ASP News Releases

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY MAN DIES FOLLOWING ARMED STAND-OFF

May 19, 2020

  Robert Wayne Lawson, 64, of Forrest City was shot last night (Monday, May 18th) by an Arkansas State Trooper following an armed stand-off that had initially begun late yesterday morning involving St. Francis County sheriff’s deputies.
 
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CLICK IT OR TICKET ENFORCEMENT SET TO START: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATORS SAY ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

May 18, 2020

  (LITTLE ROCK) – As the summer season begins and families set out on their travels across Arkansas, state and local law enforcement officers are sending a clear message to motorists, Click It or Ticket.  Seat belt laws are enforced to …   - Read More >


STATE POLICE RE-OPENING SKILLS TESTING TO DRIVER LICENSE APPLICANTS SITE LOCATIONS PARED, HEALTH SCREENING TO OCCUR

April 30, 2020

  The Arkansas State Police plans to restore skills testing for driver license applicants next week.  The tests will be limited to applicants who use the state police web site for scheduling a skills test and receive confirmation of the test …   - Read More >


ASP ASKING FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN PULASKI COUNTY HIT & RUN FATALITY INVESTIGATION

April 24, 2020

The Arkansas State Police is seeking the assistance of anyone who may have witnessed or seen evidence of a collision involving a large sports utility type vehicle with an individual who was running along Highway 70 near Harris Road east of …   - Read More >


PRAIRIE COUNTY JAIL ESCAPE

April 24, 2020

   The Arkansas State Police and Prairie County Sheriff’s Department are searching for a jail escapee.
 
   Anyone who may have seen Earl Eugene Parks (picture attached to news release) since shortly before midnight Thursday evening (April …   - Read More >


BARRICADED SUSPECT CALL ENDS IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

April 18, 2020

  Cabot Police Department authorities have asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred Friday night (April 17th) after local officers were reportedly attacked by a man who had barricaded himself …   - Read More >


VAN BUREN MAN DIED IN CRASH FLEEING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT

April 10, 2020

  After fleeing from law enforcement officers over an estimated 20-mile stretch of highway, Justin Battenfield, 34, of Van Buren died as his vehicle left the roadway in a crash along the 72-hundred block of Arkansas Highway 255 …   - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PROMOTION IN HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP-A

April 09, 2020

  Arkansas State Police Corporal Nicholas Brown, 39, of Faulkner County was promoted today to the rank of sergeant. The recommendation for promotion was presented to the Arkansas State Police Commission by Colonel Bill Bryant, state police …   - Read More >


POPE COUNTY SHOOTING INCIDENT LEAVES ONE DEAD

March 26, 2020

  A Pope County Sheriff’s Deputy shot a man late yesterday (March 25th) as the individual approached the deputy brandishing a knife.  The Arkansas State Police has been requested by the Pope County Sheriff to investigate the incident.
 
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TEMPORARY DRIVER LICENSE TESTING SCHEDULE CONTINUES

March 24, 2020
  The Arkansas State Police will continue Class D (conventional motor vehicle) driver license testing under the temporary and limited adjustments made effective on March 18th.   State police commanders had planned to re-consider the schedule …   - Read More >