Friday, June 15, 2007

KHBS/KHOG Met Busted Over Child Pics

Source: KHBS/KHOG A 40/29 employee could face misdemeanor harassment charges in connection with an incident at a Fort Smith park, police said.

Police said morning meteorologist Justin Povick was at the public pool at Creekmore Park in Fort Smith on Tuesday afternoon when a young girl told an adult that Povick was taking photos of her.

Authorities said that when a park employee confronted Povick about the photos, he took off running across the street and into some woods.

A few minutes later, police said, he came out of the woods with cuts and bruises on his feet, and authorities seized his camera. Investigators said they found several photos of girls between the ages of 4 and 12 years old in their swimsuits.

"The allegations are that he had been taking pictures with his camera inconspicuously of the girls in the swimming pool and on the bank," said Fort Smith police spokesman Jarrard Copeland.

Povick has been a meteorologist at 40/29 News for the past year.

"While we typically do not comment on personnel matters, we can confirm that Justin Povick has been suspended without pay," said 40/29 General Manager Jim Prestwood.

Povick has not been arrested at this time. The case has been turned over to the Sebastian County prosecutor's office for review.

Fort Smith police said they expect an arrest warrant to be issued on Thursday.

If charged and convicted, Povick could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

73 Comments:

At 9:35 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well he is missing from their web site. His profile is gone. So have you officially fired him?

 
At 9:57 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the news stations reported thursday night that he was no longer employed by the station.

he turned himself in thursday morning and he posted 1500 bond and his arraignment is june 18th.

 
At 10:30 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So would this be considered unusual behavior for a weather dude?

 
At 10:44 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://myspace.com/jtpov

 
At 11:18 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing unusual for a weather dude is that it was pics of girls.

 
At 11:35 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Francis will be next !

 
At 11:41 AM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SINCE WHEN IS IT A CRIME TO TAKE PHOTOS IN A PUBLIC PLACE? IT IS NOT !!!!

 
At 1:34 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we want are photos of Beth Hunt, Kristen Fisher,Melissa Simas and Tracey Douglass in their swimsuits!!!

 
At 1:43 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is harrassment, that was the charge i think. obviously, 11:41 AM doesn't have kids or maybe they like kids the same way povich does. yikes

 
At 2:10 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such disturbing behavior warrants getting fired, but there's no harassment here. It is perfectly legal to take pictures of people in a public place, even underage girls in their swimsuits.

 
At 2:37 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were a lawyer I would love to represent him, especially if a warrant is issued and he is arrested.

Apparently he was arrested because it says that he posted $1500 bail.

Going on what I just read, he was taking photos in a public park. It is probably another thing if he was approaching the girls but nothing was said about that. Some lawyer is probably trying to call him now.

 
At 2:57 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a news photographer in a different market and I just did a story about kids learing how to swim. I wasn't in public, at a private pool, and there were kids all over the place in swim wear. So, am I going to get arrested now? What's different about this guys behavior was his behavior after the little girl approached him. It's like a non-verable admission to guilt.

 
At 3:09 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you had a child, perhaps a girl around 5 years old, and some creepy guy was hiding a camera under a towel and taking pictures, i bet you all would take offense. he wasn't on a story or doing research. he turned himself in and was charged. and he quit, they didn't fire him. the man needs help.

 
At 3:09 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok you can take pictures of people in public but if you are not doing anything wrong...why run into the woods? I would explain myself.

 
At 3:10 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a photographer that was documenting film for a story. He was a weather man or an adult, no matter the occupation that was doing it for the thrill.

From my sources he was excited to say the least.

 
At 3:15 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do u mean excited?

 
At 3:19 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

according to his myspace page...

"Heroes include: My lord and savior Jesus Christ and my parents, because it no doubt took an incredible amount of patience to raise me right."

it's always the Jesus freaks.

 
At 3:23 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't believe that?! he seemed like such a nice guy!

