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Lt. Sebastian Dennis
Jail Administrator

The Baxter County Jail and Detention Center is under the leadership and direction of the Jail Administrator, Lt. Sebastian Dennis. In addition to Administrator Dennis, the Jail Division is staffed by Sgt. Clay Maple, Sgt. Tabitha Maze, Cpl. Kaitlyn James, Cpl. Julie Little, Cpl. Nathan Horn, Cpl. Joshua Greenfield, Jailer/Matron Dawn Dunford, Jailer/Matron Dawn Laurie, Jailer/Matron Julie Little, Jailer/Matron Lea Powell, Jailer Joseph Wilbanks, Jailer/Matron Alena Brown, Jailer/Matron Samantha Cook, Jailer Ryan Beasley, Jailer Blake Due, Jailer/Matron Pamela Munson, Jailer/Matron Tiffany Tucker, Jailer Kolby Kiech, Jailer Isaac Archey, Jailer/Matron Crisy Cook, Jailer Koby Wooledge, and several part time jailers. Sierra Hollis and Samuel Sparks are the full time LPN/Jail Nurses. Sherry Hilton is a part time LPN/Jail Nurse. Deputy Conner Stanton and Deputy Jordan Ikari are the Transport Deputies. Deputy Nolan Radcliff is the Warrant/Training Deputy, and Judith Daugherty is the Jail's Secretary.

Part Time/Fill-In Staff includes: Jailer/Matron Rebekah Cummings, Jailer Austin Powell, Jailer Justin Lopez, Jailer David Jackson-Lockyer, and Jailer Brad Beard.

All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Detention Center for booking and incarceration. The Detention Center is divided into separate housing areas for low/medium security risk males, high security risk males, and female inmates, as well as isolation and temporary holding cells. The Detention Center houses both pre-trial detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

The inmates do not have access to television or radio, nor are they allowed to smoke. The Detention Center has an in-house medical facility area used by the nurse practitioner. In addition, there is a full kitchen where all meals are prepared for inmates. The kitchen is used by the "Act 309" inmates, who are state prisoners assigned to work duties in local detention facilities. With rare exception, the meals consist of oatmeal for breakfast, bologna for lunch, and beans and cornbread for dinner. Meals are supplemented with fresh produce grown by and tended to by inmates in a vegetable garden area located outside the facility. Vegetable plants and seeds are donated by local merchants.

Each member of the Detention Center staff is required to complete a minimum of forty hours of state approved training to become certified Jailers, and continuing education and training is required. They also receive certified training in ACIC/NCIC terminal operations, Radio Dispatch Procedures, and BAC Breathalyzer operations and procedures. Many of the Jailers are also certified as Reserve Deputy Sheriffs with the department, and all of the Jail Supervisors are fully certified law enforcement officers.

When reporting for duty at the beginning of the shift, each Jailer is given a duty assignment for that shift. That assignment will be as either a Booking Officer, Control Panel Operator, or Communications Console Operator.

Booking Officer: Responsible for the receiving and intake process for all prisoners. This includes computer book-in, fingerprinting, photographing, searching, change-out, and housing cell block assignment. This position is also responsible for the dispensing of prescription and non-prescription medications under the orders of the staff Nurse Practitioner, as well as handling commissary. This Jailer also deals personally with inmates in the housing areas.

Control Panel Operator: Responsible for electronically controlling all entrances and exit points to the facility, monitoring all security video surveillance systems, operating the intercom system, observing inmates in housing areas, communications with inmates via intercom, and for maintaining all warrants of arrest and orders of protection.

Communications Console Operator: Responsible for answering incoming phone calls, handling radio communications with sheriff's deputies and other officers in the field, entering and maintaining accurate records in the computer aided dispatch (CAD) system, handling all inquiries and entries into the NCIC/ACIC system, and coordinating sheriff's office operations with other law enforcement agencies and the OEM. During 2017, there were 7,949 call for service (CFS) cards generated by Jailers in the CAD system based upon complaint calls and calls for service made to the Sheriff's Office by members of the public. This position provides essential services to all Sheriff's personnel and also handles radio dispatch for the Constables.

All Jailers receive cross-training to allow them to work in any position needed. When more than three Jailers are on duty, the remainder will work in the Booking and Housing Unit areas.

The Baxter County Detention Center operates in full compliance with guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Criminal Detention Facilities Review Committee and is routinely inspected by members of that committee.

During 2021, there were 1,993 persons booked into the Detention Center. 64% of those bookings were for misdemeanor offenses, while 36% were for felony crimes. The recidivism rate was 72% for the year. The high population count was 151 inmates, while the low population count was 112 inmates for the year. The profit to the County from Commissary sales was $49,184.08

Additional Information

Judith Daugherty Portrait
Secretary Judith Daugherty
Jailer Kolby Kiech
(photo not available)
Clay Maple
(photo not available)
Blake Due
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Corporal Nathan Horn
(no photo available)

Tiffany Tucker
(photo not available)
Samantha Wells
(no photo available)
Alena Brown
(no photo available)
Sierra Hollis Portrait
Nurse Sierra Hollis

Dawn Dunford Portrait
Jailer/Matron Dawn Dunford
Julie Little Portrait
Corporal Julie Little

Nolan Radcliff Portrait
Deputy Nolan Radcliff
Tabitha Maze Portrait
Sergeant Tabitha Maze
Joshua Greenfield
(no photo available)
Joseph Wilbanks Portrait
Jailer Joseph Wilbanks
Jailer Koby Wooledge
(no photo available)
Jordan Ikari
(no photo available)
Ryan Beasley
(no photo available)
Isaac Archey
(no photo available)

Deputy Jordan
Transport Deputy
(no photo available)

Conner Stanton Portrait
Deputy Conner Stanton
(Transport Deputy)
Lea Powell Portrait
Jailer/Matron Lea Powell

Kaitlyn James
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Pamela Munson
(no photo available)