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End of Watch Ride to Honoring Lt. James Guynes

On Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am, The End of Watch Riders will be representing and honoring our very own...Lt. James Guynes (9711) at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 200 South Main in Clarendon.

The End of Watch Riders are a group of motorcycle riders from the state of Washington. The Riders escort a 40' trailer across the country in honor of fallen officers from the prior year.

Founder, Jagrut Shah, a former deputy sheriff, says" They want to show departments and families who have lost a partner that they are not alone."

We are asking everyone to come out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Homicide Update**

The Arkansas State Police have had a suspect surrender himself to Special Agents of the State Police CID and The Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Christian Franks,20, of Clarendon has been charged with Capital Murder for the death of Lilee Smith. Franks is incarcerated at the Monroe County Detention Facility. No bond has been set as the investigation is still ongoing.

**Clarendon Homicide**

On the date of 05/07/2022 Monroe County 911 Dispatch received a call in reference to a possible death at approx. 12:45pm. Upon arrival the Clarendon PD, and Monroe County Sheriff's Department identified Lilee Smith,26, of Clarendon as the victim. 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department has asked that the Arkansas State Police CID investigate the apparent Homicide. We will continue to keep the community informed as the investigation and search for a suspect continues. 

**SEVERE WEATHER**

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is currently tracking a storm system that has the possibility of producing a tornado. Officers have stated they have seen a supercell north of Brinkley near I-40. 

Please be ready to take severe weather precautions. 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the citizens to make sure your weather alerts are turned on and that you and your family know your nearest tornado shelters location. If you do not know the location you can contact your local agency to find out. If you are unable to get to one always remember get to a place with no windows, a small room, or basement. We will continue to keep you updated if anything happens alone with these storms. Thank you and please be safe.  

**PSA UPDATE**

Upon further investigation the Monroe County Sheriff's Office has been informed the men did not attempt to take the woman out of her vehicle. This like many other situations is very unpredictable and a reminder to always take safety seriously. Thank you.

**PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT**

PLEASE TAKE EXTREME CAUTION On 4/30/2022 a woman located on HWY 70 and 302 around 3:00pm had a white in color Mercedes-Benz with three men approx. in their thirties attempt to take her out of her vehicle. The Monroe county Sheriff's Office is taking precautions to insure the safety of the county but if you see anything like this please notify us immediately. Please do not approach the vehicle and if they try to approach you lock your doors and drive away and contact 911. Thank You.

Community Outreach

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is still working hard on keeping citizens up to date on what's going on in our county. We hope you all have been able to view our website and Facebook as we continue to post updates as much as possible.

Our next step in our outreach will be weekly updates starting 4-30-22 this report will include arrest from the week and any events the Sheriff's Office will have part in or important community events. These reports will be posted to Facebook, Instagram, Website, and printed in the news paper.

We will continue to focus on improving in our Outreach Program. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact the Sheriff's Office by phone or message the support team contacts through our Facebook direct message. Thank you and have a safe week. 

**COMMUNITY SAFETY**

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office would like to express to our citizens the issue of kidnapping"s" and Human Trafficking. 

On the date of 4-19-2022 3 teenage girls ages range 16-17 years old were either reported missing or kidnapped. As many of you have already seen this on Facebook or got the Amber alert"s". We would like to make sure our citizens are aware of this situation and remind everyone of the fake messages going around as possibly part of a Human Trafficking situation. 

Please remember to take safety seriously and to tell your children of the dangers. If you are ever in a situation you do not feel comfortable or are in fear please do not hesitate contact your local law enforcement agency or as always dial 911. If you think someone might be following you remember to never go to your residence. Call it in and if possible drive to your nearest Police Department or Sheriff's Office. If you are unable to get to one of those drive to a public place such as a shopping center or even a hospital. You want to be able to be seen or heard if anything is to happen before you can get someone there to help you. Another safety tip is do not respond to unknown text messages, emails, or phone calls. And never give out your personal information to anyone unless you know who they are.

As always remember to check in on your family and friends as much as possible. Thank you, and we hope you all have a safe week.

**Tornado Warning**

AT 04:26PM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTH MONROE COUNTY. RADAR HAS INDICATED ROTATION NEAR DEWITT AND STUTTGART MOVING EAST TOWARDS MONROE COUNTY PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY**

**Severe Weather Possible**

Once again the storms are moving in. We are at an enhanced risk of tornadoes. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the citizens to make sure your weather alerts are turned on and that you and your family know your nearest tornado shelters location. If you do not know the location you can contact your local agency to find out. If you are unable to get to one always remember get to a place with no windows, a small room, or basement. We will continue to keep you updated if anything happens alone with these storms. Thank you and please be safe.

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