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Police: Gas station robbed

Police: Gas station robbed

On June 20, 2013 at approximately 3 am, officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to the Valero gas station at Maple and Holmes Road for a report of a Robbery. 

Clerks told officers that two black males wearing hoodies and masks entered into the store and demanded money.  Clerks stated that the two men never showed a gun but one suspect kept reaching into his waistband area as if he did have a gun.  Clerks told officers that the robbers got away with a small amount of cash before running out of the store towards an apartment complex to the west of the store.

The only other description available at this time is both males appeared to be around 5'10" tall.  Detectives are working on getting surveillance video.  Both clerks were unharmed.

Man arrested shortly after armed robbery

Man arrested shortly after armed robbery

Wednesday at approximately 10:30 pm Officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to the 100 block of N. Charles for an armed robbery that had just taken place.

When Officers arrived, they were told by two victims that they were walking from Walgreens back to their apartment when a black male and white male approached them. The white male then allegedly pulled out a revolver and told both victims to “empty their pockets”.

Among the items that were taken from the victims were cell phones.  Both victims had tracking apps on their phone.  Officers were able to track both phones and a short time later make a traffic stop on a vehicle based off of the direction of travel of the phones matching a vehicle’s direction of travel.  When officers approached the vehicle, they could hear the alarms on both of the victim’s phones.

White County detectives recover stolen property

White County detectives recover stolen property

From the White County Sheriff's Office:

Detectives with the White County Sheriff’s Department filed theft charges against Johnny Whaley, age 34 of Judsonia, AR.  Whaley was developed by Detectives as being involved in two residential burglaries; one on February 18, 2013 at a residence on Highway 267 South and another on February 20,2013 at a residence on 157 North in White County.

Searcy man released after wrongly being charged in hit-and-run

Searcy man released after wrongly being charged in hit-and-run

Little Rock Police on Monday said a Searcy man was wrongly charged in a hit-and-run accident that occurred Jan. 7 on Kavanaugh Boulevard.

Police responded to a hit-and-run about 9:30 a.m., when 61-year-old Lois Sandusky was hit in the crosswalk on Beechwood Street at Kavanaugh Boulevard.

The accident report says a white Ford 150 pickup turned right onto Beechwood, hit Sandusky and ran over her with the left front tire. The report states the driver never stopped and ran over Sandusky a second time with the rear left tire.

Steven Kissinger, 33, of Searcy, was identified as a suspect and arrested Jan. 10.

Man arrested for alleged burglary for second time

Man arrested for alleged burglary for second time

Deputies with the White County Sheriff's Office have arrested Johnny Whaley, 34, of Judsonia for Residential Burglary. This is the second time in less than a month that Whaley has been in custody. 

Whaley was out on a $50,000 bond from a burglary that took place on February 20 in White County.

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Governor intends to pardon Beebe woman

Governor intends to pardon Beebe woman

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 25 clemency requests were denied and 30 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The six applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

John Ford (Newport): Breaking or Entering, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1981 - Jackson County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Michael M.

Recovery of stolen firearms nets three arrests

Recovery of stolen firearms nets three arrests

On December 29, 2011 the White County Sheriff's Office took a report in reference to a utility trailer parked near a residence in Letona, Arkansas was broken into and had several firearms stolen from it. The owner suspected that it involved a female who came to his home telling him that she was in an altercation with her boyfriend and needed a ride. It was during the time that he was gone that he suspected the theft occurred. The victim reported that eleven guns and a military-style duffel bag were stolen.

As a result of the investigation, Phillip M. Miller, Joseph W. May and Amanda D. Whitlow were arrested. It was also learned that some of the stolen firearms were in the possession of Jimmy D. Holland who agreed to sell them for compensation.