Monthly Archives: February 2017

Apartment Arsonist Arrested

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Conway Police arrested 50 year old David Hartsell Monday morning, he faces a charge of arson and 1st degree battery. These charges stem from an early morning fire at Germantown Apartments.

CPD and the Fire Department got a call about an apartment fire at 4:22 am Monday morning. When they arrived on the scene at 955 South German Lane, they found the building engulfed in flames and residents escaping the building. Firefighters immediately started working to put out the fire.

Lonoke County Man Arrested

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On Sunday evening, 40-year old Jeromy K. Edgin, of Cabot, was arrested by the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.

Undercover investigators began communicating with Edgin on Friday, after encountering him in a group chat room. Investigators communicated with Edgin up until the time of his arrest.

Not Guilty Plea To Terrorist Threat Charge

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A former Conway High School student pled not guilty Monday to falsely making a terrorist threat.

18-year old Seth Stone entered the plea before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Charles Clawson, Jr.

Numerous Charges After Car Chase

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A White County man was arrested Sunday after he ran into a sheriff’s office vehicle and tried to flee the scene of the wreck in Newport leading to a high-speed chase in Jackson and Independence Counties.

Fugitive On The Run

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Several law enforcement agencies are looking for a wanted man last seen in Poughkeepsie.

Sharp County Sheriff Officials say on Friday, officers with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections were driving through Poughkeepsie when they noticed Michael Jones, of Evening Shade, changing a flat tire at an abandoned home. 

Governor Sets Execution Dates For Eight

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Monday set four execution dates in April for eight Arkansas inmates on death row whose appeals have been exhausted and whose cases the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear last week.

Monday Busiest Day Of Legislative Session

As the Arkansas Legislature on Monday (Feb. 27) entered its eighth week of the 91st General Assembly, lawmakers on both sides of the State Capitol sifted through a mountain of bills with only seven days left ahead of the deadline to file new legislation.

On the Senate side, House Bill 1249 sponsored by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, was re-referred back to the chamber’s Judiciary Committee where it is expected to undergo another set of revisions the sponsor hopes will satisfy all parties involved. The controversial legislation, which has become known as the “guns on campus” bill, was amended a week ago following a committee compromise that would allow any permit holder 25 years or older, including students, to carry a weapon on campus after undergoing active shooter training and paying a nominal fee.  MORE

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