County of Mississippi Arkansas


In most cases, crimes must be reported to the police department or law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the city or county where the crime occurred. Complaints involving misconduct by public officials or voting law may be reported in writing to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Report of misconduct on the part of law enforcement officers should be reported to the Internal Affairs or professional standards section of the law enforcement agency with which the officer is employed. In the event of an emergency, dial 911. You will be connected with law enforcement personnel who will assist you with the emergency. For non-emergencies, contact your local police agency.


County Attorney:

Jacob Holmes


Phone: (870) 762-6900 / Fax: (870) 563-3714


Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney


Blytheville District

Curtis Walker, Gina Knight, & Chris Brown

217 West Walnut

Blytheville, AR 72315

Phone: (870) 824-2743 / Fax: 870-824-2745


Osceola District

David Burnett

P.O. Box 704

Osceola, AR 72370

Phone: (870) 622-9911 / Fax: 870-622-9916



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In the United States, a Public Defender is a lawyer appointed to represent people who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The 1963 US Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright held that the Sixth Amendment's right to counsel provision requires the government to provide legal counsel to indigent defendants in criminal cases. Different jurisdictions, however, use different approaches in providing legal counsel for criminal defendants who can't afford private attorneys. Under the federal system and some states is through a publicly funded public defender office.


Mississippi County Public Defender

John Bradley – Chief

215 W. Walnut, Suite 1, P.O. Box 1001

Blytheville, AR 72316

Phone: (870) 763-2700 / Fax: (870) 763-2708


Christopher D. Cheadle

P.O. Box 1365

Manila, AR 72442

Phone: (870) 570-0070 / Fax: (870) 486-1356


Rodney Chedister

517 Southwest Dr., Suite F

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Phone: (870) 275-7916 / Fax: (870) 275-7917


Dustin Jones

624 S. Main Street, Suite 207

Jonesboro, AR 72401

Phone: (870) 277-1292