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INCIDENT INVOLVING OFFICER’S USE OF FORCE INVESTIGATED BY STATE POLICE

OCTOBER 17, 2021 The Arkansas State Police has been asked to investigate an incident involving a Pine Bluff police officer who shot a gunman encountered by the officer outside a downtown party site where gunfire had erupted minutes earlier. Pine Bluff authorities contacted the state police Criminal Investigation Division shortly after 1 AM today requesting

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SUSPECT QUESTIONED IN GOULD SHOOTING INCIDENT AND DEATH

OCTOBER 16, 2021 City police officers in Gould (Lincoln County) have asked Arkansas State Police special agents to investigate what is preliminarily believed to be a homicide that occurred at 206 Jocelyn Street.  Agents were contacted about 8 PM Friday [October 15th] by the Lincoln County sheriff. The body of Vintrael Allen McKinzie, 36, of

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WARN DRIVERS, “EYES ON THE ROAD, NOT THE PHONE” – U Drive, U Text, U Pay

OCTOBER 14, 2021 Arkansas law enforcement agencies will unite in the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” initiative aimed at stopping the dangerous practice of distracted driving.  Starting Sunday, Arkansas State Troopers, joined by local police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the state, will begin a week-long (October 17-23) intensified patrol effort to stop drivers

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STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATING HOT SPRING COUNTY HOMICIDE

OCTOBER 13, 2021 A shooting incident that occurred Tuesday night (October 12th) in rural Hot Spring County, north of Malvern, left one person dead.  The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the apparent homicide. Arthur Estralla, 49, of Hot Springs died at a local hospital

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OKLAHOMA PHYSICIAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF WOMAN FOUND NEAR LAKE VILLAGE

OCTOBER 12, 2021 An Oklahoma physician was arrested last night (*Monday, October 11th) by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.  Dr. Tyler Tait, 34, of Tahlequah, was taken into custody at Lake Village and is being held at the Chicot County Jail charged with first degree murder. Chicot County sheriff’s deputies

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GUNMAN FOUND DEAD FOLLOWING STAND-OFF

OCTOBER 6, 2021 Nicholas Barker, 41, was found dead inside a residence south of Conway shortly before 3 AM today.  The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death. Faulkner County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of gunfire inside a home at 139 Crestview Road about 2:45 PM yesterday (October 5th).  When deputies arrived, they

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OUACHITA COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UNDER STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 A Ouachita County man was shot and wounded by a local sheriff’s deputy yesterday after the suspect in a domestic disturbance reportedly raised a shotgun he was holding and aimed it at the deputy.  The Arkansas State Police has been requested to investigate the incident. About 1:45 AM (Sunday, September 26th) two

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STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES JACKS PROMOTION

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 Corporal Ryan Jacks, 45, of Grant County, was promoted to the rank of sergeant earlier this month during a regular meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission.  The recommendation for promotion was presented to the commission by Colonel Bill Bryant, state police director. Sergeant Jacks is a 21 year veteran of the

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PURSUIT AND GUNFIRE ENDS WITH ARREST IN LITTLE ROCK

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021    A man charged in connection with a Little Rock murder last year fled from an Arkansas State Trooper early today.  An attempted traffic stop by the trooper escalated to a vehicle pursuit when Marlo Akins refused to stop and reportedly shoved a female passenger from the car he was driving.  Akins

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