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Keo woman arrested for forgery, lying to deputies

Keo woman arrested for forgery, lying to deputies

On the Sept. 30 around 4:30pm, Sherry Lynn Dowell, 20, contacted the Sheriff’s Office to file a burglary report at her residence located on Williams Street, in Keo. Dowell reported a 9 mm ruger pistol and her boyfriend’s checkbook were taken.

On the 16 November 2011, Dowell’s boyfriend came to the Sheriff’s Office to report someone had been cashing checks from the stolen checkbook. A total 12 checks had been cashed.

On 28 November 2011, investigators arrested Dowell for forgery and filing a false report.  Sheriff's deputies say the checkbook had not been stolen and Dowell had been cashing checks without her boyfriend's knowledge.  Dowell was taken to the Lonoke County Detention Facility.

Protect your car from theives

Protect your car from theives

Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Dept.

Safe traveling tips from Lt. Russell

Safe traveling tips from Lt. Russell

Lt.

Governor to issue pardons

Governor to issue pardons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 25 clemency requests were denied and 21 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The six applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the commutation and pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

Clifford Damron (Monette): Theft of Property, Breaking or Entering
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1979 - Cross County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations.

Police find more than $18K in suspects' vehicle

Police find more than $18K in suspects' vehicle

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday investigators found $18,479 hidden in a vehicle that had been occupied by two suspects who had earlier been charged with possession of marijuana.

The Central Arkansas Drug Task Force and Beebe Police had arrested Robert Sullins, 26, of Lonoke and McKinley Rickett, 21, of Searcy during a traffic stop Saturday. According to the report, they found 8.2 pounds of marijuana and $11,434 in cash at the time.

Another search of the vehicle lead to the discovery of the extra cash.

Sullins and McKinley are both in the White County Detention Center on $25,000 and $5,000 bond respectively.

Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a fun adventure for children and parents. Keep it fun by preparing yourself and your children for a safe night out, beginning with these basic safety tips from Sheriff Larry Sanders of Garland County.

  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility.
  • Check your local law enforcement agency's website for registered offenders residing in your area.
  • Teach your children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit.
  • Remind children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts, and never go into isolated areas.
  • Let your know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual.
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them.

Most Wanted update

Most Wanted update

Lonoke County officials say Shannon Kenneth Morton was taken into custodyThursday afternoon at a residence located on Yielding Road.  In addition to his outstanding warrants, Morton was arrested for driving on a suspended license, speeding, and fleeing.  Morton was taken to the Lonoke County Detention Facility.