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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

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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. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

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.

                                                                                   

Lonoke Co. investigators search for Most Wanted man

Lonoke Co. investigators search for Most Wanted man

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – Lonoke County officials are searching for Shannon Kenneth Morton, described as a 6-foot-tall, 190-pound white male with blue eyes and brown hair.

According to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office, Morton has outstanding arrest warrants from Cabot, Carlisle, and Heber Springs. Morton allegedly fled from a State Trooper on Highway 321 and ran into the woods. Officials searched the area, but did not find him.

Anyone knowing Morton’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office (501) 676-3000 or their local law enforcement agency.