Clinton Jones, 37, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Raymond Wright, 21, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
2201 hours in the 500 block of W. Compress St. 1 vehicle (Animal)
1142 hours in the 900 block of S. Walnut St. 2 vehicle
1258 hours in the 900 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
(Super 1 Foods)
1317 hours in the 900 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
(Super 1 Foods)
1910 hours in the 200 block of W. 23
St. 1 vehicle (Animal)
2358 hours in the 900 block of W. 3rd St. (Paradise Quick Stop)
S – Juvenile, Female, 14, of Fulton, AR
The juvenile was charged with fleeing on foot.
2058 hours in the 800 block of N. Main St. (Gas Light)
S – Marilyn Gunter, 59, of Fulton, AR
Ms. Gunter was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit.
1849 hours in the 500 block of N. Hervey St. (Fred’s Dollar Store)
S – Robert Pearson, 57, of Hope, AR
Mr. Pearson was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, public intoxication, battery in the third degree, and obstructing government operations.
S – Robert Pearson, 57, of Hope, AR
Mr. Pearson was charged with theft of property. The original incident occurred on August 8
th, 2017 in the 900 block of N. Hervey St. (Super 1 Foods) at 1759 hours
Hempstead County Road 3 (Patmos Road) is scheduled to begin the next phase of construction on Monday, November 27, 2017. This work Zone is near the intersection Hempstead County 3 (Patmos Road) and HWY 355. It is approximately 8.5 miles South of HWY 29 South and Bill Clinton Bypass and approximately 1 mile from the intersection of HWY 355 and CR 3 (Patmos Road). Hempstead CR 3 (Patmos Road) will be closed at this location to thru traffic for the duration of this project. Please use alternate routes if possible and exercise extreme caution in construction zones. Hempstead County appreciates your cooperation and patience with this project.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jerry Johnson, 28, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Steve Rosilier, 38, of Hope, AR Failure to Appear
Kerrick Brown, 22, of Hope, AR Foreign Warrant
1520 hours in the 500 block of S. Hervey St. 2 vehicle
1613 hours in the 1600 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle (Private Property)
1633 hours in the 300 block of N. Hazel St. 2 vehicle
1420 hours in the 2000 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle
1809 hours in the 1400 block of N. Herman St. 2 vehicle (Hit and Run)
1336 hours in the 2300 block of N. Hervey St. 2 vehicle
1612 hours in the 300 block of E. 20
St. 1 vehicle
1021 hours in the 2000 block of W. Holiday Dr. (Super 8 Motel)
S – Candice Cooper, 32, of Hope, AR
Ms. Cooper was charged with theft of property.
0515 hours in the 1600 block of W. 5thSt.
S – Paul Brock, 35, of Hope, AR
Mr. Brock was arrested and charged with domestic battery in the third degree.
2111 hours in the 500 block of S. Laurel St.
S – Lester Moody, 67, of Hope, AR
Mr. Moody was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
1336 hours in the 2300 block of N. Hervey St.
S – David Karow, 50, of Forrest City, AR
Mr. Karow was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (drugs)
Due to Sewer Construction, North Spruce at Hickory in Hope will be down to one lane of traffice beginning Monday November 20th and continuing until Tuesday November 21st at 5pm. If there are problems or concerns phone 777-8655 and speak to public works director Larry York
On Monday November 13,2017 at 11:17 A.M. Deputy Keith Sullivan responded to a reported break in at a residence at 4643 Highway 29S. I arrived at 11:30 and met with the resident, and his wife.
Victim said that he came home from work around 9:45 A.M. and when he went to his bathroom he discovered a broken window. Victim said that he also found that his safe had been opened and $500 was missing. Victims wife also said that the jewelry items were missing from a jewelry box located in the same closet as the safe. Victims Wife said that she was the last on to leave the residence, and that she left at 7:30 A.M.
A door adjacent to the garage door was also found unlocked. Both victims said that the wife’s father, had stayed at their residence on November 1st through the 3rd, and was at the residence alone for several hours each day.
Victim said that he received an email on November 2nd from Capital 1 credit card company that his credit card was attempted to be used for a straight talk phone, he also said that the card had been in his bedroom night stand.
The incident is currently under investigation.
On November 13, 2017 at approximately 1310 hours, Deputy Malone was dispatched to the Hempstead County Sheriff's Office regarding Terroristic threatening.
Upon arrival he made contact with the victim who stated that he was at a rent house at 4473 Hempstead 3 working on it. He stated that his neighbor, who lives at 4483 Hempstead 3 came over to his rent house and was ranting and raving about several different things.
