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Garland County sheriff warns of jury duty phone scam

Garland County sheriff warns of jury duty phone scam

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Garland County Sheriff Michael McCormick is warning of an old phone scam that is making its rounds again.

Several Garland County residents have reported that they were contacted by phone and told that they had not reported for jury duty. The callers have identified themselves as being with the Garland County Sheriff's Department and that warrants had been issued for their arrest. The caller then tells victims that arrest could be avoided by purchasing a $500 debit card from Kroger. The caller then tells the victim to call them back with number of the debit card and the pin number.

Body of missing man found near Gurdon

Body of missing man found near Gurdon

CLARK COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Clark County Search and Rescue crews have found the body of a missing person.

Sheriff Jason Watson said the body of 24-year-old Wesley Livingston was found Tuesday sometime around 7:30 p.m. five miles from the Georgia Pacific plant in Gurdon where he worked.

Livingston was reported missing March 10. Following the issue of the missing person report, Clark County Sheriff's Office along with Ashley County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish Department, Arkadelphia Police Department, Gurdon Police Department, the Clark County Office of Emergency Services and other law enforcement agencies throughout southwest Arkansas joined efforts in the search for Livingston. 

According to police, the initial discovery of Livingston's body suggested that his death was self-inflicted.  

Felony drug arrest following single vehicle accident

Felony drug arrest following single vehicle accident

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A single vehicle accident led to an illegal narcotics arrest Sunday night. 

Around 7 p.m. March 22, officers received a call stating that there was a single vehicle accident near the intersection of Lillian and Sevier Streets. Witnesses stated that they saw a Jeep swerving on Sevier Street. The driver Kevin Langley, 30,  then hit an embankment causing his vehicle to flip. According to witnesses, Langley then exited his vehicle and ran towards Tyndall Park. 

Two more suspects arrested in shooting of Malvern father


MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - On Wednesday, two more suspects were arrested in connection with a February home invasion and shooting.

Officers from the Malvern Police Department arrested Crystal Kennedy, 41, of Malvern, and a 16-year-old male in connection to the February 16 home invasion in which Jason Stovall was shot and killed.

On March 10, the first suspect, Cornell Jasper Huell of Malvern was arrested and charged with capital murder, criminal attempted capital murder, and aggravated residential burglary.

According to the Malvern Police Department, Kennedy and the juvenile are being charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a class B felony. Kennedy is being held on a $10,000 cash or professional bond, and the juvenile was transported to Pine Bluff Juvenile Detention Center where he is also being held on bond.

Multi-agency investigation leads to arrest for methamphetamine and weapon charges

Multi-agency investigation leads to arrest for methamphetamine and weapon charges

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Several law enforcement offices found themselves involved in an investigation into possible illegal narcotic activity, after the Arkansas Highway Police conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Ricardo Mendez, 35, of Alexander was pulled over around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and the information and evidence obtained in this stop launched a narcotics investigation. 

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in conjunction with officers from the Arkansas Highway Police, Benton Police Department, Little Rock Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, and the Saline County Prosecutor’s Office then obtained and executed a search warrant for Mendez’s residence at 1019 Fox Hunt Trail in Alexander.  

Men pull out weapons over argument about children in street

Men pull out weapons over argument about children in street

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Two men have been arrested on aggravated assault charges following a disturbance with weapons, according to the Benton Police Department.

Lt. Kevin Russell said 33-year-old Joseph Williams and 35-year-old Brandon Dobbs got into an argument over children playing in the street after Dobbs apparently yelled at them to move.

Both men were arrested and taken to the Saline County Detention Facility. Both were charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

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Missing person out of Benton

Missing person out of Benton

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Police released a missing person report Friday for 39-year-old Pamela Tucker of Benton.