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SHERIFF MIKE KNOEDL - WEEKLY UPDATE 12/15/23


Good morning,


I'm hoping everyone has had a great week and is prepared for the upcoming holidays.


I'm starting out with an incident that took us to Jefferson Texas. When I first began my term as Sheriff on January 1, we were made aware of a theft ring that spanned from Ouachita County to the Holly Springs area. We ended up arresting several members of the same family. One of these family members was Ms. Emily Henderson who decided to jump bail and flee to Texas. I contacted one of my retired counterparts from Texas whose son is a Texas State Trooper. He put Sergeant Jordan Ables in contact with a team of law enforcement officers there to begin looking for her. A search warrant was obtained for the property where the suspect was living. The property was raided by multiple law enforcement agencies and Ms. Henderson was taken into custody. (See Photo) She has waived extradition and is currently on her way back to our Detention Center. My heartfelt appreciation to our brothers In Texas for putting in the effort to take her into custody. #youcanthidefromus 🙂


Deputies have been working checkpoints this week, along with Fordyce Police Department on DWI enforcement. This National DWI Mobilization campaign will run from December 13 -January 1. Expect to see stepped up law enforcement presence across the state during this time period. PLEASE don't drink and drive!! One incident can change many lives in a matter of seconds. If you decide to drink, make plans to have a designated driver or stay where you are.


Mr. Rucker and his crew have been busy picking up trash this week. On Monday, he cleaned up around dumpsters in the Holly Springs area. Someone had dumped a large amount of building materials around one of these dumpsters. Contact was made with the subject, and he returned to clean up what he had dumped. Remember, these dumpsters are provided county wide for household trash only! They cleaned up around the arena and area dumpsters around Fordyce, completed pickup on county roads, 131 to 167, CR 101, 120 to Highway 8, CR 113, Holly Springs 142 to Highway 273, CR 206 will be completed today.


Now on to Felony Friday...


Lamart Jimerson, of Fordyce, Driving While Intoxicated


Ricky Dawn, of Bearden, Failure to Appear Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance


Carla Morgan, of McGhee, Failure to Appear Bench Warrant


Keibreana Mitchell, of Camden, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Kaeley Gandy, of Bearden, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bench Warrant Failure to Appear Felony


Phillip Nussey, of Camden, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance x2


Bivian Lambert, of Hermitage, Absconding


Esic Brunston, of Fordyce, Failure to Appear Misdemeanor


Victor Moody, of El Dorado, Domestic Battering in the 3rd Degree, Battery in the 3rd Degree


Dansell Lawson, of Fordyce, Contempt Failure to Pay


Lasunda Thomas, of Camden, Failure to Appear Misdemeanor


Warsaw Williams, of Fordyce, Felony Fleeing, DWI ($50,000.00 bond)


God Bless,

Sheriff Mike Knoedl

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