Thursday, March 13, 2008

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http://www.badcopnews.com/category/arkansas/ 11 Mar Not The Brightest Bulb Department: Firing Of Arkansas State Police Trooper Roderick L. Trotter Sr. Upheld After He Sought Three-Way Sex With Two Motorists And His WifePosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS Roderick L. Trotter Sr. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS - The state police director properly dismissed a state trooper who admitted seeking a three-way sex encounter between his wife and two women in a car he had stopped for driving with expired tags, the Arkansas State Police Commission decided Friday. Roderick L. Trotter Sr., 46, who served with Troop A based in Little Rock, was fired in December by Col. Winford E. Phillips, state police commander. Read The Full Article 11 Mar Dumbass Fayetteville Arkansas Court Baliff Jarrod Hankins Forgets Illegal Immigrant In Isolated Courthouse Holding Cell For 4 Days - No Food, Water, Or ToiletPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS ― A woman being held as an illegal immigrant spent four days forgotten in an isolated holding cell at a courthouse with no food, water, or toilet, authorities and the woman said. Adriana Torres-Flores, 38, appeared in court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to a charge of selling pirated CDs, but a judge ordered her held because she is in the country illegally, Sheriff Tim Helder said. Read The Full Article 5 Mar Nutcase Rogers Arkansas Police Officer Lt. David Mitchell Suspended For Just 10 Days After Taser Weapon Attack On 2 Cows, Shocking Himself And Another Man - Fellow Dumbass, Police Chief Steve Helms, Ignored Incident Until PETA Got InvolvedPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS ROGERS, ARKANSAS — A Rogers police lieutenant will be suspended 10 days without pay for firing a department-issued electric stun device at two cows in June 2006. Lt. David Mitchell’s suspension will begin March 17, said Rogers Police Chief Steve Helms. The department began an internal investigation into the matter last month after an animal-rights organization complained to the Police Department and city administration that Mitchell showed several colleagues a video of himself and another man firing the stun gun at a cow. Read The Full Article 26 Feb Lawsuit Charges Crazed Forrest City Arkansas Police Officer Sherie Hernandez With Brutally Attacking A Child, Wrongful Death Of FetusPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS FORREST CITY, ARKANSAS - A lawsuit has been filed against the city on behalf of a minor who claims she suffered a miscarriage as a direct result of rough treatment by a Forrest City police officer. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Swvilla Lowe (no age given; listed only as a minor), names Mayor Gordon McCoy and all the members of the city council, as well as Officer Sherie Hernandez, as defendants. Read The Full Article 25 Feb Rogers Arkansas Police Officer Lt. David Mitchell Fired After Laundry List Of Complaints - Currently Under Investigation After Videotaped Taser Weapon Attack On A CowPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS ROGERS, ARKANSAS - On the day Rogers police Chief Steve Helms confirmed the department was investigating one of its own officers, it completed a previous investigation into that same officer. Lt. David Mitchell is now under investigation for his use of a Taser on a cow. On Tuesday, the department concluded an investigation into Mitchell that began on Aug. 9, the same day former Officer Anthony Martinez was terminated. After being told he was fired, Martinez gave Helms a “laundry list”of complaints against Mitchell, Helms said. Read The Full Article 25 Feb Crawford County Arkansas Jail Administrator Terry Rea Suspended Amid Sexual Misconduct InvestigationPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS - The Crawford County sheriff says the county jail administrator has been suspended after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Sheriff Mike Allen announced Thursday that jail administrator Terry Rea had been placed on paid administrative leave. The sheriff wouldn’t elaborate on the sexual misconduct allegation, but an Arkansas State Police lieutenant says the alleged incident happened at the jail when Rea was on duty. State police are handling the investigation. Read The Full Article 24 Feb Arkansas State Police Trooper Brian Garrett Charged With Assault And Battery After Attack On His Wife. Former Rogers Police Officer Shane Knaust Charged With Child MolestationPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS - Prosecutors filed formal charges Friday against an Arkansas State Police trooper and a former Rogers police officer in unrelated criminal