2020 News Release Archives

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 >

TEMPORARY CHANGES SET FOR DRIVER LICENSE TESTING OPERATIONS

March 17, 2020

  The Arkansas State Police will implement a temporary and limited adjustment in Class D (conventional motor vehicle) driver license testing effective Wednesday, March 18th.

  There is no change in any testing procedures at this time for …  - Read More >


PROMOTIONS APPROVED BY STATE POLICE COMMISSION IN TWO SUPERVISORY POSITIONS

March 12, 2020

  Arkansas State Police Sergeant Bobby Brown, 50, of Pulaski County, was promoted today to the rank of lieutenant.  He will undertake new duties effective immediately as assistant commander of Highway Patrol Division, Troop A.

  The …  - Read More >


GOODMAN PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN: WILL COMMAND HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP H

February 13, 2020

  Lieutenant Chris Goodman, 44, of Sebastian County, has been promoted to the rank of captain.  He will assume command duties of Highway Patrol Division, Troop H, headquartered at Fort Smith.

  The promotion was approved today by the …  - Read More >


STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION CONTINUING IN FORREST CITY WALMART SHOOTING INCIDENT

February 10, 2020 Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are continuing their work this afternoon to collect evidence and question witnesses in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at the Walmart Store located …  - Read More >

GUNFIRE OUTSIDE UNION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LEAVES SUSPECT WOUNDED

February 07, 2020

  Emmett Maroney, 66, of Strong (Union County) sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound earlier today after he allegedly threatened to “kill cops” inside the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

  Maroney was stopped by a sheriff’s …  - Read More >


HUMAN REMAINS AND EVIDENCE IN MISSING PERSON CASE FOUND DURING PRAIRIE COUNTY INVESTIGATION

January 25, 2020

  Human remains that may be the body of a Cross County woman were recovered today from a crude grave site about nine miles north of Hazen.

  The remains and other evidence were seized by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal …  - Read More >


NINE INJURED IN HOXIE SCHOOL BUS CRASH

January 21, 2020

  Seven children who were onboard a Hoxie (Lawrence County) School bus were injured about 3:45 this afternoon (Tuesday, January 21) when a dump truck, traveling south along U.S. Highway 63, south of Hoxie, impacted the rear of the bus as it …  - Read More >


MAN’S IDENTITY CONFIRMED AFTER LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDOFF & DEATH

January 21, 2020

  Anthony Langley Jr., 24, of Russellville, has been identified as the individual who died earlier today during an exchange of gunfire with state and local law enforcement officers in Pope County earlier today.

  The Arkansas State Police is …  - Read More >


SERGEANT PROMOTION OK’D BY ASPC IN TROOP J HIGHWAY PATROL

January 09, 2020

  Arkansas State Police Corporal Chase Melder was promoted today to the rank of sergeant.  The Arkansas State Police Commission received and approved the recommendation for promotion from Colonel Bill Bryant, director of the state police, a …  - Read More >