Yell County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Yell County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 101 E 5th St, Danville, 72833 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 479-495-4881
Fax: 479-495-4892

Yell County Sheriff's Office is located at 101 E 5th St, Danville, 72833 AR. The Yell County Sheriff's Office phone number is 479-495-4881.

Yell County Sheriff's Office News

Congratulations to Jailer Class 2018-1566 on becoming Arkansas' newest certified jailers! Shown L to R are Detention Officers Matthew Burks, Kimberly Cox and Patrick Cox with Chief Deputy John Foster. Jailers are required to meet certain requirements and pass this 56 hour course which covers Arkansas Jail Standards, Liability, Inmate rights and discipline, Communication Skills, Ethics, Searches, Defensive Tactics, Report Writing, Courtroom Testimony, Escape Prevention, CPR - First Aid, Use of Force, Etc. These guys worked hard over the last two months and the YCSO welcomes them aboard!

Future Officer Octayvon Alcantar swung by the office and visited Chief Deputy John Foster and the ladies at Yell County 911 this afternoon. Looking forward to working with him in a few years when he hits the streets for real!

The Yell County Sheriff's Department is seeking to identify the subject in this photo in connection with alleged criminal trespassing in the Danville area. If you have information regarding the identity of this person please call 479-495-TIPS(8477) or 479-495-4881.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced today the October 10, 2018, arrest of a Gravelly man on charges related to the possession of controlled substances with the intent to deliver. Chief Deputy John Foster said that Michael Lynn Workman, 54, was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Plainview. Foster said that a deputy reported observing a vehicle pulling a trailer without a license while on patrol and identified Workman as the driver after he stopped the vehicle. Foster said that the deputy alleged that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and also alleged that a subsequent search of the vehicle led to the seizure of several types of drugs including methamphetamines, marijuana and prescription medications as well as drug paraphernalia. Workman was released from the Yell County Detention Facility on October 12, 2018, after he posted a $5,000 bond. He awaits the filing of formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum of Danville, and appearances in Yell County Circuit Court before Judge Jerry Don Ramey.

Special thanks to Survival Flight 7 for helping us out with Detention Officer CPR/Stop the Bleeding Training this evening!

Had a great time yesterday with Transport Deputy Will Carter who is retiring to bigger and better things. Will has done a great job for us over the years and will be sorely missed, Godspeed Will!

From the Logan Co. SO....

From the Franklin County Sheriff's Dept.....

The fifteen year old juvenile male reported as a runaway from Dardanelle on Friday has been located and is safe.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced today the September 17, 2018, arrest of a Dardanelle man on charges related to delivery of controlled substances. Chief Deputy John Foster said that Troy Allen Cobren, 54, was taken into custody after deputies obtained a warrant for his arrest on the charges. Foster said that Investigators allege that Cobren was selling methamphetamine in the Dardanelle area. Cobren is being held in the Yell County Detention Facility at Danville on $50,000 cash bond, and he faces subsequent appearances in Yell County Circuit Court before Judge Jerry Don Ramey. Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum of Danville has formally filed two counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine or Cocaine, greater than two grams but less than ten grams on Cobren.

Our agency has been investigating an incident in Dardanelle in which a juvenile female had claimed through state-wide media outlets last week that she was given candy that was laced with marijuana. Our officers have gathered information and conducted multiple interviews regarding these allegations. At this time our officers are reporting that they’ve found no credible evidence that this incident occurred as it was originally reported. None of the other children involved tested positive for any controlled substances, and there are no statements from any other students which corroborated the claims reported by media outlets. We have as of yet found no evidence of any criminal acts by any of these other students, and do not believe that any other students are, or were in any danger. Our officers will continue to look into this matter and may refer the case to the Prosecuting Attorney for the 15th Judicial District if it appears that any other criminal charges are warranted.

Thanks to WYC High School for inviting us up to talk with a great group of young men and women this morning. Chief Deputy John Foster visited with them about substance abuse and its impact on families and the community.

Dispatch Supervisor Donna Wells visited the Rotary Club in Dardanelle today to speak about the 911 system.

We have been getting some complaints about one of the phone numbers for our detention facility being spoofed by scammers trying to solicit money for an alleged "grandchild" who is purportedly in custody. It's a very common scam where they reach someone and tell them that their grandchild (or other relation) is in jail and needs money immediately and then direct the victim to send money elsewhere. So far all the calls have been made to numbers outside of our area but heads up everyone!