Press Releases


Man arrested on charge of Rape

On 9/25/2016 Faulkner County Sheriff deputies responded to an address in Greenbrier, Arkansas in reference to an alleged sexual offense. The juvenile victim advised deputies that over a two to three month period, 25 year old Jesse Hale had sexually assaulted her.  The victim advised deputies that this happened in her bedroom at her father’s house at another address in Greenbrier, Arkansas where she lived at the time of the report. The victim reported to investigators her step-brother Jesse Hale had sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.


On 6/21/2017, Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the North Little Rock Police Department in locating Hale at his place of employment in North Little Rock. Hale was arrested by NLRPD and is currently at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Unit 2 charged with Rape, a class Y felony.


There is no bond amount or court date at the time of this press release.

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Faulkner County Investigator Graduates Crime Scene Tech Program



Investigator Joe Flack of The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office completed the Crime Scene Technician Program today and graduated at the Criminal Justice Institute.


The Crime Scene Technician Certificate Program (CSTCP) is a series of  fundamental courses that introduce vital components of crime scene investigation. Participants are required to attend and successfully pass all courses including; Crime Scene Management, Crime Scene Photography, Impression Evidence, Latent Print Processing, Biological and Trace Evidence, Crime Scene Sketching, Note Taking and Report Writing, Crime Scene Investigation to receive their certificate.  All courses of the program were held at the Criminal Justice Institute. This is a 135 hour program over the course of 6 months.


Investigator Flack is committed to provide the highest level of service to this community.

We would like to congratulate Investigator Flack for his accomplishment and his service to our community!

Charges Dropped on 5/8/17 Press Release

On 5/8/17, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office posted a press release titled “Man Arrested, Stolen Property in Tow.”  This was regarding Harrel Free being arrested on Short Circle after being found in possession of stolen property.  After further investigation, FCSO and the 20th Judicial Prosecutor’s Office has decided to drop the charges on Mr. Free.  We strive to provide information to the public that we think pertinent to daily functions of our office.  We will always attempt to clear a person’s name if an investigation changes course.  It appears Mr. Free purchased the stolen items, but did not realize the items were stolen.

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Accident on Wolf Branch Road

On Wednesday night, 5/31/17, at approximately 11:15 pm., Faulkner County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an apparent accident on Wolf Branch Road in the Guy area.  According to statements at the time of the investigation, a juvenile was riding in the back of a pickup truck and fell out of the truck.  Injuries sustained to the juvenile were fatal.  This incident is considered under investigation.

Mid-Morning Pursuit

On the morning of 6/1/17, deputies responded to a suspicious person call on Johnson Loop.  While deputies were in the area, they observed a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle which then led deputies on a vehicle pursuit through Faulkner County, ending in Cleburne County with the assistance of multiple agencies.  Deputies discovered the male had an apparent gunshot wound to his leg.  The subject who led deputies on the pursuit was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  Investigators are looking into the details of this case.  This is an ongoing investigation.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.

2 Registered Sex Offenders Arrested

Earlier this month, two sex offenders were arrested on separate cases.


On March 27, 2017, Faulkner County investigators received an anonymous tip that Jonathan Snuggs was not living at his registered address of 50 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Quitman, AR but was instead living at an unknown address in Mayflower, AR. Investigators began an investigation and learned Snuggs had changed jobs and failed to register his employment change, had an active Facebook page and had failed to register his social media, and was living at 40 Ridge Ln. Mayflower, AR. On May 16, 2017, deputies went to Snuggs registered address and spoke with a resident there who confirmed that Snuggs was not living at the address. Snuggs appeared at the Major Crimes/Registered Sex Offender office on May 18, 2017 and was interviewed. During the interview, Snuggs admitted to living at 40 Ridge Ln. for approximately 3 months without registering that address. Snuggs was taken into custody and is being charged with 12-12-904 Sex Offender Failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements, a Class C Felony.


On May 4, 2017 Faulkner County investigators received an anonymous tip that Jonathan Ratliff was not living at his registered address. Investigators learned that Ratliff had changed employers in February of 2017 and had failed to register his new employment. On May 16, 2017, deputies went to Ratliff’s registered address of 19 Heavrin Ridge Cabot, AR and made contact with a resident there who stated that Ratliff did not reside there and had not since approximately April 28, 2017 when he was evicted. On May 18, 2017, Mr. Ratliff appeared at the Major Crimes/Registered Sex Offender office and was interviewed. During the interview, Ratliff admitted to not registering his new employment and stated that he has been staying other places and staying only occasionally at his registered address. Mr. Ratliff was taken into custody and is being charged with 12-12-904 Sex Offender Failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements, a Class C Felony.


Pursuant to 12-12-903, The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) requires the offender to report in changes in residence, mailing address, temporary domicile, employment, email, social network information in person to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.


Sheriff Ryals encourages citizens to contact Investigator Vanda Philliips if a registered sex offender is out of compliance with their registration.  Call 501-450-4917 or www.fcso.ar.gov and click on ‘Crime Tips.’  All tips can be completely anonymous. 




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Sheriff Sale This Weekend

Sheriff Sale ***Important Note*** If you think you are going to purchase a firearm, print off the Background Check sheet included in this release (click on MEDIA KIT) and take to CID prior to the sale.  This will speed up the process on Saturday!

