Newport Police Arrest One of Their Own - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newport, AR

Newport Police Arrest One of Their Own

MAY 5, 2004 - Posted at 7:26 a.m. CDT

 

NEWPORT, AR - Police in Newport had to arrest one of their own on Monday.

An investigation led police to suspect that dispatcher Tabitha Rothe was in possession of illegal drugs at her residence in nearby Campbell Station.  The 3rd Judicial District Drug Task Force also became involved in the investigation, and a search warrant was served on Rothe's home, leading authorities to charge her with possession of crystal methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rothe has been employed with the Newport PD for six years, but her employment has been terminated, according to Police Chief Michael Scudder, who called the incident "an embarrassment to the department, and the correct and appropriate action has been taken."

 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Sheriff: Two teens killed in train versus truck crash in Clay County

    Sheriff: Two teens killed in train versus truck crash in Clay County

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:48:26 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:55:05 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, two teenagers, who were both seniors in high school, are dead after a train versus truck crash near County Road 154 north of Corning. 

    According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, two teenagers, who were both seniors in high school, are dead after a train versus truck crash near County Road 154 north of Corning. 

  • Arkansas denies 3 more state charter schools

    Arkansas denies 3 more state charter schools

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:22:53 GMT
    Experts say children need to experience deeply the connection with the early education classroom. (Source: Raycom)Experts say children need to experience deeply the connection with the early education classroom. (Source: Raycom)

    Arkansas officials have rejected three more applications for new open-enrollment charter schools, increasing the total number of such applications denied this week to six.

    Arkansas officials have rejected three more applications for new open-enrollment charter schools, increasing the total number of such applications denied this week to six.

  • Arkansas picks firm to rank medical marijuana applicants

    Arkansas picks firm to rank medical marijuana applicants

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:19:22 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas has chosen a Boston-based consultant to grade the more than 200 applications for the state's first medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

    Arkansas has chosen a Boston-based consultant to grade the more than 200 applications for the state's first medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

Powered by Frankly