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Arrests made from Tuesday, July 11


As of Tuesday, July 18, the Prairie County Sheriff's Department currently has 37 individuals in custody on both felony and/or misdemeanor charges at the Prairie County Detention Center, located in Des Arc.

Recent additions include -- zero female for misdemeanor, zero female on a felony, one male on felony and three males for misdemeanor -- charges. 

Recent arrests include:

  • Whitney Scruggs was arrested on felony contempt of court and child support charges; 
  • Bobby Elmore received a Driving While Intoxicated charge along with driving with out insurance, a failure to appear warrant and refusal of the Breathalyzer test, which are misdemeanor charges; 
  • Bobby Smith was arrested on harassment and coercion charges, both misdemeanors; and 
  • Jerry Barnes 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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