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May 2018 Archives

You were arrested, but did the officer have legal reason?

The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution gives you certain rights that police must protect even if they suspect you of a crime. Before a police officer can take you into custody, they have to have a reason to do so. Officers here in Little Rock or anywhere else in the country can't just arrest someone.

Arkansas man accused of violent crimes

A bizarre incident in North Little Rock has led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man, according to local sources. Arkansas police say they were called to a Subway sandwich chain after a former employee got into an altercation with sandwich artists behind the counter. The man has been charged with several violent crimes, including aggravated assault and battery in the third degree.

Man charged with violent crimes in Arkansas

A Leola man has been arrested following allegations that he drew a weapon and fired it at his girlfriend. Arkansas police arrested the man early in the morning of May 19 and has been charged with felony assault. As with many people accused of committing violent crimes, the man is being held in a county jail in lieu of $2,500 bond pending further proceedings.

Is the evidence prosecutors claim to have against you admissible?

You were driving along an Arkansas roadway when a police officer came up behind your vehicle with flashing patrol lights, signaling you to pull over. You complied, and then events unfolded that landed you in jail on suspicion of possession of illegal drugs. The officer made the arrest after searching the car you were driving. Perhaps you're facing drug charges but your circumstances involved a home search, not a vehicle search.

Arkansas man arrested ahead of potentially violent crimes

A man in Pulaski County has been arrested following a joint investigation by local and state police as well as the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Arkansas man is believed to have been planning a series of violent crimes, which authorities say led him to construct over a dozen homemade explosives. The man now faces 16 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. If he is found guilty, he could face serious jail time.

White collar crimes: Councilman accused of illegal gambling

A city councillor in Brinkley has been charged with a class D felony recently for allegedly operating a gambling establishment. Arkansas authorities presented the councillor with an arrest warrant on May 3. As is the case with many white collar crimes, the official was released on his own recognizance, but he was set to return to a county circuit court on May 6 for his first appearance.

Arkansas man accused of violent crimes

An Arkansas man from Madison County has been accused of threatening to kill another man at gunpoint. The sheriff's office in Van Buren detailed the violent crimes charges the man faces, including aggravated assault and several other felony charges. If the man is found guilty, he could face years in prison.

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