cases. Trooper Brian Garrett, 38, is charged with aggravated assault and battery in the second degree, both class D felonies. If convicted, he could receive a sentence of up to six years on each count. Read The Full Article 21 Feb Rogers Arkansas Police Officer Lt. David Mitchell Under Investigation After Videotaped Taser Weapon Attack On A CowPosted by June Maxam (Editor/Publisher) Published in ARKANSAS ROGERS, ARKANSAS - Police are conducting an internal investigation into an allegation that a lieutenant used his stun gun to shock a cow and shared a videotape of the incident with other department employees. Police Chief Steve Helms said Tuesday the inquiry began after he received a complaint from the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. A letter dated Feb. 11 from PETA representative Stephanie Bell complained that Lt. David Mitchell filmed himself using the electronic stun device on the cow. Read The Full Article 17 Feb Fort Smith Arkansas Police Chief Kevin Lindsey Suspended Due To “Lack Of Trust And Confidence”Posted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — City Administrator Randy Reed placed Police Chief Kevin Lindsey on paid administrative leave Friday, saying there is a lack of trust and confidence between them. Reed placed Lindsey on leave Friday afternoon following a meeting they had earlier in the day. The outcomes of other meetings with Lindsey since the firing of three police officials were upheld by the Fort Smith Civil Service Commission in December were factors in Friday’s decision, Reed said. Read The Full Article 15 Feb Former Fayetteville Arkansas Police Officer Jeremy Boyd Grammer Jailed Pending Sentencing For Distribution Of Child Pornography, Despite His Fear Of Being Behind Bars With Criminals Like HimselfPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - A former Fayetteville police officer was ordered to jail Thursday despite his concern for his safety behind bars. Jeremy Boyd Grammer, 31, pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography over the Internet. The federal crime carries a prison term of five to 20 years. Grammer, a 10-year police veteran, had been free on $ 5, 000 bond. He requested home detention with an electronic monitoring device until his sentencing in 30-45 days. Read The Full Article 14 Feb Former Fayetteville Arkansas Police Officer Jeremy Boyd Grammer’s Guilty Plea To Child Pornography DelayedPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS — A judge Monday postponed a hearing for a former Fayetteville police officer who was scheduled to plead guilty to a federal child pornography charge. U. S. District Judge Jimm L. Hendren reset the plea hearing for Jeremy Boyd Grammer to 4: 30 p.m. Thursday. Grammer’s attorneys asked for the continuance in Hendren’s chambers Monday afternoon. Neither they nor a prosecutor would disclose the reason for the delay. Grammer, 31, of Fayetteville, was set to plead guilty to one count of distributing child pornography on the Internet. He was in court Monday, along with his wife and parents, for the scheduled plea, then left after the continuance was granted. Read The Full Article 14 Feb Former Fort Smith Arkansas Police Chief Randy Reed And Police Officer Sued Brad Lokey For Negligence After Woman Ends Up DeadPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - Relatives of a Fort Smith woman stabbed to death at a busy intersection have sued a police officer and former police chief, saying law enforcement didn’t do enough to protect the woman from her estranged husband. Thomas Springs was sentenced to death for the Jan. 21, 2005, stabbing death of his estranged wife, Christina Springs. Last month, her father, George E. Repking, and sister, Kelly Repking, filed the lawsuit in Sebastian Circuit Court. Read The Full Article 6 Feb State Investigating Misuse Of Law Enforcement Database By Benton County Arkansas Sheriff Keith FergusonPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Benton County Prosecutor Van Stone said Tuesday he has forwarded to officials at the Arkansas Crime Information Center a letter and documentation accusing Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson of misusing the center’s database. Stone would not say what the specific allegations are, citing a provision in the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act exempting undisclosed investigations by law enforcement agencies. Stone also would not say who wrote the letter. Read The Full Article 20 Jan Rogers Arkansas Police Officer Shane Aaron Knaust Quits After Arrest For Child MolestationPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS ROGERS, ARKANSAS - A Rogers police officer has resigned after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual indecency with a child, authorities said. Shane Aaron