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Sheriff Training

Sheriff Cole Recently completed 40 hours of Executive Sheriff's Training. 


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Swearing IN Ceremony

On January 1, 2022 at 12:00am Clay County Sheriff Ronnie Cole and his Deputies were officially sworn into office. 


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Sheriff Terry Miller 's Tips to stay safe indoors When staying indoors during cold temperatures or a winter storm, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these tips: Make sure any infants younger than 1 year old are not sleeping in cold rooms and have adequate warm clothing, such as footed pajamas, one-piece wearable blankets or sleep sacks. Remove any pillows or other soft bedding from a baby's crib, since they pose the risk of smothering or sudden infant death syndrome. If you have friends or neighbors older than 65, check on them frequently to ensure that their homes are adequately heated. Leave water taps slightly open to prevent freezing pipes. Eat well-balanced meals to stay warm. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, because they can cause your body to lose heat more rapidly. "Never using generators, gas or charcoal grills, camp stoves, or similar devices inside your home, in basements, in garages, or near windows," the CDC says. "The fumes are deadly." Using the stove for heat is not safe, the CDC warns; instead, use extra blankets, sleeping bags or coats. A well-maintained fireplace or a portable space heater may be a safe alternative. Tips to stay safe outdoors When venturing outdoors during a winter storm, the CDC and National Weather Service have some recommendations: Dress warmly with hats, scarves and mittens and by wearing layers. Avoid walking on ice and avoid getting wet. If you have to shovel snow or do other outdoor work, take your time and work slowly. If you have older neighbors, offer to help shovel their walkways or driveways. Avoid traveling on ice-covered roads if possible. If you are stranded outdoors, it is safest to stay in your vehicle. Try to keep pets indoors during cold weather, but if they go outside, thoroughly wipe their legs and underbelly free of snow when returning indoors. Never let your dog off leash on snow or ice. Make sure we check on our elderly neighbors as well. Be Safe!
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Sheriff Miller Retirment Party

The Clay County Sheriff's Office spent the afternoon of December 17, 2022 with Sheriff Miller, friends, and family, to celebrate with him at his retirement party. Sheriff Miller has spent the last 35 year serving the citizens of Clay County and the State of Arkansas. Thank you Sheriff Miller and Happy Retirement!


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Drug Arrest

Sheriff Terry Miller reports that on December 6, 2022, Deputies were dispatched to a male asleep behind the wheel of a truck on CR 478. Once on scene Deputies were able to make contact and check the welfare of the driver. The driver was then identified as 20-year-old Tyler Spray of Rector. Deputies could smell the odor of Marijuana coming from the truck and there was a 9mm handgun visible between the driver's seat and the middle console. A search of the vehicle was then done, and deputies located 263.2 grams of Marijuana, 4.9 grams of a schedule 2 substance, a set of digital scales, numerous plastic baggies, and other items of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Spray was taken into custody and transported to the Greene County Detention Center and is currently awaiting a bond hearing. 

Mr. Spray was charged with:

Possession of a Schedule 6 controlled substance with the purpose to deliver.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to manufacture

Possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance with the purpose to deliver

Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms. 

Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia 

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2022 Arkansas Public Safety Equipment Grant

Sheriff Terry Miller Reports that his office is the recipient of the 2022 Arkansas Public Safety Equipment Grant. The Clay County Sheriff's Office received $100,000. The grant will fund new body worn cameras and tasers for the Clay County Deputies to utilize in their day-to-day operations at the Sheriff's Office. 

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Road Closed

Sheriff Terry Miller reports that as of November 28, 2022 Highway 328 will be closed from County Road 135 to County Road 139. This section of the highway should be closed for approximately 2 weeks. Please seek an alternate route. 

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Mental Health Resource for Veterans

Sheriff Terry Miller would like to invite all Clay County Veterans to view and use the following website for all mental health needs. 


Make The Connection connects Veterans, their families and friends, and other supporters to mental health information and hundreds of videos of veterans sharing inspiring stories of recovery. The site is free to use and accessible to everyone. 

Thanksgiving 2022

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of how fortunate I am to serve Clay County with such an outstanding group of people. The deputies and administrative support staff at Clay County Sheriff's Office are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving our County's citizens. To show them that you value them as much as I do, I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.
I would especially like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the citizens of Clay County. Your efforts to enhance safety and cooperation with our office help make our County a great place to live and work. I am grateful for your assistance through the crime tips hotline, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.
My commitment to the citizens of this County has never been more substantial. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve. The support you've shown the Sheriff's Office during 2022 has been overwhelming. I am very thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sheriff Terry Miller

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Drug Bust in Corning

November 23, 2022


Trafficking Investigation leads to seizure of narcotics from storage facility


Corning, Arkansas. On November 21st, 2022, agents with the Second Judicial Drug Task Force were alerted to a large quantity of narcotics within a storage facility near the 400 block of 2nd Street in Corning, which is in close proximity to a child day care within the city. A police canine was summoned to the storage facility and subsequently indicated the presence of narcotics emitting from one of the units.

A court authorized search warrant was granted at which time agents entered the unit and located over seven pounds of methamphetamine, marijuana, and one AK-47 rifle with a large amount ammunition.

Evidence collected from the storage facility incriminated Ms. Christa Denson, W/F, 7/29/1990 of Corning. Denson was taken into custody and transported to Greene County Sheriffs Office. Denson was charged with the following:

Trafficking of a Controlled Substance (Class Y),

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,

Possession of a Scheduled 6 Narcotic with intent to deliver, and

Distribution of a Controlled Substance near certain facilities (day care).

On November 22, 2022 the court found probable cause for Denson's arrest and ordered a one million dollar bond and other court ordered provisions of which Denson must meet if her bond is met.

Agencies that were involved in this arrest were from Clay, Greene, and Craighead Counties. Corning, Paragould and Piggott Police Departments, and the Arkansas State Police.

Chad Henson

Commander 2nd DTF

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