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Hiland requests State Police investigate unaccounted-for narcotics at jail

Posted: July 28, 2014 - 6:28pm

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its internal investigation into allegations that a top county jail administrator may have taken a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner.

FCSO announced on July 18 that Capt. Lloyd Vincent had resigned after being placed on leave, and that a criminal investigation was underway to see what involvement, if any, he may have had with a discrepancy that led to unaccounted-for narcotic drugs.

The investigation was concluded on Monday afternoon and the evidence was passed along to 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland, who wrote a letter requesting that the Arkansas State Police take over the investigation. 

Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock said that six people — Vincent, FCSO Major John Randall, the jail doctor and two nurses, and a detention officer/medical assistant — all are responsible for independently verifying a “chain of custody” for prescription drugs at the jail. The suspension and investigation were triggered by a single discrepancy on one day, Shock said, and at this point there’s no reason to think there were other instances of medication going unaccounted for.

“We are an agency that holds our people to a high standard, no matter who you are or what your rank is,” Shock said. “We hate that this has happened, but sometimes, despite our best efforts to make sure we’ve thoroughly vetted all our employees, they disappoint you.

“This is not going to effect our resolve to continue to focus on getting the best people we can in our office.”

Often in cases involving criminal prosecution of elected or high-ranking law enforcement officials a special prosecutor is requested to represent the state. Hiland said he would decide if a special prosecutor is needed after the State Police finish their investigation. 

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Outdoorsie
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Outdoorsie 07/29/14 - 07:54 am
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Let's get this thing going

Hopefully they don't take their time with this investigation..lots of ppl interested to see how this is gonna turn out

forwhatitsworth
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forwhatitsworth 07/29/14 - 08:14 am
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Go ASP

Maybe if the ASP digs deep into this they will find the problem go's all the way to the top of the stairs, As it allways is in the FCSO there is allways someone to throw under the bus!

Joe Taylor
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Joe Taylor 07/29/14 - 08:47 am
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Go ASP also

While the ASP is investigating the conduct of former FCSO Cpt. Vincent in this particular case, I hope that Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland requests that ASP investigators also look at the conduct of Cpt. Vincent and the allegation of False Swearing in the Brianne Pickard case.

Vincent swore to an affidavit that resulted in Pickard's arrest. Pickard alleges in her recently filed federal lawsuit that Vincent not only knew Pickard had not committed a crime, but admitted so in a recorded State of Arkansas unemployment hearing.

As long as Vincent's criminal conduct is being investigated, lets also look at the other criminal conduct he has been accused of via court documents in federal court.

bekael
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bekael 07/29/14 - 09:26 am
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Shady

Shady at home generally proves to be shady all the time.....

Baylor
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Baylor 07/29/14 - 11:30 am
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Joe Taylor

Could it be that you have sour grapes from getting less than 30% of the vote in the last Sheriff's election? Is this an attempt at revenge? You're supposedly a professional law enforcement officer who holds a high ranking position at the Conway Police Department. How does the mayor and your supervisors feel about you posting on this subject? Before you scream first amendment rights, there is a difference between what you can legally do and what you should do as a law enforcement professional....

ifyoudontknownowyouknow
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ifyoudontknownowyouknow 07/29/14 - 12:20 pm
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So

Why did the FCSO single out Cpt. Vincent since it could of been 5 other people besides him? Is the detention officer that got arrested related to the jail administrator John Randall? Sorry Baylor you think professionalism stops when your buddy gets caught but I think Joe's comments are valid.

Outdoorsie
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Outdoorsie 07/29/14 - 12:34 pm
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Don't think he is related to Randall

But I can tell u for sure that his dad is a Sgt...pretty sure that's his rank..at the same unit he worked at..that's probably why they let him resign instead of firing him like they should have done if his arrest report is accurate..Nepotism at its finest

Joe Taylor
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Joe Taylor 07/29/14 - 01:01 pm
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Investigation

Sorry Baylor, revenge doesn't enter the equation when criminal laws are alleged to have been broken. My comment's request was simple...If ASP is being asked to investigate one crime that Vincent is alleged to have committed, then have them to ask about another crime that he is alleged to have committed. Sorry you felt the need to interject yourself into my post, but I will be glad to have a further discussion with you once you sign on with your name.

Baylor
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Baylor 07/29/14 - 08:11 pm
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Joe Taylor

Have you taken these concerns to Cody Hiland or anyone in his office? If not, are you expecting him to read the comments section of the LCD blogs and then take action? You obviously feel compelled to blog about it, so maybe you should take action yourself. In my opinion, Cody Hiland will do the right thing regardless of who it is.

Joe Taylor
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Joe Taylor 07/29/14 - 08:59 pm
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Baylor

To get a warrant issued, you have to go to the Prosecutors Office. If they bless off on your affidavit, then you go before a judge. The prosecutors office had a representative present for affidavit and had prosecutors present in court when the warrant was dismissed. I feel confidant that the Prosecutors Office was aware that the warrant was dismissed and why. I hope your opinions are correct.

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