Knaust, 26, was arrested Friday on the felony charge, which is punishable by up to six years in prison. Rogers Police Chief Steve Helms said Knaust resigned Saturday. “We are still in a state of shock,” Helms said. “We are just maintaining and moving forward with our jobs.” Read The Full Article 19 Jan Rogers Arkansas Police Officer Shane Aaron Knaust Arrested, Charged With Child MolestationPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS ROGERS, ARKANSAS - A Rogers police officer was arrested Friday night in connection with felony sexual indecency with a child. Shane Aaron Knaust, 26, of 1907 S. Ninth St. Apt. 213 in Rogers was arrested after a 15-year-old girl identified Knaust as having sexually abused her two to three years ago, according to the probable cause affidavit for bond. The exact time frame of the incident is still being determined based on further interviews with the girl, said Van Stone, Benton County prosecuting attorney. Read The Full Article 12 Jan Searcy Arkansas Police Officer Kara Osborne, Niece Of Police Chief Kyle Osborne, Suspended For One Whole Day After Hitting Teen On Motorcylce With Patrol CarPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS SEARCY, ARKANSAS - A Searcy police officer whose patrol vehicle hit a man on a motorcycle has been disciplined. Patrolman Kara Osborne, 25, has been suspended one day without pay, ordered to attend a defensive driving class and has been removed from the take home unit program for a period of six months, according to Major Tim Webb, Searcy Police Department spokesman. Read The Full Article 11 Jan Faulkner County Arkansas Deputy Sheriff Rick Beavers Appeals Firing After Attacking PrisonerPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Faulkner County Administrator Jeff Johnston said Monday that an appeal hearing before a county grievance board concerning the recent firing of sheriff’s lieutenant Rick Beavers is in its informal stages, but would happen in the coming weeks once paperwork is completed. Sheriff Karl Byrd confirmed last week that he fired Beavers on Dec. 28 for allegedly using excessive force against a prisoner at the new jail sometime around Nov. 10. Read The Full Article 10 Jan Texarkana Arkansas Police Officer Det. Les Munn Suspended For Improper Use Of Cellphone And InternetPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS - A Texarkana, Ark., Police Department detective has been suspended for using a city cell phone and Internet access for purposes unrelated to police work. “We expect our officers to come to work,” said Administrative Capt. Glenn M. Greenwell. “We took what we felt was appropriate action.” Det. Les Munn, who was assigned to the criminal investigation division in June 2006 from the patrol division, received a three-day suspension for “improper use of city equipment,” Greenwell said. Read The Full Article 31 Dec Sharp County On The Hook For $20,000 In Medical And Ambulance Bills After Man Was “Accidentially” Shot By Arkansas State Police Trooper Wendall JinesPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS ASH FLAT, ARKANSAS — Sharp County officials feel the county is being unfairly charged with medical and ambulance bills stemming from the accidental shooting of a man by a state trooper almost a year ago, County Judge Larry Brown said. James Naldo Arnold, a former Sharp County resident who was a fugitive from Illinois at the time of the incident, was shot by Arkansas State Police Special Agent Wendall Jines as the two struggled while Jines was attempting to serve the Illinois warrant. Read The Full Article 23 Dec Former Pine Bluff Arkansas Police Officer Marx Mitchell Charged With Terroristic Threats After Domestic Incident With Girlfriend And Her FamilyPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS - A $250,000 bond was set Friday for a former Pine Bluff police officer charged with three counts of terroristic threatening following an incident involving his girlfriend and members of her family earlier this week. Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. set the bond for Marx Mitchell, 38, who now lives in Kingsland, and ordered him to have no contact with the girlfriend or members of her family until the case is settled. Read The Full Article 13 Dec Douchebag Arkansas State Police Trooper Roughs Up Reporter In Maumelle, Arrests Him For Absolutely NothingPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS MAUMELLE, ARKANSAS — Having lived 59 years, battled cancer, worn the country’s uniform for 26 years and proudly worked as a journalist — a profession I always admired — I thought I’d seen it all. That is until Monday night, when I was arrested and charged with a criminal offense just for trying to do my job and take photos of a residential fire in Maumelle. [BCN: Hopefully some crackhead