CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) – Caruthersville Police say a man suspected of breaking into a woman's home took more than just her cold, hard cash. They say he also stole her frozen food. Just before 4 Saturday morning, officers were called to the Walker Terrace Apartments. According to the police report, the victim told officers she awoke to find a man in her house. The man allegedly demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn't comply....
Caruthersville man accused of breaking into woman's home and stealing her cash and her frozen food.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT) – A Mountain Home man severely wounded in an alleged burglary in Kansas apparently came home to get medical help. According to the "Topeka Capital-Journal," 19-year-old Dustin Chism is accused of breaking into a Holton, Kansas, home on June 23. During the home invasion, investigators say the homeowner shot Chism. Chism apparently went to a Topeka hospital for treatment, then checked himself out and headed to his home in Arkansas where he receive...
19-year-old Dustin Chism is accused of breaking into a Holton, Kansas, home on June 23. During the home invasion, investigators say the homeowner shot Chism.
BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man previously charged with cruelty to animals in Izard County now faces the same charges in Baxter County. On Thursday, June 30, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office received a tip from a citizen that several horses, dogs and cats were being mistreated and deprived of food and water. According to the sheriff's report, when investigators arrived at the home on County Road 213 they found ten horses. Only two had access to a sma...
On Thursday, June 30, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office received a tip from a citizen that several horses, dogs and cats were being mistreated and deprived of food and water.
BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Independence County Sheriff's investigators need your help identifying a burglary suspect. Saturday night someone broke into the Oak Park Pharmacy on White Drive in Batesville. No word on what, if anything, the suspected thief took. If you can identify the man in these pictures, or have any information about the break-in, you're asked to contact Detective Dustin Robbins of the Independence County Sheriff's Department at 870-793-8878. ...
Saturday night someone broke into the Oak Park Pharmacy on White Drive in Batesville. No word on what, if anything, the suspected thief took.
According to Captain Scott Adams of the Blytheville Police Department, Chris Marshall went to Dodge's Chicken Store around 2pm suffering from a gunshot wound.
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Portia man locked up on theft charges is in even more trouble. According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, 26-year-old Jonathan Gustafson failed to register as a sex offender. Officers were investigating Gustafson on some recent thefts when they learned he was a convicted sex offender. Gustafson had been living in Delight and was registered there; however, he had moved to Lawrence County without notifying authorities of his ...
According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, 26-year-old Jonathan Gustafson failed to register as a sex offender.
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) – Caruthersville police Friday arrested a woman they say stabbed another woman. Officers were responding to a call on East Haven regarding a fight when they were stopped by someone taking a 22-year-old African-American woman to the hospital. They told police the woman had been stabbed during a fight. She was admitted to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound. The suspect, described as a 23-year-old African-American woman, late...
Officers were responding to a call on East Haven regarding a fight when they were stopped by someone taking a 22-year-old African-American woman to the hospital.
GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A man already behind bars on theft charges now faces even more charges. According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, on May 20 someone broke into a home under construction on Highway 69 and virtually stripped its copper wiring. Deputies say the suspects cut copper wires out of lights, walls and thermostat. Investigators say they stole more than $2,000 worth of copper wiring. Investigators say the suspects also stole a table s...
According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, on May 20 someone broke into a home under construction on Highway 69 and virtually stripped its copper wiring.
Arrested were 70-year-old Curtis Wayne Moss of Wynne, 59-year-old Timmy Lee Smith of North Little Rock, 45-year-old Kenneth Watson and 59-year-old Dickey Winders both of Earle.
On Sunday, June 5, officers were called to a home on West College. According to the probable cause affidavit, when officers arrived they found a woman sitting on the porch crying uncontrollably.
CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Two separate arrests land two Cross County women in jail. On May 14, Cross County deputies arrested Desha Sitzes during a traffic stop on felony drug charges. She's charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Her bond was set at $2,500. On May 31, deputies also arrested 34-year-old Christie Lloyd of Wynne on four felony forgery charges. Her arrest...
On May 14, Cross County deputies arrested Desha Sitzes during a traffic stop on felony drug charges.
By Josh Harvison - bio | email JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Two have been arrested in connection to a string of arsons in Jonesboro over the last year and a half. According to Detective Jason Simpkins, Jason Michael Brown was arrested for intentionally burning two homes and Christ Way Consignment. Tuesday, Brown appeared before the Craighead County District Court. He was formally charged with possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit arson, arson greater than $100,000 and ...
