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Sheriff’s Department releases more information on discovery of man reported missing

The 17-year-old young man who went missing from his job late Saturday night in Desha was picked up by the Independence County Sheriff's Department...

Independence County Sheriff warns about holiday packages delivered to your door

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens is warning residents about holiday packages being delivered to your door. Stephens says to take precautions with delivered packages, noting...

Sheriff’s Department round-up: Missing ATV, domestic violence calls in Cushman

Investigators from the Independence County Sheriff's Department are looking for a 2013 green Kawasaki Mule All-Terrain Vehicle that was stolen from the Floral area...

Sheriff’s Department weekend round-up

Domestic violence and counterfeiting took a considerable amount of time for Independence County law enforcement over the weekend, according to a release from Sheriff...

UPDATE: ‘Paranormal’ video shoot in Blowing Cave interrupted after two men...

On Saturday night, Sept. 28, the owner of Blowing Cave near Cushman contacted the Independence County Sheriff’s Department concerning two trespassers. The owner, James H....

Man hides from authorities in Blowing Cave near Cushman

A man wanted by U.S. Marshals fled from local authorities and into Blowing Cave near Cushman on Sunday, according to a post on social...

Sheriff releases info on domestic violence calls made on Monday

In a press release from this morning, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens shared information regarding three domestic violence calls his department answered on Monday. The...

County employee policy committee meets; discusses social media posting, bereavement pay,...

The Independence County employee policy committee met Tuesday night and discussed a range of topics dealing from social media posting to bereavement time and...

Inmate charged with felony after busting sprinkler head at jail

The “busting” of a sprinkler head in an Independence County jail cell is being prosecuted as a felony. Inmate Lee Robert Payton (pictured), 23, of...

E-cigs, social media posting discussed at last night’s law enforcement committee...

by Madeline Pyle At last night's Independence County law enforcement committee meeting, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were the hot topic. County Attorney Daniel Haney recommended the court...

Sheriff’s Department looking for teen runaway (UPDATE: FOUND safe)

UPDATE 7:30 a.m., Sept. 5: Authorities report this morning Robertson was found safe last night. UPDATE 12:10 p.m., Sept. 4, with image of Robertson (above)...