It is with heavy heart, Searcy County Sheriff Joey Pruitt announces the passing of Reserve Deputy Vardry "Red" McElroy. Red always had a smile for those he met and will be greatly missed by all of us at the department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
Services for Red will be Sunday March 25, 2018 @ 2pm @ Roller-Coffman Funeral home in Marshall
On February 27, 2018 the Searcy County Sheriff's Department received a report of a shooting incident involving 26 year old Marshall resident, Jessica Thornton, off of Integrity Road, in Searcy County. The initial call reported the incident to be a self inflicted gunshot. After arriving on scene the SCSO asked for assistance of the Arkansas State Police. During the joint investigation by the Searcy County Sheriff's Department and the Arkansas State Police, evidence was collected and numerous interviews were conducted.
On March 1, 2018 a warrant was obtained for the arrest of 30 year old Matthew Armstrong for Murder in the first degree. Armstrong was arrested and is being held, in the Searcy County Detention Center, on a $150,000.00 bond, awaiting court appearance.
AS OF 11/21/17 SEARCY COUNTY IS UNDER A BURN BAN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE DO NOT BURN AT THIS TIME
Every child loves Halloween! It's the perfect time to dress up as your favorite super hero or scary ghoul and gather as much candy as your little arms can carry. We would like to remind parents that while, fun and candy are the main goals, safety is also important. Below you will find some tips that will hopefully keep everyone safe this Halloween:
1. Take a photo of your children, it's not only good for blowing up Facebook feeds, its also perfect just in case an emergency arises.
2. Make sure your child's costume is safe. Is the fabric flame retardant? Does the mask they are wearing have proper opening around the eyes, mouth and nose and can they walk in it easily without tripping?
3. If you are headed out with a group make sure there is a buddy system in place, it's easy for a small child to get left behind or caught up in a mix of other children.
4. How many times have we all wished we had Little Johnny's mothers number in our phone? Please make sure if your children are trick or treating with someone else, you have an adult's number in your phone.
5. Check the candy bag! Stay away from homemade treats, unsealed/opened candy. Get rid of those immediately.
Enjoy your Halloween and Be Safe!
The Searcy County Sheriff's Department would like to sincerely thank each and every individual who came to the class that was offered Tuesday night and we look forward to hosting more classes in the future. A very special Thank You to DEA-TFO Lee Freeman and DEA Special Agent Scott Cunningham, Johnny Sowell from the 20th Judicial District Drug Task Force and Carol Crews from the 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office. We appreciate the time each of you gave to answer questions and listen to the input of the citizen's of Searcy County.
Drug Enforcement Agents from Little Rock will be conducting a Methamphetamine Awareness Class on October 17, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Library in Marshall, Arkansas.This is a class that is open to everyone in the community.
This class is being held with the intent of making the community aware of the signs of methamphetamine use and and how to recognize Meth paraphernalia and how to properly report suspected drug activity. Please join us in our effort to combat the use of meth in our county.
AS OF 9-29-2017 SEARCY COUNTY IS UNDER A BURN BAN. WE ASK THAT EVERYONE PLEASE REFRAIN FROM BURNING ANYTHING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Sheriff's Department has received multiple phone calls reporting what seems to be a scam. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement official from another agency in the state threatening to issue a warrant for your arrest if you do not a total "bond" amount, PLEASE CALL THE SEARCY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT so that we can verify that for you. As always our office takes calls 24/7 at 870-448-2340 Thank You.
In addition we have gotten calls regarding someone who claims to be from Publisher's Clearing House, requesting payment in return for a receipt you mail in to get your money, please do not give out any information regarding your bank account, or social security number and PLEASE DO NOT MEET ANYONE IN PERSON ANYWHERE!