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Meet Timon and Terry

Sheriff Tim Ryals is proud to introduce the newest members of the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office (FCSO), K-9 Deputies Timon and Terry.  In 2017 Sheriff Ryals worked with Cody Hiland, the Prosecuting Attorney of the 20th Judicial District at that time, to obtain these K-9 Deputies through grant funding.


Deputies Timon and Terry are multi-functional K-9 Deputies, and they are highly skilled in tracking, illegal narcotic detection, and violent criminal apprehension. Current K-9 handlers, Deputies Cox and Wallace, have attended training with their respective partners and work daily on establishing strong, effective teams.  The bond between a K-9 handler and his partner is one of solid mutual trust and admiration. 


The FCSO's goal and desire in keeping our community safe. Our focus is against violent crimes, drug crimes, crimes against children, and property crimes are certainly areas of focus for FCSO. K-9 Deputies Timon and Terry will assist in furthering FCSO'S ability to fight these crimes more effectively and efficiently. 


K-9 Deputies are certified law enforcement officers and command the respect thereof. One would receive stiff penalties if harm were inflicted upon these K-9 Deputies. Make no mistake, FCSO loves and cherishes Timon and Terry just like any other FCSO employee, and we welcome them to our team!

Terry and Timon

Deputy Wallace and Timon

Deputy Cox and Terry

Deputy Wallace and Timon

Deputy Cox and Terry

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Sheriff Tim Ryals Equips Deputies with Water Rescue Devices

Deputies with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office have been equipped with water rescue flotation devices.  Faulkner County is a wonderful location with lots of lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, and streams.  As we all remember, Faulkner County is prone to flooding in the spring. 


There have been several situations in the past where FCSO has had to respond to water rescue calls for service.  Sheriff Tim Ryals wanted to ensure deputies were equipped to be able to assist those in need.  These simple devices are found in every FCSO vehicle. 


Citizens are encouraged to use caution and common sense in situations where water may be involved.  This includes wearing a proper flotation device while boating/fishing, and staying off flooded roadways.  As the saying goes, "Turn Around, Don't Drown!"



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Ensono Donates Computers to FCSO

Community partners are so important to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office.  Ensono is one example of a community partner we value and appreciate.  The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office IT Deputy Luyet and Deputy Bledsoe were able to accept four laptop computers and equipment as a donation from Ensono.  This equipment will help FCSO employees perform the task at hand more efficiently.


The following is a statement by Ensono:

"It is with a sense of appreciation that Ensono is making this donation to the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office. We are pleased to help with your efforts to upgrade your current technology, and in the process, improve the equipment in use by some of your officers. Thank you FCSO for your commitment to protect and serve!  Ensono delivers complete Hybrid IT services, from cloud to mainframe, tailored to each client’s journey. Ensono has over 1,000 associates across North America and Europe. Their offices are headquartered in greater Chicago and approximately 100 associates are based out of their Conway facility."


On another note, the FCSO reserve deputy program would not exist if it weren't for amazing men and women who volunteer their time in service to this county.  All reserve deputy's have full-time jobs and are, at times, required to sacrifice time at work to be able to help their community, especially during natural disasters.  Three FCSO reserve deputy's happen to work at Ensono and one more will be attending reserve training in February.  Sheriff Tim Ryals wishes to thank Ensono, each reserve deputy for their service, as well as the companies that allow them to participate.

Pictured from left to right:

Jared Cook, Ensono Conway Systems Engineer and FCSO Reserve Deputy

Deputy Adam Bledsoe

IT Deputy Brent Luyet

Carol James, Culture & People Specialist/Volunteer & Community Outreach



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Freedom of Information Act Request Process

Freedom of Information Act requests for the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office need to be sent to Major John Randall via:

Email:  john.randall@fcso.ar.gov Phone:  501-358-6723 Mail:   Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Attention Major John Randall 801 Locust Street Conway, AR  72034


Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested Second Time in Six Months

Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested Second Time in Six Months


On Tuesday, 1/9/18, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Coordinator received a tip that 38 year old Darrell Manning was living somewhere other than where registered. Manning registered at an address in Mayflower in October, 2017 after being released from jail on a previous charge pending from June, 2017 for failing to report to local law enforcement for moving away from his registered address.


After an investigation, Manning was located where the tip described. He was arrested and taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center.  Manning is being charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a class C felony, as well as Registered Offender Incorrect Permanent Physical Address on Identification, a class D felony.  If you know of a sex offender out of compliance, Investigator Phillips asks for citizens to call her at 501-450-4917 or leave an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov.


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Level 3 Sex Offender Arrest with 3 Felony Charges

On Friday December 15, 2017, Faulkner County Sheriff's office Investigators went to the registered address of 40 year old Michael Wayne Smith, 23 Tupelo Rd. Conway, AR, to conduct a compliance check. After an investigation, it was determined Smith never lived at that address, and was actually living at 497 Acklin Gap Rd. Conway, AR. This address measured approximately 918 ft from the Cold Springs Youth Church Camp Retreat. Also during the investigation it was found that Smith had changed employment without reporting the change for over a month. Smith first registered with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office on January 5, 2017 and has never had the permanent physical address changed on his driver’s license.


