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LRPD investigating animal cruelty case after 2 dogs found dead

LRPD investigating animal cruelty case after 2 dogs found dead

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police are investigating a case of aggravated animal cruelty after a woman reportedly found her dogs near a possibly abandoned home in Little Rock.

According to a report made by Little Rock police, a woman and her husband noticed that their two dogs were missing around 9:30 a.m. Sunday from their home. The woman reportedly noted to police that a couple of days before, one of the dogs' collars was replaced with an old one.

The woman told police that she spent the day putting out flyers and searching for the dogs before receiving a call that someone had seen them near a possibly abandoned home on Robinwood and Cantrell roads. When she went to the location, she told police she found them dead, nose-to-nose on the grass by a fire hydrant.

According to the report, she observed severe trauma to the dogs.

Deputy tased during suspect arrest

Deputy tased during suspect arrest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A deputy was injured during the attempted arrest of an assault suspect in Pulaski County.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Marcus Venson had repeatedly harassed someone, and then allegedly drove by the victim's home and pointed a gun at them.

Deputies found Venson in a vehicle and attempted to pull him over, but after a short pursuit, deputies managed to spike the suspect vehicle's tires and safely end the chase.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, Venson was "drive-stunned" by a deputy with a taser. Minden said in an email, "A drive stun does not involve deployment of the taser cartridge probes and is a pain compliance tactic. Neuromuscular Incapacitation (NMI) will not result from a drive stun application."

NLRPD arrest 2 members of Florida Felony Lane Gang

NLRPD arrest 2 members of Florida Felony Lane Gang


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – North Little Rock police say they have arrested two members of the Florida Felony Lane Gang.

Ofc. Shana Cobbs said Monday afternoon just before 3 p.m. police were involved in a vehicle pursuit with two members of the gang.

A witness saw the suspects breaking into vehicles at Wild River Country and called 911. Police pursued the suspects in a chase that ended in a one-vehicle accident on Forts Roots Drive.

The two suspects in the vehicle were identified as Everol Blake and Cinel Geffrard. Initially, Geffrard gave a fake name, but they were identified through a facial recognition program being used by the Polk County Sheriff's Department in Florida.

Both are being held on no bond.


Toxicology report released in I-440 accident from March

Toxicology report released in I-440 accident from March

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- An update became available on Thursday about a deadly 18-wheeler accident that happened on I-440 in March.

Police say the accident was caused by the driver of a Chevy Impala who reversed down the interstate.

At the request of a THV viewer, we checked on this case and made contact with the family of Terry Harrell, the truck driver who died in that fiery crash.

The family revealed that the toxicology report for the driver of that Chevy Impala indicates that she was nearly 3-times the legal limit for alcohol, tested positive for marijuana and had Xanax in her system at the time of the crash.

THV was unable to get an update from prosecutors on possible charges.

However, the family of Terry Harrell says that a request has been made to go forward with manslaughter charges against the driver who reversed down the interstate.

Review underway on how inmate escaped handcuffs to get away

Review underway on how inmate escaped handcuffs to get away


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement continue to search for an inmate who slipped out of his handcuffs on Monday and took off running. Anael Castro was being held on rape charges. Since his escape, many people still have questions about how it happened.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is reviewing what happened. They are looking to see if a mistake led to Castro's escape or if they need to change they way they transport inmates. At this time, no changes have been made, but deputies say diligence has skyrocketed.

"There is always going to be that one guy that is constantly thinking about doing it," said Lieutenant Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Minden says deputies cuffed Anael Castro hands in the front. They linked his handcuffs to a long chain with other inmates and did not shackle his legs.

'Cheer Mom' guilty in plea agreement

'Cheer Mom' guilty in plea agreement


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Sherwood mother known for appearing in the cheerleading reality show "Cheer Perfection" has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors Thursday.

The Pulaski County Circuit Clerk's Office released paperwork saying Andrea Clevenger pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual assault and engaging a child in sexual explicit conduct.

She received two 10-year prison sentences and two 10-year suspended sentences. It is not known if they will be served concurrently or consecutively.

A no contact order was issued as well as Clevenger registering as a sex offender.

Clevenger was accused of raping a 13-year-old boy and was initially charged with rape to which she pleaded not guilty.

READ THE FULL ARREST AFFIDAVIT (Warning: Contains Explicit Details) : http://on.kthv.com/1iQvJMG

NLRPD looking for stolen truck

NLRPD looking for stolen truck

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The North Little Rock Police Department is on the lookout for a stolen truck.

NLRPD posted to their Facebook page Wednesday that a four-door, silver, 2011 Ford F150 Raptor truck was stolen from the Dickie Stephens Park parking lot between Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. They said two firearms were also taken in the theft.

The post indicated that the truck was last seen somewhere along the northbound lane of Pike Avenue on Aug. 2, and the truck has a Georgia license plate reading PFQ6983. It also has distinctive decals showing waterfowl and an LSU logo on the back glass.

If you have seen this truck or know where it may be, please contact the North Little Rock Police Department at (501) 758-1234.