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Stolen Vehicle found

Stolen vehicle has been found. More information to come as we get it. Thank you all for your assistance. 

Stolen Vehicle reported in Fifty-Six area

We have a 2010 Toyota Camary Green in color with Arkansas License plate 914 VVL. Stolen from Fifty-Six missionary baptist church tonight sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The vehicle has damage to both the left and right rear fenders and also to the passenger side front bumper cover. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of this vehicle please contact the STONE COUNTY SHERIFF's OFFICE at 870-269-3825.

Stone County Rehabitilation and detention center info released

Stone County Rehabilitation and Detention Center 2020


WE LISTENED: New Proposal designed to be clean & secure, but not comfortable.

Half the cost to build, One-third payoff time, Half the cost to run

WHY do we need a new jail?  In 2014, Arkansas adopted new standards for jails which our current facility fails. Three contractors reported our existing facility "not feasible" to bring within requirements.  Stone County submitted an improvement plan to address staffing and operations, but our facility still fails standards.  Since the State Constitution requires counties to have a jail, our old jail will remain open, but the long-term license to house inmates beyond 24 hours will be revoked.  Stone County will have to pay other counties to house our inmates including medical and transportation cost.  Madison County is doing this now--budgeting $580,000 of local funds to pay other counties.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE NOW?  Voters turned down the previous proposal due to cost, size, term, out-of-state contractor, and the bond wording.

Old Proposal:                                     

$11,500,000 bond

30-year bond term

½ cent tax for bond

½ cent permanent tax

100 bed facility

Expandable to 120 beds

Old Jail used for admin/storage

Space to house other inmates


New Proposal:

$5,995,000 bond

10-year bond with est. payoff less than 8

½ cent tax to pay off bond (will end)

¼ cent operations & maintenance--jail only

60 bed with improved female housing

Flexible space for future requirements

Old Jail Refurbished for Rehab Programs

Space for programs to aide in reducing recidivism among our citizens

WE LISTENED, and we ask you to support fixing our Stone County jail. PLEASE vote: "YES" for construction bond and operations tax.

WE LISTENED, and we ask you to support fixing our Stone County jail. Please vote: "YES" for construction bond and operations tax.

- The previous proposal used an out-of-state Contractor. - This proposal went statewide and to all bordering states for competitive selection. - Local Construction Manager (Noacon) will use available local labor and materials whenever possible. - HMN Architects (justice facility experts) will engineer, design and ensure compliance. - Preliminary design meets Arkansas Corrections criteria stds. - Designed for safety, security, simplicity and space for rehab programs with efficient staffing to lower long-term costs

Precast insulated concrete panels expedite the building process & provide a sturdy, low cost, bare-bones 50-year facility with future expansion flexibility

Half the cost to build, One-third payoff time, Half the cost to run


click on media kit to download a fyler with some drawings and diagrams


new ENTERGY SCAM going around

There is a new scam going around where someone will call you and tell you that your late on your electric bill and they are going to shut your power off for non payment. 


This is what was sent to us:


his was sent to us today about a new scam going on
*****BE AWARE*****

Wife got a call supposedly from Entergy demanding payment today of overdue bill and said power would be shut off. This was this morning.

We both laughed. The funny part was we both knew Entergy is in my name not hers and they just have my number. But we wouldn't have fallen for it anyway .

Tonight there is a post on channel 7 about this exact scam.

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Deputies assist in the Stone County Officer Santa Program

The Stone County Sheriff's Deputies assisted in several programs this year along with several other agencies for the Christmas season. Other agencies involved were The Mountain View Police Department, Arkansas Game and Fish, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Forestry, Probation and Parole, Arkansas State Park Rangers. These Officers came in on their time off and assisted with helping to shop with Children at Walmart part of the Shop with a Cop program, Picking up and sorting out and handing out gifts with the Angel Tree Program, and also helping buy sort, and wrap gifts with the Officer Santa Program. We were also assisted by members of various fire departments throughout the county as well as the Stone County branch of Wives of Armour and the Stone County branch of Wives backing the Blue. 



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Employment Opportunities

The Stone County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for Deputy positions. 

The Stone County Detention Center is also accepting applications for male and female detention officer positions.


Applications may be picked up at the dispatch window of the Stone County Sheriff's Office detention center.


You may go to the Employment tab on our webpage to download an application. 

Stone County Deputies are raising funds for Arkansas Special Olympics with the annual Polar Plunge

Stone County Sheriff deputies are going to brave the cold weather of January in Arkansas and take the polar plunge to help raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics of Arkansas.  Several Deputies will take the plunge. Click the link below to donate to the cause. 



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Substancce Abuse Programs

On August 21, 2019, The Stone County Detention Facility began a substance abuse program for the inmates. Currently Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have begun with GED and other substance abuse programs planned to begin by the end of 2019. 

These programs are open to male and female inmates who have a class one rating. It is hoped these programs will help inmates with their addictions upon their release from the facility.

Visitation for Sgt. Mike Stephen has been moved

Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Mike Stephen are as follows:

UPDATED: visitation has been moved to the high school gymnasium so the large number of people expected can be accommodated.
Tuesday July 23rd 6-8 p.m.

Calico Rock High school Gymnasium 
Wednesday July 24th 1:00 p.m.
The entrance by the school sign will be the only entrance to the campus available. Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies will be on site to assist with parking.


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Accepting Application

The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the following positions:

Reserve Deputy- Volunteer Position

Detention Officer- Full time paid Position

Both positions require an applications which can be found on this website under "Employment" tab. 

The positions require that an application, interview, background check, Psychological must be completed.

For additional information contact (870) 269-3825 or email

M. Stephen


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