Updated: Oct 1
Good morning! Hope everyone is doing well this week.
I hear that cooler weather is heading our way. Not soon enough for me, but it's coming.
This week, Deputy Johnny Rucker and his crew have been busy as usual. They cleaned up the football field following Friday's homecoming game on Saturday. They worked in Carter Town and on Dallas 208 cleaning up trash. He oversaw the delivery of tables to the Civic Center for the Hope Place banquet and returned the tables to Zion Church after the banquet had been held. They picked up trash on Dallas 136 and the rest of 208. They were in Sparkman cleaning up Kelly Street in preparation for Sparkman's Sawmill Days Celebration. Deputy Rucker oversaw general maintenance projects around the jail. They are cleaning up the football stadium today from last night's junior high game. They also will be mowing and trimming around the detention center today and doing general maintenance on some equipment. I commend Deputy Rucker on his continued efforts in cleaning up Dallas County and thank him for his daily contributions to maintaining the jail.
Sparkman is having its Annual Sawmill Days Celebration tomorrow. The activities will be from 10 am to 2 pm in Sparkman. There will be vendor booths and food trucks for everyone to enjoy. The parade will start at noon and will be running along the regular parade route through Sparkman. I urge you to attend and participate in this fun day.
Deputy Tim Wofford has been attending specialized training in Monticello all week. He has participated in a Critical Incident Training class. This training will be of benefit to our citizens in the event we have an emergency situation with someone in crisis. This is an accredited class and we're proud of Deputy Wofford for his diligence.
My detention deputies attended a training class this week in OC (pepper spray). They had class time and then were pepper sprayed themselves to pass the class. The instructors did not take it easy on them. They all got the full force of the spray in their faces. This is a necessary part of the job and in order to carry the pepper spray you have to experience it and I applaud those deputies for their commitment to the department.
I can't forget to commend my road deputies for their efforts this month. They have issued 116 citations and warnings including 9 Driving on Suspended Licenses, 5 No Liability Insurance, 11 expired tags, 6 Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 25 Speeding tickets along with other various infractions. Their efforts to keep Dallas County roadways safer are to be recognized and praised. I have a really committed group of deputies.
Now on to Felony Friday:
Pamplin, Zachery, of Crossett, Failure to Appear Misdemeanor
Childs, Terrie, of Fordyce, Contempt Failure to Pay
Turner, Tyrone, of Fordyce, Parole Violation
Brunston, Clarence, of Fordyce, Contempt Failure to Pay
Harp, Andrew, of Arkadelphia, Felony Failure to Pay
Cash, Priscilla, of Warren, Felony Failure to Appear
Rodriguez, Christopher, of Malvern, Contempt Failure to Pay
Moore, Amanda, of Fordyce, FPD Misdemeanor Failure to Appear
Turner, Javaris, of Fordyce, FPD Public Intoxication/Drinking in Public
Means, D'Mario, of Kingsland, FPD Misdemeanor Failure to Appear
I hope you all have a great weekend.
God Bless You All! Mike Knoedl Dallas County Sheriff