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Local Radio Station Website Remembers Texarkana Area Fallen Police Officers – logo from website

Anna Pink, an on-air personality and writer, for 103.9 and 98.5 Pig Radio has spent the last week recognizing Texarkana area fallen officers. You may have noticed some great online news sites around Texarkana. The Texarkana Gazette has one, there’s also the outstanding Texarkana Today, and naturally, there is this wonderful publication, the Four States News. In recent years though, radio stations and others around the area have also jumped on board with the online news. For most its an avenue to get the news out, obtain some support through advertising, and serve the community. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Police Department’s K9 Kashko Has Received Donation of Body Armor

Texarkana Arkansas Police

Texarkana Police Department’s K9 Kashko has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Gabo, Jonesboro, AR EOW 1/16/20”. Texarkana Police Department’s Lt. White was attending training in Jonesboro, AR on December 11, 2018, when K9 Gabo was deployed on a high-risk encounter. K9 Gabo was shot multiple times during that encounter but survived thanks to the ballistic vest he was wearing. At this time, Lt. White became aware of the organization’s Vested Interest in K9s and applied for a vest for Texarkana’s K9 Kashko. Texarkana Police Department is proud to honor K9 Gabo’s service to law enforcement on K9 Kashko’s vest. Continue Reading →

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Reward Offered for Information on Suspect Accused of Shooting at Waco, TX Police Officer

National Police Association

The National Police Association is announcing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individuals responsible for opening fire on a Waco, TX Police Officer on April 14, 2020, shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Waco police responded to a disturbance with shots fired at the Estella Maxey Place apartments, 1809 J.J. Flewellen Road. When the first officers arrived, gunshots were heard near the intersection of Abbott and Delano streets. As the crowd dispersed one group, including a suspected shooter, left in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a black Jeep. An officer in the area spotted the suspect vehicle in the 1800 block of South Old Dallas Road. Someone in the suspect vehicle produced a weapon and discharged at least one round at the officer, striking the patrol unit. Continue Reading →

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Fatal Shooting in Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana Arkansas Police

Texarkana, AR-On Monday, April 27, 2020, at 8:30 pm, Texarkana Arkansas Police responded to the 600 Block of Price Lane, Park Ridge Apartments, in reference to a shooting.  Upon arrival officers located Courtland Luckey, 40yoa, inside the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers rendered first aid to Courtland but later died from his injuries on the scene. Initial investigation revealed Courtland parked his vehicle away from the apartment complex and walked up to the residence.  Courtland then forced his way inside the residence and began physically assaulting his estranged wife, Tynisha Luckey, and a male (48yoa) while using a bladed weapon.  Tynisha retrieved a firearm shooting Courtland multiple times.  The male was transported by Lifenet to Wadley for severe injuries sustained by Courtland prior to the shooting.  There were 2 children inside the residence during the incident who were uninjured. Once this investigation is complete the case file will be presented to the prosecutor’s office to determine what charges, if any, will be filed
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Death of Suspect in Bowie County Custody

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On April 13, 2020 around 3:06 AM, Bowie County Deputies Zach Kennington and Lieutenant Curtis Cole were dispatched to a prowler in the 300 block of County Road 2002 New Boston, Texas. This call was changed to a disturbance while the deputies were still on the way to this call and the suspect was named as Michael Haywood. When Deputy Kennington arrived, he spoke with the reporting person who informed him that the suspect had been offered a ride home but he had refused the offer. The reporting person also told Deputy Kennington that Mr. Haywood had been consuming alcohol and suffers from mental illness. Deputy Kennington spoke with Mr. Haywood who agreed to accept a ride home from him. Continue Reading →

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ATM Burglary – Red River Federal Credit Union, 2345 Trinity Blvd

Texarkana Arkansas Police

Friday morning, April 10, 2020, at about 4:52am Officer Michael Bryan was dispatched to an ATM alarm at Red River Federal Credit Union, 2345 Trinity Blvd., Texarkana, AR. When officer Bryan arrived at the credit union he observed a truck chained to the ATM and two black males hammering and prying on the ATM machine, both men were wearing hoodies and both took off running into the Woodline neighborhood upon Officer Bryan’s presence. Officer Bryan chased the two males on foot until he was able to pen them down in the backyard of a residence on Ramblewood. While searching one of two yards they were penned down in, Officer Bryan and Officer Robert Derrick located discarded clothing, a mask and a glove. When a shed door was opened in this back yard both suspects were found inside embracing one another. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Investigates Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

On 2-27-2020 (approximately 8:22 pm), the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wadley Hospital in reference to a shooting that had just occurred. The victim advised that he was being followed while driving in the Nash TX area and pulled over in the 9100 Block of West New Boston Road. The victim alleged that the driver of the suspect vehicle then fired numerous shots at him, striking him once in the arm. The victim then drove himself to Wadley Hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The victim identified the shooter to law enforcement and stated that he and the suspect were involved in a business dispute. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas Homicide Investigation

Texarkana Arkansas Police

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at approximately 8:55pm,
Texarkana Arkansas Police were called to the 1200 block of Linden Street in
reference to a shooting and possible home invasion. When officers arrived, they
located a male subject who was deceased having succumbed to an apparent gunshot
wound. The Texarkana Arkansas Criminal Investigation Division
is investigating the death as a homicide and are currently following leads.  

The victim in the shooting is identified as Devonta
Biddle, 24 years of age. Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana
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Bi-State Task Force Makes Arrest

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at approximately 9:00 am, members of the Bi-State/8th
South Narcotics Task Force, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, Miller County
Sheriff’s Office, Lewisville Police Department and Arkansas State Police executed
a search warrant at a residence located in the 200 block of W 2nd
St, Lewisville, Arkansas. During the search, Investigators located
methamphetamine, ecstasy, morphine, hydrocodone and two firearms. Montreavian
Stevens (22; Lewisville) was arrested and transported to the Lafayette County
Jail. He was booked in on the following charges:

Possession of Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver Sch II-Methamphetamine

Possession of Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver Sch II-Hydrocodone

Possession of Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver Sch II-Morphine

Possession of Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver Sch I-Ecstasy

Simultaneous Possession of Firearms and Drugs

Drug Paraphernalia. 3 Warrants for Delivery of a Controlled Substance Sch II-Methamphetamine 3 Warrants for Use of a Communication Device. The Bi-State/8th South Narcotics Task
Force is made up of investigators from the Texarkana Arkansas Police
Department, Miller County Sherriff’s Office and 8th South Judicial
District Prosecutor’s Office

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Death Investigation at Bi-State Jail

Bowie County Chief Deputy Jeff Neal released the following statement regarding the death of an inmate on July 6, 2019:

On July 6, 2019 Bowie County Deputies Norman Alexander and Ed Steger were dispatched to the Bi-State Jail to assist Life Net personnel. When they arrived, they spoke with a corrections officer who informed them that another inmate had reported that inmate Michael Rodden was hanging in his cell. This corrections officer along with nursing staff entered the cell and administered CPR until Life Net personnel arrived. These attempts to revive Mr. Rodden were unsuccessful. There was nothing found during the initial investigation that indicates Mr. Rodden’s death was anything other than self-inflicted. Continue Reading →

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