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Arrests made from Wednesday, May 1


As of Tuesday, May 7, the Prairie County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) currently has 47 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:

  • Royce Wade Bell was arrested on a residential burglary, which is a class B felony offense, misdemeanor criminal mischief and a second misdemeanor charge: Theft of property; and
  • Wesley Norman was picked up on a failure to appear charge. 

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.