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The Saline County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is asking for the community's help with any information that could help locate Kelly Ann Stigar.

Family and friends of Ms. Stigar are very concerned for her welfare.

Citizens are urged to contact Detective Michael Bowden at 501-303-5608 or 501-303-5647 should they have any information.  Callers can remain anonymous if they so choose.






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Americans take 233 billion trips in cars each year. Of those, about one out of every two thousand trips are taken by those who are driving under the influence of alcohol.  Yet, almost one out of every three traffic deaths involve drunk driving.

“A proportionally tiny amount of bad behavior is one of the major causes of death and injury on our roadways,” stated Saline County Sheriff Rodney Wright. 

On average, every 53 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash.  Every two minutes, someone is injured because of this entirely preventable crime. 

In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities, beginning this weekend and continuing through March, April and May, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) will be stepping up traffic patrols and DWI checkpoints.  The SCSO will collaborate with the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish, Benton PD, Bryant PD and Camack Village PD.   

Particularly over the Memorial Day weekend, the SCSO will be increasing their presence on roads with the aid of grants to help pay for overtime.

The SCSO Patrol Division lieutenant stated, "We're giving Saline County drivers a clear warning.  Enforcement during this campaign will be strong and if you're caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will be arrested.  Make a commitment now, while you're sober, to avoid getting behind the wheel if you're impaired.  It's simply not worth the risk."


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Shortly after 7:00 pm last night, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) was notified of a possible wanted subject inside of a home in the 4800 block of Highway 5.

When deputies arrived, Joseph Ioup refused to open the front door and began cursing.  Mr. Ioup did have an active warrant for Failure to Appear (FTA) on a felony charge.

For over 40 minutes, the SCSO Patrol Division sergeant attempted to speak to Mr. Ioup.  Mr. Ioup refused to exit the dwelling and began throwing items through windows in the direction of the SCSO deputies.  At one point, Mr. Ioup threatened to burn the house down.

The sergeant on duty contacted the Fire Department to have them stand-by in the event that Mr. Ioup followed through with his threats.  Shortly after the units from Crows Station Fire Department arrived, smoke and flames could be seen. 

The dwelling was fully involved and Crows Station and Salem Fire Department units took steps to extinguish the blaze.  Mr. Ioup dropped a Yellow Labrador Retriever out of the rear window and then lowered himself from that window to the ground.

Mr. Ioup was treated for minor injuries at the scene by the SCSO deputies and EMS personnel.  He was later transported to Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH).  Mr. Ioup was released from SMH and transported to the Saline County Detention Center.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) responded to the scene.  The CID detectives collected evidence and the investigation is ongoing.  In addition to the felony FTA warrant, Mr. Ioup was charged with Arson, a Class A Felony.

SCSO Deputy Jack Campbell took custody of “Gunter” the 2 year old Yellow Lab.  “Gunter” was examined and appears to be healthy.  “Gunter” is in good hands and is expected to be released to either a relative or friend in the next few days.   

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On Sunday, December 4, 2016, just before 8:00 PM, Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies were dispatched to the Pizza Hut on Arch Street for a robbery that had just occurred.


Upon arrival, Patrol Division deputies were able to determine that three black male subjects, two of which were armed with handguns, had robbed the store of an undetermined amount of money. The suspects fled the scene in a white 2007-2009 Chevrolet Impala. The tag number could not be obtained however witnesses believe it may have had a paper tag (temporary registration).


Detectives from the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division are pursuing leads which may link the suspects and vehicle to other recent robberies in Cabot, Benton, Hot Springs and possibly Little Rock.


Anyone with information are urged to dial 911. Citizens can also call 501-303-5744, the SCSO Crime Tip Line and leave information an anonymously. DO NOT TAKE ACTION ON YOUR OWN AS WE BELIEVE THESE SUSPECTS TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS!


The description of the suspects is as follows:


Suspect 1:  Black/Male, approximately 5’7 – 5’9, medium build, wearing a bluish colored jacket with (2) white strips down the back, blue jeans, white shoes, grey work style gloves and camo mask. Armed with a semi-automatic pistol, with extended magazine and forward hand grip taped on the gun.


Suspect 2:  Black/Male, approximately 6’0, medium build, wearing a light blue colored, quilted jacket, dark jeans, white shoes, no gloves, white and gray camo colored mask.


Suspect 3:  Black/Male, approximately 6’0, slender build, wearing a light gray hooded sweat shirt (full zip), light gray sweat pants, black shoes, blue bandana across face, no gloves. Armed with a black revolver.





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Shortly before 8:00 PM on November 27, 2016, deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) were dispatched to an address in the 8100 block of Russwood Lane West, Mabelvale, for a shooting.

Upon the arrival of deputies, it could not be determined how many victims were involved or if anyone was physically injured.

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was notified and responded to the scene.  Based on the collaborative investigation conducted by Patrol Division deputies and CID detectives, three (3) arrests were made in connection with this incident.

Zachary Mitchell was arrested and charged with the following:

1.  Criminal attempt to commit capital murder (2 counts)
2.  Possession of a firearm by certain person
3.  Aggravated assault on a family members
4.  Criminal mischief – first degree
5.  Possession of controlled substance
5.  Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)
6.  Disorderly conduct

Geraldine Clements was arrested and charged with the following:

1.  Hindering an apprehension
2.  Tampering with physical evidence

Season Robinson was arrested and charged with the following:

1.  Possession of controlled substance
2.  Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts)

The victims in this investigation are juveniles and no information will be provided as to their identities.  One victim did suffer physical injuries as a result of the shooting.  That victim was treated and released from an undisclosed hospital.

Zachary Mitchell attended a bond hearing this morning in District Court and a $100,000 Sheriff’s Bond was issued.