 
At 3:58 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To copy something from his private MySpace page, quote it here, and make fun of the guy is just WRONG!

 
At 5:11 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"it's always the Jesus freaks."

Church is a hospital for sinners...
not a hotel for saints.

For all of you people slamming Povick, remember: you reap what you sow. Look at your OWN life and your OWN mistakes before you start slamming someone else.

 
At 5:22 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've looked at my life and i do not take pictures of kids at a pool or anything that would get me in trouble like that. don't assume that povich represents all of us. he does not.

 
At 6:46 PM, June 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I didn't know this guy was trying to hide what he was doing. As a photographer, my camera is huge and always out in the open. People know what I'm doing when I take their picture. And he sounds like he did the right thing by turning himself in.

 
At 2:02 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To copy something from his private MySpace page, quote it here, and make fun of the guy is just WRONG!"

If it's on HIS "private" MySpace page . . . well, he must think it's okay. If you think that a MySpace page is "private" you must be new to the Internet. It can be viewed from anywhere in the world with Internet service. "Private?"

 
At 2:09 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ll we want are photos of Beth Hunt, Kristen Fisher,Melissa Simas and Tracey Douglass in their swimsuits!!!

Tracey Douglass? Good Lord. Have you seen a closeup of her lately? I think that she and Beth Ward are about the same age.

 
At 2:26 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me how to view a private MySpace page. There are quite a few I would like to see.

Input appreciated!

 
At 3:37 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't do anything wierd. You people are sick! The Police told Channel 5 several times that they found nothing on his camera! They said he was asked to leave the pool and when he did two men started chasing him! That's why he was in the woods they were throwing things at him. He had to run to the Police for help. Get your facts straight.

 
At 3:42 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with those who're saying "what's wrong with what he did?"..."is it a crime to take pictures of girls in bathing suits?" COME ON!!

No, it's not illegal to take pictures in a public park or of little girls in their swimsuits but let's face it people. A guy hiding in the bushes, coming out all scruffed up with branches on him and a camera with pics of little girls at the swimming pool??

That's called a HUGE red flag! Wonder what else he has at home stocked away? What else does he do besides take pictures at the park?

One thing leads to another. He's a SICKO!! Even as a nonparent reading this makes me all the more protective of my nieces, friends children and every other child in the universe.

 
At 5:31 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me poster above this. THERE WERE NO PICUTRES OF GIRLS ON HIS CAMERA you people just want to make up crap and post it to keep things going. They had no reason to search his house, he had done NOTHING WRONG!

 
At 6:09 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

his jobs on TVJOBS.com. Looking a little girls is sick enough. Taking pictures will almost get you kicked out of Arkansas. Please police go to his house and grab his computer. The more Child predators we can get out of the community the better.

 
At 6:20 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who think they have private myspace profiles, think again. There is a simple code to view people's private myspace in the hacker underworld. I've looked at Dana Sargent's just a couple of days ago.

 
At 9:25 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is saying that he had nothing on his camera? What about the people chasing him? Is that true? What if he did run out of frigt. DID they search his house? This was not what was reported.

I could see some Arkansas hick boys chasing him and running out of freight. It makes sense.

He did run into the woods, but he also came out a MINUTE later with all of his film STILL on his camera. He could have erased it and then came out. I'm sure he knows how to do this.

When you are scared and ANXIOUS you do a lot of things with out thinking.

Those hicks may have yelled "pervert" and everybody "came a running"!!!!

If that is the truth then THAT makes me SICK.

 
At 10:22 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"People who think they have private myspace profiles, think again."

People who think that ANYTHING on the Internet is private, think again. Anything can be hacked.

 
At 11:11 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WINTER STOOORRMMM!

Whoops. That probably wasn't appropriate.

 
At 11:59 PM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The actual police report says nothing about a mob chasing him. It does say a park employee chased him into the woods. The fact is none of us know what really happened there. But the police and the prosecuting attorney obviously felt they had enough evidence to issue a warrant for harassment. The real question will be whether they can prove that in court.