takes out this cop with a bullet or knife. R.A.] Read The Full Article 12 Dec Suspended Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Steve Howard Drops Appeal After Special Deal And Slap On The WristPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - A Fort Smith police officer who was suspended for 30 days without pay has canceled his appeal in light of an agreement he made with the city last week, his attorney said Monday. See also: Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Jeff Morgan Suspended Amid Investigation Including Major Jeff Barrows And Capt. Steve Howard Steve Howard, who was suspended Oct. 17 after an internal investigation that led to two other officers’ firings, served his unpaid suspension and returned to work Nov. 16. He was scheduled for an appeal hearing Thursday before the Civil Service Commission. Read The Full Article 9 Dec West Memphis Arkansas Police Chief Robert Paudert Ignores Calls To Resign After Police Officer Sgt. Erik Sammis Shoots And Kills 12 Year Old Boy Armed With A Bag Of Chips And A SodaPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS WEST MEMPHIS, ARKANSAS - West Memphis Police Chief Robert Paudert rejected Friday a request by the City Council that he resign in the wake of the June 22 fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy. See also: Grand Jury To Investigate After West Memphis Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Erik Sammis Shoots And Kills 12 Year Old Boy Armed With A Bag Of Chips And A Soda Aldermen voted 6-4 in favor of a resolution Wednesday seeking Paudert’s resignation, citing the shooting of DeAuntae Farrow by a West Memphis police officer. Read The Full Article 9 Dec Rape Conviction Reversed After Sherwood Arkansas Police Conduct Unwarranted SearchPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK. ARKANSAS — Arkansas’ highest court reversed the rape conviction Thursday of a man accusing of molesting a boy after justices said a nighttime search of his home wasn’t justified. In a 5-2 ruling, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Eric Wayne Kelley, who was convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. In 2005, Sherwood police were told by Texas authorities Kelley had arrest warrants from Dallas County, Texas, for sexual offenses against children. Police were also told Kelley had been having sexual relations with and 11-year-old or 12-year-old boy, the ruling said. Read The Full Article 6 Dec Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Charging Fayetteville Arkansas Police Officer Travis Faught With 30 Minute Taser Weapon Torture AttackPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS — A March trial date has been set in U. S. District Court for two Fayetteville police officers accused of using excessive force during a November 2005 arrest. Steven E. Wanbaugh, 46, filed a lawsuit claiming Cpl. Robin Fields held him down while officer Travis Faught used a Taser on him for about 30 minutes. Wanbaugh claims in his handwritten complaint that Faught used the electrical shock device on him 10 to 30 times, making it hard for him to walk for days. Read The Full Article 5 Dec Greene County Arkansas Jail Supervisor William Shaw Charged After Sex With InmatePosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS GREENE COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Authorities say a former Greene County jail supervisor has been arrested after acknowledging he had sex with a state prison inmate serving as a trustee there. William Shaw faces a felony sexual assault charge stemming from the incident. Meanwhile, Sheriff Dan Langston says the county likely will lose state trustee labor until at least February as officials investigate the second such incident in a year. Read The Full Article 1 Dec Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Jeff Morgan Wants Job Back After being Fired For LyingPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - A former Fort Smith police sergeant tried to salvage his 20-year career on Wednesday by denying allegations he lied about proofreading his supervisor’s college course work while on duty. Sgt. Jeff Morgan, who was fired in October, pleaded his case to the city’s five-member Civil Service Commission. An internal inquiry found Morgan lied about conducting personal business for his supervisor, Maj. Jeff Barrows, who was also fired after an internal investigation. Read The Full Article 30 Nov Grand Jury To Investigate After West Memphis Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Erik Sammis Shoots And Kills 12 Year Old Boy Armed With A Bag Of Chips And A Soda Posted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS - Simmering racial divisions and fears in West Memphis came to a boil with the police shooting of a 12-year-old black child