Texarkana Texas Police Department

Texarkana Texas Police Department We are a police agency recognized by the Texas Police Chief's Association for Best Practices, serving our citizens with HONESTY, EQUALITY and RESPECT. Emergency - call 911 General Questions call 903-798-3116

Kevin Schutte -- Chief of Police Chief's Message: Thank you for your interest in the Texarkana Texas Police Department and the services we provide. I invite you to browse this website to acquaint yourself with our organization and our commitment to the community. We are proud to serve you and appreciate your trust and support in our efforts to keep Texarkana safe. The opportunity to serve the Texarkana community for more than three decades has allowed me to witness the incredible growth and development throughout our city. The community has transformed into a regional hub that offers quality economic, entertainment, health care, and educational opportunities to both those that live here and those who visit. As the Police Chief, providing services to our community that reduce both crime and the fear of crime is my main priority. We work to provide service in a manner that is fair, courteous, responsive, efficient, and effective. We are also committed to maintaining awareness of our community’s needs and concerns as we work to keep all neighborhoods safe. We enjoy strong support from our community, city management, and elected officials. It is through this support and public trust that we are able to work to help maintain a high quality of life for our city. We realize that every interaction is an opportunity to build trust, maintain transparency, and ensure success in our efforts to better serve our community. I invite you to become a partner in these efforts by being a caring and considerate neighbor, staying informed, and being observant. It is my honor to serve you as your Chief of Police. Our organization is made up of highly skilled caring professionals who take great pride in serving our richly diverse community. I am proud of the men and women of the Texarkana Texas Police Department and feel fortunate to serve alongside them. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at (903) 798-3116.

Three ladies from the community delivered these goodie bags with a personal note of encouragement for each of our office...
06/11/2020

Three ladies from the community delivered these goodie bags with a personal note of encouragement for each of our officers this afternoon. They wanted to remain anonymous, but we certainly didn’t want to miss the chance to publicly say “thank you” nonetheless.

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UPDATE 6/9/20 at 9:45p - This AMBER Alert has been discontinued.  Thank you to everyone for sharing this post and being ...
06/09/2020

UPDATE 6/9/20 at 9:45p - This AMBER Alert has been discontinued. Thank you to everyone for sharing this post and being on the lookout for them.

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ACTIVE AMBER ALERT for Lyrik Brown from Gainesville, TX, for a grey Volkswagen Jetta with temporary buyer’s tag TX 55432B6.

Please call 911 immediately if you see them or the vehicle.

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UPDATE: 6/8/20 at 8:15p - The AMBER Alert has been discontinued. Thanks to all who helped - even if all you could do was...
06/08/2020

UPDATE: 6/8/20 at 8:15p - The AMBER Alert has been discontinued. Thanks to all who helped - even if all you could do was to share the post and say a quick prayer.

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UPDATE: 6/8/20 at 8:15a - This AMBER Alert continues. However, we have been told that the Ford Focus was found abandoned on a parking lot in Dallas earlier. They don't know if they got into another vehicle at that point or if they left there on foot. If you see the woman or the baby, please call 911 immediately.

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ACTIVE AMBER ALERT for Serenity Berry from Irving, TX. Be on the lookout for a blue 2001 Ford Focus with TX plate MGP-8642.

Call 911 immediately if you see them.

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UPDATE: 6/4/20 at 8:45p - The man was taken into custody a few minutes ago.  He surrendered after we deployed gas into t...
06/04/2020

UPDATE: 6/4/20 at 8:45p - The man was taken into custody a few minutes ago. He surrendered after we deployed gas into the apartment. After about 15 minutes, he came out and was arrested without any further incident.

Thankful that everyone involved is safe.

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We are currently at an apartment complex on Richmond Road where an Aggravated Robbery suspect has barricaded himself in an apartment. Negotiators are trying to get him to give up now, but he has not responded to them at all.

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Anybody know these guys?  They stole a Generac generator from a carport on Azalea Drive about 5:30 last Tuesday morning....
06/02/2020

Anybody know these guys? They stole a Generac generator from a carport on Azalea Drive about 5:30 last Tuesday morning. They appear to have been in a 90's model Honda Civic.