Two have been arrested in connection to a string of arsons in Jonesboro over the last year and a half. According to Detective Jason Simpkins, Jason Michael Brown was arrested for intentionally burning two homes and Christ Way Consignment. Tuesday, Brown appeared before the Craighead County District Court.
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - A woman is due in court in late June after police say she stole and burned a Confederate flag. Early Tuesday morning, Caruthersville Police were called to a home in the 1000 block of Beckwith where the owner claimed someone had stolen their rebel flag. A short time later, officers found Christina Overturf burning the flag in her front yard. She was arrested and charged with stealing, property damage and burning in city limits. Copyright 2011 KAIT. All r...
A Region 8 woman is behind bars after she stole and set fire to a Confederate flag.
PORTIA, AR (KAIT) – A Louisiana man traveling through Lawrence County apparently packed more than just clothes and a toothbrush in his luggage. Sheriff Jody Dotson says he also had marijuana and meth. According to the police report, on Sunday a Lawrence County deputy saw 26-year-old Schmitt weaving across the center line as he drove near Portia. With the help of a Portia police officer, the deputy pulled Schmitt over. Officers asked Schmitt if he had any ille...
According to the police report, on Sunday a Lawrence County deputy saw 26-year-old Schmitt weaving across the center line as he drove near Portia. With the help of a Portia police officer, the deputy pulled Schmitt over.
According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, a resident reported his property had been broken into and destroyed. The victim also reported several items had been stolen.
GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – According to the Greene County Sheriff's Office two men broke into a home Thursday night and stole several guns. Paragould Police say while questioning 26-year-old James Dowdy he admitted he and 28-year-old Tharon Michael burglarized a home on Highway 34 near Lafe. Investigators say the suspected burglars took several firearms, including five shotguns and two rifles, which were found in Michael's vehicle. Officers also recove...
Paragould Police say while questioning 26-year-old James Dowdy he admitted he and 28-year-old Tharon Michael burglarized a home on Highway 34 near Lafe.
According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, on Thursday W.W. Recycling reported a man had shown up at their business with 134 pounds of cans. But, instead of being loose, these cans were bundled as though they had already been sold to a recycling facility.
After talking with several neighborhood groups who sponsor NNO gatherings, the Jonesboro Police Department has agreed to change the date. Instead of sweltering in the early August heat, this year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.
In addition to revocation of his sentence, Dotson says Fears is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Cleburne County Sheriff's deputies working in conjunction with Arkansas State Police, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Quitman Police Department seized more than half a pound of methamphetamine.
On Wednesday Baxter County Sheriff's deputies arrested Parhaam Akhavi at his home in Mountain Home. Investigators say Akhavi stole four gold coins dating back to the early 1900s and 28 Olympic gold coins from a locked safe at Henderson home.
On Wednesday, Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies arrested 23-year-old Robert Matthews of Walnut Ridge for violating parole.
On Sunday Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary call at McLeod's Grocery Store in Imboden.
Agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force and the Steele Police Department joined forces recently to target meth "cooks" in Steele. Agents conducted surveillance at several locations where known "cooks" bought the ingredients used to make meth.
On Wednesday deputies were called to a home at the Midway Oaks Trailer Park. The caller said two men broke in the door, shoved a three-year-old child aside then began beating the victim in the head and face.
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According to Sheriff Bob Holder, deputies arrested seven people Friday night on various drug charges. In addition to the arrest warrants, deputies served two search warrants and seized a quantity of drugs.
On Wednesday, May 5, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of two people with guns.
The U.S. Department of Justice says Dustin Hammond and Jake Murphy entered the pleas Tuesday. Prosecutors say Hammond and Murphy admitted they and two other men on Jan. 14 planned the firebombing of the couple's home in Hardy.
On Thursday, Baxter County sheriff's deputies arrested 54-year-old Darryl Bullock of Briarcliff. He's accused of stealing items from a home and a Lakeview business then trying to sell them at a local salvage and recycling business.
Deputies arrested 38-year-old Jennifer Kornegay of Mountain Home. Investigators say on April 11 she filled her car with more than $21 at the Pronto Convenience Store on U.S. Highway 62/412.
According to investigators, 30-year-old Cristal Carson and three others had been fishing on the bank when she and a woman got into an argument.
NEW DETAILS: Four men accused of targeting an Arkansas interracial in a Molotov cocktail attack have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
On Tuesday members of the Jonesboro Police Department's PROWL Unit, along with the 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force, served a search warrant at an apartment in the Caraway Commons.
