The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with a full URL and a sample of the same alert with a short URL:
As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the E-Newsletter title, in the above example) and a From address of St Francis Sheriff AR. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.
To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page.
The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form or call us at 870-261-1795.
As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.
Sheriff Bobby May
Arkansas’ St. Francis County Tax Collector Takes Payments
Residents can avoid lines with new online property tax payment option
St. Francis, AR. – June 30, 2015 – It will be easier than ever for residents of St. Francis County to pay their property and real estate taxes this year. The Tax Collector’s Office today announced that it is taking credit card payments, meaning residents can pay their taxes from any smartphone, tablet or computer at ar.gov/stfrancisproptax.
“We are always looking for cost effective ways to make the tax payment process easier for citizens,” St. Francis County Tax Collector Bobby May said. “I am proud to offer our residents a convenient way to pay their taxes online, from wherever they are, and avoid delinquent fees.”
May said taxpayers can also sign up for a service called eNotify when paying their tax bill online. After registering, eNotify will alert taxpayers by email when their statements are ready, saving the county the costs of paper, postage and manpower used in mailing out forms.
The St. Francis County Tax Collector partnered with the state’s eGovernment service provider, Information Network of Arkansas (INA), to develop the secure payment system to ensure privacy, security and data integrity. Credit card transactions include a minimal processing fee to cover the cost of the system, which INA developed for the county at no cost through its self-funded model. INA provides online property tax payment services for 52 other Arkansas counties. St. Francis County personal property and real estate taxes are due March 1 and delinquent after October 15, 2015. Residents can pay online by going to ar.gov/stfrancisproptax to look up their Tax Payer number. The system will prompt residents through payment screens and provide a confirmation and receipt page for their records. Payments may also continue to be made in person at the Collector’s Office in Forrest City or by mailing a check to the St. Francis County Tax Collector.
About St. Francis County Tax Collector
The Tax Collector is responsible for collecting personal and property taxes based on a resident’s or business’ assessment with the county. The St. Francis County Tax Collector is located in Forrest City. For more information visit ar.gov/stfrancisproptax.
About Information Network of Arkansas
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information services. Little Rock based AIC is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (EGOV) family of companies. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 1,100 state and local online services.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May
Would like to thank everyone who donated National Child Safety Council material to the St. Francis County Sheriff Department. This material will help aid our department by providing grade school children of the awareness of bullying, crime prevention, drug prevention, child safety, friendly sheriff, and other valuable material.
Thank you very much to those who provided for this material:
Arkansas Concrete Company
B & E Tire Repair & Sales
Bob Beavers Architect
Cedric Williams Insurance Agency
Charles and Jeanette Bradshaw
Dunaway’s Family Pharmacy
East Arkansas Children’s Clinic
East Central Arkansas Insurance
First National Banl
First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas
Floyd Printing Company
Fong Department Store
Hampton Inn & Comfort Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express
Hood, Pagan & Associates
James Franks Family Medicine, PA.
Jennifer Hicky Collins, Inc.
JW’s East Arkansas Recycling
Kenco Construction, Inc.
Racer’s AG Service
Rest Inn Motel
SSI Contracting, Inc.
Stevens Funeral Home, Inc.
Times-Herald Publishing Company
Woodruff Electric CO-OP
If you owe outstanding fines and court costs to the City or County and currently have a non-payment warrant outstanding for your arrest you may qualify for a new Amnesty program being offered by the St. Francis County District Court. The Amnesty program offers the opportunity to pay your outstanding fines and court costs without being arrested and spending any time in jail. There are other important benefits as well.
During the amnesty period, which will run from February 3, 2015 to April 30, 2015, if you are behind on your fines and costs payments, you may go to the St. Francis County District Court Clerk's Office to pay your account.
This program represents an opportunity to those who have gotten behind on his or her fines and cost payments, regardless of the reasons, and have not gone to the Sheriff's office or the Police Department to pay on their fines out of fear of being arrested and placed in custody. If you decide to take advantage of the amnesty program you will not be arrested, no additional court costs will be added for a non-payment warrant, and you will not be required to appear before the District Court Judge.