 
At 1:19 AM, June 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy Douglass looks great. And for that matter, so does Beth Ward.

 
At 10:11 AM, June 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy Douglass looks great. And for that matter, so does Beth Ward.

When was the last time you saw a closeup of their face or even a head and shoulders shot of either of them? Dude, or dudette, you might want to get an eye examination.

 
At 7:18 PM, June 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, Beth Ward is about 15 years older than Tracey.

Oh yeah, and the dude mentioned in this blog? NOT norma. Please stay away from my peoples! (And child)

 
At 5:26 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

official press release from police..

Date: June 13, 2007

From: Public Affairs Office, Sergeant Jarrard Copeland
Re: Investigation into incident at Creekmore swimming pool *Update – June 14, 2007*

On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at approximately 3:45PM the Fort Smith Police Department received a call from the Creekmore swimming pool regarding a male subject who had been taking pictures of girls, ages 4 to 12 years. According to the caller, when the subject was confronted by a Parks employee he took his camera and ran from the swimming pool to a wooded area. He later came out of the wooded area with his camera and gym bag and required medical attention for several deep scratches on his arms and legs as well as severe injuries to the bottom of his feet. This subject was identified as Justin Povick before being transported to Sparks Hospital for treatment. The camera was confiscated and booked into the Fort Smith Police Department’s evidence vault.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2007 a search warrant was obtained for the camera and a search of the camera’s memory card produced several images. These images do coincide with allegations made by several individuals at the swimming pool that Povick was photographing young girls there.

At approximately 4:45PM this afternoon, the case file was turned over to the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office for review. If a warrant of arrest is issued, I will immediately follow up with an updated release with further details.

At approximately 11:30AM today, June 14, 2007, a misdemeanor harassment warrant of arrest was issued for Justin Povick with a $1500.00 legally sufficient bond. Povick turned himself in to the Sebastian County Jail at approximately 1:50PM and was booked on the warrant only. Arraignment is set for June 18, 2007 at 1:30PM.

Note: Justin Povick is being charged with one (1) count of harassment. This means there is one (1) victim, an eleven (11) year old female who made the initial complaint at Creekmore swimming pool and was identified in video shot from Povick’s camera. The remaining images recovered from the camera lead investigators to believe there are no additional victims in our jurisdiction at the present time. However efforts are ongoing to identify other possible victims in another location, outside the Fort Smith area.

 
At 9:37 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if Donna Bragg had pictures of HDN, would 40/29 finally get around to reporting that?

 
At 10:59 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or a 40/29 anchor going to 12 different pharmacies in the same week..or a 40/29 anchor flipping a news car and fleeing the scene..or a 40/29 anchor texting HDN..and so on and so on.

 
At 11:12 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Focus on the topic people. Just like povick focused with his camera.

 
At 11:23 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or a kfsm main anchor getting pulled over and fired for a DUI, or a kfsm photographer wrecking 3 vehicles, or another kfsm anchor doing "it" with another kfsm employee in the edit bay/live truck, or several kfsm employees getting arrested for drug possession.

 
At 11:28 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sad situation he's got himself into. anyone know if he's left the great state of arkansas yet?

 
At 11:58 AM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or a 40/29 anchor taking pictures of little girls, or a 40/29 sports anchor getting 2 dwi's and fired, o and the 5 crash test dummy who now does storm chasing for 40/29.

 
At 12:03 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the 40/29 crew wants to talk about anything but Povick. Could you blame them?

 
At 12:22 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like both stations are equally messed up. I guess every business has the same problems though, its just in the tv business it makes it out easier.

 
At 1:00 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just because he doesn't have a third leg like the chicken does.

