ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:59:18 -0400 ICE HSI investigation leads to 25-year sentence for drug trafficking leader https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-25-year-sentence-drug-trafficking-leader Marion Wise, of Cave Springs, Arkansas, was sentenced to 300 months followed by five years of supervised release. Wise is the last member of 25 individuals sentenced for their roles in a heroin and methamphetamine trafficking ring that operated in Benton and Washington Counties in Arkansas, and in California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona, and Mexico. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-25-year-sentence-drug-trafficking-leader Fri, 10/09/2020 - 14:59 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Mother, son drug dealers sentenced to federal prison following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mother-son-drug-dealers-sentenced-federal-prison-following-ice-hsi-investigation Dylan Lee Hooks, 24, was sentenced June 15, 2020, to a total of 77 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of distribution of a controlled substance that contained methamphetamine. According to court documents, in the fall of 2019, detectives with the 18th JDEDTF launched an investigation into Hooks for drug trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mother-son-drug-dealers-sentenced-federal-prison-following-ice-hsi-investigation Wed, 06/17/2020 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas 2 Arkansas drug dealers sentenced to federal prison following ICE HSI investigations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-arkansas-drug-dealers-sentenced-federal-prison-following-ice-hsi-investigations Ricardo Uribe, 37, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-arkansas-drug-dealers-sentenced-federal-prison-following-ice-hsi-investigations Thu, 06/11/2020 - 17:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man convicted of child exploitation following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-convicted-child-exploitation-following-ice-hsi-investigation Martin Rosales-Rodriguez, 20, of Rogers, Ark., will also be required to complete ten years of supervision following his release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-convicted-child-exploitation-following-ice-hsi-investigation Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 15 years for child exploitation following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-15-years-child-exploitation-following-ice-hsi-investigation Brion Carey, 35, of Fayetteville, will also be required to serve 20 years of supervised release following his release from federal prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-15-years-child-exploitation-following-ice-hsi-investigation Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas ICE HSI Fayetteville HERO finding his niche https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-fayetteville-hero-finding-his-niche During his rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Kennedy first heard about a new program that was starting designed for wounded, injured and ill Special Operations Forces to receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills. ICE HSI Fayetteville HERO finding his niche https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-fayetteville-hero-finding-his-niche Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas ICE HSI Texarkana arrests 120 people during illegal cockfighting event https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-texarkana-arrests-120-people-during-illegal-cockfighting-event The search warrant was the culmination of an 18-month investigation. Based on previous investigative work, agents expected 30-40 individuals to attend the event and suspected a portion of those attendees to be illegal aliens. Upon execution of the state search warrant, agents encountered an overwhelming 134 people attending the event, 120 were taken into custody. Numerous people attempted to flee the scene on foot which made the assistance of CBP Air an integral part in apprehending suspects.  ICE HSI Texarkana arrests 120 people during illegal cockfighting event , ICE HSI Texarkana arrests 120 people during illegal cockfighting event https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-texarkana-arrests-120-people-during-illegal-cockfighting-event Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas HSI Fayetteville helps create human trafficking professional development course https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-fayetteville-helps-create-human-trafficking-professional-development-course Recent Arkansas legislation requires that Arkansas educators receive 30 minutes of professional development training each year on recognizing the warning signs that a child is a victim of human trafficking, as well as reporting a suspicion that a child is a victim of human trafficking. HSI Fayetteville helps create human trafficking professional development course https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-fayetteville-helps-create-human-trafficking-professional-development-course Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-20-years-prison-drug-trafficking Cedric Easter, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan O. Hickey on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Easter also received three years of supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-20-years-prison-drug-trafficking Fri, 08/26/2016 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas ICE seeks public’s help to identify potential additional victims of Arkansas man https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-seeks-publics-help-identify-potential-additional-victims-arkansas-man Steven Lesmeister, 38, of Harrison, was indicted June 4 on three federal felony charges for sending unprovoked lewd messages and videos to juvenile females in Virginia, New York and North Carolina in September 2014. Steven Lesmeister charged with sending numerous unprovoked lewd online videos to juvenile girls https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-seeks-publics-help-identify-potential-additional-victims-arkansas-man Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 75 months in prison for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-75-months-prison-child-pornography According to court records, in May 2014 agents with HSI identified a computer that was being used to download suspected child pornography via the internet. A subsequent investigation revealed that the subscriber information for that computer returned to Raymond Freitas, 42, of Hackett. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-75-months-prison-child-pornography Tue, 02/03/2015 - 19:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced for producing child pornography of 8-year-old https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-producing-child-pornography-8-year-old Jesse Oziah, 19, previously pleaded guilty in February to two counts of production of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-producing-child-pornography-8-year-old Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas mother sentenced to 10 years for exchanging sex with child for drugs https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-mother-sentenced-10-years-exchanging-sex-child-drugs Shannon Adams, 44, of Searcy, was previously convicted in March of forcing her minor child to engage in sexual acts with Don Ray Harris, 59, of Heber Springs. Harris pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in February and agreed to testify against Adams. