We at Dallas County Sheriff's Office are wishing everyone a happy Good Friday. I hope everyone has a Happy Easter and enjoys time with family and friends.
Let me introduce you to a few of the people we want to make famous this week. We'll call it Felon Friday. To all of my drug-dealing friends, please look over your shoulder. If we're not watching you at this time, we will be! Rooms are reserved 24/7! Whose pictures will be posted next week?
*Lucas Morehead of Holly Springs was arrested on 4-2-23 for Theft of Property, along with possession of defaced firearm and possession of a firearm by certain persons. (Convicted Felon) On a side note, Mr. Morehead hid inside a chaise lounge chair for over an hour before we found him. He had a loaded pistol inside the chair right beside his hand. Thanks to the Arkansas State Police and Game & Fish for their assistance during this incident. This incident is a result of working closely with other agencies that had the potential to turn into a deadly situation quickly. Myself, Deputy Jordan Ables and Trooper J.J. Plyler located the armed suspect after turning the chair over with him inside. This subject has been convicted of murder in Louisiana and served time there.
* Alan Spriggs of Fordyce was arrested on a Felony Warrant out of Union County for absconding.
*Colby Newton of Bearden was arrested during a traffic stop. Suspect Newton is currently being held for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), as well as Drug Paraphernalia. He has a 10,000.00 bond in Dallas County. He has felony warrants out of Ouachita County.
* Bryan Reddin of Fordyce was arrested on 4-6-23 after a home visit by a probation officer and Dallas County Deputies. He is currently being held for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Drugs (Meth), and Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons. (Felon)
*Jerold Morris of Ivan was arrested in Fordyce by the Fordyce Police Department at the bypass Exxon. The Sheriff's Department had been working with Fordyce Police Department on locating Suspect Morris for several days on a fleeing warrant issued by Fordyce Police Department. During the stop, a large number of drugs were discovered inside his vehicle, along with a 9mm firearm.
The suspect was charged with Possession of Schedule IV drugs with intent to deliver, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Meth and Cocaine with the Purpose of Delivery. He is currently out on a bond that was set for $250,000.
*Deputy Keith Axsom and Fordyce Police Department responded to a domestic at 4:00 AM this morning where the suspect had fled and later was found hiding inside a car where law enforcement had to break the window of the vehicle to remove the suspect. He was charged with Domestic Battery and Resisting Arrest. A 9mm pistol was recovered in the backseat of the vehicle where the suspect was hiding. The suspect arrested was Cedrick Malone of Fordyce. Another very dangerous situation that law enforcement dealt with this week.
This is another case of agencies working together to make this arrest. I want everyone to know that the working relationship is alive and well between the Fordyce Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff's Office! We are currently working on several cases together to keep your community safe. While this has not always been the case, we are committed to working together for YOU!
Mr. Rucker and his crew completed trash pickup on Highway 229 to the Grant County line. Trash pickup was completed from Zion church on Highway 273 to Highway 167. They also assisted the County Road Department in cleaning out debris from culverts that were causing flooding issues. During days we had rain, Mr. Rucker kept his crew busy working around the Sheriff's office to make needed repairs, ultimately saving the taxpayers money. One instance is that we had a radiator go bad in one of our police units, the estimate was obtained for $2500.00. We ordered the parts and it was repaired for a little over $400.00.
We also provided personnel to lead three different funerals this week. Please continue praying for the Tucker family and everyone that has experienced the loss of a loved one.
In closing, I cannot tell everyone how proud I am of my deputies. Being in law enforcement for over 33 years I can tell you we are so blessed to have them working for you. They work long hours with minimum pay. Please treat them with respect and thank them when allowed for the difficult job they do!
Captain Keith Axsom completed training this week in Advanced Principles of Supervision and Leadership. (32 Hours) I will continue to provide advanced training as time allows.
Please pray for our law enforcement each day.
God Bless and Happy Easter!
Sheriff Mike Knoedl