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Arrests made from Tuesday, March 26


As of Tuesday, April 2, the Prairie County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) currently has 50 individuals in custody on both felony and/or misdemeanor charges at the Prairie County Detention Center, located in Des Arc.

Recent arrests by PCSD (does not include Des Arc Police Department or Hazen Police Department arrests) include:

  • Timothy Coleman was picked up on a seven-day commitment charge; 
  • Jerry Yancey was arrested on felony terroristic threatening and first-degree battery; 
  • Bob Beisly III was picked up on a probable case hearing, which is a felony; and 
  • John Shumard was arrested on a rape charge, but was bonded out. 

For more information on current incarcerated inmates in Prairie County and other detention centers across the state visit

To report an incident or to give information on ongoing cases call (870) 256-4137, which is answered 24 hours a day, seven days of the week. Residents can also email the sheriff at  

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In any emergency situation dial 9-1-1.