Press Releases


Lake Norrell Investigation

Yesterday evening at 7:50 p.m., a call was dispatched for an unattended death near Lake Norrell.

When Saline County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) deputies arrived, a body was discovered near the boat dock of Lake Norrell.

A crime scene was established; detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) were notified and responded as well as the Coroner.

The scene was secured just before 11:00 p.m. last night.

This case is currently under investigation and no further comments will be made at this time.

The victim has been identified as Donald Mark Laseter, 62 years of age, from the Lake Norrell community.


On Monday, June 18, 2018, deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) were dispatched to Northside Power in the 6800 block of Congo Road for a Breaking and Entering.

Patrol Division deputies were able to conclude that several items were stolen from company vehicles parked on the lot. 

It was determined that two suspects were responsible.  The suspects used a newer modeled Dodge pick-up truck, quad cab, dark colored, pulling a tandem axel trailer with no gate.  The wheels on the trailer did not match.  Both suspects were white males, medium height and weight.

Attached are photographs taken from a suviellance camera.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident are asked to call the SCSO, Criminal Investigation Division, at 501-303-5609.

Callers can remain anonymous if they so chose.

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Collaborating with local, as well as Federal agencies, Ricky ASHLEY was arrested last evening after a short foot pursuit in Little Rock.

Members of the United States Marshal Service (USMS), Eastern Arkansas Fugitve Task Force, working closely with Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and Little Rock Police Department received information from concerned citizens that ASHLEY was in a specific area of Little Rock last night at approximately 10:00 pm.

Officers from the Little Rock PD and Task Force Officers from the USMS spotted ASHLEY and quickly made the arrest.

ASHLEY was transported to the SCSO Detention Center where he is being held on a warrant for Aggrevated Assault.

The victim in that case remains in serious condition at an area hospital.

SCSO Sheriff Rodney Wright would like to thank all of the agencies who particpated in this search and apprehension.  Equally, he would like to thank the media for posting ASHLEY’s photograph and the public for their support and assistance in notifying law enforcement of ASHLEY’s whereabouts.  



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This morning deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) arrested Tommy Mike KEMP, without incident, on Allen Road in Shannon Hills.  KEMP was arrested on a warrant, charging him with Burglary, Theft and Criminal Trespassing.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division are actively working this case.  Due to the fact that this is an active investigation, the SCSO will not comment further.  

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Shortly after 8:00 am on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Patrol Division deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) were dispatched to the 13000 block of Chicot Road for a shooting.

Upon arrival and after securing the scene, Emergency Medical Services personnel treated one victim and transported him to an area hopsital.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Divison (CID) responded to both the scene as well as the hospital and the investigation is on-going.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ricky ASHLEY, B/M, 48 years of age from Mabelvale for Aggrevated Assault.  ASHLEY should be considered armed and dangerous and if anyone has information as to his whereabouts, they are urged to call 911. 


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High Speed Pursuit Ends Safely

Last week, deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) took several reports of burglaries and break-in & enterings (B&E) in the Avilla area. By canvassing the area and speaking to neighbors, an older modeled white SUV with body damage was seen in the vicinity, prior to those crimes occurring.

A be on the look-out (BOLO) was broadcasted by Saline County 911 dispatchers for that vehicle, possibly being involved in the burglaries and B&Es. It should be noted that in one incident, a firearm was stolen.

This morning at approximately 9:30 am, a call was dispatched in the Avilla area where a vehicle matching that description was seen, and the driver was observed looking around an out-building. An SCSO sergeant was in the area and spotted the vehicle in question. It matched the description given out earlier from the BOLO for last week’s burglaries and B&Es.

The sergeant attempted to stop the vehicle on W. Avilla Road, however the driver refused to pull over. A 36-minute chase ensued which spanned from Saline County to Pulaski County to Little Rock to North Little Rock and back to Pulaski County. Several agencies were involved in assisting the SCSO.

With the help of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, spike-strips were placed in the road ahead of the suspect vehicle. Once the suspect vehicle proceeded over the spike-strips, the vehicle quickly became inoperable.

The SCSO sergeant suspected that the driver would flee on foot and quickly exited his vehicle and took him into custody after running approximately 25 yards through a thick briar patch. The driver, later identified as Michael Brooks MORGAN, from the Avilla area, was taken into custody. The sergeant sustained minor cuts and scrapes and both his pants and shirt were ripped.

MORGAN was found to have active felony warrants and misdemeanor warrants from two separate jurisdictions. Additionally, MORGAN is an absconder. In addition to those charges, MORGAN was charged by the SCSO for felony fleeing, numerous traffic violations and felony narcotics violations. Evidence was recovered from inside the white SUV which led directly back to the burglaries and B&Es from last week. MORGAN was also charged with theft by receiving.

Members of the SCSO’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are actively working this case and detectives are confident that additional charges will be filed.

Sheriff Rodney Wright would like to thank the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, North Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas State Police and Saline County Office of Emergency Management (dispatchers) for their assistance in this pursuit.

Without the community actively providing information since last week, this apprehension would have never been possible. Sheriff Wright would like to thank everyone in the community who aided the SCSO by providing information.



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Late in the evening on October 24, 2017, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) was dispatched to a location in Alexander to meet with a concerned citizen.  While meeting with that citizen, he/she provided a device which he/she believed may contain sexually explicit material.  That device was provided to the Patrol Division deputy who in turn, notified detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

CID detectives worked closely with an outside law enforcement agency and subsequently recovered hundreds of photographs which depicted what appears to be minors involved in various sex acts.

An arrest warrant was obtained and on October 29, 2017, Bobby Joe Millirons Jr., of Alexander, was arrested without incident.  Millirons was charged with Distributing Possessing or Viewing Matter Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child.  That charge is a Class C felony.

This investigation is continuing and no further information will be released by the SCSO due to this investigation being current.   

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Medical Assist Leads to Arrest of Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Deputy

Early Sunday morning, Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies responded to the 1100 block of Brookhaven Court to assist medics.  Upon arrival, one victim was being treated for a facial laceration by Lake Norrell Fire Department personnel.

Upon interviewing several parties present, it was determined that a verbal argument became physical and the victim was allegedly assaulted by Daniel Cantwell.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and his injuries were non-life threatening.  The victim was discharged later that morning.

Cantwell was arrested without incident and charged with the following:

            Battery 2nd degree                               Class D Felony

            Terroristic Threatening 1st degree          Class D Felony

            Assault 3rd degree                                Class C Misdemeanor

Cantwell will go before a District Court judge on Monday, 18 September 2017, and a bond will be set at that time.

Cantwell is employed with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy.  The SCSO is working closely with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and this investigation is currently ongoing. 

Regarding any action taken by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office regarding this matter, questions should be directed to that agency.    

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New Release

Saline County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Roster is Back Online!!!

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that the maintenance upgrade is complete and our inmate roster is back online. We invite the community to visit our site at www.scsosheriff.org/roster_choose.php to view the inmate roster.

Having the inmate roster online allows the public to view photos and booking details for individuals in the detention center as well as those released within the last 48 hours.

Our Website – www.SCSOSheriff.org – provides details on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. One of our goals when developing the Website was to provide a centralized location for current information such as press releases and where sex offenders are living in the county.

For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 501-303-5609 or visit www.SCSOSheriff.org



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