2017 News Release Archives

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 >