Crime

Couple killed in West Memphis officer-involved shooting identified

Man arrested in internet stalking case

6 West Memphis officers off-duty following fatal officer-involved shooting

$1 million bond set for robbery suspect

19-year-old injured in Blytheville shooting

Man accused of shooting 2 officers in Poplar Bluff, MO pleads guilty

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Woman arrested in financial identity fraud case

Attempted robbery lands 19-year-old in jail

White Co. gas station robbed at gunpoint, search on for suspect

Osceola police investigates restaurant armed robbery

Man arrested after suspected drugs found in bedroom

Big shoes to fill: Jonesboro man accused of packing size 18 high tops with heroin

Prosecutor says officers were justified in deadly shooting

Prosecutor Scott Ellington announced Friday that two Clay County law enforcement officers were justified in a shooting that left a Rector man dead.

Man, woman killed after West Memphis officer-involved shooting

A man and woman are dead after a shooting involving West Memphis police Wednesday night.

Name released in officer-involved shooting in Jackson County

According to ASP, no law enforcement officers have been injured in the shooting near Swifton.

Human remains found in Dunklin County, MO

The sheriff told Heartland News that the remains were sent to a lab for identification.

Vehicle crash leads to woman’s arrest

Wynne man arrested on rape charge

Woman arrested in theft case

SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested

Bond set in rape case

Two Mississippi County residents face drugs and weapons charges

3 Jonesboro police officers retiring

After serving the people of Jonesboro for a combined 83 years, three police officers are stepping down.

Homeowner spots burglary suspect at Starbucks, calls police

A suspected burglar was arrested after a homeowner chased him off his property.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

2 dead in West Memphis officer-involved shooting; 1 officer injured

According to Arkansas State Police, two individuals have been pronounced dead in an officer-involved shooting.

Two arrested after pursuit, sheriff says

An alert deputy sheriff on a traffic stop noticed that a passenger in a passing car was wanted for aggravated robbery, leading to two arrests in Crittenden County.

Deputy arrested in domestic assault case, terminated from position

A now-former Independence County deputy will appear in court Feb. 7 after his arrest Jan. 15, according to authorities.

  Boys released from hospital following shooting incident

Two Cave City boys were released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, with only minor injuries after both being shot in the leg.

Man arrested in forgery case

A Craighead County man is set to appear in court Feb. 22 after police say he went to a bank and tried to cash a stolen check.

Man arrested in child porn possession case

A Fulton County man has been arrested on suspicion of 50 counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child after an investigation by Arkansas State Police and Salem Police.

Suspects identified in West Memphis shooting

Two men were arrested in connection to a shooting in early January in West Memphis.

Deputies hunting for thief who stole coin collection from camper

A Jonesboro man says someone broke into his camper trailer this week and stole a briefcase full of antique coins.

Police investigating burglary at MS McDonalds; witnesses say man seen running down road with food on dolly

According to Cpl. Colendula Green, the burglary happened at 3:56 a.m. at 1010 N. State Street.

JPD searching for counterfeiting couple

Jonesboro police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two people suspected of passing funny money.

2 children found with gunshot wounds in Cave City

Two children were found with gunshot wounds on Tuesday afternoon in Cave City in what is being investigated as an accidental shooting.

Tow company owner arrested on array of charges

A West Memphis business owner is back in business, even after police raided his towing company and found guns, drugs, and other items.

Marion police officer suspended, under investigation by Arkansas State Police

A Marion police officer is under investigation by the Arkansas State Police, according to Marion Police Chief Gary Kelley.

“Revenge porn” law cracks down on sending sensitive images

A Missouri law makes it a felony to send or threaten to send private images without consent.

Man sentenced to 25 years for raping child

A Blytheville man will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping an 11-year-old child.

Ohio doctor fired for prescribing potentially lethal doses of pain medications to patients

It was discovered that the doctor “ordered significantly excessive and potentially fatal doses of pain medication for at least 27 patients” over the last 5 years.

Cigar shop burglarized

Someone broke into a Jonesboro cigar shop this past weekend and stole tools and laptops but apparently no smokes.

