Crime

Woman arrested for assaulting officer

A woman claiming her name was Beyonce Williams faces charges for assaulting an officer and outstanding warrants.

Man pleads guilty in murder of Cardwell woman

A man will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to the murder of a Dunklin County woman.

Police warns about kids sending illicit photos

The saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but some can be worth that much in fines.

Suspect dead in armed robbery

The suspect in an armed robbery in Craighead County was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police: Man stalked woman on Facebook, threatened to kill her friends and children

A man faces charges after police say he repeatedly threatened to kill a woman’s friends and children on social media.

Man arrested for June armed robbery

A Jonesboro man is being held in the Greene County jail, accused of robbing another man at knifepoint earlier this summer.

Mom arrested for battery on 18-month-old child

An Arkansas mom faces battery charges after investigators say her 18-month-old daughter suffered serious injuries and tested positive for high levels of drugs.

Greene County man pleads guilty to child porn charge

A Greene County man was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography.

ICE detains 12 people in Batesville in drug operation

A recent roundup of a dozen suspected undocumented immigrants has rattled some nerves in Batesville.

Mother of victim in high school choking incident wants charges dropped

Both the parents of the suspect and victim in a reported choking incident at Bryant High School say the event is being blown out of proportion and that charges aren’t warranted.

Arkansas inmate released from prison after judge’s ruling

An Arkansas man who has been imprisoned since 1992 for robbery and murder convictions has been released after a judge overturned his conviction last month.

Woman convicted of second degree murder

Woman convicted of second-degree murder.

Piggott man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Shane I. Thompson of Piggott, Arkansas, entered a guilty plea on September 19 in the Circuit Court of Clay County, Eastern District.

Kum & Go robbed at gunpoint, JPD searching for suspects

Police are looking for two people who robbed a local convenience store early Wednesday morning.

3D-printed gun firm owner accused of paying for underage sex

An affidavit accuses the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns of paying $500 cash to have sex with a female under 17.

AR, MO among states with highest number of women killed by men

A new study finds Arkansas and Missouri are among the states with the highest rates of women killed by men.

Former Rivercrest Jr. High RN charged with sexual indecency with a juvenile

A former Rivercrest school RN is involved in a case of sexual indecency with a child.

Man hides in chicken coop before meth arrest

Deputy Alex Tuck and Captain Randall Glenn knew Dustin Manues had felony warrants with the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office.

Police department hopes for large, central dispatch center for entire county

And for Trumann, it may be the first of many cities in Poinsett County switching over in the hopes of having a central dispatch center for the entire county.

Text messaging helps place man under arrest

Man arrested for sexual indecency with a child via text messaging.

Police: Man confesses to sexual interactions with minor

Jonesboro man admits to sexual contact with a minor.

Two accused of killing man appear in court

The two people accused of shooting another man to death, appeared in court Tuesday.

SLIDESHOW: Roundup nets 11 suspects, 10 pounds of meth

A weeks-long investigation ended with deputies arresting nearly a dozen people and seizing more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine.

Pelicans found shot to death near Batesville

Two pelicans found dead along the banks of the White River near Batesville.

City employee accused of stealing public funds

A city employee faces felony charges after investigators say she admitted to stealing public funds.

Judge to mailman: Taking kids’ birthday cash is ‘deplorable’

A former Missouri postal carrier has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for pocketing money and presents from people on his mail route.

Slideshow: Craighead Co. mug shots, Sept. 17-23

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

UPDATE: Suspect’s name released in Independence Co. shooting

A man was in custody awaiting formal charges in connection with a shooting early Saturday in Independence County, Sheriff Shawn Stephens said.

Home daycare owner accused of drugging, tying kids to car seats in dark closet

The 60-year-old woman is in jail, facing nine counts of child endangerment.

Harrisburg police chief looking at ways to keep public, officers safe

The Harrisburg police chief is looking at ways to improve public safety and the safety of officers.

UPDATE: Victim, suspects names released in Craighead Co. shooting death

Craighead County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly shooting out of Bono.

Stoddard County, MO man sentenced to 18 years on Child Porn charges

A Puxico, MO man has been sentenced to 220 months.

Newport girl recovering from shooting, no suspects in case

A Newport juvenile girl is recovering from a shooting on Sunday afternoon.

Copper theft knocks radio station off air

Copper thieves caused more than $80,000 in damages to steal $1,000 worth of copper from a local radio station tower.

Paragould woman accused of stealing, cashing lottery tickets

A woman faces a felony fraud charge after police say she stole lottery tickets from her place of employment and cashed them in.

Jacksonville officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man

Authorities in central Arkansas say a police officer fatally shot a man who was holding a knife to another man's throat.

Woman arrested on drug trafficking charges following domestic dispute

Police investigating a domestic disturbance arrested a woman after they reported finding a large amount of synthetic marijuana, meth, and cocaine along with two firearms inside her home.

Report: Jonesboro resident killed in Nashville vehicle/pedestrian crash

A Jonesboro resident was killed and a 17-year-old was in custody Sunday after a vehicle/pedestrian crash in Tennessee’s capital city.

Arraignment set for suspect in Arkansas double slaying

A suspect in the slaying of two Arkansas residents is scheduled to appear in a western Arkansas courtroom following his arrest on first-degree murder and other charges.

Texas officer killed as police move in to arrest robbery suspects

Police believe the suspects could be linked to 15 robberies since June that targeted bars with Hispanic customers.

Police: Man faked Down syndrome, hired caregivers to bathe him and change his diapers

Police arrested the 31-year-old, who faces charges of fraud and sexual abuse. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff/KNXV/CNN)