Category Archives: Crime

Bomb threat called into Walmart

A bomb threat has allegedly been called into Walmart. The El Dorado Police Department is on the scene and shoppers have been shuffled from the store to the former Ryan’s parking lot. Approximately 150 shoppers and employees are gathered in … Continue reading

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WM3: A year later

The New York Times caught up with the men known as the West Memphis Three a year after their release from prison 17 years after they were originally convicted for the brutal murders of three young boys. In July 2007, … Continue reading

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40 speeding four-wheelers flummox UCSO

Union County Sheriff’s deputies were flummoxed when they encountered more than 40 four-wheelers speeding in a group before one wrecked and threw two passengers off in the area of Lawson and Nick Springs roads early Sunday morning. Fearing an accident, … Continue reading

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Local, federal investigators arrest 9 in sweep

Investigators with the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the El Dorado and Camden police departments and the FBI arrested nine out of 13 intended individuals in a countywide sweep on Wednesday, according to a UCSO release. Wrapped up cases included an … Continue reading

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Copper thefts continue

Copper theft complaints continue to pour into the Union County Sheriff’s Office where two El Dorado men today reported a total $4,150 in wire and spools stolen from locations on US 82 West and Industrial Road. One man reported more … Continue reading

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UCSO, EDAC take into custody severely starved dogs

Based on an anonymous tip, Union County deputies and El Dorado Animal Control officers discovered what they deemed one of the worst cases in animal cruelty they’d ever witnessed on Wednesday in El Dorado, according to a UCSO report. A … Continue reading

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Stephens superintendent suspended after weekend DWI

Arrested over the weekend for his second DWI in four years, Stephens Superintendent Darrell Porter was suspended Monday night in a unanimous vote by the school board, according to the Camden News. Though the Arkansas State Police confirmed his arrest … Continue reading

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Louisiana woman reports husband’s bigamy in Arkansas

Like an incident straight out of a TV drama, a Louisiana woman reported Wednesday that her husband committed bigamy when he illegally married another woman in Arkansas, according to what has to be one of the rarest Union County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Huttig fire investigation turned over to state police

The Arkansas State Police have taken over the investigation into the house fire at Huttig Mayor Tony Cole’s residence, according to Union County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bill Hickman. Investigators with the UCSO began the investigation shortly after the Huttig … Continue reading

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Dogs, bobcats, goats and a miniature horse… oh my.

A twice-attacked miniature horse discovered over the weekend at a residence in El Dorado sparked accusations among neighbors that either loosened dogs or bobcats may have been responsible for the death. After receiving notice of the horse’s untimely death, a … Continue reading

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Ruling makes it unclear whether state can perform executions

The Arkansas State Supreme Court left prison and state officials scratching their heads today after a decision struck down the state’s execution law, making it unclear whether Arkansas has a legal means of carrying out executions. In a 5-2 opinion, … Continue reading

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Hart assigned $350,000 sheriff’s bond

Richard Eli Hart, arrested on Monday in connection with the Friday night deadly shooting of his fiancee, was assigned a $350,000 sheriff’s bond today in Union County District Court. Shackled at the ankles, Hart told Judge George Van Hook that … Continue reading

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UCSO seeks escaped inmate

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for an inmate who escaped custody during work detail on Tuesday, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report. Earnest L. Armstrong, 49, of 723 1/2 S. Smith St., was arrested by … Continue reading

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Failed Calion kidnapping attempt has UCSO on alert

An 8-year-old Calion girl playing in the area of Epps and Davis streets was the subject of a possible kidnapping attempt on Saturday, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report. A deputy responded to a residence in the 200 … Continue reading

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UCSO searches Hibanks for fleeing suspect

Union County sheriff’s deputies are currently searching the woods along Hibanks Road in an attempt to find a man who bailed from his vehicle during a traffic stop and has been missing for several hours, according to Chief Deputy Bill … Continue reading

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