this summer, a local judge says, forcing him to impanel a civil grand jury to investigate the death. Crittenden County Circuit Court Judge Victor L. Hill’s order for a grand jury investigation into DeAuntae Farrow’s death comes after a special prosecutor declined to file criminal charges in the shooting. Hill stressed not only the need for “maintaining the appearance of fairness,” but also his own racial experiences as the area’s sole black judge in calling for a formal investigation in the town across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn. Read The Full Article 17 Nov Former Hawaii Police Officer Jason Jesclard, About To Be Hired By Arkansas State Police, Arrested And Charged With Seeking Sex From A 14 Year Old Girl Online - That Job? Not So Much Now…Posted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS, HAWAII WHITE COUNTY, ARKANSAS - It all starts at the White County Sheriff’s Department when two deputies enter an on-line chat room. The decoy profile is an eighth grader from Searcy, a regular teen who could be anybody’s child. One after another, men begin chatting with the officers posing as the young girl. Repeatedly detective Brandon Grimes tells the men the “girl” is only 14. “We’ve had several that have offered to even drive from halfway across the state, so that really surprises me,” says Grimes. Read The Full Article 10 Nov No Federal Charges Against Douchebag West Memphis Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Erik Sammis For Shooting And Killing Unarmed 12 Year Old ChildPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS WEST MEMPHIS, ARKANSAS - The Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting is closed. The 12-year old was shot June 22nd. The Sergeant who shot him told investigators he thought Deaunta was holding a gun. Police say the gun turned out to be a toy. The West Memphis Police Department feels this is a step in the right direction, but several people including two West Memphis Council Members say this will hurt the community more than it will heal. Read The Full Article 5 Nov Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Harold Dean Arter, Who Threw Cellphone In River, Found Not Guilty Of Harassment For Up-Skirt Photos Of Co-WorkerPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — A former police officer was found not guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor harassment in connection with accusations he tried to take unwanted pictures of a female co-worker. Acting Judge Glenn A. Neel stated “based on the testimony and credibility of witnesses, statements of counsel, and the post-trial briefs submitted by both parties,” he had a reasonable doubt as to Harold Dean Arter’s guilt and found him not guilty. Read The Full Article 3 Nov Former Crittenden County Arkansas Deputy Sheriff Shannon Houchin Sentenced To 1 Year In Federal Prison For Beating InmatePosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Shannon Houchin, a former officer with the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office in West Memphis, Ark., was sentenced today in federal court in Little Rock to one year and one day imprisonment following his conviction on a civil rights violation. At his guilty plea on July 23, 2007, Houchin admitted that he abused his authority as a police officer when, in May 2006, he unnecessarily assaulted an arrestee as the man was being taken into the booking area of the Crittenden County Detention Facility. Read The Full Article 3 Nov Arkansas Court Of Appeals Upholds Former Pine Bluff Police Officer Robert Bergstrom’s Child Molestation Conviction And Prison SentencesPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS - The state Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a former Pine Bluff police officer who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a teenage girl. Robert Bergstrom received concurrent 10-year and 5-year sentences for first-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual assault in June 2006. Prosecutors said Bergstrom has sex with and touched inappropriately a girl who was under 18. Read The Full Article 1 Nov Arrest Warrants Issued For Albuquerque New Mexico Police Officers Russell Carter And Kenneth Ronzone After Brutal Beating Of Bouncer In Arkansas Bar BrawlPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - Warrants have been issued for two Albuquerque police officers accused of being involved in a bar fight in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The warrants alleging second-degree battery were issued Wednesday for 24-year-old Russell Carter and 27-year-old Kenneth Ronzone. Fort Smith police Corporal Mikeal Bates says the two officers are accused of fighting with two bouncers. Police say the fracas erupted early last Friday when Carter tried to start a fight