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
Email:

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

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!

RUNAWAY JUVENILE - Has been located and is safe!

Immediate openings for female Detention Officers!! Click the link to apply!!

Sheriffs of Yell County... All 34 of them!

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced the August 26, 2018, arrest of Shannon Ham (34) and Janice Ham (41), both of Belleville, in connection with the alleged possession of methamphetamine. According to Chief Deputy John Foster, the couple were taken into custody by a deputy following up on a report of a female who had not returned home after going just down the road from her residence to help some stranded motorists jump start a vehicle. Foster said that the deputy found the woman on State Highway 27 trying to assist the couple who stated that something was wrong with their car. Foster said the deputy reported that Shannon Ham asked the deputy to assist him in looking inside the vehicle to try to determine why it wouldn’t run, and when the deputy opened the driver’s side door a small bag with white powder suspected to be methamphetamine fell onto the ground. The deputy alleged that the couple was then taken into custody and additional baggies with methamphetamine as well as smoking devices were recovered from both the vehicle and the suspect’s persons, Foster said. Foster said that the couple face the filing of formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum of Danville which could include Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were held in the Yell County Detention Facility on bond which was set at $5,000.00 on Shannon Ham and $2,500.00 on Janice Ham by Yell County Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced the August 19, 2018, arrest of a male and female from Russellville in connection with the alleged possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to Chief Deputy John Foster, the couple were taken into custody by a deputy during a traffic stop in Danville. James Munhall (33) and Kayln Stark (37), were in a vehicle that was stopped by a deputy for traffic violations when the deputy alleges he discovered methamphetamine, prescription pills, syringes and scales as well as $557 in cash, according to Foster. Foster said that the couple face the filing of formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum of Danville which could include Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule IV or V Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were held in the Yell County Detention Facility and have since been release on bond which was set at $25,000 on Munhall and $5,000 on Stark by Yell County Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey. Chief Deputy Foster stated that the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force assisted with investigation.

Prayers for his family and the rest of the ALETA staff.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced the August 23, 2018, arrest of a Dardanelle man and woman in connection with the alleged distribution of methamphetamine. According to Chief Deputy John Foster, the couple were taken into custody by deputies who were assisted by the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force as they executed a warrant at a residence on Cherry Street in Dardanelle. Foster said that Tommy Parks (38) and Brandi Rhamy (35) face the filing of formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum which could include possession of methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver, possession of a schedule I or II drug with the purpose to deliver, possession of a schedule IV or V drug less than 28 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Foster said that the pair also may face charges of distribution near certain facilities which is a potential ten year enhancement due the proximity of the residence involved to a school and church. Foster indicated that officers seized approximately $2,185.00 in cash from the residence. Both are being held in the Yell County Detention Facility on bond which was set at $15,000.00 on Parks and $3,000.00 on Rhamy by Yell County Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced the August 21, 2018, arrest of a Havana man in connection with an investigation into methamphetamine distribution in the area. Chief Deputy John Foster stated that Quincy Greenfield (39), was taken into custody as deputies executed a search warrant at his residence looking for evidence of drug related criminal activity. Foster said that the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation. Foster stated that investigators allege that Greenfield was in possession of approximately 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, 4.2 grams of marijuana, as well as a quantity of Psilocybin Mushrooms and drug paraphernalia. Foster said that Greenfield was detained at the Yell County Detention Facility and was released on August 23 after having posted $25,000 bond. Greenfield faces the filing of formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum which Foster said could include Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule I or II Drug Greater than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, Possession of a Schedule IV or V Drug Less than 28 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced the arrest of a Belleville man in connection with the July 30, 2018, burglary at Memory Lane Cafe in Belleville. According to Chief Deputy John Foster, of the Sheriff’s Department, Michael Johnson (24), was taken into custody on August 20 by Sheriff’s investigators who were following up on the investigation. Investigators allege that Johnson, a former employee of the restaurant, entered the restaurant in the early hours of the morning on July 30 and removed approximately $200 before exiting the structure, Foster said. Johnson is being held at the Yell County Detention Facility on $2,500 bond and faces the filing of formal charges by Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum of Danville and subsequent appearances in Yell County Circuit Court, according to Foster.

We now have a tip line if you would like to pass on some information regarding suspicious activity... 479-495-TIPS (8477)

RUNAWAY JUVENILE - The Yell County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Leanna Williams (15) who left her home near Dardanelle, Arkansas, sometime after 9pm on 8/22/18. Leanna is 5'4" and 130 lbs. Clothing description is not available. A juvenile male who ran away at the same time has been located and is safe. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact the Yell County Sheriff's Department at 479-495-4881 or 479-495-TIPS(8477).

Here's another photo from Addison & Avery Law's visit to the YCSO today. They brought the officers some goodie bags and the nice ladies at 911 helped them adopt a couple of stuffed furry friends while they were waiting on the officers to get back from a call. Avery named hers "Rainbow".