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Pine Bluff police searching for Valero robbery suspect

Pine Bluff police searching for Valero robbery suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff police are still attempting to locate James Dixson III for the aggravated robbery of a Valero gas station at 3000 E. Harding in Pine Bluff. 

Dixson, 34, is standing at 5'9" tall and goes by the nickname of 'Husain'. He is considered by police as armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information concerning the location of Mr. Dixson is asked to contact the police dispatch at (870) 543-5111 or the detective division at (870) 730-2090.  

Collapsed buildings cause Pine Bluff business owners to consider relocation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - "Depressing," that is how Robert English describes the current state of downtown Pine Bluff. He continued, "It's getting worse." English runs Mid South Music Company on Main Street. He said, "What's happened already in this area is going to happen to this building eventually."

It is a fearful reality sinking in for many downtown business owners. One woman stopped by saying, "We need to get this cleaned up. If you could come, I've signed up to speak tonight."

She encouraged English to attend Monday night's city council meeting to voice his want for something to be done about the mess sitting on Main Street.

Man impersonates a deputy in Jefferson Co., demands money

ALTHHEIMER, Ark. (KTHV)- Jefferson County deputies are on the lookout for a man they say is pretending to be a cop, puling people over and reportedly demanding money.

Thursday evening, a man, who doesn't want to be identified, said someone impersonating a sheriff's deputy pulled him over on his way home from work. The victim was stopped on US- 63 near Altheimer. The impersonator was driving a Ford Crown Victoria, that was marked like a deputy vehicle.

When the impersonator pulled the man over, he only asked for his driver's license. The man said he thought something was off, when he did not ask for his registration. "He told me that if I gave him $100 he wouldn't search my vehicle, and I looked at him and I went off on him." He called his wife and the impersonator took off.

Pine Bluff man wanted for 1st Degree Battery

Pine Bluff man wanted for 1st Degree Battery

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Xavier Roaf, 20, is wanted by Pine Bluff police for first degree battery that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 2305 West 32nd Street.

Reports state that the incident began as a verbal altercation between the victim and Roaf. When the victim attempted to walk away, Roaf pulled out a revolver pistol and fired at him several times. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left side of his back and was transported to a local hospital. 

Roaf's last known address is at the apartments off 1105 East 26th Street. According to police, Roaf is carrying a handgun and should be considered as armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing white pants.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Roaf can call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870)541-5300.  

Pine Bluff police searching for burglary suspect

Pine Bluff police searching for burglary suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff police are searching for a man wanted for burglary on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at an apartment off 4418 Union. 

Police warn that Herve Turner, 21, should be considered armed and dangerous. His last known address is 1601 S. Nebraska in Pine Bluff.

For the full police report of the incident, click here

Snow sweeps through Pine Bluff

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - One of the areas that saw plenty of snowfall Wednesday was Jefferson County.

Starting out the morning, many residents in Jefferson County saw nothing but slush and sleet, but at closer to 11 a.m. snow began to build. Some residents saw at least six inches of snow.

THV11's Dan Grossman spoke with several people in the area on how they are handling this round of winter weather.


Arkansas Guard prepares teams to assist state police on highways

Arkansas Guard prepares teams to assist state police on highways

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas National Guard) - The Arkansas National Guard on Wednesday again answered the call to support the Arkansas State Police with teams of Guardsmen at area troop headquarters across South Arkansas.

As winter storm Remus began dumping significant snowfall on a majority of the southern half of the state the Arkansas National Guard received a tasking from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for several teams to assist the Arkansas State Police with transportation and possible assistance to stranded motorists along the highways.

The support missions were assigned to elements of the Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.  Currently the Guard has three teams standing by to provide assistance.  The teams are made up of two HMMWVs and four Soldiers at each location working 12-hour shifts with the troopers.  Missions thus far total 14 Guard members and six vehicles.