Police & Fire

5 Clark County inmates up for parole in June

As of June 1, there were 321 people listed as Clark County inmates by the Arkansas Department of Corrections website. The inmates are distributed among several institutions across the state.

June’s total includes 302 men and 19 women, with six fewer men than last month. There are 159 black inmates, 156 white inmates and six of other races.

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:

Jirrus Brewer, 27, sentenced in February 2019, 20 years on charges of residential burglary, second-degree escape, second-degree battery, aggravated assault, first-degree terroristic threatening. Incarcerated at the Cummins Unit in Grady. According to court documents, Brewer broke into a Gurdon residence on Nov. 23, 2018, and was soon thereafter taken into custody by a Gurdon marshal. Once Brewer was freed of handcuffs at the marshal’s office he attacked the arresting officer and a dispatcher before fleeing from the facility. Once outside, Brewer engaged police in another physical struggle before the marshal and a sheriff’s deputy were able to place him back in custody.

Jasper Kemp, 34, sentenced in November 2021, 10 years on charges of second-degree sexual assault. Incarcerated at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern. Court documents state that Kemp sexually assaulted a juvenile on numerous occasions in 2019.

Joshua Rutherford, 41, sentenced April 2022, 48 months on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to register; sentenced February 2023, 36 months on charges of failure to register. Incarcerated at the Ouachita County Waiting List. A registered sex offender, Rutherford failed to update his residential address in accordance with state law.

Ellis G. Tigue, 59, sentenced March 2022, 36 months on charges of residential burglary. Incarcerated at the Dumas County Jail. According to court documents, Tigue and two others broke into an Amity residence in April 2019.

Casey Yarbrough, 26, sentenced to 13 years in March 2020 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing, theft by receiving, and May 2022 in Izard County on charges of second-degree battery. Incarcerated at Varner Supermax in Gould. According to court documents, Yarbrough, driving a stolen vehicle, led police on a high-speed pursuit on Highway 67 between Caddo Valley and Midway. Police found drugs in the vehicle during the traffic stop.