 
At 1:21 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
or a kfsm main anchor getting pulled over and fired for a DUI, or a kfsm photographer wrecking 3 vehicles, or another kfsm anchor doing "it" with another kfsm employee in the edit bay/live truck, or several kfsm employees getting arrested for drug possession.

11:23 AM, June 18, 2007

Ashley Beck was in two of the above mentioned. A quick shout out to Tim Malone also. Channel 5, keeping it real!

 
At 1:30 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only question I have is what in the world did Garrett Lewis have on his head when him and Ketz were on the morning show when college gameday was up on the hill? Who was the bigger dork? Was it Garrett or was it Mustain wearing those glasses during the interview aired later on gameday? That was a called dork sighting. I called that dork sighting. I hope Garrett's wife Ashley responds. She's always a fixture on here. Maybe she can explain what he was wearing and she's a bigger dork for letting him out of the house with it on or did he leave from another Ashley's house before he went to work and I mean the one whose last name begins with a B.

 
At 1:34 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey craig stay off the pills..beck was not with tim malone, he was alone when he got pulled over. it's in the police report. and it was a reporter in the edit bay not an anchor..get your facts straight.

 
At 1:35 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey shouldn't you people at 40/29 be taking pictures of little kids instead of making up shit about people.

 
At 2:25 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately, most everything on this page actually did happen and I'm talking about both 40/29 & 5.

Although, Tim Malone was by himself though when he got pulled over. Ashley Beck did call to try and get the VB PD to not release the info or let him off or something along those lines.






































































































































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At 2:33 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately craig called he wants his drugs back.

 
At 2:35 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Mmmm...smells gooooood...

 
At 2:53 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Well he is missing from their web site. His profile is gone. So have you officially fired him?

9:35 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

all the news stations reported thursday night that he was no longer employed by the station.

he turned himself in thursday morning and he posted 1500 bond and his arraignment is june 18th.

9:57 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

So would this be considered unusual behavior for a weather dude?

10:30 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

http://myspace.com/jtpov

10:44 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

10:30am, two words: Steve Martone.

And at least 40/29 had the balls to report on it -- many other stations would have tried to ignore it and hope it went away.

11:18 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

The only thing unusual for a weather dude is that it was pics of girls.

11:18 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

Mike Francis will be next !

11:35 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

SINCE WHEN IS IT A CRIME TO TAKE PHOTOS IN A PUBLIC PLACE? IT IS NOT !!!!

11:41 AM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

All we want are photos of Beth Hunt, Kristen Fisher,Melissa Simas and Tracey Douglass in their swimsuits!!!

1:34 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

it is harrassment, that was the charge i think. obviously, 11:41 AM doesn't have kids or maybe they like kids the same way povich does. yikes

1:43 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

Such disturbing behavior warrants getting fired, but there's no harassment here. It is perfectly legal to take pictures of people in a public place, even underage girls in their swimsuits.

2:10 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

If I were a lawyer I would love to represent him, especially if a warrant is issued and he is arrested.

Apparently he was arrested because it says that he posted $1500 bail.

Going on what I just read, he was taking photos in a public park. It is probably another thing if he was approaching the girls but nothing was said about that. Some lawyer is probably trying to call him now.

2:37 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

I'm a news photographer in a different market and I just did a story about kids learing how to swim. I wasn't in public, at a private pool, and there were kids all over the place in swim wear. So, am I going to get arrested now? What's different about this guys behavior was his behavior after the little girl approached him. It's like a non-verable admission to guilt.

2:57 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

if you had a child, perhaps a girl around 5 years old, and some creepy guy was hiding a camera under a towel and taking pictures, i bet you all would take offense. he wasn't on a story or doing research. he turned himself in and was charged. and he quit, they didn't fire him. the man needs help.

3:09 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

Ok you can take pictures of people in public but if you are not doing anything wrong...why run into the woods? I would explain myself.

3:09 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

You are a photographer that was documenting film for a story. He was a weather man or an adult, no matter the occupation that was doing it for the thrill.

