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Welcome to the Mountain Home Police Department online. We hope you find the department's website both informative and helpful.

The police department is responsible for providing police services to the residents of our city and the many visitors enjoying tourism and trade in Mountain Home, Arkansas. If we can assist you, contact us. Service is our only product and we strive to make it the best.

It is our goal to inform the community about your police department's philosophy, programs, and operations. With this knowledge, the police and the community can work together in making our community a better place to live. We are confronted with community growth that requires a strong community policing effort to meet the present and future demands for police services. Working together, we can meet this challenge.

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Carry Manuel, Chief of Police

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424 W. 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR
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Individual arrested for animal cruelty and criminal mischief
Published: January 20, 2012

On Friday, January 20, 2012, police responded to a complaint of an individual trashing the complainant’s apartment at a local apartment complex. The complainant was not home at the time of the incident. The complainant stated that she was concerned about her ex-boyfriend being in her apartment and was worried that he was going to destroy her belongings. She further explained that he threatened to kill her dog. Upon arrival, officers found the apartment to be in a state of disarray with many of the complainant’s personal belongings destroyed. Officers found a deceased dog, a Chihuahua, in the washing machine. A suspect was located on the property and taken into custody. Pursuant to the investigation, the suspect was charged with the following offenses:

Gary E Jackson, 30 of Mountain Home 

  • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, class D felony
  • Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, class D felony
  • Bond was set at $25,000 and he was incarcerated into the Baxter County Detention Center

Carry Manuel
Chief of Police

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