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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.

White County man arrested

White County man arrested

On April 26, 2012 The United States Marshal’s Office took Shelby Glenn Taylor into custody.  The White County Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance from the US Marshal’s Office after several weeks of looking for Mr. Taylor on warrants for Negligent Homicide and Failure to Appear for the sentencing on the Negligent Homicide charge.  Mr. Taylor was originally charged with Negligent Homicide after a vehicle driven by him crossed the center line causing an accident, killing a 16 year old victim.  Mr. Taylor is being held without a bond and the court date of May 2, 2012.

Warrant not yet issued for attack

Warrant not yet issued for attack

The man who is accused of attacking Higginson Mayor Randell Homsley after a council meeting on Monday, April 2, has yet to be arrested or charged with the crime, Homsley confirmed Tuesday.