Conway firefighter arrested on harassing communications

Richard Powell

Richard D. Powell, 43, Conway Fire Department captain, was arrested on a harassing communications warrant with a class A misdemeanor charge. 


Powell’s case has been assigned a special prosecutor and judge due to his relationship with the City of Conway, according to the city attorney’s office. 

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Judge Alice Lightle, of Little Rock, will preside over the case. 

Attorney Jason Barrett has been appointed as special prosecutor. 

Powell was arrested on a harassing communications warrant Dec. 10, according to police. 

Powell was released the day of his arrest without a bail amount on his own recognizance. 

A no contact order was issued with the warrant for his arrest, which according to Powell’s attorney is standard with harassment charges. 

Powell has been a firefighter at Conway Fire Department for more than 17 years, according to Assistant Chief Mike Winter, and is a first ranking officer. 

Powell entered a not guilty plea, and is due in court March 10.

Powell’s attorney Molly Lucas said her client denies all allegations made against him regarding the harassment charge.


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