with one of the bouncers. Read The Full Article 31 Oct Australian Cops Asinine ‘Little Weener’ Campaign Backfires As Offended Motorist Lobs Bottle At WomanPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - An unorthodox road safety campaign in Australia has backfired after a motorist who was mocked for the size of his manhood was driven to road rage. The “little pinkie” campaign features women crooking their little fingers at young men in fast cars, in a gesture which infers the men have small penises. RTA New South Wales advert to help cut speeding Launched in June by the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) of New South Wales, it bears the slogan “speeding: no-one thinks big of you”. Read The Full Article 30 Oct Fired Fayetteville Arkansas Police Officer Jeremy B Grammer Sued For Making Police Dog Falsely Indicate Drugs Were In Car. Officer Faces Federal Child Pornography ChargesPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS — A jury will consider today whether a fired Fayetteville Police officer’s use of his police dog during a 2003 traffic stop was proper. Former officer Jeremy B. Grammer is being sued in U. S. District Court in Fayetteville by Justin Slaughter, a former University of Arkansas Razorbacks football player, who claims Grammer violated his civil rights on Nov. 26, 2003. Read The Full Article 30 Oct Lawsuit Charges Miller County Arkansas Jailers With Savage Beating Of Inmate - No Investigation Was Done After BeatingPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS MILLER COUNTY, ARKANSAS - A lawyer representing Miller County said Monday that officials never investigated allegations that two jailers beat an inmate so badly last year that he had to be hospitalized at least five times before he eventually died two weeks ago. Derrick Henry, 28, of Texarkana filed a federal lawsuit against the county on Oct. 12, five days before he died, alleging two unnamed jailers “savagely” beat him on or before Nov. 15, 2006, and then failed to get him medical treatment in a timely manner. Read The Full Article 26 Oct “He’s Being Deported” - Fort Smith Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney Aaron Jennen Stands By As Child Molester Receives Suspended Sentence And Deportation. Predator Will Probably Be Back On U.S. Soil In Less Than A Month, Free To Attack His Victim Again, Or Another Child.Posted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - A 24-year-old man is on his way out of the country after pleading guilty to sexual assault, a prosecutor said Thursday. [Same prosecutor: Teacher receives a slap on the wrist for child molestation.] Hugo Rivas-Ortiz pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to fourth-degree sexual assault in connection with an incident discovered June 23. The offense is a Class D felony punishable by up to six years in prison. It alleges that a defendant over 20 engages in sexual intercourse with someone not his spouse who is under 16. Read The Full Article 16 Oct Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer David Andrew Howard Fired After Consuming Alcohol And Reckless Driving StopPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - A rookie patrolman suspected of recklessly driving through Barling after consuming alcohol was fired from the Fort Smith Police Department on Friday. Officer David Andrew Howard, 22, was terminated for violating Rule 303 of the department’s rules and regulations, which states that an officer cannot be involved in any action that draws criticism to the department, or any incident that would discredit him as an officer, according to a news release issued by Sgt. Jarrard Copeland. Read The Full Article 7 Oct Dumas Arkansas Police And State Police Chase 10 Year Old In School Bus Across 3 CountiesPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS DUMAS, ARKANSAS - A 10-year-old boy took a school bus and led police on a chase along a rural highway, according to police. School officials had spotted lights coming from the bus yard around 11 p.m. Friday night, and reported the bus stolen. Officers from three counties, four towns and Arkansas State Police began chasing the bus and its driver. Despite road spikes set up to slow the bus, the bus kept traveling north toward Little Rock along U.S. 65 through Desha and Lincoln counties, then into the next county of Jefferson. Read The Full Article 4 Oct Suspended Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Jeff Morgan FiredPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS - Sgt. Jeff Morgan, one of three ranking Fort Smith police officers suspended as part of an internal investigation, was fired from the Police Department Tuesday. Morgan, a 20-year veteran of the department, was notified Tuesday that his position was terminated, according to Sgt. Jarrard