If you recognize them, please give us a call at 903-798-3116 or the Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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If you've been needing to get your Texas drivers license or a driving test for your teenager, we've got some good news f...
06/02/2020

If you've been needing to get your Texas drivers license or a driving test for your teenager, we've got some good news for you. The Texarkana DPS office will reopen on Wednesday. However, you must schedule an appointment with them before you go. They can't let you into the building without one.

You can call 903-255-5750 during regular business hours for more information or to set up your appointment.

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Cheers to the Texas Walmart Supercenter for the goodie bags that they delivered this morning for all of our officers.  👏...
06/02/2020

Cheers to the Texas Walmart Supercenter for the goodie bags that they delivered this morning for all of our officers. 👏👏👏

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06/01/2020
Story Time at the Station - Episode 6

Detective Craig Buster has some fun with the characters' voices as he reads The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors in this week's Story Time at the Station. Let us know if you enjoyed the book.

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Officer Marc Neal was driving in the Rosehill neighborhood today when these guys asked if he wanted to play a little one...
06/01/2020

Officer Marc Neal was driving in the Rosehill neighborhood today when these guys asked if he wanted to play a little one-on-one basketball. Marc thought he was up to the challenge and gave it his best effort, but said he still got beat. Although, he was quick to point out that he did manage to get some moves in. LOL

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We arrested David Fant, 56, and Hayden Fant, 19, both of Texarkana, Texas, for the Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child on...
05/28/2020

We arrested David Fant, 56, and Hayden Fant, 19, both of Texarkana, Texas, for the Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child on Wednesday afternoon. They are father and son. The victim is a seven year old relative of the two men.

The victim’s parents contacted police last week after the child told them of the alleged sexual abuse, which is believed to have occurred over a period of several years at the Fant home in Texarkana, Texas.

Detective Tabitha Smith obtained warrants for the arrest of the two men after her investigation yielded evidence that corroborated the victim’s account of the abuse. Following their arrest yesterday afternoon, officers served a search warrant for their home and seized evidence in the case.

Both are currently being held in the Bi-State Jail. Bond was set at $200,000 for both of them.

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05/27/2020
What's up TXK

Chief Schutte visiting with Colton and Olivia at What's up TXK.

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Colton and Texarkana, Texas Police Chief, Kevin Schutte reflect on #Firstrespondersweek and Story Time at the Station. Texarkana Texas Police Department

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05/26/2020

Thank you to Brooke Stone and Klondike with Healthcare Express for the treats they dropped off this morning for our officers. 😃

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A Silver Alert has been issued by Texas DPS for 80 year old Joe McMillian, who has not been seen since last Thursday aft...
05/26/2020

A Silver Alert has been issued by Texas DPS for 80 year old Joe McMillian, who has not been seen since last Thursday afternoon in Carthage.

If you see him or his truck, please call 911 immediately.

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05/25/2020
Story Time at the Station - Episode 5

Officer Jack Crye wonders Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone in this week's Story Time at the Station.

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Happy Memorial Day!  Like all of you, we pause today to honor those service members and their families who made the ulti...
05/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day! Like all of you, we pause today to honor those service members and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. As Former President Barack Obama said, "Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay."

Our administrative offices will be closed today, but we'll reopen in the morning at 7:00. Please have a safe and fun holiday.

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05/21/2020
My Pig Radio

Chief Schutte stopped by the My Pig Radio morning show today to talk about Story Time at the Station. 😀

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Thankful for our Texarkana Texas Police Department. Story Time at the station every Monday! #

Congratulations to all 2020 graduates at Pleasant Grove High School, Arkansas High School, Texas High School, and Libert...
05/21/2020

Congratulations to all 2020 graduates at Pleasant Grove High School, Arkansas High School, Texas High School, and Liberty Eylau High School. We're very proud of you and are excited to see what the future holds for each of you.

Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined. As Walt Disney once said, "All your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them."

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UPDATE: 5/26/20 - Akkard was arrested this morning after he turned himself in. We are still looking for Williams. ^^^^^^...
05/20/2020

UPDATE: 5/26/20 - Akkard was arrested this morning after he turned himself in. We are still looking for Williams.

