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Officer terminated from Guy PD and Community Corrections after arrest

Posted: April 14, 2014 - 10:46am

Guy Police Department has terminated officer Josh George’s employment, the chief said Monday, in light of George’s arrest last week for a felony Internet stalking of a child.

Guy Police Chief Dave Martini said he will also be contacting Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in an effort to have George decertified as a police officer.

Martini said Monday his department did not see “warnings” from George, and that he passed a background check before he was hired on as a part-time patrol officer with the department.

Additionally, George’s family is in law enforcement, Martini said.

Arkansas Community Correction Deputy Director Dina Tyler said Monday George’s full-time employment with the agency was terminated Friday, one day after his arrest.

George was hired by ACC in Little Rock as a correctional officer in March and had not yet finished training.

George was also previously employed on two occasions with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, once from 2007 until May of 2013 as a deputy, and again as a detention officer in late 2013.

Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Matt Rice said George was fired in May of 2013 for lying on a police report after his department-owned vehicle was involved in an accident, and he was hired again later that year but only worked about one month before leaving the sheriff’s office.

George was still in custody Monday after his arrest Thursday by FCSO that was carried out in the parking lot of Kroger on Salem Road in Conway.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond and will appear in court for arraignment April 21.

George’s arrest follows a FCSO Criminal Investigations Department sting where George reportedly asked questions online about “sexual situations” with a woman and her two daughters, ages 9 and 12.

The woman was actually a CID investigator.

Rice said last week George wanted to meet with the woman and her daughters and arranged Kroger parking lot as the meeting place, which is where deputies met and arrested him.

Information from investigators in a prosecutor’s affidavit states an investigator was approached on April 4 by an individual with a user name “vicerro” on www.fetlife.com, a BDSM and fetish community website. “Vicerro” then provided the investigator his telephone number, which was found to be associated with George, according to investigators.

The affidavit states the investigator’s online persona indicated she had two female children, and the user stated he wanted to meet and become the “daddy and master to the family.”

On April 7, the user further gave stipulations for the two young girls, including that they should not wear undergarments when he met them to inspect them in order to “make sure his requirements were met,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states George continued on April 9 to send text messages and requested to meet for the purpose of “physically and sexually abuse(ing) all members of the family.”

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236, or on Twitter @Courtneyism. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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Free agent
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Free agent 04/14/14 - 01:19 pm
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Why'd they hire him back

If a guy worked for me, and he wrecked one of my rides and then lied about it, there's not a snowballs chance in hell I would've hired him back. What the heck is going on at the FCSO? Is it all about what name is on the sign in your yard now? This is what happens when employees are hired and fired based on who they support in the election, instead of experience and personal credibility. How many good and professional officers were "let go" because they didn't support Andy? How many others resigned and went to work for other agencies because they could see the handwriting on the wall and were not willing to associate their good names and reputations with a department that was being ran in such a manner? I can think of a half dozen off the top of my head. If Andy stays in as sheriff, I think this will be the new norm in Faulkner County.

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Igor Rabinowitz 04/14/14 - 01:58 pm
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Just to be clear

You're saying Shock's a good guy, and a good administrator, but he has a lot to overcome?

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libertas 04/14/14 - 03:23 pm
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Buisness as Usual

From the Circuit Court on down the same names shuffle from one to another exchanging the same campaign contributors. The fish rots from the head down. This county has been in need of a thorough cleansing for some time, now you have new judge wanna bees that are already so arrogant they don't think they even need a valid law license to sit in judgment of others. Think things are bad now, wait until they are elected because once in they are there for life.

Regardless of what this man did or did not do, how do they explain the open wound on his forehead, looks like he might have been slammed into something?

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justoffcenter 04/14/14 - 03:54 pm
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In the first story

LCD said it was caused by the ground coming in contact with his head. He had a weapon so he was "taken down hard".

Free agent
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Free agent 04/14/14 - 08:46 pm
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You must be joking

No Igor. I'm saying that when you limit the hiring pool to only the people who openly support your campaign, this is a prime example of what you end up with. You do remember all of the good cops Andy let go in exchange for the ones like this guy and the last FCSO pervert, right? The hiring and firing at FCSO shouldn't have anything to do with who you and your family voted for or whose sign you put in your yard, yet that's obviously not how Andy does things. Besides, he's too busy fighting lawsuits and seeking personal retribution against political adversaries to run a sheriffs office anyway. The biggest problem to overcome within the FCSO IS Andy.

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Igor Rabinowitz 04/15/14 - 08:20 am
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Oh no, I get it

You're saying Shock had a tough row to hoe and is still working it out. I get that completely.

And you're saying as an elected official he certainly has a tough job? Is that it?

I know he appreciates the support and all, but I'm not sure a newspaper comment thread is where this needs to be posted. Hey, wait, are you working for his re-election campaign? Why don't you just come out and say you're a fan, so we can know where you're coming from?

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357 04/15/14 - 09:10 am
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Free Agent

"You do remember all of the good cops Andy let go . . ."

Really? Seems he let the bottom performers go and the reason they didn't support Shock in the first place was because they knew he would cut them based on their performance.

Also, elected officials building their administration with their own people is not something the current sheriff invented. This has been a part of government administrations since George Washington. Faulkner County is not the exception, this is how it works. This is no different that what a Razorback football coach does, he builds his own team with people that'll have his back.

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jefferyjameshall 04/15/14 - 07:54 am
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high five to the brave

great going busting this scumbag. and a big applause to the men and woman in uniform in our community. im proud of mr shock and mr rice and the very hard working deputies working on the beat. obviously this dude george is ill soo get him help before he does hurt a little one or soo. but dont condem the force when they did do there darn job and done it well. where theres good there will allways be bad folks it just works that way. the decision is up to everyone wether they want to be good or bad. some make terrible decisions in life, others make wonderfull decisions kinda like me i married shelia my wife on the 26th twenty yrs ago and that was the best decision i ever made. soo be kind to one another people jeff

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Free agent 04/15/14 - 08:39 pm
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I'm glad he's off the streets

But my opinion is just as valid as anyone else's, and it's just that, an opinion. Everybodies entitled to their own, right? You preach what you want to your choir, and I'll preach what I want to mine, and we'll see what the people say on Election Day. In the meantime, don't go out of your way to have our comments removed from these threads, and perhaps we won't be so diligent in posting new ones.

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jimleba1952 04/16/14 - 07:46 am
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Conway PD no better

Off duty Conway PD seargeant was involved in an accident. Other officers arrived on the scene, no injuries or damage to either vehicle. This officer rear ended me. He did the investigation, lied on the accident report, gave ME a ticket. He also confiscated my phone so I could take no photos, which would have proved he was at fault, nor let me out of my car to look at the site. Complaint to the chief led nowhere. The current chief. Sergeant should have been fired. Right Seargeant M....t?

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