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Pine Bluff police looking for assault suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pine Bluff police need your help finding an aggravated assault suspect.

Ofc. Richard Wegner said they are looking for Joseph Markee "KeeKee" Gilbert. He is wanted for aggravated assault and a terrorist act that occurred March 30 at a home on Watson Road.

Gilbert could be driving three different vehicles:

  • Brown 1999 Buick Century 983 RKF
  • White Nissan 4-door 467 SNA
  • Gold or Brown 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis 906 OFN

Gilbert's last known address is 1209 Brentwood Drive in Pine Bluff.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Joseph Markee Gilbert please contact the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870)541-5300.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.

Pine Bluff liquor store burglarized

Pine Bluff liquor store burglarized

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – A Pine Bluff liquor store was burglarized overnight in March.

Ofc. Richard Wegner said the Brown Bag Liquor store was burglarized March 27. He said several suspects made entry though the roof and took several items in the store.

The store's surveillance system was able to record the crime and photos were taken of the suspects.

Anyone with information as to the identities of these suspects is asked to call the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or the Dispatch Center at 870-541-5300.

Update: Man arrested in Pine Bluff homicide

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – A Monday night shooting leaves one dead in Pine Bluff.

Ofc. Richard Wegner said that at 9:30 p.m. officers were called to a home on the 1700 block of S. Linden St. about shots fired. The resident of the home on S. Linden reported their home had been struck by bullets as well.

When officers arrived they found a young man lying in the carport. He was pronounced dead at the scene from possible gunshot wounds.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Corey Lee of Pine Bluff.

The investigation developed a suspect which led to the arrest of Emmanuel Foster, 28 of Pine Bluff. Wegner said that Foster was booked at 3:09 a.m. on a charge of first degree murder.

Motive is not available at this time.

Spring career fair set for April 3

Spring career fair set for April 3

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host the 2014 Spring Career Day and Teacher Education Fair Wednesday, April 3 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Complex. Organizations representing business, industry, government, graduate and professional schools, and school districts will be in attendance.  Current registered participants include:

Works of UAPB Art professor on view at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Works of UAPB Art professor on view at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAPB) –   Recycled and Repurposed tire treads are the artist medium for creating whimsy, imaginative and nostalgic sculptures.  Danny Campbell, a Dumas native and professor of art at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has more than 25 new works exhibited at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Campbell spends countless hours sifting through tire treads, automobile parts and other unique remnants found on Arkansas bi-ways and highways.  The materials gathered are not all usable and the process of using this material can be painstaking and difficult to manipulate, but Campbell lets the process unfold organically. 

Campbell’s life was almost claimed by a flying tire tread from an eighteen-wheeler striking the hood and window of his vehicle while he lived in Atlanta.  Although he was not injured, that moment had an everlasting effect on him and his art. 

Public Gun Auction held in Pine Bluff

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR – Saturday, March 22, 2014 – Jefferson County, Arkansas' tenth largest county played host to the largest public gun auction in the history of gun auctions in Jefferson County, Arkansas. The public gun auction site at the Pine Bluff Convention Center hosted by the South Central Arkansas Law Enforcement Society (S.C.A.L.E.S.) Gun Club in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Tri-County Drug Task Force reached $125,755.00 in combined sales. The auctioned netted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office $73,210.00 and the Tri-County Drug Task Force $55,545.00. The last public gun auction hosted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Tri-County Drug Task Force was in 2005 and only netted $15,957.00 with $12,632.00 of the proceeds going back to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office operating budget and the other $3,325.00 to the Tri-County Drug Task Force.