2019 News Release Archives

THANKSGIVING TRAVELS NEAR OR FAR;  LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE ON THE ROAD TO ENFORCE CLICK OR TICKET LAW

November 18, 2019
  The number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers will begin to grow starting this weekend as millions of Americans hit the road, eager to spend time with friends and family in places near and far.  It’s one of the busiest holiday travel periods …  - Read More >

TWO TROOPERS RECEIVE SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

November 14, 2019

  Two Arkansas State Troopers were promoted to the rank of sergeant today during a regularly scheduled meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  The recommendations for promotion were approved by the commissioners after considering …  - Read More >


ONE SUSPECT DEAD, SECOND IN CUSTODY, AFTER GUNFIRE AIMED AT STATE TROOPER

October 17, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police is continuing an investigation into a shooting incident involving a state trooper who shot a suspect who fired a pistol at the trooper following a motor vehicle crash earlier today.  The investigation is being lead …  - Read More >


HIGHWAY PATROL EASTERN REGION COMMANDER SELECTED

October 10, 2019

   Captain Jason Aaron, 44, of Crawford County, has been selected to serve as commander of the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Eastern Region.  He will be promoted to the rank of major effective December 1, 2019.  The …  - Read More >


THREE STATE TROOPERS RECEIVE SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

September 12, 2019

  Three Arkansas State Troopers were promoted to the rank of sergeant today.  The promotions were approved during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.

  Each of the troopers had been recommended for promotion by Colonel Bill …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE POLICE CID CALLED TO INVESTIGATE LOGAN COUNTY DEATH

September 04, 2019

   Booneville Police Department authorities have asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate the death of a woman found at a local residence earlier today.

   Local police responded to the home about 7:55 AM based on the report of a …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING LEE COUNTY HOMICIDE

September 01, 2019

  A disturbance outside a Lee County entertainment lounge earlier today (Sunday, September 1, 2019) ended in gunfire and the death of Tony O. Brown, 41, of Pine Bluff.

  The shooting occurred in the Haynes community, between Marianna and …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING, HOMICIDE IN PHILLIPS COUNTY

August 28, 2019

   The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of three individuals after a double homicide and an officer involved shooting in Phillips County.

    Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, August 27th) officers with the Helena-West Helena …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT

August 25, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

August 22, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating the use of deadly force by state troopers last night at a residence off Arkansas Highway 9, south of Clinton in Van Buren County.


  William Lloyd Jones, 49, had barricaded himself inside a …  - Read More >


NEW NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DRIVER LICENSE TESTING SITE READIED FOR AUGUST 19TH OPENING: STATE POLICE BENTON COUNTY - LOWELL HEADQUARTERS NEARING COMPLETION

August 09, 2019

  Driver license testing locations in Benton and Washington Counties are about to change.

  Beginning Monday, August 19th, the new Arkansas State Police driver license testing office at 1120 West Monroe Avenue in Lowell will open.  Initially …  - Read More >


GRADUATING TROOPERS HEADED TO ASSIGNMENTS ACROSS ARKANSAS

July 18, 2019

  (LITTLE ROCK) - Thirty-six Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits have graduated tonight and will arrive in the coming days at their new assignments within the department’s Highway Patrol Division.  The graduates are filling highway patrol …  - Read More >


“OBEY THE SIGN OR PAY THE FINE”:  ADDED LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE AND ASSIGNMENTS AIMED AT STOPPING SPEEDERS

July 15, 2019

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Arkansas law enforcement officers will be working overtime shifts and regular patrols committed to the assignment of making state highways and streets safer by stopping drivers who don’t obey the speed limit.  The special …  - Read More >


JULY 4th HOLIDAY DRIVERS BEWARE: “DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER”

June 28, 2019

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

     

 (LITTLE ROCK) – Celebrating the Fourth of July typically means travel plans for Arkansans and others who will be …  - Read More >


ARREST IN LINDA COLLINS-SMITH HOMICIDE

June 14, 2019
  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and Deputies of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, in coordination with the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, have arrested one person …  - Read More >

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING; STATE POLICE CID ASKED TO INVESTIGATE

June 10, 2019

  William James Beck, 41, of Shirley (Van Buren County) died Sunday evening (June 9, 2019) during a reported exchange of gunfire with Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies.

  Authorities within the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department have …  - Read More >


ROBBERY SUSPECT FLEES, WOUNDED IN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH STATE POLICE

May 29, 2019

A man believed to reside in Springdale was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Arkansas State Troopers today during a pursuit and brief armed standoff along the northbound lanes of Interstate 49.  The suspect was taken to a Washington …  - Read More >


NORTHEAST ARKANSAS STATE TROOPERS SHARE TOP HONOR,  OTHERS RECOGNIZED AT ARKANSAS STATE POLICE AWARDS CEREMONY

May 22, 2019

   (LITTLE ROCK) – Corporals Rockey Rapert of Harrisburg and Brandon Bennett of Blytheville were presented the prestigious Arkansas State Trooper of the Year Award today during the annual state police awards ceremony.  The recipient of the …  - Read More >


ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PREPARED TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO MOTORISTS: “CLICK IT OR TICKET”

May 15, 2019

 As Arkansas families begin to make plans for summertime road trips and vacations, law enforcement officers are urging motorists to obey the law and buckle their seat belts.  Beginning next week additional patrol assignments have been …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE FORT SMITH IN-CUSTODY DEATH

April 19, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of Darrell K. Hays, II, 51, of Fort Smith.  Hays died earlier today at the Sebastian County Detention Center in Fort Smith while being booked into the jail by Fort Smith police officers. …  - Read More >


“DRIVE HIGH – GET A DWI”:  ARKANSAS JOINS REGIONAL ENFORCEMENT PLAN STRIKING AGAINST DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVING

April 16, 2019

   Law enforcement agencies across six states will increase patrol officer presence on roads and highways beginning later this week as part of a regional plan aimed to reduce incidents of drug impaired driving.

