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Jefferson Co. jail detainees riot resulting in thousands in property damage

Jefferson Co. jail detainees riot resulting in thousands in property damage

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – According the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Special Response Team (SRT) responded after inmates at the Jefferson County Jail rioted causing several thousand dollars in damage on Wednesday night.

According to Major Lafayette Woods, Jr., over 80 detainees rioted after jail security staff tightened security and restricted privileges for the inmates.

Suspect behind 6th Pine Bluff homicide arrested

Suspect behind 6th Pine Bluff homicide arrested

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The suspect behind the murder of Kevin Lampkin was taken into custody Friday. 

Lampkin was found dead in a Mercury Grand Marquis on Saturday, July 25. The death was recorded as the sixth homicide in Pine Bluff for 2015. 

Pine Bluff man found dead in car identified

Jermaine Markist Bailey, 22, was declared the prime suspect Wednesday morning, and his information was sent out to every law enforcement agency in Arkansas. Shortly after, Bailey was arrested for the murder during a traffic stop in Little Rock. 

 

Pine Bluff searching for man wanted for multiple felonies

Pine Bluff searching for man wanted for multiple felonies

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (PBPD) - The Detective Division of the Pine Bluff Police Department is asking the public for help in locating an individual who is wanted for multiple felonies. 

     Raymond Nelson Jr. is a 50-year-old black male who is about 5'11" in height.  He is known to drive a black Ford F-150 with a Harley Davidson decal in the back glass.

     Mr. Nelson is wanted on the following charges; Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Theft of Property.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information regarding Mr. Nelson’s locating is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or our dispatch center at 870-541-5300.  Information can also be shared through our social media outlets listed below. 

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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Pine Bluff police searching for gas station car thief

Pine Bluff police searching for gas station car thief

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pine Bluff Police Department is searching for locating a man responsible for a stolen vehicle at a local gas station on Sunday, March 15.

The incident occurred at the 2500 block of Cherry St at about 6:18 p.m.

According to police, the victim stopped at a gas pump and went inside the establishment. However, when he returned, his vehicle was gone.

Pine Bluff police investigating homicide at Plaza Hotel

Pine Bluff police investigating homicide at Plaza Hotel

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Officers responded to a homicide around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning at Plaza Hotel located at #2 Convention Center Drive.

When police arrived at the hotel, they found a man lying on the ground with possible gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as 32-year-old Christopher Pridgeon, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Eric Belcher. 

According to officials, details are still being developed at this time, and no suspects have been identified.

If you have any information regarding the death of Pridgeon, you are urged to contact the detective division at (870) 730-2090. 

PBPD searching for man supected to be armed, dangerous

PBPD searching for man supected to be armed, dangerous

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man considered armed and dangerous.

According to a post from the department's Facebook page, police are currently trying to find Tamarcus Tarshay McMiller, who is wanted for aggravated assault on a member of his household.

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