Cross County Sheriff's deputies arrested 23-year-old Seth Henson Robinson of Wynne on Friday. He's charged with several felonies including possession of a controlled substance
50-year-old Charles Cecil of Caruthersville is accused of fatally shooting Stephen "Stevie" Smith on Wednesday, April 13, during an argument.
On Sunday morning dispatch received a call from a woman saying a man was trying to break into her home on Highway 53 north of Campbell. The woman said she woke up and found a man yanking on the back door, trying to get into her kitchen.
Store surveillance cameras caught the man in action. If you can identify the man seen in the photo, contact Lt. Smith at 870-793-8878.
Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies arrested 29-year-old Timothy Harbin of Minturn on drug charges. According to Sheriff Jody Dotson, his department received information from concerned citizens that Harbin was growing marijuana in his home.
On Wednesday, April 13, a Mississippi County jury convicted Cordell Wells, Jr. of Blytheville on first-degree murder charges.
On April 4 the Central Arkansas Drug Task Force (CADTF), along with the Searcy Police Department, arrested 27-year-old Jose Bravo Vargus of Searcy following a traffic crash at State Highway 267 and Booth Road.
According to Sheriff John Montgomery, a neighbor called 911 after she heard a child crying and screaming next door. The woman said when she went to the home to investigate she found an 18-month old baby unattended and Osborn passed out. When she couldn't waken Osborn, the woman took the baby and called for help.
Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble tells Region 8 News on Wednesday, April 6, 27-year-old Stephen Allen King, Jr. of Pocahontas was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.
According to Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, 21-year-old Tommy Wayne McCoy, Jr. of Bragg City is charged with two counts of domestic assault and two counts of forcible sodomy.
A federal judge in Little Rock said Friday that Gary Dodson is both a flight risk and a potential danger to the community as she denied bond for Dodson.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says around noon Friday, March 25, 50-year-old Phillip Rasmussen walked away from the non-secured McCoy Clinic in West Memphis. An absconder warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Investigators say they seized more than four pounds pseudoephedrine powder from two different homes.
According to Lieutenant Rick Baldridge, a number of people have received calls and text messages saying there is a problem with their bank card.
Officers will use the BAT mobile to conduct sobriety checkpoints around the city starting Tuesday, March 22. The goal is to crackdown on impaired drivers during spring break.
Deputies were called to a home in Lynn about an irate male. When they arrived the elderly resident, who was not identified by name or gender, said that 27-year-old Brent Anthony Kingcade had pushed them down and broken their hip.
According to Justin Roland with the sheriff's department, on Thursday, March 17, deputies went to a home on County Road 938 just east of Brookland where they found an active meth lab and three grams of finished product.
According to Police Chief Paul Schekell, during the past 14 months officers conducted several undercover drug investigations and made numerous controlled buys of meth, marijuana and crack cocaine.
According to the Commercial Appeal, Thomas Pate entered the plea Monday as part of an agreement with prosecutors and was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole.
UPDATE: A preliminary hearing has been set for a Stoddard County man accused of selling heroin.
According to the sheriff's office, investigators found 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and nine firearms.
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The 59-year-old Mountain Home man apparently admitted he had smoked marijuana. According to the sheriff's office, a search of his home by probation officers turned up 14 grams of marijuana.
Steven Lynn Coney of Gassville was released from the Arkansas Department of Corrections on January 26. By law, the 38-year-old convicted sex offender was required to register with the sheriff's office no later than February 5. When he did not, sheriff's deputies went looking for him.
According to Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department, just before 8 o'clock Friday night officers and the Newport Fire Department were called to a fire behind the discount store, located at 2500 Malcom.
On Wednesday, January 19, deputies arrested 26-year-old Bradley Ray DeWeese, 25-year-old Stephenie Marie Vendrimmelen and 23-year-old Bobby Paul Gilley of Mountain Home .
If you have any information or can identify the two suspects, contact the Searcy Police Department at (501)-268-3531.
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - A month after thieves stole an ATV, a Region 8 equipment company is offering a $1,000 reward. According to the Baxter County Sheriff's office, sometime during the overnight
HARDY, AR (KAIT) – Region eight investigators arrest a man who they say "confessed" to making meth four times in the past month. On Monday, November 22, Sharp County sheriff's deputies and the 3rd Judicial
Almost 40 suspected drug dealers have been arrested across Region 8.
Sheriff deputies in Butler County, MO and Jackson County, AR were responsible for the arrests.