Press Releases


Drug Arrest

Teresa Lambert

Warrants Issued and Drug Arrest

Warrants issued for Tony Stone, Andrea Stone, and Jimmy Mann 

Gregory Rapert Drug Arrest

Street Crimes Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle, Makes Drug Arrest

2017-0487  Leslie Bennett

Street Crimes Unit Conducts Search, Arrests John Taylor

John Taylor Arrest

William Sparks/Theft of Property

William Sparks/Theft of Property   $100,000.00 Bond per Judge Betterton

Synopsis Ainsworth

2017-0453  Matthew Ainsworth/Casey Ainsworth  Theft by Receiving & Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia

2017-0460  Eric Ainsworth  Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver

MCSD's Street Crime Unit Recovers Stolen Property

On May 24, 2017, members of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department Street Crime Unit recovered a boat and trailer stolen from Joiner, Arkansas.  

Matthew Ainsworth, 28, of Frenchmans Bayou and Casey Ainsworth, 40, of Turrell, Arkansas were taken into custody and charged with theft by receiving.  Both individuals will be seen in Osceola District Court on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.


               Matthew Ainsworth


                  Casey Ainsworth

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Stolen 4 Wheeler/Trailer

Some time on the evening of May 11, 2017, a homemade trailer and 4 wheeler were stolen from highway 158 in Luxora. The 4 wheeler is a 2007 Red Arctic Cat 550 4WD with a faded camouflage cover and a 7 inch light bar on the front. 

If anyone has any information regarding this theft, please contact the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department at 870-658-2242 or our tip line at 870-658-7024. 

Stolen Property

On the evening of May 9, or early morning hours of May 10, 2017, a trailer and lawnmower were stolen from South County Road 327 in Joiner.  Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department at 870-658-2242 or our tip line at 870-658-7024.

Description of Items Stolen:

Trailer - Black 16ft dual axle with white wheels

Lawnmower - Green and yellow John Deere Z255 zero turn with chewed up handles

Phone Scam

Residents of Mississippi County have been receiving phone calls from a female identifying herself as a process server. This person has been using the name Vanessa Perkins. She states she has legal papers for a law suit against the person she is calling. She tells them she will serve the papers on them or they can call 1-855-887-1183 and speak with the law firm, Steinburg Russo and Associates about making arrangements to pay the debt or to obtain more information about the debt. When you call the number the person, who identifies himself to be Shawn Green, manager of the legal department will ask for your name or case number. The person will tell you about a debt you owe and will even know you date of birth and social security number. He or she will tell you that you can pay by credit card, debit, card, or by mailing a money order to 2910 S Archibald Av. Ontario, Ca. 917761. The person will also say by paying this debt today you will save several thousand dollars in legal fees.... The address given comes back to a mailbox in a UPS store in Ontario California. This is a confirmed scam and the MCSD has passed this information on to the Ontario Police Department.

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