PLACE:  500 S. German Lane Conway, AR  (Behind the Faulkner County Jail, Unit 2)

AUCTION DATE/TIME:  6/3/17 @ 9:00am

QUESTIONS:  CONTACT Vanda Phillips or Lt. Chad Wooley @ 501-450-4917

Summary of items sold:

Knives Guns (Over 100 guns) Electronics (computers, printers, navigation systems, and more) Gaming systems (Xbox, Playstation) Video games Phones (cell phones and office type phones) Speakers Tools ATVs Vehicles TVs Jewelry More items to be listed

Understand the general terms below.

GENERAL TERMS:   All vehicles and other property are sold “AS IS”, “WHERE IS” (No Warranty).  The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office does not discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color or national origin.  We encourage participation by all persons.  However, the purchaser must be at least 18 years of age and present identification prior to any bid entry or sale.  The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.  Following the success of a winning bid, all winning bidders must satisfy payment in full to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Auction Personnel at the time of sale in cash, cashier’s check made payable to Faulkner County, or certified funds from the bank (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted unless prior approval has been granted).  *Suggestion:  Have 100% of whatever you are prepared to bid with you.  Failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of property to the seller (Faulkner County). 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Sheriff Sales are for surplus, recovered and/or unclaimed seized property only.  The Sheriff’s Office does not know the history of each piece of property auctioned.  However, any prospective bidders can view the property prior to the auction for the purpose of inspecting.  The Sheriff’s Office cannot provide legal advice on how to properly investigate what financial obligations may be outstanding on property acquired through the means of that which is unclaimed. All items purchased must be removed from the premises no later than the day of the sale unless other arrangements regarding pickup has been arranged and granted by the Auctioneer or Sheriff's Office.  Neither the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office nor the Auctioneer will be responsible for any “sold” items after close of auction. Should you have a legal question, we recommend you consult an attorney.

The Sheriff’s Office does not have specific information about the condition of all property or other pertinent information (i.e. maintenance, how many owners, has the vehicle ever been wrecked, etc.).  Resources available are www.carfax.com

Property sold at auction by the Sheriff’s Office is generally advertised in the Log Cabin Democrat.  

In addition to the newspaper advertising, all notices of sales are posted for public viewing at the Faulkner County Courthouse and on this website.

Sales of property are “open-type” auction sales (no sealed bids).  A minimum bid is called by the auctioneer.  All bidders are required to have 100% payment upon completion of the bidding  and/or auction. 

The highest bidder at the sale shall be the Purchaser.  If any dispute arises as to who may be the highest bidder, the property will be resold in the event the highest bidder cannot be determined.

If you are the successful bidder, a bill-of-sale for the property will be issued to you upon full payment of the bid.  The bill-of-sale gives the winning bidder a clear title to the property.  If a purchaser does not complete the sale following a winning bid, the purchaser can be held liable for a deposit, and for all losses and expenses. 

If you are the successful bidder, you do not own the property until you have satisfied full payment for the property and been issued a bill-of-sale.

"Click it or Ticket" Campaign

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office has partnered with the Arkansas State Police and the National Highway and Transportation Department with the "Click it or Ticket" campaign.  You will see an increase of deputies paroling the roads in the upcoming weeks.  There is a great chance you will have the distinct privilege of meeting one of our deputies face-to-face if you are not wearing your seat belt.  We'd rather not meet you under those circumstances.

Don't forget to buckle up the young ones in the back seat as well.  All too often we see children not buckled.  You will also be contacted by a deputy if this is observed.

It's simple.  Simply put your seat belt on, and you'll have no problems!

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2016 Arrest Follow-Up

On 2/2/16, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office informed the public of an arrest of Philip Frederic of Jacksonville, Arkansas on the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Rape. See original story below.  Frederic's case was heard by a Faulkner County Circuit Court Judge and jury during a jury trial on 5/17/17.  Frederic was found guilty by a jury of his peers and sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.


On the afternoon of 2.15.16, FCSO Investigators arrested 55 year old Philip Frederic of Jacksonville, AR. On 2.14.16, an undercover investigator made online contact with Frederic who was seeking an underage female.  The investigator made arrangements for Frederic to meet the undercover profile in Mayflower on 2.15.16 with the purpose to engage in sexual activity with an underage female.


Frederic was arrested without incident on the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Rape, where he was later booked in at FCSO Unit 2, where he is being held on a $75,000 bond, with a court date of 2.29.16.



“As Sheriff of Faulkner County, I am committed in tracking down predators that are willing to victimize the citizens of Faulkner County, young and old.   These type of cyber crimes are done by perpetrators who remain in the shadows.  They have no face until caught. These predators are someone’s neighbor, family member or relatives and these crimes may never be discovered or brought to light if we didn’t work towards discovering these predators.  Crimes such as conspiracy to commit rape are intolerable to me, and I will not rest while our team continues to fight for the citizens of this fine county. Through the committed excellence of this administration and our Criminal Investigation Division, Faulkner County is safer home for our children and their families.”  - Sheriff Tim Ryals

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Registered Sex Offender Located

Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office investigators located and arrested 45 year old Robert Waddle on 5/10/17.  Earlier this week FCSO requested assistance from the community to help locate Waddle, who had failed to register as a sex offender.  Investigators determined Waddle was living at an address he had not registered in the Greenbrier area.  Waddle was located with the help of the citizens of Faulkner County.  Waddle was charged with Failure to Appear and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  A court date has not been announced at the time of this press release.  Bond for Failure to Appear has been set at $3,097.


Citizens are encouraged to anonymously report suspicious activity or locations of known fugitives by visiting www.fcso.ar.gov and click on the word CRIME TIPS located at the top and to the right of the home page.  Sheriff Ryals appreciates assistance from the community when it comes to locating suspects who are trying to evade apprehension.

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