The Criminal Investigation Division has two investigators. Criminal Investigators are a sworn Law Enforcement Officer responsible for the investigation of criminal activity and reported crimes in Stone County.
These crimes range from burglaries and thefts, to rapes and homicides and illegal drugs. These incidents may be investigated with the assistance of the Patrol Deputies, the Prosecuting Attorney, and other Law Enforcement agencies.
Once a uniformed Deputy takes a report, CID will begin a follow-up investigation. CID is responsible for processing and cataloging evidence at crime scenes, interviewing victims and witnesses, interviewing suspects, and preparing affidavits for arrest warrants, search warrants, and other related duties.
Combating the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances is a top priority of the Criminal Investigation Division. The CID works closely with the Arkansas State Police CID and other local agencies to fight the ever present problem of drugs and controlled substances in Stone County.
Information obtained from the public is very valuable in all types of investigations. The Stone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information about criminal activity or on-going investigations to contact the Stone County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigator: Michael Tharp
Investigator: Lt. Dammon McGilton
Investigator: Justin Meeks
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