Crime

Two arrested in shots fired call at Walker Park, police say

Blytheville police are investigating an incident Saturday morning in which shots were fired in and around Walker Park.

Prosecutor shocked: Murderer uses drugs, posts to social media in prison

Man sentenced to prison in murder case

  Mango’s to close following recent shooting

  Man faces 60 counts of animal cruelty after exotic pets taken from house

  Video of fight between inmates released

Billboard asks “Who lynched Isadore Banks?”

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  Man arrested for soliciting 12-year-old for sex

Memphis man’s run from police ends with arrest, authorities say

Man accused of selling nude photos of a woman to another man

  Police work to educate people on how to pull over safely, after police impersonator issue

  Man to spend 5 years in jail on child porn charge

  Two arrested after traffic stop in Pocahontas

  Batesville Police Department moves into new facility

When room became tight for the officers, the city of Batesville got the department a new facility.Just a few short weeks ago, Batesville Police Department moved into their new facility to better accommodate their department’s needs.

Search leads to drugs, weapons, man’s arrest, police say

The search for a suspect by authorities this week led to another man facing at least five felonies as authorities discovered drugs and a weapon, according to Jonesboro police.

Police: Missing lottery tickets, leads to woman’s arrest

The money that was used to buy lottery tickets at an area business apparently did not match the amount of tickets sold, leading to nearly $15,000 worth of missing lottery tickets and a woman’s arrest, Jonesboro police said.

Child dies 5 years after abuse as baby; man charged with murder

A West Memphis man is charged with murder more than five years prosecutors said he severely injured a 3-month-old.

Former Arkansas lawmaker gets jail sentence in theft case

  Man faces impersonation charge after police gear found in car, home

Police: Kids break into school, steal chips

  2-year-old abducted in Jonesboro found safe

  Group officially pitches sales tax proposal, lays out projects

Man arrested after vehicle search uncovers drug paraphernalia

Man arrested after pointing gun at residents

A man who wasn't allowed to own any firearms is in trouble after police uncovered two guns in his vehicle after he reportedly pointed them at residents.

Lawmaker asked to resign if abuse charge true

Republican state Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Sex offender says he was target of attempted scam

The victim, who said he is a registered sex offender in Greene County, said “Detective Craig” told him he missed a May 12 court date to submit a DNA sample.

  Police arrest man armed with knife

A police officer told the man to put the knife down, but he started to cut himself.

Juveniles arrested after attempted vehicle break-ins

Three juveniles are in trouble after what appeared to be attempted break-ins on multiple cars.

Man accused of striking girlfriend with chisel

A man appeared before a judge Monday after being arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Intoxicated driver crashes car into Jonesboro house

A Jonesboro man is in trouble after driving his car into a house over the weekend while intoxicated.

Heartland Unsolved update: Crews search home for evidence connected to 2006 disappearance of Teresa Butler

New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said they received information that this house may contain possible evidence connected to Teresa Butler’s disappearance.

2 traffic stops yield 2 parolees arrested with firearms

Each is being charged with felony possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Woman accused of shooting another Saturday night

A Kennett woman is being held on a $150,000 bond, accused of shooting another woman.

Suspect arrested after leading police on 108 mph chase

According to police, the suspect was “traveling at speeds that exceeded 108 mph.”

Snapchat predator allegedly blackmailing teens for nude photos

Sutton Calahan, 17, couldn’t believe a recent message he got on Snapchat. He says it came from an unknown account.

Craighead Co. mug shots, May 19-25

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

Searcy man arrested in rape case

A victim told police that a Searcy man had sexually assaulted him from the time he was a child, leading police to make an arrest this week on the case, authorities said Saturday.

Council member attacked in home

Two offenders wearing bandanas had entered his home where they assaulted him and took his wallet.

Lake City firefighters, emergency crews battle building fire on Highway 18

Lake City firefighters and emergency crews are at the scene of a building fire on Highway 18, according to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant.

Jonesboro police investigate robbery in Dollar General parking lot, robbery now in inactive status

Jonesboro police are searching for a suspect in a parking lot holdup.

Million dollar bond set for drug charge

Court documents said he continued to drive, while the officer watched him dumping pills out of a cellophane baggie out the driver’s side window.

Police: Phone records, trip to Memphis leads to trip to jail

An attempt to sell gold and silver coins in Memphis, along with cell phone records, has a Craighead County man facing five counts of residential burglary after an investigation by authorities, police said Friday.

Police: Couple’s spending spree has them facing charges

The affidavit said the employee discovered $4,500 unauthorized charges made in January of 2019.

Jessica Chambers’ murder suspect Quinton Tellis indicted in death of woman in Louisiana

Quinton Tellis, the suspect in the Jessica Chambers case, has been indicted by a Louisiana grand jury in the 2015death of Ming Chen Hsaio of Taiwan.

Not one, not two, but three cars gone

Three cars stolen and only two are recovered.

Substitute teacher accused of having sex with student

Paragould police arrested a substitute teacher after they say she had “inappropriate sexual contact” with a student.