Man wanted in IL homicide investigation caught in Pemiscot Co., MO

Jaquarius West, 18, was arrested after a homicide occurred on Jan. 4

Records: Girl’s leg broken in room-cleaning blowup with dad

Court records say a Missouri man broke his 5-year-old daughter's leg after becoming enraged that she hadn't cleaned her room

Trumann man sentenced on child porn

A judge sentenced a Trumann man to a total of 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

$70,000 worth of damage done after alleged copper theft

A Jonesboro hotel received $70,000 worth of damage after someone allegedly stole $3,400 worth copper pipes from the building.

Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

Man charged with assaulting family member with knife

A Jonesboro man appeared before a judge on Monday accused of threatening his sister with a knife.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

One dead, 14 sickened in suspected Fentanyl mass overdose

California police say Fentanyl is suspected in a mass overdose at a Chico home that left one person dead and sickened 14 others.

Stolen SUV found stuck in yard

An SUV reported out of Benton County was discovered early Monday morning stuck in Craighead County man’s front yard.

No foul play suspected in 19-year-old Portageville man’s death

A Portageville man’s body was found on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Craighead Co. mug shots, Jan. 13-19

A photo gallery of arrests made in Craighead County during the week of Jan. 13-19.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

ASP: One dead in I-55 crash

The crash was the 15th fatality on Arkansas roadways so far this year, according to ASP.

Man arrested in internet stalking case

A Woodruff County man is set to appear in court after authorities say he sent sexually graphic messages to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Community works to combat crime

One Region 8 neighborhood is taking steps to help make their area safer through a watch group.

22-year-old arrested, charged after pastor gunned down Sunday morning

The victim has been identified at Anthony Finch Longino.

SLIDESHOW: Greene Co. mug shots Jan. 13-19

A photo gallery of mug shots from the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

The man is accused of shaking and beating the 4-year-old, including kicking her down a hallway, as punishment for spilling the juice.

  Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Police say the 21-year-old was arrested after he acknowledged the drugs were his in a meeting with an undercover trooper at McDonald's.

Police investigate break-in, register taken

The authorities in a Mississippi County town would like to know who broke into a business earlier this week, took a cash register and fled.

Man arrested for interference with Valley View teen, arrested again in underage sex sting

Police say Tatsch drove nearly 109 miles from Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Cherry Valley to meet a 15-year-old child for sex.

Police: Men break into elementary school, eat French toast, steal ham and walkie talkies

Two men are behind bars after breaking into an elementary school early Friday morning and stealing school property, police say.

New task force officially unveiled

A first-of-its-kind task force has formed in the state of Arkansas. Police chiefs, prosecutors and other county officials announced the task force for the 2nd Judicial District at a news conference on Friday.

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in death of 10-month old

A Jackson County man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 10-month-old child in 2017.

Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

Ex-Arkansas lawmaker charged with conspiracy, bribery in alleged scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's judgment in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions

Arkansas board selects head of state parole agency

The interim director of Arkansas' parole agency has been selected to officially lead the department

Bond set in rape case

A Jonesboro man appeared in court after his arrest on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old victim, police said Thursday.

Man arrested for videotaping underage girls

A Jonesboro man was arrested on Monday on a voyeurism charge.

JPD receives grant for K9 officer

The Jonesboro Police Department has received help from a non-profit group to help protect a K9 officer.

Residential burglary case leads to arrest

Ryan Mccloud of Trumann was arrested on suspicion of two counts of residential burglary after the investigation.

Man arrested in domestic battery against pregnant female

A woman who is four and a half months pregnant told police that a man assaulted her when he was asked to get out of a vehicle earlier this week, Jonesboro police said.

Shreveport police identify officer killed in shooting; suspect sought

The Shreveport police officer killed in a shooting Wednesday night was a mother, former track star, and a rookie officer who had been on the job less than two months.

Pack of “vicious dogs” has residents fearing for their safety

A pack of vicious dogs has some residents in Craighead County fearing for the safety of their pets and their families.

Man sentenced to prison time for infant daughter’s death

A judge sentenced an Arkansas man to a little more than three years in prison for the death of his infant daughter.

Press conference announced for new task force to help fight violence, crime

A new task force will hit the streets of Region 8 working to reduce crime in the area.

Former police chief blames politics for sudden resignation

The new mayor of Pocahontas is now looking for a new police chief.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.