Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

Hope Kiwanis Club Hears From Band


The Hope Kiwanis Club heard a program from the Hope High Band members on their recent trip to Washington D. C.. Pictured is Kathryn Craig, Band Director Kevin Dunn, Catlin Mullins, and Brittany Craig.

Cocaine Arrest

On 08/03/13 at approximately 3:40 am, Officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Aaron Shepard, 53, of Hope and Ira Scott, 53, of Hope from a residence located in the 200 block of East Greenwood Street in Hope.  An off white rock like substance weighing over 9 grams believed to be crack cocaine was seized during the arrests.    Both Shepard and Scott were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine) and held for a first appearance.

Battery Arrest


On 07/30/13 at approximately 11pm, officers of the Hope Police Department responded to the 1700 block of West 6th Street in reference to a report of a physical disturbance at a residence.  Upon arrival, officers discovered that David Wingfield Jr., 26, of Hope, had struck his girlfriend, Latoya Booker, 31, of Hope, in the right side of her face with a closed fist.  On 07/31/2013, at approximately 1:30pm, Detectives of the Hope Police Department arrested Wingfield and charged him with felony Domestic Battery 3rd degree, due to Wingfield’s history of previous domestic convictions.  Wingfield was held in the Hempstead County Detention Facility for a first appearance.

Residential Burglary and Domestic Battery 3rd Degree Arrest


On 07/29/2013, at approximately 9:20 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Gregory Brown, 39, of Hope for Residential Burglary and Domestic Battery 3rd degree.  The incident occurred on 07/23/13 at approximately 3:30 pm at a residence in the 1700 block of West 6th Street, also referred to as Caney Creek, in Hope. The victim, Antaneil Scoggins, 36, of Hope, stated that she and Brown had previously been in a dating relationship.  Scroggins advised that Brown came to her door and knocked.  Scroggins advised Brown to leave but he refused. Brown then kicked the door open, entered Scroggins’s residence, and struck Scroggins in the face.  Brown was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility where he was held for a first appearance.

Sexual Assault Arrest


On 07/29/13 Rodolfo Martinez, 18, of Hope was arrested and charged with 13 counts of Rape and 7 counts of Sexual Assault 2nd degree following an investigation into allegations made by a twelve year old female. Martinez was an acquaintance of victim.  Martinez was placed in the Hempstead County Detention Facility awaiting a first appearance.

Cooking Up Melons on Good Morning Arkansas


Bitsy Carter and Chamber President Wendy Jones appeared while preparing some watermelon dishes for KATV’S “Good Morning Arkansas ” on Tuesday August 6th.

Hempstead County Queens on Good Morning Arkansas


The Hempstead County Queens appeared on “Good Morning Arkansas ” Tuesday August 6th on KATV in Little Rock. The queens promoting the 37th annual Hope Watermelon Festival.


Lions Club Prepares For Fish Fry


Hope Lions President Mike Malek and Fish Fry Chairman John Trauger take care of last minute details for the annual Hope Lions Club Fish Fry at the Lions meeting on Monday August 5th. Serving is set for 4:30pm to 7pm Friday August 9th at the FairParkCommunity Center. Take- outs will be available at a drive -through at Mack & Johnson Street off Jones Street. Take outs require an adult ticket. Adult tickets are $12 and children’s tickets are $6.

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