   Beginning Friday (April …  - Read More >


UPDATE: MISSING CHILD LOCATED & SAFE

April 13, 2019

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Missing Springdale child located and reported to be safe.  News media inquiries should be directed to the Springdale Police Department.

  The Springdale Police Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to …  - Read More >


OVERNIGHT HELENA OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UNDER ASP INVESTIGATION

April 11, 2019

  Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were contacted at 1:38 AM today by authorities within the Helena-West Helena Police Department.  A request was made for the agents to investigate an officer …  - Read More >


TEXTING DRIVERS BEWARE: U DRIVE – U TEXT – YOU PAY

April 08, 2019

  (LITTLE ROCK) – Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes across the nation’s roadways.  The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to …  - Read More >


BLYTHEVILLE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING BEING INVESTIGATED BY ASP-CID

April 08, 2019

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating an overnight officer involved shooting incident that resulted in the death of Marzues Scott, 35, of Blytheville.

  Authorities within the Blytheville Police Department requested the Arkansas State …  - Read More >


OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN OSCEOLA: ASP/CID INVESTIGATING INCIDENT

April 01, 2019

 Pete Denzel Edward, 24, of Osceola, was critically wounded this morning stemming from a law enforcement officer involved shooting.  The incident occurred about 12:40 AM near the 400 block of Sims Street in Osceola (Mississippi County).

 An …  - Read More >


EXPLOSION CLAIMS LIFE OF TRUCK DRIVER

March 27, 2019

   Remains of an individual suspected to be those of Randall McDougal, 63, of El Dorado, have been recovered from the site of an explosion that occurred earlier today along U.S. Highway 278 west of Camden east of the Nevada – Ouachita county …  - Read More >


SHARP COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING TO BE INVESTIGATED BY ASP

March 22, 2019

The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier today.

     Jesse Hope, 19, of Ash Flat, was wounded by a Hardy Police Officer after the vehicle …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE ASKED TO INVESTIGATE AUGUSTA USE OF FORCE DEATH

March 21, 2019

  Local authorities in Augusta have requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate the death of Quinton Laird, 38, who died this morning at a Searcy hospital.

  Augusta police officers were called to 601 Hough Street sometime after 3 AM …  - Read More >


ARREST IN HIT & RUN CASE

March 19, 2019

  Katley Amanda Johnson, 24, of Star City, has been arrested by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.  She is charged in connection with a motor vehicle hit and run incident at Monticello Saturday night …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING HIT & RUN INCIDENT INVOLVING OKLAHOMA BASEBALL PLAYER

March 17, 2019

   Joseph D. Cerda, Jr., 20, of San Antonio, Texas was seriously injured in Monticello last night (Saturday, March 16, 2019) when he was struck by what has been described as a “dark color car” traveling north along U.S. Highway 425.  Cerda …  - Read More >


SERGEANT PROMOTION APPROVED BY COMMISSION

February 14, 2019

    Arkansas State Police Corporal Frank McMillion, 48, of St. Francis County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant today.

    The Arkansas State Police Commission approved the recommendation of Colonel Bill Bryant, state police director, to …  - Read More >


JUDSONIA OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION

January 26, 2019

  A law enforcement officer involved shooting is under investigation arising out of an incident that occurred in White County shortly before 5 PM yesterday (Friday, January 25th).

  Matthew Garrett, 24, of Judsonia, was wounded by gunfire …  - Read More >


SOUTH CAROLINA COUPLE IDENTIFIED IN WEST MEMPHIS OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

January 19, 2019

  Megan Brooke Rivera, 32, and De’Angelo Jamar Brown, 30, both of Lancaster, South Carolina have been identified as the two individuals who died in a West Memphis, Arkansas officer involved shooting earlier this week (January 16th).

  The …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS

January 10, 2019

  Sergeant David Williams, 45, of Prairie County was promoted to the rank of lieutenant today during a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  He will assume new duties as assistant commander of Arkansas State …  - Read More >


PERRYVILLE DISTURBANCE ENDS IN HOMICIDES; ARKANSAS STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING

January 06, 2019

  Perryville Police Officers have asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate the homicides of a man and woman who died following a domestic disturbance last night (Saturday, January 5, 2019).

  A Perryville police officer responded at …  - Read More >


TROOPER INJURED IN HIGHWAY CRASH

January 03, 2019

  An Arkansas State Trooper has been hospitalized from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle motor vehicle crash in southwest Arkansas at approximately 12:50 PM today (Thursday, January 3, 2018).

 Corporal Clayton McWilliams, 32, of …  - Read More >