Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division

Once a uniformed deputy takes the initial criminal complaint the officer usually follows-up the case as far as time permits since the first two hours are the best time to solve the case. The Investigators then conduct the follow-up investigation. Investigators also prepare affidavits for arrest warrants, search warrants, interview victims, witnesses, and suspects, liason with other agencies and perform many other related duties. Investigators are ultimately responsible for the evidence collected by the entire Sheriff's Office and maintain the integrity of the evidence until it is needed in court and or it is ordered to be destroyed.

The Investigations Division specializes in:

The purpose of CID is to investigate all types of crimes occurring within Independence County, to determine the identity of perpetrators of these crimes based upon the facts and evidence, to arrest or cause the issuance of arrest warrants where appropriate and to coordinate with the prosecuting attorney throughout the criminal prosecution of the offender.

You can learn about some of the cases we are actively working below, and maybe you can help us.

Meet the members of the Criminal Investigations Division
Two charged in Home Invasion / Aggravated Robbery

On Monday February 21st 2011 charges were filed in Independence County Circuit Court on Shane Wade and Tony Branscum both of Batesville for the February 15, 2011 home invasion robbery at the home of a a Southside resident.

Case Detective: Robert Moser
Seeking information in North Arkansas Farm Supply thefts

On the night of January 22nd, 2011 security cameras shown a 2001 Toyota Tundra, along with various other farm supplies, to be stolen by at least one white male from the North Arkansas Farm Supply on Hwy. 167 North.  The vehicle was later found to be abandoned and burnt.  Anyone with information that could help to identify the suspect is asked to contact the Independence County Sheriffs Department.

Case Detective: Jimmy Smith
Seeking information regarding a home invasion

In the early morning hours of February 15, 2011 a residence was entered by two unknown white males. The victims have provided a detailed description of the suspects, they are described as having "scruffy facial hair" both weighing between 180 lbs and 200lbs with dark hair. if you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Sheriffs Department. 

Case Detective: Robert Moser
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