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HILAND NAMED DPS CHIEF COUNSEL

Cody Hiland, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has been named Chief Legal Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Public Safety, Secretary Jami Cook announced today. Hiland, of Conway, will assume the duties of leading the DPS legal staff effective Monday, June 14th.     “Cody’s experience as a U.S. Attorney and

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HIGHWAY PATROL TROOP L COMMANDER NAMED BY ASP DIRECTOR & COMMISSION; SERGEANT PROMOTIONS APPROVED

JUNE 10, 2021   The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved recommendations for promotions during a regularly scheduled meeting of the commissioners today.  The recommendations were presented to the commission by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.   Lieutenant Scott Russell, 54, of Grant County, was promoted to the rank of captain

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ASP/CID INVESTIGATING GREEN FOREST OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

JUNE 5, 2021                        A Carroll County man is dead following an officer involved shooting in Green Forest today.  Green Forest law enforcement authorities have asked the Arkansas State Police to investigate the incident. Shortly before 8 AM a Green Forest police officer was dispatched to an apartment at 408 South Thorne Avenue.  Three roommates of

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LONOKE COUNTY MAN CHARGED IN 2020 HIT & RUN DEATH

JUNE 4, 2021 A Lonoke County man has been arrested by Arkansas State Police following a year-long investigation into the hit and run death of a jogger along U.S. Highway 70 in North Little Rock. Jason Jackson, 35, of Lonoke is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death.  He

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SUSPECT IDENTIFIED IN GARLAND COUNTY TROOPER INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENT

JUNE 3, 2021 The suspect who was pursued by Arkansas State Police yesterday *(Wednesday, June 2nd, see original news release below) has been identified as Timothy Andrew Kemp, Jr., 34, of Mountain Pine (Garland County).   Trooper First Class Ryan Wingo, a six year veteran of the Arkansas State Police, has been identified as the trooper who was trying

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STATE POLICE CID PROBING SUSPECTED WASHINGTON COUNTY HOMICIDE

MAY 29, 2021 The Arkansas State Police is investigating a suspected homicide that has claimed the life of Washington County woman.  The body of Amber Dunigan, 36, was discovered last night (Friday, May 28th) inside a parked vehicle alongside Arkansas Highway 16, not far from her home in the Wedington Woods community, west of Fayetteville.

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SUSPECT WANTED IN TENNESSEE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING APPREHENDED

MAY 25, 2021 Cody James Dimmett, 28, of Marietta, Georgia was taken into custody tonight following a six-hour search west of Forrest City near the Palestine community.  Dimmett was arrested by law enforcement officers of the Arkansas State Police, St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and others who had participated

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EUDORA MAN WOUNDED BY GUNFIRE FOLLOWING STRING OF AUTO THEFTS

MAY 22, 2021 Chicot County authorities have requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate the use of deadly force by two local law enforcement officers.  A sheriff’s deputy and a Dermott police officer directed gunfire at the driver of a stolen Lake Village Police Department patrol vehicle about 3:30 PM yesterday (Friday, May 21st).  The

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BUCKLE UP ARKANSAS: STATEWIDE CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN SET

MAY 17, 2021 State and local law enforcement officers across Arkansas are sending a reminder.  Drivers who aren’t already in the habit of using a seat belt need to start.  Without it, drivers will be stopped and ticketed.  Much worse, someone not buckled-up stands a greater chance of losing their life in a traffic crash.

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