CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION
The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Pope County Sheriff’s Office is under the leadership of Lieutenant Jacob “Dain” Yarbrough. There are four full time investigators, Lt. Dain Yarbrough, Investigator Erick Riggs, Investigator Chris Ridenhour, Investigator Russell Hill, and one assistant, Samantha Albin, within the division. CID is also supported by two Arkansas State Police investigators as well as two State Police Crimes Against Children Division Investigators.
CID investigates all felony crimes that occur in the unincorporated areas of Pope County. Upon the completion of an initial report by a uniformed deputy, CID will begin a follow-up investigation. CID is responsible for processing and cataloging evidence at crime scenes. CID investigators also prepare affidavits for arrest warrants, search warrants, interview witnesses, victims and suspects, testify in court and perform many other related duties.
CID is responsible for registering and verifying sex offenders who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. There are approximately 179 registered sex offenders in Pope County.
Lt. Jacob D. Yarbrough
Lt. Jacob “Dain” Yarbrough serves as lead investigator for the Pope County Sheriff’s Office. His career in law enforcement began in 2002 with the Russellville Police Department where he served as a patrolman, a member of the RPD SWAT Team and CID. In January 2015, Sheriff Jones offered Lt. Yarbrough a position with the Pope County Sheriff’s Office as head of the Criminal Investigation Division. Lt. Yarbrough took his oath of office in February of that year and continues to serve in that capacity.
Lt. Yarbrough has attended, and received certifications from, the following:
School of Law Enforcement Supervision
Crime Scene Technician
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Bloodstain Pattern Documentation
Response to child abductions
Arkansas firearms instructor
Concealed carry instructor
Reality Based Training Instructor
Active Shooter Course Level’s I, II, III
Officer Involved shooting investigations
ALS Less Lethal instructor
Numerous tactical schools including Tactical officer course, police sniper course, active shooter, law enforcement counter terrorism course etc.
Reid interview and interrogation
Army Combat Medic Course
Army Practical Nurse School
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support
Investigator Erick Riggs
Investigator Chris Ridenhour
Investigator Russell Hill
CID Assistant Samantha Albin