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We've got Aggravated Robbery warrants for these two guys after they yanked a nine year old girl off of the four wheeler that she was riding and stole it late last month. She tried to hang on to handlebars to keep them from taking it, but they started hitting her hands as they drove off. She wound up falling and skinned up both her knees in the process. Thankfully, she wasn't hurt any worse than that. That was the last time that the four-wheeler was seen - it hasn't been found yet.

Seriously... Who does that to a little kid? Well, in this case we know it was 18 year old Jaquavion Williams and 19 year old Daquavious Akkard, What we'd really like to ask them is "why?"

We've made reservations for both of them in the Bi-State Jail. If you can help us find them so they can take advantage of the accommodations upstairs, please give us a call at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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Our sincere condolences go out to the family of retired Lt. Pat McElhiney, who passed away over the weekend. He was surr...
05/18/2020

Our sincere condolences go out to the family of retired Lt. Pat McElhiney, who passed away over the weekend. He was surrounded by his loving family, including his wife retired Officer Tommie McElhiney, when he went home.

Pat served our department and this community for over 31 years before retiring in 2010. He will missed.

Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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05/18/2020
Story Time at the Station - Episode 4

Officer Zierre Spencer has fun reading The Wonky Donkey for this week's Story Time at the Station. We know the kids (and probably the adults too) are gonna really enjoy it. :)

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05/15/2020

As we continue to commemorate National Police Week, we again pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price in the service to our community. This is the final installment in our series of posts to tell you the story of local heroes who made that sacrifice.

At about 12:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, Texarkana Texas Police Officer Jason Sprague responded to reports of a large disturbance involving about 100 people at Grady T. Wallace Park. As he was attempting to make contact with the driver of a SUV, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, struck him, and then fled the area. Officer Sprague was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning, June 15th.

The 21 year old man who struck him was arrested the following day after being interviewed by detectives. He was later convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years on prison.

Jason had served with the Texarkana Police Department for two years and had previously served with several agencies in Arkansas. He is survived by his wife and young son, his mother and step-father, his father, two brothers and two sisters.

Officer Sprague, thank you for your service.

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As we continue to commemorate National Police Week, we again pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid...
05/14/2020

As we continue to commemorate National Police Week, we again pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price in the service to our community. This is the fourth installment in our series of posts to tell you the story of local heroes who made that sacrifice.

Bowie County Deputy Sherri Jones was shot and killed in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston while preparing to transport a prisoner at about 2:30 in the afternoon on April 18, 2011.

The 24 year old prisoner had been charged with assaulting his mother the year before and had just left a competency hearing at the Courthouse. Deputy Jones was escorting the prisoner from a courtroom to a transportation van to drive him to a state facility. He overpowered her in the Courthouse basement and shot her with her own gun. He then stole the transportation van and fled to Arkansas, where he was taken into custody about an hour later in Ashdown.

While the man's mental competency was an issue while awaiting trial, he was eventually declared competent. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. He must serve at least 30 years before he is eligible for parole.

Deputy Jones had served with the Bowie County Sheriff's Office for six years.

Deputy Jones, thank you for your service.

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UPDATE 5/15/20 at 6:00a - This AMBER Alert has been discontinued.  She was found safe in Louisville, Kentucky with Walke...
05/14/2020

UPDATE 5/15/20 at 6:00a - This AMBER Alert has been discontinued. She was found safe in Louisville, Kentucky with Walker. He has been arrested and is now facing kidnapping charges.

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AMBER Alert from Grand Saline, Texas (northwest of Tyler) for 14 year old Willow Sirmans.

Please call 911 immediately if you see them.

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We arrested Ronnie Seymour, 78, of Texarkana, Arkansas, for Aggravated Robbery on Wednesday afternoon.At about 2:45 this...
05/13/2020

We arrested Ronnie Seymour, 78, of Texarkana, Arkansas, for Aggravated Robbery on Wednesday afternoon.

At about 2:45 this afternoon, officers were dispatched to the New Boston Road Walmart, to the report of a robbery that had just occurred. A man, later identified as Seymour, produced a pistol while checking out and ordered the clerk to give him all the money from the register. When the clerk backed away instead, Seymour came around the counter and removed the money himself. He then casually walked out of the store with the money. Armed with his description, officers stopped Seymour as he attempted to drive out of the nearby Lowe’s parking lot minutes later.