Copeland. Morgan, along with Maj. Jeff Barrows and Capt. Steve Howard, was the subject of an internal investigation conducted by the department’s Office of Professional Standards. Chief of Police Kevin Lindsey placed both Barrows and Howard on administrative leave with pay on Aug. 23; Morgan was suspended with pay one week later. Read The Full Article 4 Oct Court Tosses Fired Huntington Arkansas Police Officer Ryan Stephens Wrongful-Termination LawsuitPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS HUNTINGTON, ARKANSAS - A wrongful-termination lawsuit filed in July by former Huntington police officer Ryan Stephens was dismissed without prejudice in September by Sebastian County Circuit Judge J. Michael Fitzhugh. In an order filed in the Circuit Court’s Greenwood District, Fitzhugh wrote that Arkansas is an at-will employment state. Under that doctrine, an at-will employee can be terminated for good cause, no cause or even a morally wrong cause, he wrote. Read The Full Article 22 Sep Waldron Arkansas Police Officer Gerald Heifner Quits After Rape AccusationPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS WALDRON, ARKANSAS - A Waldron police officer whose conduct was deemed unbecoming an officer resigned from the department. Gerald Heifner resigned a few days after an accusation of rape was levied against him Aug. 26. Waldron Police Chief David Miller said Thursday an Arkansas State Police investigation found that the sexual relations Heifner had with a 21-year-old woman were consensual and not rape, as originally alleged. However, Heifner’s conduct was considered unbecoming an officer because he’d place himself in a position in which the allegations could be made, Miller said. Read The Full Article 21 Sep Another Bono Arkansas Police Officer Jim Matha Target Of Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct With A ChildPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS BONO, ARKANSAS - Another Bono police officer is now the target of an investigation involving allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. Bono Mayor L.M. Duncan confirmed the information for K8 News, saying that officer Jim Matha, no longer is employed by the city. Previously, Matha served as Bono’s interim police chief after the former chief, Rick Duhon, was fired for similar actions. Duhon is now serving prison time in the Arkansas Dept. of Correction. Read The Full Article 21 Sep Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Thomas Robinson Arrested, Suspended, Charged With Suspicion Of Driving While Intoxicated By Prescription Drugs After Crashing Into DumpsterPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS ALMA, ARKANSAS — A Fort Smith police officer was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by prescription drugs. Alma police arrested Sgt. Thomas Robinson after they said he drove his car into a Dumpster, 40/29 reported. Robinson is assigned to the patrol division of the Fort Smith Police Department. He has been placed on paid leave while the case is investigated. Appeared Here File Photo 2 Sep Third Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer, Sgt. Jeff Morgan, Suspended Amid InvestigationPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — An internal investigation at the Fort Smith Police Department has led to another officer being placed on leave. Sgt. Jeff Morgan was placed on paid leave Thursday night, authorities said. Morgan joined Maj. Jeff Barrow and Capt. Steve Howard, who were both placed on paid leave Aug. 23. Police Chief Kevin Lindsey has not commented on the case but said there is a connection among all three men and the reasons they were placed on leave. Read The Full Article 2 Sep Suspended Tuckerman Arkansas Police Officer Layne Mathis Gets To Choose Between Quitting And Being FiredPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS TUCKERMAN, ARKANSAS - Tuckerman K-9 Officer Layne Mathis was called before the city council Monday evening to choose between opting to resign or being terminated from his position on the police force. Termination was effective immediately. A special city council meeting was called Monday evening to decide the fate of the officer’s career following an extended administrative leave with pay. Read The Full Article 1 Sep Fort Smith Arkansas Police Officer Sgt. Jeff Morgan Suspended Amid Investigation Including Major Jeff Barrows And Capt. Steve HowardPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — A third city police officer is being investigated by the department’s Office of Professional Standards, Chief Kevin Lindsey said Friday. Sgt. Jeff Morgan was placed on paid leave Wednesday night, Lindsey said, in connection with the investigation of two high-ranking Fort Smith officers, Major Jeff Barrows and Capt. Steve Howard, who are