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.


Pursuant to 5-14-128, it is unlawful for a sex offender who is required to register and who has been assessed as a level 3 or level 4 offenders to reside within two thousand (2000) feet of the property on which any public, private, secondary school or daycare facility is located. Act 818 of 2007 includes public parks and youth centers.


Pursuant to 5-14-130(1), it is a Class D Felony to provide false information to obtain identification cards or driver’s license with incorrect permanent physical addresses.


Smith was arrested on the following criminal acts:



12-12-904(a)(1)(A)(ii) Failure to comply with registration and reporting requirements as a sex offender Class C Felony


5-14-128 Registered Sex Offender living near school, public park, youth center, or daycare prohibited Class D Felony


5-14-130 (1) Registered Offender-Incorrect permanent physical address on identification cards or driver’s license prohibited Class D Felony

If anyone knows of a sex offender that is not in compliance they are encouraged to report it to Inv. Vanda Phillips at 501-450-4917 or leave an anonymous tip at www.fcso.ar.gov and click on the "CrimeTips" tab.


Smith remains at FCSO Unit 2 awaiting a court date.

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2018 Reserve Application

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office is currently recruiting for the 2018 Reserve Deputy training program.  In order to apply, a candidate must be:

21 years of age or older High School Diploma or GED Valid Arkansas Driver's License No felony convictions or violent misdemeanors (all other criminal/traffic history will be taken into consideration) Must be able to pass drug test Must pass physical from primary care physician Must be able to pass psychological evaluation Must be able to train every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 1800-2200 and most Saturday's from mid February through Toad Suck Days. Must be willing to purchase uniforms, firearm, other equipment Must be willing to put self in harms way during the function of the job Must live in Faulkner County Must be physically capable of performing the duties of a law enforcement officer.

The Faulkner County Sheriff is very supportive of the Reserve Deputy Program and has appointed a full time deputy as a Liaison.  The Reserve Commander is John Camp, who currently heads up the Reserve Deputy program.  Faulkner County is fortunate to have a group of 30 dedicated men and women in our Part Time II and Reserve Deputy Program.  Our Reserve Deputies are highly trained and volunteered over 10,000 hours of their time to the Sheriff’s Office. 

The Faulkner County Reserve Deputies assist the Sheriff’s Office in many capacities.  

Those include:

Prisoner transports and extraditions Patrolling with or under the supervision of full time deputies Serving as Bailiffs in the various courts Providing security, crowd control, and similar functions at many public events Many other duties related to all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office responsibilities.


It would be impossible for the Sheriff’s Office to satisfactorily and efficiently perform all the duties and provide all the services it does without our Reserve Deputies.  They are an extremely valuable part of the team.

The Reserve Deputy Program hosts a Part Time II and Reserve Deputy Training Class once a year.  The class normally begins in February, with meetings every Tuesday and Thursday evening and several Saturdays until the graduation in April.  Once the candidates have graduated they are a Certified Part Time II and Reserve Law Enforcement Officer for the State of Arkansas. Reserve Deputies are responsible for providing their own uniforms and equipment. 

If you wish to obtain information about our Reserve Deputy Program or have an interest in joining please feel free to contact John Camp at john.camp@fcso.ar.gov.  You may also print a copy of the application listed below (by clicking on the word "APPLICATION") and send to the email address listed above, or drop off at FCSO lobby M-F 8:00-4:30.  Applications are accepted until February 1, 2018.



Public Fingerprint Days @ Unit 2

As of Monday, 12/18/17, The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office will now be offering fingerprinting for the public on Tuesday and Saturday, 8-4pm.  This service is available at FCSO Unit 2 at 500 S. German Lane, Conway.  The cost is $5, exact change.  The detention staff is unable to make change, so be sure to have a $5 bill or five $1 bills.


Be advised, if for some reason the jail is moving detainees throughout the facility or having any sort of security issue, the jail will be locked down until that issue is rectified.  You will not be able to make entry if an issue like this is going on upon your arrival.


Call 501-328-4160 if you have questions.


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Correction on Bond Status on Winter Rape Arrest

This serves as a correction to the previous press release.  Rex Winter remains in the FCSO Detention Center, and has not bonded out of jail.  Our apologies for the mistake.

Conway Man Arrested on Rape Charge

On 12/5/17, 60 year old Rex Coker Winter, of Conway, AR was arrested and charged with three counts of Rape, a class Y felony. The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office had a report from a 12 year old alleging Winter had been having sexual intercourse with the juvenile from the age of nine years old.  Winter remains in the FCSO Detention Center on a $250,000 bond with a court date set for 12/18/17.  This incident is considered under investigation.


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