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SHERIFF MIKE KNOEDL - WEEKLY UPDATE 05/17/2024

Good morning,


I'm hoping everyone has enjoyed a good week. The weather has been great to be outside and listen to the cicadas! I don't know about everyone else, but I'm ready for them to disappear.


I want to start this week's report by recognizing National Law Enforcement Officer's Week. This week is dedicated to all fallen officers who are memorialized in Washington by having their names placed on the memorial wall. According to FBI data, from 2021 to 2023, more officers were feloniously killed (194) than in any consecutive three-year period in the past 20 years (73 officers in 2021, 61 officers in 2022, and 60 officers in 2023). We have lost 3 officers in Arkansas in 2023. I'm asking everyone to please pray for the families of these fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many people today are quick to judge law enforcement and seem to have all the answers. I challenge them to wear the badge for a day and talk to me later. Remember our fallen and thank these brave men and women for the sacrifice they make each day to keep you safe!


I want to recognize my deputies and the job they do each day. I've been blessed since taking office with the team I have, and I never take them for granted. Most people will never understand the bond law enforcement has. We're all willing to die for each other at a moment's notice if need be. We're not just coworkers, we are all family!


Mr. Rucker and his crew have been busy this week mowing. They have completed yard work at the Senior Citizen Center, Dallas County Health Department, and the Detention Center. They have worked on setting up the new building that houses all radio equipment for the county. This new building will ensure that the new equipment installed will be safe from vandalism.


On a personal note, we need prayers for Major Mike Foster's daughter, Madison Dorman. Madison has been diagnosed with viral encephalitis. She is currently hospitalized at UAMS undergoing treatment. She will be there for an extended period taking antiviral medication for at least the next 21 days. She has shown a little improvement in the last few days but has a long journey in front of her. Keep the prayers coming!


The Click it or Ticket Campaign will begin May 20 - June 2nd.

Law Enforcement will be stepping up patrols leading up to the holiday weekend to make sure seatbelt use is being complied with.


We had Circuit Court on Wednesday, and several were sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.


Marlow, Nathan, pled no contest to Sexual Assault, sentenced to 10 years ADC


Hollis, Gregory, pled guilty to Possession with Purpose to Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, sentenced to 6 years ADC and also pled true to Revocation of Probation, sentenced to 6 years ADC, sentences to run concurrently


Rainey, Frederick, pled guilty to Fleeing with Physical Injury, sentenced to 15 years ADC


Morris, Jerold, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance times 3, sentenced to 5 years Probation


Brunston, Damien, pled true to Revocation of Probation, sentenced to 5 years ADC


Stephens, Amanda, pled guilty to Battery 3rd, sentenced to $500 fine


Sledge, James G., pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of

Drug Paraphernalia, sentenced to 2 years ACC and 4 years SIS


Gandy, Kaeley, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, sentenced to 5 years Probation


Ollison, Darius, pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, sentenced to 3 years ADC and 3 years SIS


Gray, Deandre, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault, sentenced to $250 fine and 90 days SIS


Sorrells, Rose, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance 2 counts and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, sentenced to 60 hours community service, costs and fees


Jackson, Saiveion, pled true to Revocation of Probation, sentenced to 3 years ADC


Now, get ready for Felony Friday!


Tilson, Diane, of Hot Springs, Failure to Appear Felony


Torres, Michele, of Thornton, FPD Failure to Appear Misdemeanor


Ferguson, Jacqueline, of Bearden, Failure to Appear Misdemeanor


Toney, Brentley, of Fordyce, Failure to Appear Felony


Welsey, Kristen, of Bearden, Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Appear Misdemeanor


Stanford, Taylor, of Fordyce, FPD Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended, or Revoked, Theft of Property


Jimerson, Jalen, of Fordyce, Theft by Receiving


Simmons, Kentrell, of Fordyce, Possession of a Controlled Substance


Simmons, Latoucha, of Fordyce, Possession of a Controlled Substance


Moore, Amanda, of Fordyce, FPD Failure to Appear Misdemeanor


Have a safe weekend!


God Bless,

Sheriff Mike Knoedl

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