McGehee Police Department

  • Agency: McGehee Police Department
  • Address: 2412 Hwy 65 N., McGehee, 71654 AR
  • Chief: Jim White (Chief of Police)
Phone: 870-222-3636

McGehee Police Department is located at 2412 Hwy 65 N., McGehee, 71654 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Jim White. The McGehee Police Department phone number is 870-222-3636.

McGehee Police Department News

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On 26 October 2017 Mcgehee Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 800 Midway Alley. Officers located over 3 grams of Ice Methamphetamine, marijuana, and a handgun. The resident of the home Brandon Moore was present at the time of the search warrant, and was arrested on a warrant for Delivery of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). Moore had a 1st Judicial Appearance the following day and bond was set at $25000. Moore is charged with 2 counts of delivery of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearm.

**** UPDATE**** JAMIE ELLINGTON HAS BEEN LOCATED. Thanks everyone for your help. Desha County Sheriff's Office is seeking help locating Jamie Ellington. She was last seen last night at her home in the Kelso area around 9P.M. She has shoulder length brown hair and hazel eyes. Jamie is approximately 5'2" and 110 pounds. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Desha County Sheriff's Office at 870-877-2327 or Mcgehee Police Department at 870-222-3636

Don't forget to join us tomorrow morning for the prescription drug take back at the Gazebo on Main Street. We'll be there from 8-12. Bring us your unused or expired prescription medications. It will be cold, but we'll be there and hope you'll join us.

Don't forget to join us Saturday morning from 8 A.M until 12 P.M. at the Gazebo for the 2017 Drug Take Back. Bring us all of your unused, unwated or expired prescription drugs.

Drug Take Back October 28th 2017 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. At the Gazebo in front of WWII Japanese American Internment Museum Law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting old or expired prescription drugs on Saturday October 28th 2017 as part of the 14th National Drug Take Back Event. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States, exceeding vehicle fatalities by 50 percent. More than 143 people die in the U.S. each day due to prescription drug overdose. In Arkansas alone, 1000 people died from drug overdoses between 2013 and 2015. Members of Mcgehee Police Department will be out at the collection site to assist in helping you turn in your unwanted, unsused, or expired prescription drugs. We hope to see you there.

On the evening of 17 September 2017 MPD officers were dispatched to an address on South 5th Street in reference to someone giving the callers' grandchild drugs. Upon arrival officers retrived a glass smoking device that had been used to smoke methamphetamine and a small plastic baggie containing ice methamphetamine. Officers located the suspect, Cameron Kirkham and while speaking with officers Kirkham admitted to giving the minor both the smoking device and the methamphetamine. He was placed under arrest for Delivery of Methamphetamine and Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia to a Minor. Kirkham's bond was set at $25,000.

On Friday evening September 1st 2017at approximately 10 PM, officers conducted a traffic stop on vehicle for a traffic offense. Officers made contact with the driver Terrence Henry of McGehee and noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle officers located over 5 grams of crack cocaine and over 3 grams of ice methamphetamine, and a partially smoked marijuana cigarette. Henry had over $2000 in cash on his person, amd was placed under arrest for Possession of Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver and Possession of Marijuana. His bond was set at $20,000.


McGehee Police Department is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Drew County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Braden. Deputy Braden began his career here at McGehee Police Department where he served the city of McGehee and its citizens for over 3 years. He was family to us. Please keep his family and the Drew County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts and prayers.

Last week a series of joint investigations conducted by the 10th Drug Task Force and the McGehee Police Department resulted in the arrest of several local residents for drug related charges. As part of a wider investigation into drug activity in the McGehee area, these arrests are the second series of arrests made by local agencies and will be followed up with more outstanding arrest warrants being served on other suspects. Arrested were the following: Cortez Bailey- 35, Delivery of Controlled substance, cocaine Linda Curry- 49, Delivery of a controlled substance, Schedule 2 Gregory Bess- 61, Delivery of a controlled substance, Schedule 2 Ronald Collins- 59, Delivery of a controlled substance, Schedule 2

We are aware that AT&T is having some difficulties with their phone lines, effecting Mcgehee Police Department. Until the problem has been resolved, you will have to come to the police department to file a report or you can still reach us by dialling 911, in the case of an emergency.

On July 5th, 2017 MPD attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehcile driven by Anton Henderon, but Henderson exited the vehicle while it was still moving. While fleeing on foot he discarded methamphetamine and other plastic baggies used to package illegal narcotics. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. McGehee PD is asking if anyone knows his location please contact us at 870-222-3636 or email LT Bradberry at Any information is appreciated.

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***Update*** All 3 suspects have been identified and are in custody. Thanks to everyone that called with tips and information. We would also like to thank Lake Village Police Department and the Ashley County Sheriffs Office for assistance in locating these suspects. More information will be released at a later time.

McGehee Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer, certified preferred but not required. Benefits and equal opportunity employer. Applications may be picked up 24/7 at the McGehee Police Department, absolutely no phone calls. Return all applications with proper documents to the front desk of the Police Department.

Jeremy Lynn Barnett 40 yr. old white male of Ark City walked away from McGehee Criminal Justice Facility at 9:29 a.m. this morning while on rec. Barnett is 5’9" 160 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. Barnett was being held on a parole violation awaiting bed space at ADC. He is not believed to be armed but should be considered dangerous. ADC tracking Unit is on the scene and have recovered his jail clothes and officers are searching the area at this time. It is believed that Barnett is attempting to leave the area. Updates will be forwarded as information becomes available Jim White Chief

On September 20th, 2016, a joint investigation between the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force and the McGehee Police Department resulted in the arrest of a McGehee resident, and the seizure of methamphetamine and prescription narcotics. Task Force Agents and McGehee Police Department's Criminal Investigator received information that Walker Smith, age 35, of McGehee, was transporting narcotics. Smith was located and stopped by a patrol officer and investigators, who located a substantial quantity of methamphetamine, along with schedule II prescription narcotics and marijuana inside a hidden container in the vehicle. Smith was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver, 2 Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Schedule II)(Oxycodone and Hydrocodone), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Schedule IV)(Alprazolam). Smith is being held at the McGehee Criminal Justice Facility.

On September 14th, 2016, a joint investigation between the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force and the McGehee Police Department resulted in the arrest of 2 McGehee women on various drug charges. The 2 women are identified as Samatha Reeves, age 26, and her mother Melinda Reeves, age 52. Both were arrested for Delivery of Controlled Substance, Oxycodone, and Maintaining a Drug Premises after a search warrant was executed at their home. DHS was also called to investigate as a 5 year old child and an elderly woman was determined to be living at the residence. The child was at school at the time the search warrant was excuted. Samatha Reeves was 8 months pregnant at the time of her arrest. Both women are being held at the McGehee Criminal Justice Facility awaiting a 1st Judical Appearance.

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A flash flood warning has been issued until 12:15 am for the immediate area,

National weather service has issued a thunderstorm warning for Mcgehee! They also issued a tornado warnings for north chicot which could track just south of Arkansas city ! We have activated the outdoor warning system as a precaution! You should take cover now and please do not call the pd unless you have an emergency

Desha County Circut Court Clerk Minnie Haywood has confirmed Circuit Court scheduled for Arkansas City Monday will proceed as scheduled, Hwy 1 out to Clearwater paper and into Arkansas City is the recommended route. Hwy 4 between Trippe Junction and ArkansasCity remains closed acording to Arkansas Hwy Dept.! Hwy Dept officials said they expect Hwy 4 to reopen Monday after an inspection for damages.