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  • 43 Arrest Warrants Executed In Year-Long Crystal Meth Ring Investigation

    EASTERN OKLAHOMA (KFSM) –Drug agents and officers executed 43 arrest warrants Friday morning in eastern Oklahoma following a year-long investigation into a crystal meth ring. Authorities said 32 of the 43 suspects were arrested. A Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics representative said agents and officers from several departments “fanned out” around 7 a.m. to execute the arrest warrants for defendants on suspicion of selling methamphetamine and prescription drugs in Clayton, Okla., and the surrounding area. Most of the defendants live in […]

  • Vandals Light Pre-Kindergarten Playground On Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) –Rogers school administrators say someone lit playground equipment for pre-kindergarten students on fire Friday morning. No one was hurt, and there were no kids at school. Police are looking for suspects and continue to investigate the vandalism case, according to the Rogers School District. Firefighters responded to Eastside Elementary School after a plastic playing structure and its covering caught fire. Crews had the fire out before 10 a.m. The fire destroyed the playground structure and its covering. Ashley […]

  • Fort Smith Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In, Calls It An Accident

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith suspect accused of shooting another man in the back last week turned himself in to police Saturday, saying it was an accident, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Jesus Martinez-Herrera walked into the police department with his family the day after the shooting and told investigators he was drunk during the time of the shooting. He said the gunshot was an accident, according to police. A police arrest report states, “He seemed […]

  • Greenwood Man Arrested After Asking Sexual Question, Chasing Woman Through Park

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Greenwood police arrested a man Thursday after they say he asked a woman an inappropriate sexual question and chased her in Bell Park. Scott Baker, 52, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, fleeing on foot, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and public intoxication. He was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center, according to the Greenwood Police Department. Officers responded Thursday around 4:30 p.m. to Bell Park in reference to a woman in duress. A […]

  • Suspects Caught After Vandals Smash 20-30 Mailboxes, Logan County Sheriff Says

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Logan County authorities say they have caught those responsible for smashing dozens of mailboxes in a neighborhood near Booneville earlier this week. Several juvenile suspects bashed 20 to 30 mailboxes along Cotton Road and Elkins Road on Tuesday night (Feb. 10), causing more than $1,000 in damages, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities sought help at the time to find the vandals. A subsequent investigation revealed several underage suspects had committed the crime, according […]

  • Driver On Prescription Drugs Runs Car Through House, Police Say

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) – No one was hurt when a driver on prescription drugs ran a vehicle through the side of a house near Booneville, according to Arkansas State Police. The home belongs to Randy Roper. He told 5NEWS he has three kids, but they weren’t home at the time. Emergency crews and police responded to the home on Arkansas 23 south of Booneville last Tuesday (Feb. 3). shortly after a sport utility vehicle ran through the side bedroom and […]

  • Van Buren Man Gets 20 Years For Downloading Child Porn

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Van Buren man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a child pornography case. Randy Titsworth, 31, pleaded guilty Wednesday (Feb. 11) to three counts of possessing and viewing child pornography. He received a 20-year prison sentence with an additional 10 years suspended, according to the Crawford County Prosecutor’s Office. Titsworth will also be ordered to complete the sex offender program while he is incarcerated, prosecutor Marc McCune said. Investigators said […]

  • 20 To 30 Mailboxes Smashed In Logan County

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Logan County authorities say someone smashed around 30 mailboxes Tuesday night near Booneville. County investigators are searching for whoever bashed 20 to 30 mailboxes along Cotton Road and Elkins Road in the southern part of the county, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Boyd Hicks said he estimates the total damage to be more than $1,000. If a suspect or suspects are caught, they could face charges of criminal mischief. Defacing mailboxes is not […]

  • Shooter In Greenwood Drug Deal Gone Wrong Gets 30 Years

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The shooter in a Greenwood drug deal gone bad was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to three felony charges. Steven Harden pleaded guilty to felony first-degree battery, being a felon in possession of a firearm and theft by receiving, according to the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office. He was sentenced to 20 years for the first count, 10 years for the second and six years for the third. Harden’s first and second counts […]

  • Spiro Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Castrate Sex Offenders

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – An Oklahoma state lawmaker from Spiro has proposed a bill to chemically castrate certain sex offenders as a condition of being released from prison. State Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, introduced Senate Bill 671, which has been referred to the judiciary committee as of last week. The bill states those convicted of a “sexually violent offense” may be required to undergo metroxyprogesterone acetate treatment as a condition of release. “The inmate has to go through counseling before going […]

  • Man Faces Manslaughter Charge After Explosion Kills 8 Year Old

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – A Sequoyah County man was arrested Monday after his eight-year-old cousin was killed in an explosion over the weekend, the sheriff says. Three others in the family were also arrested on suspicion of lesser charges. Brandon Martin, 22, faces a manslaughter charge after Sheriff Ron Lockhart said he fired a high-powered rifle at an outdoor stove full of the explosive material Tannerite in Liberty, Okla. The stove exploded and critically injured Jonathan Phelan, 8, who […]

  • Greenwood Police Respond To Accident With Injuries

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The Greenwood Police Department responded to the scene of a vehicle accident on Tuesday evening (Feb. 10) before 5:50 p.m., authorities say. Multiple injuries occurred as a result of the accident, according to authorities. The incident happened on Arkansas 71 South near the Greenwood Walmart, authorities said.