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SUSPECT IN MONROE COUNTY MURDER SURRENDERS TO ARKANSAS STATE POLICE

  Christian Franks, 20, of Clarendon surrendered to an Arkansas State Police special agent early this morning and has been charged with capital murder in connection with the death of Lilee Smith *(see news release dated May 8th copied below). __________________________     CLARENDON WOMAN MURDERED IN HOME; ASP/CID INVESTIGATING MAY 8, 2022   Clarendon

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CLARENDON WOMAN MURDERED IN HOME; ASP/CID INVESTIGATING

  Clarendon police were called to a local residence at 416 Guydon Street about 12:45 PM yesterday (Saturday, May 7th) where the body of Lilee Smith, 26, had been discovered by a family member.  Local officers contacted the Arkansas State Police requesting special agents to investigate the apparent homicide.   Agents assigned to the case

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STATE POLICE ASKED TO INVESTIGATE USE OF DEADLY FORCE IN WEST MEMPHIS CASE

APRIL 29, 2022 State police special agents are continuing their investigation today following an overnight officer involved shooting incident that left Nickalous Reed Jones, 24, of Memphis wounded and hospitalized.  Initial reports to agents assigned to the case indicate the gunshot wound to Jones is not life-threatening. At approximately 8:20 PM (April 28th), the West

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FOUR HOMICIDES; ASP INVESTIGATING TWO STONE COUNTY CRIME SCENES

  Stone County authorities have requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the deaths of four people who appear to have died as the result of gunshot wounds.  The homicides occurred at two homes located about one-quarter mile apart.  State police special agents are investigating the cases independently and have not, at

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LAFAYETTE COUNTY MAN DEAD IN WEEKEND SHOOTING INCIDENT; ASP INVESTIGATING

  Markeith Anderson, 29, of Stamps died at the scene of a shooting incident early Saturday morning (*April 16th).  A Stamps police officer discovered the victim outside a location identified as 159 Chestnut Street in Stamps.  Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene about 5:30 AM.   Local police arrested Tony L Cheatham, 41, of

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STATE POLICE COMMISSION PROMOTES THREE IN ASP RANKS

During a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission today, three veteran state troopers were approved by the commissioners to be promoted in rank. Captain Stacie Rhoads, 52, of Perry County, was promoted to the rank of major. She is a 24 year veteran of the department. Major Rhoads has most recently been

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