Dispatch Desk: Friday, May 27

The following incidents were gathered from reports filed at the Arkadelphia Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Names of arrested individuals were collected at the Clark County Detention Center on Crittenden Street in Arkadelphia. They are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. The Arkadelphian does not withhold names from the arrest log, so don’t even think about asking.

Arkadelphia Police Department

Thursday, May 26

2:12 p.m.
A woman reported an attempted extortion by an Alabama man who’d been courting her the past two years online. The suspect suddenly demanded she send him $1,000 or else he would share information about her.

7:35 p.m.
Officers responded to Carpenter Hill Apartments for a domestic disturbance between a male and female.

8:19 p.m.
Officers responded to the Youth Sports Complex for a fight between two females. One of the ladies said the other approached her in the stands at a softball game and the two got into an argument over a birthday party. That’s when one grabbed the other by the hair and commenced to striking her until bystanders separated them. Both were advised of affidavit procedures.

8:20 p.m.
Officers took a report of two missing persons from a North 27th Street residence. The pair may have left the state, and took three dogs with them.

Police opened a felony investigation of property theft.

11:55 p.m.
A Carpenter Hill Apartments man phoned police to report a known female with whom he’d been arguing was breaking out his windows. He said that following the argument he refused to let her back inside, and she pushed in the AC unit, breaking a window in the process. The woman fled on foot when he said he was calling the police, who canvassed the area but were unable to find her.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office

Thursday, May 26

4:30 p.m.
A deputy responded to the 6000 block of Highway 26, Okolona, for a domestic disturbance between a man and woman.

6:30 p.m.
A Southfork Road, Gurdon, man reported his father had fallen victim to financial identity fraud. The perpetrator identified himself as a DEA agent and convinced him to withdraw $5,000 from his bank and purchase gift cards.

Wednesday, May 25

1:30 a.m.
A deputy was summoned to Highway 53 near Whelen Springs, where someone had crashed an SUV into a utility pole and abandoned the vehicle.

Arrests

Wednesday, May 25

Trent Collins, 26, was arrested for four counts of failure to appear.

Thursday, May 26

Phillip Jones, 34, was arrested by Arkadelphia police for rape.

Thursday, May 26

Adrian Thrower, 29, was arrested by Arkadelphia police and held for continued detention.

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