Officers recovered the stolen money and pistol that Seymour used in the robbery. They also found disguises and handwritten notes inside his vehicle indicating that he may have been planning more robberies.

Seymour was transported to the Bi-State Jail where he is being held on the Aggravated Robbery charge.

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As we continue to commemorate National Police Week, we again pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid...
05/13/2020

As we continue to commemorate National Police Week, we again pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price in the service to our community. This is the third installment in our series of posts to tell you the story of local heroes who made that sacrifice.

On the morning of Saturday, June 30, 2007, Bowie County Deputy Michael Page responded to a report of a car hitting a telephone pole on Daniel Chapel Road, north of New Boston. When he saw a man running into the nearby woods, he pursued him and a scuffle ensued in the woods. He was struck over the head and then shot in the shoulder with his own weapon. Paramedics and other officers located Deputy Page as he walked himself out of the woods. He was taken by ambulance to St. Michael Hospital where he died.

A search team using bloodhounds found the body of the 36 year old suspect from DeKalb in a wooded area near the crash scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Page served with the Bowie County Sheriff's Office for three years and had previously served with the Texarkana Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, three young children, his parents, and three sisters.

Deputy Page, thank you for your service.

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We could use a little help here.  We're trying to find Tremont Davis, who has warrants for two counts of Burglary of a H...
05/12/2020

We could use a little help here. We're trying to find Tremont Davis, who has warrants for two counts of Burglary of a Habitation and one for Stalking - all felonies. Over the last couple of months, he has assaulted his former girlfriend several times. She currently has a broken leg and arm as a result of these assaults.

If you know where this guy is, please give us a call at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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A great big thank you goes out to Jay Chung, who brought by 300 protective masks for our officers today!We appreciate ho...
05/12/2020

A great big thank you goes out to Jay Chung, who brought by 300 protective masks for our officers today!

We appreciate how our community looks out for us. :)

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As we commemorate National Police Week, we pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate pric...
05/12/2020

As we commemorate National Police Week, we pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price in the service to our community. This is the second installment in our series of posts to tell you the story of a local hero who made that sacrifice.

Late on March 31, 1984, Miller County Deputy Charles Barnes Sr. was shot and killed after he stopped to investigate a vehicle parked on the side of a county road off of Highway 196. As he talked to the three people in the vehicle, one of them said that he had to use the bathroom. Deputy Barnes told the man to step to the edge of the woods but to stay where he could still see him. As the other two distracted Deputy Barnes, the first man managed to sneak back to the car and get a rifle.

The three overpowered Deputy Barnes, put him on his knees, and then shot him execution style. The suspects then stole his patrol car. Deputy Barnes was found by another deputy who responded to the scene after he failed to answer his radio.

One of the suspects was shot and killed in a shootout with officers the following day. The other two men were arrested and sentenced to prison.

Deputy Barnes was survived by his wife, son, mother, and brother.

Deputy Barnes, thank you for your service.

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As we commemorate National Police Week, we pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate pric...
05/11/2020

As we commemorate National Police Week, we pause to honor those law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price in the service to our community. Every day this week, we will tell you the story of a local hero who made that sacrifice.

The first officer is Lieutenant Edward Worrell of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department.

On February 3, 1977, Lieutenant Worrell and Officer Butch Clark were dispatched to a burglary in progress call at what was then the old Howard's Department Store on North Stateline Avenue. As they arrived and got out of their unit, they were ambushed by a 16 year old juvenile with a rifle who was standing watch in the parking lot while his two accomplices robbed the store. Both officers were struck by gunfire and Lieutenant Worrell was fatally wounded. All three juvenile suspects were located and arrested within a couple of hours of the shooting.

John Lohbauer was sentenced to life in prison. His two accomplices were each sentenced to twenty years each and eventually paroled to other states in 1986. Lohbauer was denied parole four times since the murder. On January 30, 2019, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a new trial because he was a juvenile at the time of the shooting. He died in prison on February 9, 2019.

Lieutenant Worrell was survived by his expectant wife and two sons. His daughter was born the following September.

Lieutenant Worrell, thank you for your service.

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