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Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Distracted driving is a big concern to a Central Arkansas Traffic Enforcement Group.

To reduce the number of fatal crashes, the Central Arkansas Group has been conducting a distracted driving mobilization that started on September 22 and ends on Tuesday.

They're using marked and unmarked cars to identify drivers guilty of distracted driving and will issue them a violation citation. Arkansas State Police says so far they've given out 11 citations.


641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Around the state, law enforcement agencies are taking part in National Drug Take Back Day.

The NDTBD event provides the opportunity for people to clear out their medicine cabinets and get those prescription drugs disposed of properly.

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pulaski County man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple charges after leading deputies on a manhunt this weekend.

25-year-old Jesse Herring pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing and fleeing for his arrest this weekend.

He was already wanted on charges including failure to register as a sex offender and parole violations.

Herring was arrested Sunday morning after police tracked him down at a vacant home on Pike Avenue.

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Update: Fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office warns of a scammer posing as one of their employees.

Lt. Carl Minden said someone claiming to be "Lt. Ron Davis" with the Sheriff's Office contacted someone in the county and said he had two outstanding warrants and if he didn't pay $580 he would be arrested.

The victim told the scammer he didn't have the money, but the scammer told him he would provide him with a card he can put the money on to take care of the issue.

The victim as well as a sheriff's deputy called the number of "Lt. Ron Davis" and there was a message claiming they had reached the Sheriff's Office.

Minden says there is no one by the name of Lt. Ron Davis that works with the Sheriff's Office.

Deputy tased during suspect arrest

Deputy tased during suspect arrest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A deputy was injured during the attempted arrest of an assault suspect in Pulaski County.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Marcus Venson had repeatedly harassed someone, and then allegedly drove by the victim's home and pointed a gun at them.

Deputies found Venson in a vehicle and attempted to pull him over, but after a short pursuit, deputies managed to spike the suspect vehicle's tires and safely end the chase.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, Venson was "drive-stunned" by a deputy with a taser. Minden said in an email, "A drive stun does not involve deployment of the taser cartridge probes and is a pain compliance tactic. Neuromuscular Incapacitation (NMI) will not result from a drive stun application."

NLRPD arrest 2 members of Florida Felony Lane Gang

NLRPD arrest 2 members of Florida Felony Lane Gang


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – North Little Rock police say they have arrested two members of the Florida Felony Lane Gang.

Ofc. Shana Cobbs said Monday afternoon just before 3 p.m. police were involved in a vehicle pursuit with two members of the gang.

A witness saw the suspects breaking into vehicles at Wild River Country and called 911. Police pursued the suspects in a chase that ended in a one-vehicle accident on Forts Roots Drive.

The two suspects in the vehicle were identified as Everol Blake and Cinel Geffrard. Initially, Geffrard gave a fake name, but they were identified through a facial recognition program being used by the Polk County Sheriff's Department in Florida.

Both are being held on no bond.


Toxicology report released in I-440 accident from March

Toxicology report released in I-440 accident from March

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- An update became available on Thursday about a deadly 18-wheeler accident that happened on I-440 in March.

Police say the accident was caused by the driver of a Chevy Impala who reversed down the interstate.

At the request of a THV viewer, we checked on this case and made contact with the family of Terry Harrell, the truck driver who died in that fiery crash.

The family revealed that the toxicology report for the driver of that Chevy Impala indicates that she was nearly 3-times the legal limit for alcohol, tested positive for marijuana and had Xanax in her system at the time of the crash.

THV was unable to get an update from prosecutors on possible charges.

However, the family of Terry Harrell says that a request has been made to go forward with manslaughter charges against the driver who reversed down the interstate.