Message From The Sheriff
SHANE JONES  ( read )
Emergency: 911
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Detention Center:
Crime Tips:
#3 Emergency Lane
Russellville, AR 72802
Administrative Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Criminal Investigation



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

Arkansas Leader

Crime Scene Technician

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Bloodstain Pattern Documentation

Response to child abductions

Arkansas firearms instructor

Concealed carry instructor

Reality Based Training Instructor

Alert Instructor

Active Shooter Course Level’s I, II, III

Shooting reconstruction

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


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CID Assistant Billie Tucker