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Clark County inmates currently in state prison system

As of March 1, there were 322 people listed as Clark County inmates by the state Department of Correction website. The inmates are distributed among several institutions across the state.

The total includes 304 men and 18 women. There are 161 black inmates, 156 white inmates, and five of other races.

Photos are included when available. The following Clark County inmates have a parole- or transfer-eligible date this month, although there are several factors that could affect any individual release for months or years:

Joshua Bennett, 43, is on the Pike County waiting list to serve a five-year sentence for a 2022 conviction of fleeing with serious injury, second-degree battery and first-degree criminal mischief. Bennett was arrested in July 2021 following a three-county pursuit in the wrong direction on Interstate 30. Police were notified that a motorist was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane near Hope. Bennett would travel in this fashion through Nevada County and four miles into Clark County, where he struck two vehicles head-on before exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot. He eventually returned to the scene and surrendered himself. Three people were sent to area hospitals with injuries.

Gilbert Wayne Collums, 41, is on the Ouachita County waiting list to serve a three-year sentence for a 2022 conviction of probation revocation. The revocation in 2019 re-opened a 2017 case of third-degree domestic battery. The upcoming incarceration will mark his first in the state prison system.

Gilbert Collums

Jason Guyton, 50, is on the Greene County waiting list to serve an 18-month sentence for aggravated assault on a family or household member. There are no online court records available for Green’s 2019 case.

Jason Guyton

Brandi Heath, 29, is on the Clark County waiting list to serve an 18-month sentence for possession of a controlled substance. Heath was arrested in November 2022 on Unity Road after Group 6 Narcotics agents worked off of a tip about drug activity involving Heath. This marks her second incarceration; she had previously been convicted of residential burglary in Garland County.

Emmitt Taylor, 52, is serving a four-year sentence at the Varner Unit in Gould for second-degree sexual assault and pandering or possession of a medium depicting sexual conduct with child. Taylor was arrested in 2021 following an investigation that he had sexually assaulted a teenager and took nude photographs of her. He becomes eligible for parole on March 21.

Emmitt Taylor