We at Dallas County Sheriff's Department are wishing everyone a safe upcoming weekend!
My report will be a little shorter this week due to sending one out mid-week.
I want to start by recognizing all of my staff for their hard work and dedication to keeping our county safe. As I mentioned earlier this week, we have had two fatality accidents in our county within a 7-day period. PLEASE remember to wear your seatbelt at all times!! Not only is it a state law but do it for your loved ones. A walk-through of the Fordyce Schools was completed this morning with various law enforcement agencies participating. We are all working closely to prepare for any emergency that may arise at our school.
We have served 12 misdemeanor warrants this week. If you have an outstanding warrant here at the Sheriff's Department, please come in and make arrangements to pay on it. If not, we are beginning to actively serve outstanding warrants.
One case we have been working on with the Fordyce Police Department is the theft of a vehicle at the Southern Dodge dealership on April 6th. The vehicle stolen was 2020 Chevrolet Camaro valued at $40,000. Michael Dukes of Clarendon Arkansas has been arrested out of Clarendon Arkansas. This is another example of two agencies working closely together to get it solved. We are working on locating a suspect that failed to appear this week for his trial in circuit court involving drugs. Warrants have been issued and we are currently looking for James Fountain.
Six new case files were submitted to the 13th judicial prosecutor for various felony charges including drug possession.
Two deputies responded to a house fire yesterday in Tulip. These two deputies, Keith Axsom and Jordan Ables are both volunteer firemen as well as certified law enforcement officers. Please pray for all of these officers!
What can I say about Mr. Rucker and his crew of trustees that I haven't said before? Mr. Rucker and his crew picked up trash from the landfill on Highway 8 to Princeton, and from Princeton to Dalark on Highway 8. His crew also mowed the grass at the OEM building, the Senior Citizens building, and the old post office. He is one of the hardest-working men I know! Our highways and county roads are something to be proud of again.
There were 17 people booked into the jail and 28 were bonded out.
All calls were answered in a timely manner.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Sheriff Mike Knoedl