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TROOPERS FIRED ON DURING HIGHWAY TRAFFIC STOPS; SUSPECTS ARRESTED

JULY 29, 2021 An Arkansas State Trooper on patrol along Interstate 40 near Conway was fired on by a gunman during an attempted traffic stop and foot pursuit involving a motorist exceeding the speed limit today.  The incident is the second this week involving Arkansas troopers who’ve been fired-on by speeding drivers.  Neither of the

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CAPITAL MURDER CHARGE AND ARREST IN BRADLEY COUNTY HOMICIDE CASE

JULY 27, 2021 Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have arrested a former satellite television installation technician in a year-long homicide investigation.  Dilan U. Estes, 26, of Monticello is being held at the Bradley County Jail without bond.  He’s charged with capital murder. Crissy Lee Jacks, 44, of 322 Buck Fever

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AMENDED NEWS RELEASE: UPDATE UAMS OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

JULY 13, 2021 The Arkansas State Medical Examiner has preliminarily classified the death of Bobby Hollingshead as a suicide caused by a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.  A second gunshot wound sustained by Hollingshead, according to the preliminary medical examiner ruling, would not have hastened or contributed to his death. *(See below July 12, 2021 news

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GRANT COUNTY MAN DEAD FOLLOWING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING AT UAMS

JULY 12, 2021 A Grant County man died today following a law enforcement officer involved shooting incident that occurred about 12:40 PM outside the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Hospital Emergency Department. UAMS police officers had approached Bobby Hollingshead, 59, of Sheridan, as he exited a truck near the hospital emergency entrance.  Hollingshead was reportedly

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SPEEDING DRIVERS BE WARNED: “OBEY THE SIGN OR PAY THE FINE” ARKANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT CLAMPDOWN UNDERWAY

July 12, 2021 Arkansas law enforcement officers have launched a speed enforcement blitz with additional patrols to stop speeding drivers.  Operating under the tagline, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”, state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and local police officers have committed to confront the safety threat caused by drivers who choose to ignore the posted

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PROMOTIONS APPROVED BY STATE POLICE COMMISSION

JULY 8, 2021 The Arkansas State Police Commission approved the promotions of two Arkansas State Troopers today during a regularly scheduled monthly meeting at Little Rock administrative headquarters.  The recommendations for promotions to be considered by the commissioners were presented by Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.  Sergeant Jimmie O. Thomas, 53,

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LAKE VILLAGE SHOOTING INCIDENT LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD; SUSPECT SURRENDERS

JULY 6, 2021 Derrick Wilson, 43, of Lake Village surrendered to local police officers today following a day long search for the suspect following a shooting incident that left one man dead yesterday (Monday, July 5th). Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were asked by Lake Village Police to investigate the

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