2018 News Release Archives

COMMISSION APPROVES THREE RECOMMENDED PROMOTIONS

November 15, 2018

  Three state troopers were approved for promotions today based on recommendations presented to the Arkansas State Police Commission by Colonel Bill Bryant, state police director.

  Sergeant Chris Goodman, 43, of Pope County, was promoted to …  - Read More >


THANKSGIVING BEGINS WITH BUCKLING-UP FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

November 13, 2018

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

 

  (LITTLE ROCK) – The Arkansas State Police will be working alongside law enforcement agencies across the state during …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID MAKES ARREST IN MURDER FOR HIRE CASE

October 19, 2018

   Stephanie Rogers, 48, of Monticello was arrested yesterday (Thursday, October 18, 2018) by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.  She is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder and …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTIONS

October 12, 2018

  The Arkansas State Police Commission approved the recommendations for promotions received today (Thursday, October 11, 2018) from Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.

  Sergeant Matt Miller, 54, of Jonesboro, was …  - Read More >


ASP COMMISSION APPROVES SERGEANT PROMOTION

September 20, 2018

  The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendation received today from Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police, to promote Corporal Brandon Margis to the rank of Sergeant.

  Sergeant Margis, 32, of Hot …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE SERGEANT PROMOTIONS APPROVED

August 17, 2018

  Three Arkansas State Troopers were promoted to the rank of sergeant today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  The recommendations for promotion were presented to the commissioners by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT WARN DRIVERS TO ‘DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER’

August 15, 2018

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

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Over the next few weeks, Arkansas law enforcement officers will participate in the national campaign …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS LOOKING FOR RECRUITS TO FILL 2019 ACADEMY CLASS

August 14, 2018

The Arkansas State Police is looking for eligible recruits to fill the 2019 academy class. Qualified individuals will be selected to enter the Arkansas State Police Recruit Academy, with a start date of February 24, 2019.

“If you have what …  - Read More >


OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN VAN BUREN LEAVES OFFICER INJURED; SUSPECT DEAD

August 05, 2018

   Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 12:42am this morning, (Sunday, August 5, 2018) at a residence in Van Buren, Crawford …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING PINE BLUFF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

August 04, 2018

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 8:15 PM yesterday (Friday, August 3, 2018) involving officers of the Pine Bluff Police …  - Read More >


TRUMANN POLICE CHIEF SURVIVES SHOOTING: SUSPECT SHOT & KILLED

August 03, 2018

Authorities of the Trumann Police Department have asked for the assistance of the Arkansas State Police in the investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier today.

Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson was contacted about 10 …  - Read More >


UPDATE: SUBJECT IDENTIFIED IN ARKANSAS STATE POLICE SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

July 31, 2018



    The Arkansas State Police has identified James Edward Blackmon, 35, of St. Louis, Missouri, as the individual who was fatally wounded last night (Monday, July 30, 2018) in a gunfight with two Arkansas State Troopers and a Mississippi …  - Read More >


NEW STATE TROOPERS HEADED FOR HIGHWAY PATROL IN 27 COUNTIES

July 19, 2018

Thirty-eight Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits graduated tonight and will begin their careers patrolling state highways within the department’s Highway Patrol Division.  The graduation ceremony was held at Pleasant Valley Country Club, …  - Read More >


“OBEY THE SIGN OR PAY THE FINE” CONCERTED STATEWIDE SPEED ENFORCEMENT PATROLS SCHEDULED


July 09, 2018

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

  

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement officers will launch a concentrated week-long speed enforcement plan …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN OVERNIGHT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

June 29, 2018

   A state police investigation of an overnight officer involved shooting incident in Russellville is continuing today.  The investigation will be submitted to the Pope County Prosecuting Attorney to determine if the shooting was consistent …  - Read More >


FATAL CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION FOLLOWING EARLIER TRAFFIC STOP

June 22, 2018

Arkansas State Troopers assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash sixteen miles west of Forrest City (St. Francis County).  The 44 year-old man …  - Read More >


ANNUAL STATE POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY:  TROOPER LEVI FLEMING RECEIVES TOP HONORS, OTHERS RECOGNIZED

June 13, 2018

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Trooper Levi Fleming, 26, of Brinkley, was presented the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award today during the annual state police awards ceremony.