Victim stated that the neighbor was cussing a lot, the victim stated that he told the neighbor that he needed to get off of his property. Victim stated that the neighbor then became irate and began cussing at him and stated that he had a gun and knows how to use it.
Victim stated that a friend was at the residence with him during the incident and witnessed what the neighbor said. The victim’s friend stated that the neighbor became so irate he believed that he was going to go and get a firearm and use it on them.
The victim stated that he then escorted the neighbor to the property line. The victim stated that all he did was walk beside his neighbor and talk to him, and the neighbor then went back to his residence. And the victim and his friend left the residence.
Victim stated that he did not want to pursue charges against neighbor for Terroristic threatening. Instead the victim that he wanted the neighbor to be given a criminal trespass warning.
Deputy Malone then went to 4483 Hempstead 3 and made contact with the neighbor. Deputy Malone advised the neighbor that the victim did not want him back on the property. The neighbor advised that he understood.
On November 14, 2017 at approximately 1405 hours, dispatch advised Deputy Malone of a name and number regarding harassment in Fulton, Arkansas.
Upon making contact with the caller he stated that he received a phone call from a number out of Pakistan 393-937. Caller stated that he answered the call and the person started describing his wife, kids, house, animals, and his truck.
He stated that the person described when and what he took his wife for lunch, and where his kids went to school. Caller stated that all the information that the person told him was accurate. He stated that the person then told him that they were with ISIS and started telling him that there were going to be a lot of attacks on the U.S.A. before January 1, 2018.
Caller stated that they named cities where the attacks were going to happen such as New York, Los Angeles, Florida, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. He said that the person told him that the Anti-Fascist Group Antifa are their soldiers in America, and said that we need to enjoy our technology while we can because we would not have it after January 1st.
Caller stated that he had already contacted the FBI and gave them all the information he had. Deputy Malone attempted to contact the phone number that the caller provided 393-937. An automated voice recording stated that the number had been disconnected.
On November 14, 2017 at approximately 1509 hours, Deputy Malone was dispatched to 3581 Highway 355 South regarding an assault.
Upon arrival he made contact with the 45-year-old female victim who stated that she met her new boyfriend on an online dating site. She stated that she has known him for 6 days.
Victim stated that she has moved into the boyfriend’s camper with him at 3485 Highway 355 South. She stated that today her boyfriend got angry with her and said that she was lying to him. She stated when she asked him what she was lying about he stated everything and that she was saying he was lying also.
Victim stated that the suspect who was identified as William Rowe age 46 of Hope punched her on the right side of her face with his left hand then on the left side with his right, and again on the right side with his left and once more on the left side with his right fist.
Victim stated that Rowe hit her on the back of her head which created knots on the back of it. She stated that Rowe hit her with something on her right thigh. The victim stated that Rowe then dragged her by her feet down the stairs of the camper. She stated that she started screaming very loudly until Rowe stopped assaulting her, and she then left walking down Highway 355 South. She stated that Rowe left soon after in a red Chevrolet S10 Blazer type vehicle.
Deputy Malone observed that the victim had several bruises on the back of both of her arms. the bruises on the back of her arms appear old, but Katherine stated that they were made by William today. Deputy Malone observed that the victim had bruises on her right jaw. She had a bruise on her right forearm that was swollen. She had 3 bruises on the inside of her right forearm. A small bruise under her jaw on the left side on her face. A bruise on the back of her left shoulder. A scrape on the left side of her lower back, and a Bruise on her right thigh. I took pictures of these injuries and they will be attached to this report. I then went to 3485 Highway 355 South to see if William was home. He was not. I allowed Katherine to get her clothes from the camper, and then left the residence.
Deputy Row Discovered that William Rowe had a felony warrant with Hempstead County.
Deputy Malone was passing by Hope in Action 2 on Highway 67 West in the 2500 block, and observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that William was supposed to be driving. Malone then went to Hope in Action 2 and made contact with William Rowe.
Deputy Malone took William into custody for Domestic Battery 3rd degree 5-26-305, and advised dispatch to make sure the felony warrant was valid.
Deputy Malone then transported William to the HCDF and wrote him a citation for Domestic Battery 3rd degree 5-26-305 with a court date of December 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Deputy Malone also served William's felony warrant on him 29CR-16-207-2. William was then released to the custody of the on-duty jail staff for booking.
On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at approximately 2100 hours, Deputy Brown received a call from the police dispatcher in reference to a theft, located at 3498 Highway 174 S, in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Upon arrival he met with Robin Kidd who stated someone has stolen her tiller. Robin stated sometime over the weekend her red CRT 400 tiller was stolen from under her carport. She stated it was just noticed today, but over the weekend is when they were gone to ball games and stuff.
