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SHERIFF MIKE KNOEDL - WEEKLY UPDATE 12/01/23

Good morning,


I hope everyone has had a good week and recovered from the food coma from Thanksgiving. I wanted to mention that prisoners did have some turkey for Thanksgiving in the spirit of the holiday,


This has been another tough week for us here at the Sheriff's Office. Earlier this week we lost Sam May from Sparkman who worked as Deputy Sheriff for years. Sam was also a close, personal friend to me since I met him in 1989 when I moved here. If you never met Sam, you missed out. He always had a smile on his face and would give you the shirt off of his back. He will be missed, but never forgotten! Next, my administrative assistant, Penny Mcclain lost her husband Bobby yesterday to an extended illness. We need everyone's prayers for these two families during their time of loss.


Last week was a short report due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The weekend started with a bang at Sparkman while deputies were conducting a safety check in the Dalark area. I'm sure most of you read the update I put out as soon as the incident unfolded. A vehicle approached the checkpoint and decided to flee. Captain Keith Axsom began to pursue the suspect vehicle south towards Sparkman at speeds over 100 MPH. Luckily, Sergeant Jordan Ables was several miles down the road in the direction of travel of the suspect vehicle. He deployed spike strips as the suspect vehicle approached and the two front tires made contact with the strips the suspect vehicle was disabled, left the roadway, and crashed into a utility pole. The suspect was then taken into custody without further incident. This is a prime example of how training pays off. Earlier this summer we completed spike strip training and became certified in the use of them. This is a very dangerous technique and several officers have lost their lives deploying spike strips. I was very proud of how this incident was handled from start to finish by our Deputies! The suspect is a registered sex offender and was in possession of a firearm. One more bad guy off the street!



Mr. Rucker was busy again this week! On Monday his crew picked up trash on the Chambersville Road and on Highway 273 west of U.S. Hwy 167. On Tuesday they finished up Highway 273 to State Highway 229 and then on Highway 229 all the way to Highway 8. He completed the week putting up Christmas decorations at the courthouse. If you get a chance, please go by and check them out!


In my last report, I mentioned a program called "Shop with a Cop". I have been involved with this program for several years on the state level. I have opened an account at FB&T for donations. Just ask any teller and they will be able to deposit your donation. Any money raised will go to a less fortunate family and will allow us to take younger children on a shopping trip with us before Christmas. It has been my experience that it allows law enforcement to interact on a positive note with young children. Any donations are much appreciated.


This upcoming Felony Friday will be two weeks' worth!


Broughton, Teresa of Fordyce

Battery in the First Degree (FPD)


Mitchell, Marion of Fordyce

FTA Misdemeanor (DCSO)


Arnold, Andrew of Fordyce

Contempt Failure to Pay (DCSO)


Brazil, Cecil Asa of Fordyce

FTA Misdemeanor (DCSO)


Quarles, Bradley Dylan of Thornton

FTA Felony (DCSO)


Turner, Javaris of Fordyce

Public Intoxication-Drinking in Public

Commercial Burglary (DCSO)


Whittamore, Stephanie Danielle of Hot Springs Natl Park

Absconding (ADC)


Colton, Derrick J.

US Marshalls Hold (USMS)


Coulter, Jaterrance Don of Warren

Hold For Other Agency (BCSO)


Brown, Toni of Pine Bluff

Obstructing Governmental Operations (FPD)


Stanford, Taylor of Percy

Fleeing (FPD)


Martin, Amarrion S. of Jonesboro

Theft by Receiving

Possession of a Controlled Substance (ASP)


Davis, Justin B. of Fordyce

FTA Misdemeanor (FPD)


Highsmith, Lekecha

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution

Possession of a Controlled Substance (DCSO)


Johnson, Demarcus of Carthage

FTA Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance (DCSO)


Johnson, James Anthony of Carthage

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution (DCSO)


Scott, Jamakin

Parole Violation (DCSO)


Morgan, Carlos of North Little Rock

FTA Misdemeanor (DCSO)


Hickman, Tony Andre of Little Rock

POCS Marijuana<4 oz, Seat Belt Use Required.

Applicability of Subchapter (DCSO)


Ollison, Darius of Sparkman

Fleeing Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (DCSO)


Brown, Toni of Pine Bluff

Criminal Trespass


Have a great weekend!!


God Bless,


Sheriff Mike Knoedl

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