  Trooper Fleming was among a group of more than 30 …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE WEST MEMPHIS POLICE SHOOTING

May 21, 2018

  Authorities of the West Memphis Police Department have requested the assistance of the Arkansas State Police in the investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred late this afternoon (Monday, May 21st) along Interstate 40 west …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS AMONG SIX STATES JOINING SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT PLAN CLICK IT OR TICKET BORDER TO BORDER

May 14, 2018

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas State Troopers and other participating Arkansas law enforcement officers will join officers in six states next week in a coordinated Click It or Ticket/Border to Border enforcement operation.  The plan is aimed at …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS

May 10, 2018

  The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police to promote four state troopers.  The promotions were announced during a regular meeting of the commissioners …  - Read More >


HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP COMMANDERS AND POST SERGEANT PROMOTIONS APPROVED

April 19, 2018

    The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations for the promotions of Highway Patrol Division Troop Commanders and a Troop G Post Supervisor.

     Lieutenant Scott Woodward, 56, of Drew County, was promoted to the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING ADC OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

April 06, 2018

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting resulting in the death of Daniel Allen Yielding, 23, of Paragould.

  Searcy County Sheriff’s Department Deputies and …  - Read More >


DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH UNDERWAY: U DRIVE – U TEXT – U PAY

April 02, 2018

   (LITTLE ROCK) – Law enforcement officers across Arkansas have pledged their united support by participating in the national awareness campaign to stop Distracted Driving.  "U Drive – U Text – U Pay" is both an educational initiative and …  - Read More >


STATE TROOPER WOUNDED DURING HOT SPRING COUNTY TRAFFIC STOP

April 02, 2018

  Arkansas State Trooper Kyle Sheldon was wounded Sunday night (April 1, 2018) when he was shot during a traffic stop at U.S. Highway 270 near Interstate 30 in Rockport (Hot Spring County).  Trooper Sheldon was transported to a Hot Springs …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION OK’S DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTION

March 15, 2018

  The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Colonel Bill Bryant to promote six veteran state troopers.  The promotions occurred today during a regular monthly meeting of the commissioners.

  Lieutenant Barry …  - Read More >


ASP INVESTIGATING DEADLY SHOOTING IN STUTTGART

March 06, 2018

Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have been requested to assist the Stuttgart Police Department in the investigation of a deadly shooting that occurred at approximately 7:30 yesterday evening …  - Read More >


ASP REQUESTED IN INVESTIGATION OF LONOKE COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

February 15, 2018

   A Lonoke County woman was wounded late yesterday evening (February 14, 2018) after she reportedly fired a gun at local law enforcement officers who had responded to a call of shots being fired at 420 E. Holly Street.

   When Lonoke County …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROMOTIONS

February 01, 2018

    Sergeant Jeff Whitlock, 42, of Little Rock was promoted to the rank of lieutenant today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.

   Three recommendations for promotions were presented to the commission for consideration …  - Read More >


BENTON COUNTY MAN WOUNDED IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

January 20, 2018

A Benton County man was wounded this afternoon (Saturday, January 20, 2018) after he reportedly pointed a gun at local law enforcement officers who had responded to a disturbance call in Gravette at 407 2nd Avenue, Southeast.

Benton County …  - Read More >


NEW DIVISION COMMANDERS AND ASSISTANT TROOP COMMANDER NAMED IN STATE POLICE COMMISSION MEETING

January 11, 2018

  Captains Jeffrey Drew and Charles Hubbard were promoted to the rank of major today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  The promotions were presented to the commission for consideration by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director …  - Read More >


HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN MONTICELLO

January 05, 2018

    The Arkansas State Police has been requested to assist in the investigation of a homicide reported last night (Thursday, January 4, 2018) by Monticello Police Officers.  Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division …  - Read More >


BRINKLEY SHOOTING LEAVES ONE DEAD, THREE WOUNDED

January 04, 2018

   Special Agents with the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, along with officers of the Brinkley Police Department, are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at approximately 7:15 AM today.

   Brinkley officers …  - Read More >


DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN OZARK FOLLOWING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

January 03, 2018

    A domestic disturbance call to 1004 West School Street in Ozark (Franklin County) has ended in an officer involved shooting.  Ozark Police received the call for help and dispatched an officer to the home around 10:19 PM last night …  - Read More >