Category Archives: Crime

19 warrants issued for drug trafficking in El Dorado

Find out tomorrow who was arrested and charged today with federal and state crimes related to trafficking methamphetamine in El Dorado and surrounding areas. The investigation involved local, state and federal law enforcement officers participating in the FBI Safe Streets … Continue reading

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Jury deliberations begin in Wendi Cox trial

Less than two days after opening statements began at the Union County Courthouse, the jury has entered into deliberations on whether Wendi Cox is guilty of a multitude of thefts in connection with the Mulerider horse case of late 2011. … Continue reading

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Do you know this woman?

If so, you might try explaining to her the implications of allowing selfie pictures from the iPad she stole to end up in the owner’s cloud. Allen Engstrom, of North Little Rock, was en-route from Phoenix to Denver when he … Continue reading

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Calion man arrested for leaving UPS driver trapped in wreck

Union County investigators arrested on Thursday a 32-year-old Calion man who reportedly left the scene of an accident earlier this week in which the driver of a United Parcel Service truck was trapped behind his wheel, according to UCSO Investigator … Continue reading

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Spray paint wave puts vehicle owners out thousands

Nearly two months after an unidentified person went on an egging spree through several affluent neighborhoods in El Dorado, a second vehicular crime wave swept through the area with a rash of spray paintings causing more than $11,000 in damage, … Continue reading

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Hammer assaults keep EPD on their toes

The El Dorado Police Department has been busy today responding to incidents of aggravated assault at the hands of someone yielding a hammer, according to a pair of reports. Yolanda Ford, 35, of 923 E. Elm, was arrested for allegedly … Continue reading

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Hesterly released to house arrest

After contesting allegations that he threatened his ex-wife, federal authorities and witnesses in a bribery and conspiracy case against him, Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly was released Monday to home detention until his trial later this year. According to Arkansas … Continue reading

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School violence bill hits Legislature

Keeping with the topical tones that have the nation as a whole debating gun rights and mental health issues, one Arkansas senator has begun the process of drafting a bill to better prepare students and educators for potential violence on … Continue reading

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Ouachita County judge held due to alleged threats

The government has requested Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly remain in jail while he awaits a bond hearing on federal charges of bribery and conspiracy, according to Dave Showers, the News-Times reporter on the story. Hesterly, who turned himself in … Continue reading

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Little Rock woman dies in wreck after dispatch delayed

A Little Rock woman whose vehicle slid on a patch of ice and ended in a pond, was killed Monday when a 9-1-1 operator failed to patch her call through to police and fire officials. According to the Associated Press, … Continue reading

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Beebe: Would repeal the death penalty

“Signing death warrants” has given Gov. Mike Beebe cause to question the death penalty to the point that he would legislate repealing them entirely, according to Arkansas News. Rather than allow any more prisoners on death row to face the … Continue reading

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Egging spree runs through El Dorado

Homeowners in several neighborhoods woke up to a congealing surprise Thursday morning when they discovered their vehicles had been egged, according to several El Dorado Police Department reports. Upward of $2,000 in damage was estimated for the four vehicles egged … Continue reading

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“Heal the broken hearted, bind up their wounds.”

There just aren’t words. Nearly 30 people, including 20 children, have been confirmed dead following this morning’s attack at a Connecticut elementary school in which a masked shooter invaded the campus and released more than 100 rounds into neighboring classrooms. … Continue reading

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UCSO investigates juvenile incidents

Union County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into a pair of juvenile incidents that reportedly occurred today and involved minors ages 5 and 16, according to two reports. In an incident of alleged first-degree domestic battery, in which the victim … Continue reading

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ADC convict with Union County ties allegedly strangles cell mate

An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate who allegedly killed his cell mate over the weekend using a sheet has ties to Union County where he was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of his parents 21 years ago, according … Continue reading

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