I hope everyone is having a great Friday!
As most know, this week has been busy with a lot of sleep lost. Along with being busy with a manhunt, it has been an emotional week here for law enforcement. If you have been keeping up with activities here, you know a pursuit started in Fordyce by two Fordyce Police Officers. This pursuit ended on County Road 17 in Bradley County. The suspect abandoned his vehicle in the middle of the road to flee and the officers were unable to stop, causing a very serious accident. The two officers were injured and med flighted to UAMS in Little Rock. I appreciate all of the prayers sent up on my page this week. They are both out of the hospital and on the road to recovery.
The suspect Frederick Rainey was taken into custody Wednesday morning in an apartment in Warren. I have had several ask on our page what the origin of the stop was, why did the officers chase him etc.. Please understand there are ongoing investigations involving this suspect that cannot be discussed or disclosed until it is complete. It is illegal for me to discuss any state or federal investigations that are ongoing. I want to reiterate to anyone viewing my page that I will not tolerate people bashing law enforcement, please move on or you will be blocked!!
With that said I want to thank each and everyone for your outpouring of support for all of our county law enforcement and the difficult job they have to do each day. My guys worked over 30 hours straight to make sure this suspect was caught!! I can't express enough how proud I am of their dedication to the job.
Mr. Rucker and his crew were busy cleaning up after the Cottonbelt and the rodeo arena. They assisted the collector's office move furniture one day. Also, they picked up trash around dumpsters at some local businesses. Please do not throw trash out around the dumpster if it's full.
I know I have gone over a lot that has already been reported this week. We all are just not getting caught up on sleep and there is not much more to report. I can say we are actively working on several drug cases around Dallas County. Maybe we knock on your door next week?
We at Dallas County Sheriff's Office are wishing everyone a happy, safe weekend! Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.
Sheriff Mike Knoedl