She stated the tiller cost approximately $700.00 and she bought it from Walmart. She did not have the serial number at this time, but will try to find it. She stated it was sitting right underneath her carport when it was taken She stated during the theft, there was a trash can that was knocked over at the side of the residence leaving the carport.
Impersonation of Police Officer
On November 14, 2017 at approximately 0956 hours, dispatch advised Deputy Malone of a name and number regarding someone impersonating a police officer.
Upon making contact with the 25-year-old female victim she stated that she was traveling East on Highway 73 East at approximately 1810 hours on November 13, 2017. Victim stated that she passed Hempstead 105 and saw a white Crown Victoria parked on Hempstead 105 facing Highway 73 East.
The victim stated that the vehicle pulled out behind her and activated blue lights. Victim stated that she pulled her vehicle to the side of the road and a younger white male subject came to her window of her vehicle, and told her "Ma'am you know you're supposed to turn your blinker on when going around a curve.
Victim stated that he then asked for her driver's license. Victim stated that she gave the male subject her old driver's license, and the male subject went back to his vehicle for approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Victim stated that the male subject then came back to her window and gave her license back and stated that he was giving her a verbal warning.
Victim stated that the male subject has dark hair, average height, and had a black jacket on with a spot for a name tag. Victim stated that he did not have a name tag on but did have a gold pin on his jacket. Victim stated that she did not see a badge She stated that she has never seen the male subject before, and that he did not act like he knew what he was doing. Victim stated that the vehicle the male subject was driving is a white Crown Victoria that has a spot light, and the only blue lights on the vehicle was a strip of blue lights at the top of his windshield.
The incident remains under investigation.
On November 14, 2017 at approximately 0910 hours, Dispatch advised Deputy Malone of a name and number regarding harassment.
Upon Making contact with the 28-year-old victim by phone she stated that a man named, with whom she had a relationship who lives at on County Road 14 has been harassing her.
Victim stated that she had a sexual relationship with the man two time’s during the summer of 2017. Victim stated that the man contacted her on Snap Chat and told her that he had a video of them having sex, and has showed it to his brother.
Victim stated that she and the man got into an argument on Snap Chat, Victim stated that she does not know if he actually does have a video or not. She stated that she has a fiancé now and man is mad because she will not come to see him. The victim stated that she has blocked the man on Snap Chat, and he has not contacted her since.
When asking the victim if she wished to press charges against the man for Unlawful Distribution of Sexual Images or Recordings 5-26-314. The victim asked if she would have to go to court. Deputy Malone advised her that she would. The victim then asked if her fiancé would find out about the incident. Deputy Malone advised her that he was unsure if he would.
The victim then advised Deputy Malone that she might have messed up by calling the Sheriff's Office, and stated that she did not wish to file a report and that she was just going to change her phone number and block the man from all of her social media.
Forgery/ Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
On Tuesday November 14,2017 Deputy Sullivan was at Foster Farms at 383 Highway 174 N at about 7:45 A.M., for the purpose of arresting Amy R. Creek for the offense of forgery. Deputy Kyle Malone was assisting with the arrest.
While handcuffing the suspect, Amy Creek, she had her hand in her right front coat pocket. I told her to remove her hand from the pocket. She refused and Deputy Sullivan removed her hand from the pocket. She was holding a glass methamphetamine pipe in her hand and the pipe was partially wrapped in a paper towel. Amy Creek eventually dropped the pipe on the ground and it broke into several pieces.
Deputy Sullivan handcuffed Amy Creek, and checked in her coat pockets for other evidence. Deputy Malone recovered the broken pipe and placed it in an evidence bag. Deputy Sullivan located 3 cigarette boxes in her left coat pocket, one of the boxes contained several cotton swabs. Creek was arrested for drug paraphernalia as well as the forgery charge. Creek was transported to the HCDF to await a first appearance.
At approximately 1340 hours on November 15, 2017 Deputy Barnhill was dispatched to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office in reference to harassing communication.
Upon arrival she made contact with a 31-year-old female who stated that her ex-boyfriend, has been texting and calling her and she wanted him to leave her alone. Deputy Barnhill asked the victim several times if she could give me specific things he has said and she was unable to.
She stated that she feels like she is in danger because her ex-boyfriend is unstable. She stated that she really just wants him to leave her alone. Deputy Barnhill advised the 31-year-old victim on how to get an order of protection against her ex-boyfriend. She stated that she understood and would get one as soon as possible
The Hope School Board met Tuesday November 14th for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was a week early after the board voted last month to meet the week before Thanksgiving.
