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  • Police: Huntsville Man Posed As DHS Official Hunting ISIS Camps

      FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Huntsville police have arrested a man who claimed he was a federal officer investigating ISIS camps in Madison County. Gregg Nicholas was arrested April 13 in connection with criminal impersonation. He is free on a $5,000 bond. Nicholas told a local sports shop he was working for the Department of Homeland Security and needed the shop to sew DHS patches onto camouflage t-shirts, according to federal court documents. Nicholas later told police he once held a federal […]

  • CPA Who Evaded Taxes Free To Travel To Europe

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Springdale woman who pleaded guilty to evading taxes on more than $1 million will be allowed to leave the country for an educational trip to Europe, according to federal court documents. Gini Driskell, 49, of Springdale failed to pay taxes on $1.6 million in compensation over nine years while she worked as a certified public accountant in Little Rock. She pleaded guilty April 26 and will have a sentencing hearing later this year, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. […]

  • Fayetteville Man Facing Rape, Kidnapping Charges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man is accused of beating and raping his girlfriend for roughly 16 hours, according to a preliminary arrest report. Reed Adam Cook, 40, was arrested Monday (May 22) in connection with rape, kidnapping, second-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. Cook used a phone Saturday (May 20) to track his girlfriend’s location on Dickson Street, where he abducted her from a bar, according to the arrest report. Cook then took his girlfriend to his home on Elm Street […]

  • Fayetteville Man Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn, Domestic Battery Charges

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man has pleaded not guilty to child pornography and domestic battery charges, according to Washington County Circuit Court documents. Turrell Grisham, 19, is charged with three counts of engaging children in sexual explicit conduct and 29 counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. He also faces charges in a separate case of second-degree domestic battery and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. Fayetteville police initially arrested […]

  • Fayetteville Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Rogers police have arrested a man linked to multiple incidents of indecent exposure and public sexual indecency in Benton and Washington counties, according to police documents. Zachary William Jones, 24, of Fayetteville was arrested Wednesday (May 10) in connection with indecent exposure after three Payless employees in October said Jones exposed himself to them, according to a preliminary arrest report. The employees told police Jones walked into the store on Walnut Avenue in Rogers about 8:10 p.m. on […]

  • Springdale Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

    WARNING: This story contains graphic content.  FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Springdale man accused of sexually abusing a child for nearly seven years has pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography, according to federal court documents. Jason Ellis, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday (May 4) to two counts of sexually exploiting a child and one count of possession of child pornography. The victim — a 13-year-old female — told police in June 2016 that Ellis had been abusing her since she […]

  • Missouri Man Charged In Automobile Fraud Scheme

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Missouri man has been indicted in a multi-state automobile fraud scheme that netted more than $1.67 million, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of Florida. James Carrington, of Aurora, Mo., and seven others are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 13 counts of mail fraud, the office said in a press release. The indictment alleges that between 2008 and 2015, the defendants obtained mortgaged automobiles by fraudulent methods, […]

  • Lowell Police Arrest Texas Sex Offender

    LOWELL (KFSM) — Police arrested a Texas sex offender who had been living with his parents for roughly three weeks without notifying authorities, according to a probable cause affidavit. Dennis Wayne Smith, 29, was arrested Friday (May 5) in connection with failure to register as a habitual sex offender, a Class C felony. Smith was convicted in 2010 on two counts of sexual performance of a child and one count of indecency with a child, according to Texas Department of […]

  • Police: Springdale Teen Confesses To Robberies

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale teen confessed to robbing two convenience stores with a BB gun in April, according to preliminary arrest reports. Alejandro Vega, 19, was arrested Wednesday (May 3) in connection with two counts of felony aggravated robbery and one count of misdemeanor interference with emergency communications. Vega robbed the Fast Trax on Garland Avenue in Fayetteville on April 26 and VENMART in Springdale on Sunday (April 30), according to the reports. Vega stole an undisclosed amount of […]

  • Police Identify Woman Killed In Floods In Eureka Springs

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) — A woman died in Eureka Springs during severe weather on Saturday (April 29). Search and rescue teams recovered 24-year-old Montana Widener Sunday (April 30) in a creek near North Main Street, according to fire chief Nick Samack. Widener was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Saturday (April 29) in an inner tube on North Main Street when her friends saw her go under the water and fail to resurface, Samack said. Crews from the fire department, Carroll County Emergency Management, […]

  • Decatur Woman Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Son’s Death

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A Decatur woman pleaded guilty Tuesday (April 25) to manslaughter in connection with the death of her infant son, according to court documents. Molly Sullivan, 22, has a sentencing hearing set for June 27 in Benton County Circuit Court. Manslaughter is a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000, according to Arkansas Code Annotated 5-10-104. Benton County deputies went to Sullivan’s home on Coon Hollow Road […]

  • Springdale Police Recover Child’s Body After Flood

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale police recovered the body of a 10-year-old girl Sunday (April 30) after she was swept away in a flooded creek, according to a news release. The girl and her 9-year-old brother had climbed a fence in their backyard about 8 p.m. on Saturday (April 29), when the girl fell into a flooded creek behind their home on Ponchartrain Street, the release said. The girl’s body was found near Randall and Lowell roads, which is south of the […]