FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- An Arkansas State police captain was arrested Wednesday (Aug. 31) during an undercover operation at a Fort Smith walking trail near the river front.
On Thursday, the Sebastian County prosecutor filed a charge of loitering for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity against Cpt. Bryan Davis, of Troop H, who is on paid administrative leave, according to ASP.
"There were two undercover officers, one female, one male, that were making passes through some of our parks off of River Front Drive, which is traditionally common for people, that sadly will go and often times look for various activities in a sexual nature," Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department said.
Grubbs said that is where the undercover officers encountered Davis.
"Tuesday afternoon the duo unit went into one of our walking trails and observed a truck and a man inside of it. There was hints that an encounter needed to happen," Grubbs explained. "One was flashing of lights that we've seen as a common trend of wanting to speak to someone that passes through. There was dialogue that he was interested in observing the couple. Perhaps, engage in some type of sexual activity and observe them doing this."
Davis is a 26-year veteran of the Arkansas State Police. He was promoted to captain in 2014.
He is scheduled to appear before a judge on September 8.
The loitering charges is a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.