School Improvement Specialist Carla Narlesky presented a " 45 day report" , a new format for school improvement. Narlesky said school attendance at all campuses are in the 90% range
Narlesky also detailed how the district is "digging into data" to determine why students who aren't passing are having problems. She also noted the new format will contain interim assessments and principal's narratives.
The Robotics team was at the meeting and Mr. Hart said the team had just had their best showing at UALR.. Their advisor, Mrs. Knight, noted the team has 30 members now which is up from 20 last year. Two team members gave details on the competition. The team won the 'it's alive" award and placed 5th in the semi-finals, just missing the finals. Mrs. Knight noted the team will go to another competition on March 8th.
Mr. Hart noted the Hope Schools as well as Blevins, Spring Hill,and Garrett Memorial are working together to form a Hempstead County Educators Hall of Fame. Mr. Hart noted his will be part of the Bicentennial Celebration.
Mr. Hart noted in his report enrollment is down a little this month at 2,363 students. He also showed the board a "report to the public" that the district has prepared and noted a similar report will be prepared in the spring.
The board looked at a "Dean of Students" job description. Mr. Hart noted the personnel policies committee had suggested the job be increased to a 209 day contract but Mr. Hart said he couldn't recommend increasing the contract from 190 to 209 days. The board took no action.
Mr. Hart noted the district will hear from possible bidders on Wednesday on a pre-bid conference on privatization of the district janitorial services. Final bids are due December 7th. Mr. Hart said he expects possibly six bids.
The board looked at the list of the fleet of buses. The district carries 43 buses and that's too many. Mr. Hart says they hope to have a plan after the first of the year on replacing district buses in a timely manner. Mr. Hart says the ideal number of buses Hope should have is around 35. Maurice Henry noted most of the buses the district gets rid of sell for $300 to $500. Some of these are still running.
The board discussed a "request for proposals" on food service. He noted they had a "sampling" day from some food vendors.
The board looked at a proposed 2018/2019 Hope Academy of Public Service application. No action was taken.
The board looked at a request from Harold Massey and "Unity In Action" to rent a school auditorium. The board approved that application.
Personnel matters closed out the meeting.
A favorite southern rock band will headline the Ark-La-Tex Outdoor Expo on Friday, February 2, 2018. After more than three decades together, 38 Special will bring their signatureblast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities in a year, including Hope, Ark., by performing at Hempstead Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Hope. Concert-goers will be amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance. Their many Gold and Platinum Album Awards stand in testament to the endurance of the legendary powerhouse. With album sales in excess of 20 million, the band is mostly associated with their arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold On Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Chain Lightnin'," "Second Chance," "Teacher Teacher" and others. The Ark-La-Tex Outdoor Expo will feature over twenty vendor booths and educational exhibits of interest to all outdoorsmen. Participating vendors will have boats, all-terrain vehicles, tractors, duck and turkey calls, cabin lamps, leather goods, fishing lures, archery equipment, knives, lawn mowers, and even jewelry for those who enjoy the great outdoors. “This will be our second Expo and we look forward to over twenty vendors with a great variety of merchandise,” said Dolly Henley, director of Hempstead Hall. “I feel that this Expo isa good fit for our area because we have so many people in the ARK-LA-TEX who enjoy the outdoors. Hempstead Hall will be the place to be in early February if you are looking for a new boat, tractor, lawn mower, or atv, or if you just need to upgrade your hunting, fishing or camping supplies.”
Tickets for the 38 Special concert are on sale now at hempsteadhall.com. Tickets range from $20 - $75 and include admission to the Ark-La-Tex Outdoor Expo for February 2 and 3. Admission to only the Ark-La-Tex Expo is just $3.00.
The Hope Kiwanis Club held their annual "Salute to Law Enforcement and Public officials" on Tuesday November 14th. Law enforcement officials pictured include Sergeant Eric Green, Lt. Jimmy Courtney, and Sgt. Jesus Coronado all of the Hope police. Officers Charlie Featherston and Jennifer Ghormley attended but were called out before the program ended. Prosecutor Christi McQueen brought along Deputy Prosecutor Ryan Minney and Deputy Prosecutor Matt Ford. Other public officials out for the program included Hope Vice-Mayor Don Still, City Board member Dr. Trevor Coffee, District 3 State Representative Danny Watson, County Judge Haskell Morse, and Oakhaven Mayor Troy Lerew. The club enjoyed having all the guests!