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JCSO, AT&T promoting 'Don't Text While Driving' campaign

JCSO, AT&T promoting 'Don't Text While Driving' campaign

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (JCSO/ATT) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is very proud to announce its partnership with AT&T to bring awareness to and promote the “Don’t Text While Driving” Campaign and AT&T’s “It Can Wait” texting and driving campaign.  The purpose of the two campaigns that seem to mirror each other is to focus on educating the public, especially teens on the dangers of texting and driving.     

Police offer reward for murder suspect

Police offer reward for murder suspect

On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:24 pm, Michael R. Mallett Jr., 31, of Pine Bluff was found shot inside a vehicle parked at a home in the 2600 block of Cockrill Street.

The PBPD Detective Division is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the homicide. Anyone with information should call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through our website at www.pbpd.org or through our Facebook page. To text your anonymous tip to Detectives, text to CRIMES then put “PBPD” with your message.

Police seek robbery suspect

Police seek robbery suspect

From a Pine Bluff Police Department press release:

On 08/17/2012 at 08:10pm officers were dispatched to the Hazel Street Food Mart, 2201 West 17th Avenue. The clerk said that the suspect entered the store and stole a 30 pack of beer. The clerk chased the suspect and the suspect pointed a firearm at the clerk. The clerk then stopped pursuing the suspect. The suspect was described as a tall black male who had on a baseball hat with an “A” turned backwards, a large white t-shirt, dark shorts, white socks and white shoes. The suspect is wanted for Aggravated Robbery and Theft. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Governor intends to pardon Pine Bluff woman

Governor intends to pardon Pine Bluff 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.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office introduces smartphone app

Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office introduces smartphone app


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson proudly announces that his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download for users and is currently available only for Android smart devices. However, the mobile app a release date for iPhone device users is scheduled to be released very soon.

Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information, plus lists of non-custodial parents and most-wanted criminals. The sheriff’s office will also be able to send news and alerts directly to users’ smartphone – notifying them about anything from bank robberies and missing persons to escapes, weather warnings and more.

“The most beneficial and significant feature of this app is that it lets us get important information right to people’s fingertips,” said Sheriff Robinson.

New employment firm helps offenders, local businesses

New employment firm helps offenders, local businesses

Terry Williams has a love for former prison inmates. She believes in them so much that, in an economy that is less than robust, she just launched an employment firm – Little Rock-based Ramoth, Inc. – to help recently released Arkansas and Louisiana inmates find jobs.

Though it’s a unique concept, Williams said she doesn’t consider it a risk.

That’s because when it comes to ex-inmates, Williams is an expert. The daughter of a police officer and wife of the City of Maumelle, Ark.’s police chief, she has decades of experience working as the director of faith-based halfway houses for federal inmates called City of Faith. Based in Louisiana and Little Rock, Williams’ programs have put thousands of former federal prisoners to work – successfully.  Now she is hoping to help state-level offenders find jobs.