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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.

Cabot, Jacksonville police join up to take down Valero robbery suspect

Cabot, Jacksonville police join up to take down Valero robbery suspect

From the Cabot Police Department:

On March 21, 2012, The Cabot Police Department, with the help of the Jacksonville Police Department, has arrested Raymond Leon Tucker in connection with the armed robbery that occurred on 03/20/2012 at the Valero Gas Station in Cabot.

Cabot Police Department Detectives received a call from Jacksonville Detectives late Tuesday evening. Jacksonville Detectives had arrested an individual for a crime that occurred in their city. The individual that they had arrested was a close match to the suspect that had committed the armed robbery at the Valero gas station in Cabot.

On March 21, 2012, Cabot Police Department Detectives interviewed the individual, Raymond Leon Tucker, at the Jacksonville Police Department. After the interview, Mr. Tucker was arrested by the Cabot Police Department Detectives for the charges of Aggravated Robbery, a class Y Felony; and Theft of Property, a class A Misdemeanor.

What to do if your home is burglarized

What to do if your home is burglarized

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- You may think of residential burglary as some that happens to "someone else" -- until it happens to you.

It can happen whether you're at home or away. Hopefully it won't happen to you, but if it does, do you know what to do? The Garland County Sheriff's Department has the following advice in the event your home becomes a statistic.

  • Call police if you see anything suspicious.
  • Leave immediately if you see your home has been burglarized (the burglar may still be there).
  • Do not touch anything until police have secured your home.
  • If you wake up and find a burglar in your room, pretend to be asleep until it is safe.
  • If you see any strange or suspicious activity, call the appropriate agency immediately!
  • Do not hesitate to call.

Burglary prevention tips

Burglary prevention tips

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lots of people travel this time of year, leaving their homes vulnerable to thieves. How can you keep from becoming a victim?

According to the Garland County Sheriff's Department, the key is to make your home look occupied even if no one is home. They offer the following tips to discourage would-be robbers from making off with your valuables.

  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day. When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime.
  • Leave a radio on an all-talk show station and a little louder than normal. The conversation might lead an offender to believe the home is occupied.
  • Close bedroom drapes or blinds.

State police ask help identifying suspect

State police ask help identifying suspect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the individual in the attached photo.

She is believed to be responsible for stealing checks out of the mailboxes of several residences and cashing them. According to a report filed with the Sheriff's Office, she is also suspected of identity theft and forgery.

Anyone that has information can contact the Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or the Central Arkansas Crime Stoppers tip line at 501-340-TIPS (8477).

(Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Department)

Protect your car from theives

Protect your car from theives

Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Dept.

State high court to consider appeal in toddler death

State high court to consider appeal in toddler death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Alex Blueford will have his day in court when the Arkansas Supreme Court considers his appeal for the 2008 death of a toddler.

You may recall Blueford was arrested in Texas in 2008 and tried in 2009 for the murder of Matthew Jermaine McFadden.

The jury failed to reach a verdict in the original trial.

The Supreme Court could hear the case early next year.