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  • Police: Fayetteville Woman Thwarts Potential Assault With Headlock

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville woman fought off a potential sexual assault by using her legs to put her would-be assailant in a headlock before calming him down, according to a preliminary arrest report. The woman told police Jasper Williams broke into her house about 2:30 a.m. Monday (July 17) and first tried to “make out with her.” Despite her pleas for Williams to stop, she said he persisted and tried to force himself on her sexually. She fought him […]

  • Former WRMC Employee Accused Of Stealing Hospital Supplies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Washington Regional Medical Center employee is accused of stealing prescriptions and syringes from the hospital after police found more than 40 boxes of medical supplies in her car, according to a preliminary arrest report. Sierra Johnson, 25, was arrested Thursday (July 20) in connection with felony fraudulent practices, possession of a forgery device and two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent deliver. Johnson also faces four misdemeanor counts of theft of property, […]

  • Rogers Man Arrested In Road-Rage Stabbing

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Rogers man accused of stabbing another man during a road-rage confrontation later bragged on social media about eluding police, according to a probable cause affidavit. Victor Miguel Collazo-Ramirez, 19, was arrested Friday (July 14) in connection with felony first-degree battery. Collazo-Ramirez also faces a misdemeanor charge of carrying a weapon. The victim said he and his daughter were on their way to play soccer July 10 when they nearly had a head-on collision with Collazo-Ramirez on […]

  • Former Univision Arkansas Host Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charge

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Univision Arkansas host pleaded not guilty Friday (July 14) to one count of rape after he was accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl, according to the Washington County prosecutor’s office. Victor Hugo Alvarez-Real, 35, will have another hearing Sept. 26 in Judge Joanna Taylor’s courtroom. He is free on a $25,000 bond. The child accused Alvarez-Real of molesting her multiple times in 2016, according to Washington County Circuit Court documents. Alvarez-Real denied any wrongdoing in […]

  • Siloam Springs Man Arrested After Pipe Bomb Found In Home

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Siloam Springs man after deputies found a pipe bomb and drugs inside his home, according to a probable cause affidavit. Curtis Harris, 28, was arrested Tuesday (July 11) in connection with criminal possession of explosives, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris was being held Thursday (July 13) at the Benton County Jail with no bond set. Deputies went to Harris’ home on Phelps Road about 11 […]

  • Police: Rogers Man Pummeled Infant Daughter

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Rogers police arrested a man after he hospitalized his infant daughter because he couldn’t get her to stop crying, according to a probable cause affidavit. Shawn Charles Tabor, 27, was arrested Friday (July 7) in connection with first-degree and second-degree domestic battery. The 2-month-old was being treated for a skull fracture and bleeding in her brain at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., according to the affidavit. As of Thursday, the child was released from the hospital, but one of […]

  • Police: Batesville Man Admits To Fatal Hit-And-Run, Destroying Evidence

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Springdale police arrested a Batesville man after he admitted to striking a pedestrian in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year and then scrapping his vehicle, according to a preliminary arrest report. Eulogio Martinez-Pacheco, 25, was arrested Saturday (July 8) in connection with leaving the scene of an injury accident and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies. Martinez-Pacheco also faces a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license. Martinez-Pacheco told police he was northbound Nov. 3 on Thompson […]

  • Former Walmart Employee Files Discrimination Suit Over Breast Pumping Rebuke

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Walmart employee claims the retail giant “shamed and humiliated” her for pumping breast milk at work and later fired her for filing a complaint with human resources, according to a lawsuit filed June 9 in Benton County Circuit Court. Rebecca Bacila, who worked for the Bentonville-based company’s Global Sourcing Indirect Spend Management Group, said she was chastised for “spending too much time in the lactation room and not working enough” after she returned from maternity leave in 2015, […]

  • Former Univision Arkansas Host Charged With Rape Free On Bond

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A former Univision Arkansas host charged with raping a child is free on bond after being booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Monday (July 3) night. Victor Hugo Alvarez-Real, 35, posted a $25,000 bond around 2 a.m. Tuesday (July 4). He spent roughly three hours in jail after being booked in around 11 p.m. Monday, according to jail records. Alvarez-Real was charged with rape on May 15, according to the Washington County prosecutor’s office. The […]

  • Police: Three Arrested After Meth Found During I-40 Traffic Stop

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas State Police arrested three people after a traffic stop on Interstate 40 netted 19 pounds of crystal methamphetamine en route from California to Tennessee, according to federal court documents. Miguel Angel Galicia-Canseco, Janet Garcia-Hernandez and Jairo Lopez-Vazquez, all of Clarksville, Tenn., were arrested June 27 in connection with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police found 19 plastic bags containing a white, crystal-like substance inside two cardboard boxes stored underneath the back seat of […]

  • Police: Elkins Man Exposed Himself To Officer

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — An Elkins man was arrested Thursday (June 29) after exposing himself to a plainclothes police officer at a city park, according to a preliminary arrest report. Martin Herrera, 47, was arrested in connection with indecent exposure. He was released Friday (June 30) after posting a $785 bond. Herrera approached the officer on the Finger Park Trail about 3:30 p.m. and asked if the officer “wanted to play,” according to the report. The pair walked up the trail […]

  • Huntsville Man Pleads Not Guilty To Impersonating DHS Agent

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Huntsville man who claimed he was hunting ISIS camps in Madison County has pleaded not guilty to impersonating a federal officer, according to court documents. Huntsville police arrested Gregg Nicholas on April 13 after learning he told a local sports store he worked for the Department of Homeland Security. Nicholas also asked the shop to sew DHS patches onto camouflage t-shirts, according to the documents. Nicholas was driving a grey Chevrolet 3500 pickup with multiple DHS decals on the […]