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  • Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Robbing, Beating Another

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man accused of robbing and beating another man has landed himself in jail. Khiry H. Smith, 27, of Conway was arrested on a felony warrant for aggravated robbery. The robbery happened Feb. 17, according to police, but Smith wasn’t located until Sunday (March 26), according to police. Smith is being held in the Sebastian County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Dustin D. Johnson, 23, of Fort Smith was also arrested in connection with the […]

  • Police: Fort Smith Man Faces Attempted Kidnapping, Burglary Charges

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man is in jail facing felony attempted kidnapping and residential burglary charges, as well as misdemeanor third-degree battery, according to local law enforcement. Jaime Barroso, 39, is accused of the said charges and is being held in the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold. Barroso is an undocumented immigrant. The arrest stems from a matter reported Monday (March 27) about 1:40 a.m., according to police. A woman reported […]

  • Sequoyah County Man Sentenced To Prison After Abusing Horses

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A former horse trainer has been found guilty of animal cruelty and will spend several years in prison. Robert Howard Dimitt, 57, was found guilty Thursday (March 23) of five counts of felony cruelty to animals. Initially facing 25 years, Dimitt was sentenced to five years in a state prison, followed by 20 years suspended with probation on the condition that he will not be able to train and be around any horses, according to the Sequoyah […]

  • OHP: One Dead, One Injured In LeFlore County Head-On Collision

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — A woman died and a man is injured as a result of a head-on collision, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Michelle Green, 57, died at the scene of the collision from several injuries she sustained. The collision happened about 3:15 p.m. along US 270 about four miles west of Wister, according to police. According to OHP, Green was traveling west and was struck by a truck traveling east. It was driven by Nickolas Donathan, 23, of Shady […]

  • ASP: One Dead, One Injured In Logan County Collision

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) —  A Booneville man has died from injuries he sustained during a rollover collision. At 9 a.m. Friday (March 17), Allen R. Pumphrey, 66, was driving along Highway 23 and for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck a ditch, which caused the vehicle he was driving to flip, according to Arkansas State Police. Pumphrey died Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital in Booneville, according to ASP. Micheal C. Horton, 29, also of Booneville, sustained injuries while riding […]

  • Boy Severely Injured, Man Arrested In Fort Smith Hit-And-Run

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Hackett man is accused of running over a boy on a bicycle, and fleeing from the scene. David A. Haaser Sr., 61, of Hackett was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with injury, which is a felony charge. Shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 7) an 11-year-old boy was riding his bicycle home after leaving a friend’s. Rather than returning home safely, he was struck by a reported speeding driver, according to […]

  • Fort Smith Man Accused Of Raping Child

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is accused of raping a child younger than 14. Sam Lee Smith, 21, of Fort Smith is facing felony rape of a child by sexual intercourse. A father reported Monday (March 6) that Smith was having an inappropriate relationship with his young daughter. He told police Campbell attempted to entice his daughter to run away from home and he’d hide her until she turned 18, an arrest report states. Smith was being held Wednesday (March […]

  • Fort Smith Man Who Was Shot In Shoulder After Allegedly Threatening Employee Moved To Jail

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A convicted sex offender who was shot in the shoulder​ after reportedly running into traffic and businesses along Rogers Avenue last week has been released from the hospital and booked in jail. Michael Woith, 41, of Fort Smith, who is a convicted Level 2 sex offender, is accused of felony aggravated assault, and misdemeanor public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. After being released Tuesday (March 7) from a six-day stint in a Fort Smith hospital, […]

  • Police: Naked Man Arrested At Park In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is behind bars after being found naked at a popular park, according to Fort Smith police. Shortly after 7 p.m. Friday (March 3), police were dispatched to Riverfront Park, 5301 Riverfront Drive, to deal with a naked man who was later identified as William Neal Campbell of Greenwood, an arrest report states. Campbell was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor indecent exposure, loitering and public intoxication. He was arrested after reportedly telling officers he was naked due […]

  • Fayetteville Man Faces Indecent Exposure Charge

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)  — A call in connection with a burglary ended with officers wrestling and arresting a naked man, police said. Jonathon McClister, 31, of Fayetteville was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor indecent exposure, loitering, obstruction of governmental operations, first-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. About 2 a.m. Saturday (March 4), police were dispatched to a residence on Rochier Street regarding a burglary. The person who reported the burglary told police the suspects kicked open her door, an arrest report states. When […]

  • Fort Smith Student To Represent Arkansas At National Spelling Bee

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A  Fort Smith student has won the 2017 Arkansas State Spelling Bee. Haris Rana, who is an eighth-grader at Chaffin Junior High, defeated about 60 other students during the spelling bee Saturday in Conway, according to Fort Smith Public Schools. The competition lasted for nearly four hours. According to Fort Smith Public Schools, the word that Rana correctly spelled and that is sending him to the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., was chasuble. Rana will […]

  • National Guard Employee Faces Sexual Assault Charge

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A National Guard member is accused sexual assault. Ronnie A. Ross of Fort Smith is facing felony second-degree sexual assault, according to police. He was arrested Friday (March 3) and booked about 10:30 a.m. into the Sebastian County Detention Center. Police wouldn’t release details regarding the matter, as they say an investigation continues. Ross was employed with the National Guard. Calls to the National Guard for comment weren’t immediately returned. Whether he remains employed with the agency […]