Geraldine Clements attended a bond hearing this morning in District Court and a $10,000 Signature Bond was issued.

Season Robinson attended a bond hearing this morning in District Court and a $20,000 Sheriff’s Bond was issued.




Geraldine CLEMENTS







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Saline County Sheriff’s Office Develops Informational Traffic Stop Videos to Educate the Public

Saline County, AR – The Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has developed two (2) informational videos regarding traffic stop procedures.  

Understanding that traffic stops are anything but routine for law enforcement and can be unnerving for the driver and passengers as well, the videos portray a traffic stop from the perspective of a deputy and a driver. The videos review procedures and actions of a deputy during the course of the traffic stop and also discuss the expectations of a driver during the stop.

The attached video follows the procedures during a traffic stop where the driver is a concealed carry permit holder. 

In an attempt to make such an encounter with a SCSO deputy conducting a traffic less stressful, Sheriff Rodney Wright has narrated these videos.  The SCSO hopes that you find this instructional video informative and helpful.

Both videos can be viewed on the Saline County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page which is easily accessible through the SCSO website, www.scsosheriff.org.  








One of the most important tools for law enforcement when searching for a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photo along with descriptive information.  The Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is offering free Child ID/Fingerprinting for children.  Using the latest technology, parents receive a laminated ID card with their child’s information.  This is a simple yet effective tool to help families maintain current photos of and descriptive information about their children.

The SCSO has been able to offer this service through the support of Representative Kim Hammer, Arkansas House of Representatives.  Rep. Hammer assisted in securing a grant to purchase a computer as well as KidPrint software.  Additionally, Everett GMC and Buick was generous enough to purchase all of the KidPrint cards that are provided to the parents/guardians.  Everett GMC also provided funding to paint a SCSO vehicle which is used by Reserve Deputy Dwight McInturff, who has taken the lead on this program.

For the next three days, the SCSO will be at East End Elementary School printing students from kindergarten to 3rd grade.  For schools, the process works as follows:

1)  Notification is made to the school that the SCSO offers this service
2)  Parents are notified by the school and asked if they would like their children to participate
3)  If parents agree, an information sheet is completed and returned to the school
4)  A date and time is agreed upon for the SCSO to show up at the school
5)  For students who have signed permission slips, they are photographed and fingerprinted
6)  A card is prepared with detailed information on the child and provided back to the school
7)  The school returns the card to the parents of the child
8)  The process for each child takes less than 2 minutes

This program has been extremely popular and Sheriff Rodney Wrights hopes to continue it throughout his term.  

Sheriff Wright stated, “No program or identification tool will, on its own, keep children safe.  Parents, guardians and members of the community must all work together to help ensure children will be protected and have access to help if they need it.  Child safety is all our responsibilities.”






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In cooperation and collaboration with numerous local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies, Roy Franklin DUNCAN has been arrested and is currently in the custody of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

Sheriff Rodney Wright would not only like to thank all of the agencies that assisted in this manhunt, but would like to especially thank the public for coming forth with abundant leads as to DUNCAN’s whereabouts.  The media should also be commended for broadcasting periodic alerts to Saline County citizens.

This afternoon at approximately 2:00 pm, members of the United States Marshal Service (USMS), Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force established a dialogue with DUNCAN.  DUNCAN was inside of a residence in the 18000 block of South Alexander Road.  Being expert negotiators, members of the USMS Fugitive Task Force were able to have DUNCAN exit the residence and surrender to officers/agents.  DUNCAN was arrested without incident.

DUNCAN appeared to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and as a precautionary measure, medics were dispatched to the scene.  DUNCAN will be evaluated at an undisclosed medical facility and when cleared by doctors, will be transported to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. 




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Roy Franklin DUNCAN currently has seven active arrest warrants:

1)  Failure to Appear – Saline County Sheriff’s Office
     Terroristic Threatening (Felony)

2)  Failure to Appear – Saline County Sheriff’s Office
     Violation of Order of Protection

3)  Failure to Appear – Saline County Sheriff’s Office
     Violation of Order of Protection

4)  Violation of Order of Protection (Felony) – Saline County Sheriff’s Office

5)  Residential Burglary – Benton Police Department
     Battery 3rd Degree
     Assault 3rd Degree

6)  Interfering with Communications – Lea County, New Mexico

7)  Hot Checks – Gaines County, Texas

On January 29, 2016, the Saline County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) put out a media request to be on the lookout for DUNCAN because he had warrants and had threatened to kill members of his family.  He was arrested two days later as a direct result of the public’s help.

The SCSO is again asking for the public’s help in locating DUNCAN. 

DUNCAN should be considered dangerous and possibly armed.  If citizens were to observe DUNCAN, they are urged NOT to take any actions on their own but to immediately dial 911.  Should anyone have information as to DUNCAN’s whereabouts, they can either dial 911, contact the SCSO Tip Line at 501-303-5744 or email the information to scsosheriff.org.  If citizens chose, they can pass the information anonymously. 


Race: W         Sex: M
Height: 601    Weight: 200
Hair: BLK        Eye: BRO
Age:  47

              14000 BLOCK MARS HILL ROAD



DISCLAIMER: All arrests are public record. Posts regarding arrests and warrants are based on information obtained from police reports and arrest affidavits, are synopsized for the public to review and may not include pending charges.  Arrest posts at the very least, will contain the link to view information directly from the Sheriff's Office web page. All persons arrested or wanted are innocent until proven guilty.




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Saline County Sheriff's Office Updates Text Alert System on Website

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with a full URL and a sample of the same alert with a short URL:

As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the Press Release title, in the above example) and a From address of Saline Sheriff AR. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.

To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form or call us at 501-303-5609.

As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.

Sheriff Rodney Wright

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