Hot Spring County deputies urge possible victims to come forward after Malvern man is arrested, facing charges of child rape
Preventing crimes against children is a top priority for law enforcement in Hot Spring County. The sheriff's office is asking possible victims to come forward and hopefully save a child.
Federal prosecutors file additional paperwork in attempt to get Finkbeiner back behind bars
Hot Spring County Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner was detained by the FBI on Nov. 2 and charged with obstruction of justice in relation to what authorities say was interference in an ongoing narcotics investigation earlier this year. Finkbeiner was released on bond the following day, but federal prosecutors are now attempting to get him sent back to jail on the alleged grounds that he intimidated witnesses and still poses a serious risk to further obstruction, as stated in a newly-filed document in federal court.
Federal judge grants request for detention hearing in case of indicted Hot Spring County sheriff
A federal judge will grant the prosecution’s request for a detention hearing for Hot Spring County Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner, who’s accused of obstructing justice and intimidating potential witnesses as he awaits trial but remains sheriff. The hearing is set for Tuesday, Dec. 5, after Finkbeiner, 46, is arraigned...
Local man charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assualt of minors
A Hot Spring County man is due in court next month to face felony charges related to allegations of rape and sexual assault of multiple minor victims. Court papers filed in HSC Circuit Court on Oct. 11 state that Donald R. Davidson, 55, of Malvern is charged with three counts of rape and two counts of second degree sexual assault, in relation to crimes against three victims who were all minors when Davidson committed the alleged acts.
Prosecution says Hot Spring County sheriff is again trying to obstruct justice
Less than two weeks after his release from jail, Hot Spring County Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner has already put forth a “significant effort” to obstruct the investigation and intimidate witnesses in his criminal case, a prosecutor argued. The U.S. attorney’s office commented Friday in a court document arguing the...
LOOKING FOR GARDENERS
The Hot Spring County Master Gardeners is an organization through the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service with about 50 people from all walks of life that share a common interest, the love of gardening. Master Gardeners are always eager to help others with horticulture and gardening problems, and their enthusiasm is contagious.
Hot Spring County sheriff hit with three more criminal charges
A federal grand jury has returned three charges against Hot Spring County Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner in addition to an obstruction of justice charge he already faced. In an indictment last week, the grand jury accused Finkbeiner, 46, of another count of obstruction as well as failure to report illegal drug activity and efforts to conceal it. The third charge against him alleges that he had knowledge of a person maintaining “a drug-involved premises” but did not report the matter as soon as possible and even tried to conceal its existence from the FBI.
Hot Spring County sheriff faces new charges: Drug cover-up and investigation interference revealed in FBI indictment
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The FBI has leveled new charges against Hot Spring County Sheriff Derek Scott Finkbeiner, who was arrested on November 2 and originally charged with a single count of obstruction of justice, according to the United States Attorney's Office. According to an affidavit, Finkbeiner interfered with...
November Quorum Court Meeting
The Hot Spring County Quorum court met for its regular meeting on Tuesday November 14, 2023 at the HSC Courthouse. District 5 JP Mike Scarbrough was absent; all other JPs present. Also in attendance were HSC Judge Dennis Thornton, HSC Treasurer, CountyClerk, Circuit Clerk and Assessor, as well as other elected officials and a handful of citizens.
Hot Spring County Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner facing additional charges in new federal indictment
Embattled Hot Spring County Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner is facing additional federal charges in a new indictment issued this week.
Hope businessman runs for state senate seat
Mark Silvey, a pastor and small business owner, has announced his candidacy as a Republican for State Senate in District 3. This district includes all of Columbia, Lafayette, Clark, and Nevada counties, and parts of Hempstead, Hot Spring, and Pike counties. Silvey said he is running because “the people of...
Kiwanis donates $1,500 to Harvest of Hope
He Malvern Area Kiwanis Club donated $1,500 from their recent Malvern Area Arts & Crafts Fair, held on Oct. 21 at the Boys & Girls Club, to a local charity effort called Harvest of Hope. Harvest of Hope helps feed students and families in the HSC area and has done...
2024 Christmas on the Courthouse Square!
We are extremely excited to share with you our plans for the upcoming 2024 Christmas on the Courthouse Square Dec 14 following the Parade! It is always our desire for every child to feel the wonder of Christmas with lights, decorations, free activities, and good cheer that our courthouse always brings.
Mark Silvey announces Republican candidacy for State Senate District 3
Mark Silvey, a pastor and small business owner, has announced his candidacy as a Republican for State Senate in District 3. This district includes all of Columbia, Lafayette, Clark, and Nevada counties, and parts of Hempstead, Hot Spring and Pike counties. “The people of District 3 need to have a...
Community divided about charges against HSC Sheriff Scott Finkbeiner
The community is voicing strong and varied opinions on the recent arrest of Hot Spring County Sheriff, Scott Finkbeiner, and the allegations brought forth against him. Finkbeiner was taken into custody by federal authorities on Nov. 2 and charged with one count of obstruction of justice. He was held at the Saline County Detention Center until Judge Mark E. Ford, Chief Magistrate for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, ordered Finkbeiner’s conditional release during an initial hearing the following day.
Federal prosecutor appeals judge’s ruling, asks for Arkansas sheriff to be taken into custody
A federal prosecutor has appealed a ruling and is asking for a Hot Spring County sheriff to be placed in jail.