TEXARKANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS

new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
 

05-05-2017

 
     

Re: Joint Press Release of Criminal Investigations Conducted by TAPD and FBI-Texarkana, Arkansas

 

On 04/28/2017, The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and FBI-Texarkana, Arkansas conducted a joint investigation with the focus of targeting underage prostitution and human trafficking in Texarkana. As a result of the investigation, 3 females were arrested on charges of Prostitution and Possessing an Instrument of Crime. Three of the females are identified as Jessica Dodson, 20 years of age, Latoya Robinson, 39 years of age, and Savannah Savy Works, 18 years of age. Other arrests were made during the investigation.

LaToya Robinson

Jessica Dodson

Savannah Works

SAV-A-LOT Burglary and ATM theft

Also, on 04/28/2017 at approximately 4:30am, Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers responded to a burglary alarm at the Sav-A-Lot on East Street. When officers arrived on scene they discovered the business storefront had been crashed and ultimately learned that an ATM machine had been stolen when two unidentified males backed a stolen Ford pickup through the front of the business. Pursuing leads discovered at the scene, and more leads developed by relentless investigative efforts for 5 days, an arrest warrant for Joshua Rigsby, 33 years of age, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was issued and served Thursday, 05/04/2017 on Rigsby. A search warrant was conducted of Rigsby’s Pinehurst Village Apartment where evidence associated with the crime was discovered. A Colt Firearm was also located under the mattress where Rigsby slept. Rigsby is a 17 time convicted felon and therefore not allowed to possess a firearm.

Investigators learned the Ford pickup used in the burglary had been reported stolen from McLarty Ford in Texarkana, Texas. Texarkana, Arkansas detectives located this stolen Ford pickup within hours of the burglary based on the investigative experience of one of the detective supervisors. Rigsby has been charged with Commercial Burglary, Theft of Property (felony) and Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons. Rigsby’s accomplice is at large. Anyone with information pertaining to this or any other crime is encouraged to contact TAPD CID at (903) 798-3154 or Crimestoppers at (903) 792-STOP.

Joshua Rigsby

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

Contact Information
Lieutenant Todd Harness
Public Information Supervisor

903-798-3153 (office) )
903-798-3023 (fax)

 

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