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Operation Early Harvest


Faulkner County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, Arkansas State Police, Conway Police Department, Mayflower Police Department, and Pafford Medical Services STRIIK Team, hosted Operation Early Harvest throughout Faulkner County to bring repeat offenders and individuals involved in violent offenses into custody. On Monday, March 11, 2024, the agencies completed a joint training operation in preparation for Operation Early Harvest. On March 12-15, 2024, teams were divided throughout Faulkner County, each consisting of law enforcement and tactical medics, to complete the operation. On Monday, March 18, 2024, Faulkner County Sheriff's Office held a joint press conference with agency partners to release the preliminary results of Operation Early Harvest. The following agency representatives were present in that press conference: 


Tim Ryals, Sheriff, Faulkner County Sheriff's Office 

Chad Wooley, Chief Deputy, Faulkner County Sheriff's Office

Sherry Skaggs, Public Information Officer, Faulkner County Sheriff's Office

Cory Harris, U.S. Marshal, United States Marshals Service  

Mike Hagar, Colonel, Arkansas State Police

Chris Harris, Chief, Conway Police Department

Doug Hunter, Chief, Mayflower Police Department

Jonathan Ross, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Arkansas


Following the press conference, the respective agencies began the process of combining data for a final release. Across all agencies, 60 individuals were charged, resulting in a total of 110 charges. Of these, there were 56 felony charges and 54 misdemeanor charges. For transparency, basic demographic information of the 60 individuals is as follows: 43 White (72%), 15 Black (25%), 2 Hispanic (3%), 47 Male (78%), and 13 Female (22%). Charges of these individuals included, but were not limited to, Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officers, Possession of Controlled Substances, Violation of the Big CAT Public Safety Act, Theft, Terroristic Threatening, Obstructing Governmental Operations, Driving while Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Violation of No Contact Orders, Fleeing, Failure to Register as Sex Offenders, and numerous warrants.


At this time, agency partners are releasing the final results and information of individuals charged during Operation Early Harvest. Please note: Some names of individuals taken into custody during Operation Early Harvest have been redacted due to investigatory and other legal reasons. Additionally, charges are often reduced or dismissed during court proceedings. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. To view the final official press release with names of individuals charged, please click the following link: Official Press Release: Operation Early Harvest


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