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Arrests made from Wednesday, Sept. 26


As of Wednesday, Oct. 3, the Prairie County Sheriff's Department currently has 48 individuals in custody on both felony and/or misdemeanor charges at the Prairie County Detention Center, located in Des Arc.

Recent additions include -- two females for misdemeanor, one female on a felony, two males on felony and two males for misdemeanor -- charges. 

Recent arrests include:

  • Melissa Barbee received a theft by receiving misdemeanor charge; 
  • Tommy Barbee was picked up on a felony warrant and arrested for residential burglary and theft of property; 
  • Deborah White was arrested on felony charges of possession of controlled substance for marijuana and methamphetamine, both felony offenses;
  • Laquilla Brown was picked up on a misdemeanor failure to appear charge; and
  • Jeffery Craig, a felon, received a petition to revoke probation.  

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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.