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-mother-sentenced-10-years-exchanging-sex-child-drugs Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas-based Air Force captain indicted on child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-based-air-force-captain-indicted-child-pornography-charges Shane Padilla, 30, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, a U.S. Air Force C-130 pilot stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base, was initially arrested on the charges April 4. He faces between five years and 20 years in federal prison as well as a $250,000 fine if convicted of the charges. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-based-air-force-captain-indicted-child-pornography-charges Sun, 05/11/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas university professor indicted on child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-university-professor-indicted-child-pornography-charges Travis Brown was indicted Jan. 29 on five felony charges, including four counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Brown is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-university-professor-indicted-child-pornography-charges Tue, 02/11/2014 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Convicted sex offender gets 15 years for downloading child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/convicted-sex-offender-gets-15-years-downloading-child-pornography Anthony Yager, an Arkansas man with a prior felony sexual abuse conviction, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Thursday for downloading more than 100 videos containing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/convicted-sex-offender-gets-15-years-downloading-child-pornography Mon, 11/18/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Montana fugitive gets 15 years for transporting child pornography to Arkansas https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-fugitive-gets-15-years-transporting-child-pornography-arkansas According to court documents, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism officers encountered John Malcolm Nealy, 66, of Florence, Mont., in Arkansas's White Oak State Park on Sept. 3, 2012. Nealy had a stolen license plate on his vehicle at the time and was a fugitive wanted for violating the terms of his release for a prior federal child pornography possession conviction in Montana. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/montana-fugitive-gets-15-years-transporting-child-pornography-arkansas Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 7 years for downloading child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-7-years-downloading-child-pornography Paul Dunn, 50, of Hot Springs, pleaded guilty June 7 to federal charges of receiving child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-7-years-downloading-child-pornography Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 60 years for sexually exploiting 2 teenage girls https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-60-years-sexually-exploiting-2-teenage-girls James Hanna, 67, was arrested after a concerned parent contacted local law enforcement in Aug 2012 to report that Hanna had sexually assaulted two girls. After interviewing the minors, HSI special agents along with Madison County deputies executed a search warrant at Hanna's residence where they seized multiple images containing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-60-years-sexually-exploiting-2-teenage-girls Tue, 07/09/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced for downloading 2,000 child pornography images https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-downloading-2000-child-pornography-images Troy Rowlette was sentenced Wednesday to more than nine years in federal prison for downloading child pornography following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office and the Mountain Home Police Department. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-downloading-2000-child-pornography-images Thu, 03/21/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 60 years for child pornography production https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-60-years-child-pornography-production Roger Bates, 57, of London, Ark., pleaded guilty to federal charges of production of child pornography Aug. 13. In addition to the 60-year prison term issued Tuesday, he was ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution. Bates is not eligible for parole. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-60-years-child-pornography-production Wed, 12/19/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 70 years in prison for production of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-70-years-prison-production-child-pornography William Cannon of Springdale, Ark., was sentenced Monday to 70 years in federal prison for production and receipt of child pornography, after a city fire marshal reported he had discovered a child pornography operation while doing a routine fire inspection. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-70-years-prison-production-child-pornography Mon, 01/30/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Northwest Arkansas man sentenced for production of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/northwest-arkansas-man-sentenced-production-child-pornography Robert J. Fortier of Rogers, Ark., was sentenced to 25 years in prison for production of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Rogers Police Department. The defendant used his cell phone to capture images of a minor posed in sexually explicit ways and in various stages of undress. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/northwest-arkansas-man-sentenced-production-child-pornography Tue, 11/08/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Arkansas man sentenced to 40 years for child pornography offenses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-40-years-child-pornography-offenses Brandon Davis was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison with no parole for producing and possessing child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Rogers Police Department, Ark. Davis's wife accidently found a video of Davis engaged in sexual activity with a minor on his cell phone... https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arkansas-man-sentenced-40-years-child-pornography-offenses Thu, 09/29/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas Convicted child predator from Mexico arrested by ICE for deportation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/convicted-child-predator-mexico-arrested-ice-deportation Fernando Pinon Monjaras, 31, was arrested by ICE on June 30 through the Criminal Alien Program, which screens and identifies criminal aliens for removal from the United States based on their criminal convictions. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/convicted-child-predator-mexico-arrested-ice-deportation Thu, 07/01/2010 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Arkansas