Lawrence County Sheriff Archive

  • New Drug Take Back Boxes

    Recently the ATOD Coalition of Lawrence County and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office installed new drug take back boxes. These boxes are located at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Ravenden City Hall. The boxes are used to collect unused or expired prescription and […]

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  • Sheriff Yates Releases Statement In Response To Criticism About Inmate Work Program

    Sheriff Jeff Yates of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office released a statement this week  after a “Letter to the Editor” was printed in local papers. This letter reads as follows: To The Editor, I am writing this letter to defend my decision to stop the […]

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  • Richy Thatcher Announces His Intent To Run For Sheriff Of Lawrence County

        In a press release today, David “Richy” Thatcher announced that he is running for the office of Sheriff for Lawrence County. Thatcher is a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, born in Alicia and moved to Walnut Ridge after graduating Walnut Ridge High School. […]

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  • Lawrence County Officers Searching For Dangerous Suspect After High Speed Pursuit

    updated ……..The fleeing suspect Lawrence County Deputies were tracking last night is now in custody in Sharp County. He was tracked via cell phone pings into Sharp County. Sharp County deputies assisted in picking up the suspect in Highland. Sheriff Dotson is on his way […]

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  • Two Arrested In Annieville On Outstanding Warrants By Lawrence County Deputies

    Less than 5 hours after being placed on Sheriff Dotson’s Most Wanted List, Jennifer Chavez was arrested at a residence on Lawrence 214. The arrest came after an unrelated disturbance call, while at the scene officers were informed that Chavez and a male subject fled […]

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  • Most Wanted Suspect Turns Himself In To Authorities

      On October 23, 2012 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested another of its most wanted. Franklin (Peewee) Carothers (22) formerly of Portia on an Alias Bench Warrant for residential burglary, breaking and entering, theft of property and criminal mischief. The arrest comes after a warrant […]

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