being investigated for what Lindsey called major violations. Lindsey would not disclose the nature of the ongoing investigation. Read The Full Article 1 Sep Complaint Filed After Crazed Rogers Arkansas Police Officer Hassles Kid At Football Game Over SunglassesPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS ROGERS, ARKANSAS — A father filed a complaint with the Rogers Police Department on Friday after an incident at a Rogers High School football game Thursday night, police officials confirmed. The father, Roberto Castillo, of Lowell, spoke with Daily Record’s sister paper Noticias Libres about the incident. Castillo said his son, Luis Enrique Castillo, 17, was invited to a football game Thursday. Read The Full Article 1 Sep Arkansas State Department Of Corrections Therapist Anna Clark Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Sex With InmatePosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS JEFFERSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS - Jefferson County Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr. disregarded the recommendation of a Lincoln County jury Friday when he sentenced a former therapist at the Cummins Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction to a term of three years in prison. Anna Clark, 55, the former therapist, had been convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual assault for having sex with a prison inmate following a trial in Star City on Aug. 14 and 15. Read The Full Article 30 Aug Beebe Arkansas Police Department Under Investigation For Discrepancies In Drug Puchase Money And EvidencePosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS BEEBE, ARKANSAS — An investigation by the Arkansas State Police has begun into discrepancies in the drug purchase fund and the evidence room at the Beebe Police Department. Beebe Mayor Mike Robertson announced the investigation at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Beebe City Council. “Since our last meeting there has been a state police investigation requested by the White County Prosecutor’s office,” Robertson said in a prepared statement. “The state legislative auditor spoke with the prosecutor’s office, thus resulting in a state police investigation being requested.”* Read The Full Article 22 Aug Izard County Arkansas Deputy Sheriff Aaron W. Johnson Quits After Taser Attack, Harassment, And Bullshit ArrestsPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS IZARD COUNTY, ARKANSAS – After months of seeking justice for what they feel was police harassment, the Walter Hagan family is at ease. An investigation spurred by the Hagan family ended when former Izard County Deputy Aaron W. Johnson, 31, resigned from his duties July 30. The trouble started May 4 when Johnson was patrolling and arrested Walter Hagan and his son Larry Hagan and used a stun gun on the elder Hagan. Read The Full Article 18 Aug Mulberry Arkansas Police Officer William Taylor Arrested, Charged With Drunk DrivingPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS MULBERRY, ARKANSAS – An off-duty reserve officer with the Mulberry Police Department has been suspended following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Mulberry Police Chief Tim Porter confirmed Thursday. 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David Robbins and Debra Steenblock sued several Rogers police officers in October in U.S. District Court after the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled a late-night, warrantless search of their home was illegal. Police said they entered the house Oct. 11, 2003, without a warrant because they were concerned about the welfare of a child in the home, according to court records. A confidential informant told police there was a methamphetamine lab in the house. Read The Full Article 7 Aug Roland Arkansas Police Officers And City Employees Under Investigation For Sex With PrisonerPosted by Admin Published in ARKANSAS ROLAND, ARKANSAS – Investigators with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office will investigate accusations that Roland police officers and city employees engaged in sexual impropriety with a prisoner. 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  1. An honorable MarineMarch 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Watch out for Detective Mike Warren who helps a property real estate giant (Trinitymultifamily) run a very organized drug ring out of one of the most notorious criminal areas in Fort Smith; The Timberline complex. Mike Warren has helped Kathleen Horrace-Haas (management) to terrorize and arrest (falsely) anyone who has witnessed these facts and he bans them from calling the police and made to live in fear of Trinity and what Mike Warren will do to them.

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