The AMNESTY PROGRAM works as follows:
1. You will be required to pay fifty (50%) of your outstanding fines and court costs which are over twelve (12) months old. Any court costs and warrant fees will be waived/dismissed.
2. You will not be arrested for non-payment of these old fines and any non-payment warrant would be pulled immediately and dismissed.
3. If your drivers's license has been suspended, you will be given a suspension release form to take to Driver Control.
4. You will not be required to appear in District court.
5. Your income tax refund will not be intercepted.
Those wishing to take advantage of this unique opportunity for amnesty should contact the St. Francis County District Court Clerk's Office, at 870-261-1410 to inquire about their balance, and to see if they qualify for this program.
Currently, more than a million dollars is owed to the City, County, and State for outstanding fines and court costs. This is money that the City, County, and State use in the administration of justice including jail costs. All citizens suffer when these fines and court costs go uncollected. Some of the balances even represent money owed to victims of crimes that remain unpaid.
For further information, please contact local law enforcement, the ST. FRANCIS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT CLERK at 870-261-1410.
The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a new feature to our popular St. Francis County Sheriff’s website. This new feature gives citizens the ability to upload non emergent photos, videos, audio and other files to the Crime Tips Form (http://www.stfranciscountysheriff.org/crime_tip.php) on our site. This new feature is also available on our mobile version for those who access our website from their mobile phone or tablet.
The St. Francis County Sheriff's Department is blessed to have such a great relationship with this community and receive many tips each month from citizens. Having the ability to upload photos, videos, audio and other files to the Crime Tips Form will allow the public’s ability to assist the Sheriff’s Office in investigating or reporting a crime. As always, a person has the choice of leaving a phone number or email address if they want to be contacted or may remain anonymous if they choose. Of course in the event of an emergency or need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or the Sheriff’s Office at 870-633-2611.
The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Website continues to grow in its popularity since we launched it in September 2010. With almost 190,000 visits to our website so far in 2014 and an average of more than 7,000 unique visitors each month it has become a great resource for members of our community
We also wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We also believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement is a big reason we have such an incredible safe quality of life we all enjoy.
Sheriff Bobby May
Horton 35th Anniversary Crossbow with Camouflage Case
22 Magnum Rifle with scope, black synthetic with sling
These items have been recovered by the St. Francis County Sheriff's Office. If you can identify these items or have any information regarding these items, please contact Detective Sgt. J.R. Kersey or Detective Sgt. Jason Bradshaw at the St. Francis County Sheriff's Office 870-633-2611.
MEDICARE FRAUD ALERT!
Our office has received several calls about individuals calling to update medicare recipients medicare information and pretending to send a new card. PLEASE do not give any personal information out, medicare will not request personal information over the phone. THIS IS A SCAM! Please protect yourself and your information, if you know of anyone who has received a call such as this please make them aware this is someone trying to steal his or her information. Please pass this information on to others!
Anthony Antwan Millbrooks incarcerated in the St. Francis County jail on charges of 1st degree murder steaming from an incident that occurred in 2010 in Forrest City. On August 12, 2013, Mr. Millbrooks pleaded to the charge with a plea deal. Mr. Millbrooks scheduled to be for sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for a period of 22 years. Circuit Court Judge Sims released Millbrooks on August 12, 2013 and ordered him to return on August 22, 2013 to start his sentencing.
Mr. Millbrooks failed to return as ordered and is now a fugitive. The court has issued a million dollar bench warrant for Mr. Millbrooks.
If anyone should come across Mr. Millbrooks, please do not approach he is considered armed and dangerous. Contact the St. Francis County Sheriff Department at 870-633-2611.
Millbrooks is a black male approximately 5’7, 180lbs with Gucci tattoos on both forearms and (2) tear drop tattoos under his left eye.