*Monday, February 3, 2020 Deputies with the Sevier County Sheriff's Department took a report from 31-year-old Casey Parker from Nashville, AR. The report was in regard to her being pulled over by someone impersonating an officer. Casey advised deputies that the incident took place East of the Dierk's Junction on HWY 70 East. Casey stated that a black male had pulled her over in a white Chevrolet Impala or Malibu for a tun signal violation. Sevier County Deputies, De Queen Police Department, 9th West Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Highway Police, Howard County Sheriff's Department, and Little River County Sheriff's Department were all involved in the investigation of this incident. Notifications to the public were made through local media, Sevier County Sheriff's Department website, the Sevier County Sheriff's Department Facebook page and BOLOS were sent out over the department terminal to other agencies to assist us in looking for this subject. Officer's spent hours investigating the case and attempting to locate this subject who was impersonating an officer.
*On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 after Sevier County Deputies had spent numerous hours investigating this incident, deputies got information that Casey had made the story up as a prank. On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Casey was arrested and charged with "Class D Felony Filling a False Police Report" Casey is currently incarcerated in the Sevier County Jail and waiting on Bond to be set.
***The Sevier County Sheriff's Department would like to let everyone know that we take every call that comes in seriously and to let the public know we are here to take care of all the citizens of Sevier County to the best of our ability. We would like to let everyone know that anyone who calls in a false complaint will be dealt with accordingly.
*Sheriff Robert Gentry would like to thank everyone who shared our report we put on the Sheriff's Department webpage and Facebook page.