• Bill Raines

Lawrence County Prosecutor Sam Arp Provides Updates to his office

LAWRENCE COUNTY - MAY 25, 2022 - Lawrence County Prosecutor provided the Lawrence County Council members an update on his office.


Lawrence County Prosecutor Sam Arp II


Prosecutor Arp told council members they are a few vacancies in his office which include a deputy prosecutor, victims advocate.


The department is needing a new vehicle. A 2012, Cheverolet Malibu Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has provided is needing more work. The department has already put several dollars in repairs and maintenance for the vehicle. The Lawrence County Council took the matter under advisement.



The vehicle has 92,311 miles, leaky trunk latch, body damage with dents, dings/ scratches, and check engine light with diagnosis of a catalytic converter issue.



The vehicle is being used by the Prosecutor's office investigator who is sworn law enforcement officer.


The investigator responds to incidents with the police department to assist in their investigations as in the case of two attempted murder cases.


As of May 2022, the Investigator Activity Report was released:

  • Active case - 1

  • Reports reviewed - 494

  • Subpoenas swerved - 42

  • Follow-up Investigations - 32

  • Discovery - 52

  • Community policing - 3

  • Agency Assists - 24

  • Traffic stop assists - 2

  • Victim/Witness Search - 7

  • Attempt to Locate Warrants - 23

  • Court Appearance - 1

  • Tips Forwarded - 15

  • Administrative tasks - 224

  • Search warrants served - 8

  • Search warrants written - 3

  • Off duty responses - 5

  • Case reports - 26

  • Criminal defendants - 23

  • Criminal arrests - 61

  • Felony arrests - 34

  • Assist in arrest of defendants - 11

  • Warrants served - 18

  • Guns Seized - 8


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