On Saturday August 19, 2017, Deputy Burrow with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department took a report of a stolen 2008 Ford F450 utility truck from Carroll's Farm on Hwy 238, and a stolen 2008 Honda 420 Rancher from McBride's Fish Farm in Fargo.
The two incidents were initially thought not to be related and both vehicles were quickly entered into ACIC as stolen. On Sunday August 20th, 2017, Deputy Burrow received a call from Lee County Deputy Caraway advising that the truck had been recovered. Later that afternoon, Deputy Burrow received a call from a residence in Fargo stating that a green Honda ATV was parked in the tree line on one of his fields. The ATV was confirmed by Deputy Burrow as being the stolen 2008 Honda Rancher from McBride Fish Farms.
Both vehicles have been returned to the owners.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office along with the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish, DTF, Brinkley Police Department, Clarendon Police, and the FBI served 7 arrest warrants in Brinkley and Clarendon this morning at 7:30am.
These individuals are now being held at the Monroe County Detention Center below are their charges:
1. Delivery of Methamphetamine x2. Use of Communication Device x6. Delivery of Methamphetamine to certain facilities x5. Class Y, and D Felonies. Bond was set at $200,000.
2.Class Y Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine bond set at $50,000.
3. Class C-F felonies Delivery of Methamphetamine bond set at $35,000.
4. Class C-Y Felonies simultaneous possession of drugs and Firearm. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond set at $25.000.
5. Delivery of Methamphetamine Class C Felony. Bond set at $15,000.
6. Class C-F Felonies Delivery of Cocaine and Methamphetamine x-2. Bond set at $20,000.
We would like to say thank you to the citizens of Monroe County for their patience while we conduct these operations.
Above is the new Clarendon School Resource Officer vehicle. Special thanks to the city of Clarendon and Mayor Jim Stinson III for donating this car to our school system. Without their help this would not have happened.
Sheriff, Michael Neal
MANY AMERICANS ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. TRAVELOCITY STATED THAT NEARLY 80% OF ADULTS WHO SAID THEY PLAN TO TRAVEL ON MEMORIAL DAY, PLANS TO TRAVEL BY CAR. AAA STATES THAT DUE TO LOW GAS PRICES WE HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR, MORE THAN A THIRD OF AMERICANS PLANS TO TAKE A FAMILY VACATION OF 50 MILES OR MORE FROM HOME THIS YEAR.
THE FOLLOWING ARE GOOD REMINDERS AS YOU PREPARE TO TAKE TO THE ROAD THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:
-BUCKLE YOUR SAFETY BELT-IT IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE IN A VEHICLE AND REMEMBER, THE NATIONAL CLICK IT OR TICKET PROGRAM IS IN FULL SWING OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
-PUT DOWN THE CELL PHONE-NEARLY 10 PEOPLE ARE KILLED AND OVER 1.000 INJURED EVERY DAY IN CRASHES INVOLVING DISTRACTED DRIVERS-DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE.
-DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE-EVEN ONE ALCOHOLIC DRINK CAN REDUCE YOUR ABILITIES AND IMPAIR YOUR JUDGEMENT.
-BE PREPARED-TAKE A MAP,ATLAS OR GPS DEVICE; MAKE SURE YOUR SPARE TIRE IS INFLATED AND YOU KNOW HOW TO CHANGE IT; HAVE YOUR CAR SERVICED BEFORE HEADING OUT ; INCLUDE AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH WATER AND SNACKS IN CASE YOU'RE STRANDED FOR MORE THAN A FEW HOURS; REFUEL BEFORE YOUR GAS WARNING INDICATOR DISPLAYS.
-TURN DOWN THE MUSIC-HEARING SIRENS AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES IS AN IMPORTANT WARNING TO SLOW DOWN AND DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY- YOU MAY BE APPROACHING AN ACCIDENT SCENE.
- KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD AND HANDS ON THE WHEEL-EATING, LOOKING FOR CD'S AND DIGGING FOR THINGS IN THE FLOORBOARD OR BACK SEAT CAN LEAD TO TROUBLE.
-GET PLENTY OF REST-MAKE SURE YOU ARE WELL RESTED BEFORE GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL, ROTATE DRIVING DUTIES WITH OTHERS IN THE CAR TO AVOID BECOMING TOO SLEEPY OR DISTRACTED.
-TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS-STOP, GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE, AND STRETCH YOUR LEGS OFTEN.
-BE COURTEOUS-BECAUSE OF THE VOLUME OF VEHICLES ON THE ROAD, YOU ARE BOUND TO RUN INTO A FEW TRAFFIC JAMS, BE CUT OFF, OR BE FORCED TO STOP SHORT-REMAIN CALM AND COOURTEOUS-DON'T LET OTHER DRIVERS RUIN YOUR HOLIDAY.
TRAVEL SAFELY AND ENJOY YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
SHERIFF, MICHAEL NEAL
THREE SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED THIS WEEK IN MONROE COUNTY 1 FEMALE AND 2 MALES, ONE OF THE SUBJECTS WAS ARRESTED ON FEDERAL WARRANTS. DRUGS AND NARCOTICS WERE RECOVERED. THE SUBJECT ARRESTED ON FEDERAL WARRANT CHARGES, IS BEING HELD AT THE MONROE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER ON 5 COUNTS WHICH IS A CLASS Y FELONY AND A $500,000 CASH BOND ONLY.
THE SECOND OPERATION THAT TOOK PLACE IS A JOINT OPERATION OF MONROE, PRAIRIE AND ARKANSAS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT FIFTEEN DEPUTIES WERE INVOLVED. ITEMS RECOVERED WERE:
-TWO POLARIS SIDE BY SIDES
-SCORES OF HUNTING MATERIALS
THESE ITEMS STOLEN OUT OF ARKANSAS COUNTY AND RECOVERED IN MONROE COUNTY.
Terry Cruthis, one of our part time Auxiliary Deputies passed away this morning. He was a longtime member of the Monroe County Sheriff Department Family.
DTF AUCTION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19,2016 AT 10AM
THE AMERICAN LEGION HUT
110 NO MAIN ST.
CLARENDON, AR 72029
THERE WILL BE SEVERAL VEHICLES WHICH INCLUDES:
3. F 350 PICK UP TRUCK
4. CADILLAC SRX
AND SEVERAL OTHERS. SEE COMPLETE LIST OF VEHICLES ON THE DTF FACEBOOK PAGE.
Throughout this year, the national political scene has been full of intense debate and opinion regarding our country's economic, social, and defense policies. Regardless of your party affiliation, please share your voice in our democracy and be sure to vote.
The political discussions that will take place remind us that we live in a diverse community where we all enjoy the freedom of expression. it is a privilege for us to live in a country that encourages debate and differing opinions.
While our opinions vary greatly, we share many common goals. Living in a safe community and creating new and better opportunities for future generations are common goals that we can easily achieve by working together. Daily, our community residents come together-despite political differences-to help each other in times of distress and need.
Please contact my office if my staff and I can be of assistance.
Sheriff, Michael Neal
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with a full URL and a sample of the same alert with a short URL:
As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the Press Release title, in the above example) and a From address of Monroe Sheriff AR. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.
To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form or call us at 870-747-3811.
As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.
Sheriff Michael K. Neal
ANTONIO DIXON, 36, OF BRINKLEY, WHO WAS ARRESTED ON 3-1-15 AND CONVICTED ON 3-16-16 ON CHARGES OF RAPE AND POSSESION OF A WEAPON, WAS TRANSPORTED TO ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ON TUESDAY 3-29-16 BY THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO SERVE A SENTENCE OF 30 YEARS.