August 6th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” An Arkansas woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son after investigators said she and her husband took the boy into a rugged part of the Ouachita Mountains while having drug-induced hallucinations about being chased.
Brooke Sueann Floyd, 21, of Greenwood, surrendered to Yell County officers Tuesday and went free under terms of a $50,000 bond posted on a previous child endangerment charge. She is due in a Danville, Arkansas, court Thursday.
The CodeRED weather warning system increases the safety of Saline County residents, according to Sam Gately, who reviewed the emergency weather alert program for Saline County Quorum Court members Monday night.
Gately, deputy director of the county's Office of Emergency Management, spoke at the start of the court's Public Works and Safety Committee meeting.
Gately noted that the program's slogan â€” "When seconds count, count on CodeRED" â€” is true.
The family of Brian Jones, a Saline County man who has been missing since December 2013, is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to his whereabouts.
Jones was last seen in the area of Elmwood Road near Tull.
Jones, 49, is reported to have gray hair and brown eyes. He was reported to have a mustache, is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 215 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding Jones' whereabouts is asked to contact Detective R. Schwin of the Saline County Sheriff's Office at 501-303-5608.
Benton Police Department
â€¢A man at the Dogwood Lake Apartments on Highway 5 reported his cell phone was stolen at the apartment pool.
â€¢A man on West Cross Street reported his Echo backpack blower was stolen from his landscape trailer.
â€¢A man on Pinewood reported that his stereo system was stolen from his vehicle.
â€¢A man on South Fourth Street reported someone broke into his shed and stole items.
â€¢A woman on Hidden Meadows reported her residence was broken into and items stolen.
Saline County Sheriff's Office