparing to meet the traffic challenges of a weekday Razorback football game at War Memorial Stadium located in central Little Rock this week.

  Beginning at 3 PM Thursday (August 31st) troopers will implement …  - Read More >


POLICE OFFICER AND BYSTANDER WOUNDED IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING; SUSPECT DEAD

August 26, 2017

   Michael Malik Kawon Lee, 18, of Little Rock was fatally shot by a Pine Bluff Police Officer earlier today following a disturbance and fight that left one police officer and a bystander wounded by gunfire.

   Pine Bluff Police and Kyle …  - Read More >


DREW COUNTY DEPUTY KILLED IN CRASH; ARKANSAS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING

August 24, 2017

  Drew County Deputy Sheriff Timothy Braden, 29, was killed in the line of duty this morning following a motor vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash just outside Monticello along Barkada Road.

  At approximately 1:35 AM (Thursday, August …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTION FOR CID ASSISTANT COMMANDER

August 16, 2017

  Lieutenant David Lafferty, 57, of Garland County was promoted to the rank of captain today.  The recommendation for promotion was presented to the Arkansas State Police Commission by Colonel Bill Bryant, state police director.

  Captain …  - Read More >


HOLIDAY DRUNK DRIVING CRACKDOWN READIED BY ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT

August 14, 2017

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

   

    One last blast of summer fun too often turns into death and tragedy caused by drunk drivers traveling across …  - Read More >


EARN THE BADGE: ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS LOOKING FOR RECRUITS TO FILL 2018 ACADEMY CLASS

August 08, 2017

  Arkansas State Police Recruiters are looking for candidates who are interested in enrolling in the 2018 academy class.  Thirty-five recruits will be selected to enter the academy early next year. 

  “If you can meet the minimum …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL MARMADUKE SHOOTING

August 04, 2017

   Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at approximately 10:00 this morning (Friday, August 4th, 2017) at the Valero gas station located at 11402 US …  - Read More >


DEATH SCENE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN LOGAN COUNTY

August 01, 2017

  The decomposed body of a female was discovered earlier today at 703 Delaware Bay Road northwest of Dardanelle near the Yell and Logan County line.

  A request was received this afternoon from authorities within the Logan County Sheriff’s …  - Read More >


TEEN DIES FOLLOWING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT MARION

July 26, 2017

A teenager wounded outside an emergency shelter for juveniles yesterday (Tuesday, July 25, 2017) died at a Memphis hospital overnight.

The name of the juvenile will be released later today once the Arkansas State Police can confirm all …  - Read More >


SHOOTING OUTSIDE EMERGENCY JUVENILE SHELTER IN CRITTENDEN COUNTY UNDER INVESTIGATION

July 25, 2017

  A sixteen year old male was shot and critically wounded earlier tonight outside a Marion (Crittenden County) emergency shelter for juveniles located at 104 Cypress Avenue.

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


CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON NEW STATE POLICE WARREN HEADQUARTERS

July 19, 2017 (WARREN) – Governor Asa Hutchinson and commanders of the Arkansas State Police, along with state police commissioners, broke ground today signaling construction to begin on a new $2.8-million dollar troop headquarters. “Seventy-four …  - Read More >

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN SIX STATES READY TO CRACKDOWN ON SPEEDING VIOLATORS - ARKANSAS POLICE SAY, Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine

July 17, 2017

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

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Law enforcement authorities in Arkansas and in five other states will concentrate their …  - Read More >


CID MAJOR AMONG THREE PROMOTIONS APPROVED BY ASPC

July 13, 2017

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Captain Mark Hollingsworth, 56, of North Little Rock was promoted to the rank of major today.  He is a thirty-one year veteran of the Arkansas State Police.

  The nomination for promotion was presented for consideration to …  - Read More >


INVESTIGATION OF INTERSTATE 30 SHOOTING INCIDENT CONTINUES

June 28, 2017

  Arkansas State Troopers are continuing their work from overnight (Tuesday, June 27, 2017) in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in the area of Interstate 30 and the I-630 interchange.

  At approximately 7 PM Tiara Mitchell, …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS UNIFIED MESSAGE FOR JULY 4th DRIVERS:  DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

June 27, 2017

Additional Information Contact:

ASP Highway Safety Office – Ann Whitehead

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

 

   (LITTLE ROCK) – The celebration of our nation’s birthday during the coming week will lead thousands of …  - Read More >


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 >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING WARD HOMICIDE

March 24, 2017

The Ward Police Department received a call yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 23rd) reporting a homicide at 121 Pinter Lane.

Local police officers arrived to the residence to find Lori Hannah, 36, of Ward, dead inside the home. The body …  - Read More >


UPDATE: STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING BODY FOUND IN PRAIRIE COUNTY

March 09, 2017

  At approximately 6:00pm yesterday (Wednesday, March 8th) Special Agents assigned to the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division arrested Virginia Colvin, 56, of Johnstown, New York, who had been the subject of a search in …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING BODY FOUND IN PRAIRIE COUNTY

March 06, 2017

  Arkansas State Police Special Agents assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division are working closely with New York State law enforcement authorities in an attempt to identify the remains of a body discovered earlier this week at a …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSIONERS APPROVE HIGHWAY PATROL SERGEANT PROMOTION

March 02, 2017

Arkansas State Police Corporal Kevin Steed, 39, of Garland County, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume post supervisor duties within Highway Patrol Division, Troop K.

The recommendation for promotion was presented to …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT OSCEOLA CONVENIENCE STORE

February 24, 2017

    The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning (February 24th) in Osceola, AR involving three juvenile subjects. 

     At approximately 1:40 am, the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE REQUESTED TO INVESTIGATE MARION COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

February 19, 2017

   Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 5:36 this morning, (Sunday, February 19th, 2017) at a residence in the Bull Shoals …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTIONS

February 08, 2017

  Lieutenant Paulette Ward, 46, of Little Rock, commander of the Arkansas State Police Office of Professional Standards was promoted to the rank of captain today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.

  Five …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSIONERS APPROVE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVISION PROMOTION

January 12, 2017

  Arkansas State Police Sergeant Roby Rhoads has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will assume duties as assistant commander of the department’s Administrative Services Division, headquartered at Little Rock.

  The recommendation …  - Read More >


SIX MONTH INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST IN JOHNSON COUNTY MURDER

January 06, 2017

  Christopher Weston, 37, was taken into custody by Arkansas State Police Special Agents and Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies last night in connection with a June 2016 homicide.  He is charged with murder (1st degree).

  Weston’s arrest …  - Read More >