Sharp County Archive

  • Highland Teacher Accused of Sexual Assault Found Dead

    Shortly after 6:00 pm on Thursday the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an unresponsive man discovered in a cemetery by the cemetery caretaker. Lawrence County deputies responded to the cemetery located on lawrence 131 south. A male subject was found deceased of an […]

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  • Deputy Nearly Hit As Two Flee, Shots Fired

    Sharp County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection with an incident earlier where a deputy was nearly hit by a fleeing vehicle. According to a press release Deputy Cody Bailey was trying to arrest a 35 year old Sara Phelps for violation of […]

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  • Shooting Suspect In Sharp County Found Dead

    Sharp County Official’s are releasing information stating the suspect in Tuesday nights shooting and high speed chase was found dead today. According to reports the body of Brandon Southerly was recovered in the Spring River by Hardy Police. Search dogs had led searchers to the […]

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  • Sharp County Sheriff’s Department Responds to a Drowning on Spring River

    The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department responded this morning to a possible drowning at Riverbend Park on the Spring River. 22 year old Dylan Stewart of Jacksonville was pronounced dead on the scene. Hardy Fire and Rescue assisted with the recovery.

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  • Sex Offender Sentenced to 26 Years

    ​Henry Boyce announced today that a Sharp County man pled guilty and was sentenced to prison for sexual offenses committed against a child. ​James Lee Smith, 35, of Cherokee Village, pled guilty to one count of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, a Class B […]

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  • Murder Suspect Captured In Sharp County

    55 year old Danny Mitchell Cannon of Clyde Texas was arrested near Milligan Campground Road in Sharp County according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Cannon was arrested Wednesday after a concerned citizen called the Arkansas State Police with information to his whereabouts. Cannon was […]

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