Corning Police Officer Arrested

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scott Ellington, District Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, has announced the arrest of Corning Police Officer James V. ("Jamie") Martin, Jr., 39, of Paragould.

Martin was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the Corning Police Department, where he was on duty at the time. He was charged with the following offenses-use of a communication device to purchase a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and misuse of Arkansas Crime Information Computer.

Ellington credited the efforts of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, headed by Lt. Brant Tosh, and the agent who the put the case together, Special Agent Wendall Jines.

Ellington states that Martin has been incarcerated in the Randolph County Jail since his arrest, and is scheduled to appear before a judge this afternoon at 2 p.m. in Piggott.

Ellington's office noted the charges are currently only based on allegations, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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