16-year-old stabbed, 18-year-old sister in custody in Sikeston, Mo.

Sgt. Broom said the teen had a laceration to his hand and two stab wounds to his left leg.

  Death row inmate executed for the murder of his wife

A Tennessee death row inmate died by lethal injection Thursday for a Memphis murder nearly 35 years ago.

Man chokes victim, faces aggravated assault, police say

A man faces a June court date after police say he choked a woman and pushed her against a wall as the woman was able to flee and call 911, Jonesboro police said.

Whiff of drugs leads to arrest, police say

The smell of marijuana coming from a house earlier led Jonesboro police to see meth, marijuana and prescription pills during a search this week, according to authorities.

Sheriff’s office looking for information in vandalism case

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is needing information regarding the vandalism of farm equipment.

Police: Ad on escort website leads to human trafficking arrest

A Craighead County man faces human trafficking and a child porn-related charge after a victim told police the man used physical violence to force her and other females to engage in sex for money with random men at area hotels.

Arkansas State Police investigate inmate death

The inmate was reported by jailers to have experienced a medical emergency.

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

Bootleg bust slows flow of alcohol in Jonesboro

The party’s over for customers of one alleged bootlegger.

Level 4 sex offender arrested for noncompliance

Nearly two weeks after he moved to Cross County, a Level 4 sex offender finds himself behind bars.

Hayti man sentenced after uploading child porn to cloud storage

A Hayti, Missouri man was sentenced to 100 months in prison for uploading child porn to a cloud storage account.

Police are searching for two people suspected of theft

So far, they’ve spent over $1,000 with stolen credit cards. (Source: Trumann Police Department via Facebook)

Joy ride leads to trip to jail, police say

A Craighead County woman faces a theft-related charge after police say she was driving a stolen car earlier this year, according to Jonesboro police.

Doniphan man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Wuesthoff is a sex offender as a result of a 1997 conviction for statutory sodomy in Ripley County

  Internal Affairs report released on Jonesboro K9 officer shot

A Jonesboro police officer used poor decision making during an April 30 incident at the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department firing range in which a K9 officer was shot, according to findings from an internal affairs report released Wednesday by Jonesboro police.

Man fatally stabbed during early morning dispute

An argument early Tuesday morning ended in a Kennett man stabbed to death.

  Man charged after child found unsecured gun, shot mother at baseball game

A man faces charges after an 8-year-old accidentally shot his mother at a baseball game Tuesday night.

  Man caught driving with wife’s naked corpse upside-down in passenger seat after stopping at drive-thru

Authorities said Rodney Puckett drove from Texas to Eloy with his wife's body in vehicle.

  The Other Side of the Fence: David Robinson reflects on his first year of freedom

Since walking out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center May 14, 2018, Robinson’s packed years of life experiences into just 12 months.

Suspect apprehended after police pursuit in Poinsett County

A man is in custody on Tuesday after a pursuit in Poinsett County.

Jonesboro police officer suspended after K9 officer shot

The Jonesboro officer involved in the shooting of a K9 officer has been suspended.

Man arrested on A-State’s campus for suspected vehicle, apartment break-ins

The affidavit said after reviewing surveillance video, Blount was seen trying to get in at least five vehicles and two apartments.

Over 2 pounds of pot lead to 2 arrests

Inside it was 1,012 grams of marijuana wrapped in saran wrap, a black plastic bag and dryer sheets.

Arkansas authorities investigating apparent inmate suicide

Authorities are investigating after an inmate at an Arkansas prison died from an apparent suicide this week

Man faces 19 years in prison for throwing 5-year-old boy over balcony at Mall of America

Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attach when he threw a 5-year-old boy over the third floor balcony at the mall.

16,675 images of child porn found on suspect’s phone, investigators say

A convicted sex offender faces 30 counts of child pornography after investigators say they found more than 16,000 sexually explicit images of children and infants on his cell phone.

Newton County deputy arrested on suspicion of DWI, other offenses

A Newton County deputy is behind bars after being arrested over the weekend on suspicion of DWI.

Man who assaulted pregnant woman arrested

Court documents said when she fell to the ground, Riley began to kick the victim

Man in custody after two-hour manhunt

A dozen deputies, the Sheriff’s office helicopter and the canine tracking team with the Arkansas Department of Corrections were involved in the search.

Officer arrested for domestic battery

She stated she then heard a pop in her hand.

  Caruthersville Humane Society offers reward after puppy shot

The Black Labrador was shot in the jaw and dumped according to the Humane Society.

Suspected armed robber appears in court

Suspect in armed robbery appears in court.

Two suspects identified in connection to Friday night’s shooting

Two people are in custody in connection a shooting Friday night in Paragould.

Florida woman missing for 6 years found in freezer inside scrap warehouse

Lacey’s father told the Sun Sentinel he hadn’t heard from her since Thanksgiving 2013.

This wasn’t a deal one car lot wanted to make

A man was caught on camera taking the keys to a Nissan Maxima and driving off a car lot, police say.