From my sources he was excited to say the least.

3:10 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

what do u mean excited?

3:15 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

according to his myspace page...

"Heroes include: My lord and savior Jesus Christ and my parents, because it no doubt took an incredible amount of patience to raise me right."

it's always the Jesus freaks.

3:19 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

i can't believe that?! he seemed like such a nice guy!

3:23 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

To copy something from his private MySpace page, quote it here, and make fun of the guy is just WRONG!

3:58 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

"it's always the Jesus freaks."

Church is a hospital for sinners...
not a hotel for saints.

For all of you people slamming Povick, remember: you reap what you sow. Look at your OWN life and your OWN mistakes before you start slamming someone else.

5:11 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

i've looked at my life and i do not take pictures of kids at a pool or anything that would get me in trouble like that. don't assume that povich represents all of us. he does not.

5:22 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

Oh, I didn't know this guy was trying to hide what he was doing. As a photographer, my camera is huge and always out in the open. People know what I'm doing when I take their picture. And he sounds like he did the right thing by turning himself in.

6:46 PM, June 15, 2007
Anonymous said...

"To copy something from his private MySpace page, quote it here, and make fun of the guy is just WRONG!"

If it's on HIS "private" MySpace page . . . well, he must think it's okay. If you think that a MySpace page is "private" you must be new to the Internet. It can be viewed from anywhere in the world with Internet service. "Private?"

2:02 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

ll we want are photos of Beth Hunt, Kristen Fisher,Melissa Simas and Tracey Douglass in their swimsuits!!!

Tracey Douglass? Good Lord. Have you seen a closeup of her lately? I think that she and Beth Ward are about the same age.

2:09 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

Show me how to view a private MySpace page. There are quite a few I would like to see.

Input appreciated!

2:26 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

He didn't do anything wierd. You people are sick! The Police told Channel 5 several times that they found nothing on his camera! They said he was asked to leave the pool and when he did two men started chasing him! That's why he was in the woods they were throwing things at him. He had to run to the Police for help. Get your facts straight.

3:37 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

What's with those who're saying "what's wrong with what he did?"..."is it a crime to take pictures of girls in bathing suits?" COME ON!!

No, it's not illegal to take pictures in a public park or of little girls in their swimsuits but let's face it people. A guy hiding in the bushes, coming out all scruffed up with branches on him and a camera with pics of little girls at the swimming pool??

That's called a HUGE red flag! Wonder what else he has at home stocked away? What else does he do besides take pictures at the park?

One thing leads to another. He's a SICKO!! Even as a nonparent reading this makes me all the more protective of my nieces, friends children and every other child in the universe.

3:42 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

Excuse me poster above this. THERE WERE NO PICUTRES OF GIRLS ON HIS CAMERA you people just want to make up crap and post it to keep things going. They had no reason to search his house, he had done NOTHING WRONG!

5:31 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

his jobs on TVJOBS.com. Looking a little girls is sick enough. Taking pictures will almost get you kicked out of Arkansas. Please police go to his house and grab his computer. The more Child predators we can get out of the community the better.

6:09 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

People who think they have private myspace profiles, think again. There is a simple code to view people's private myspace in the hacker underworld. I've looked at Dana Sargent's just a couple of days ago.

6:20 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

Who is saying that he had nothing on his camera? What about the people chasing him? Is that true? What if he did run out of frigt. DID they search his house? This was not what was reported.

I could see some Arkansas hick boys chasing him and running out of freight. It makes sense.

He did run into the woods, but he also came out a MINUTE later with all of his film STILL on his camera. He could have erased it and then came out. I'm sure he knows how to do this.

When you are scared and ANXIOUS you do a lot of things with out thinking.

Those hicks may have yelled "pervert" and everybody "came a running"!!!!

If that is the truth then THAT makes me SICK.

9:25 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

"People who think they have private myspace profiles, think again."

People who think that ANYTHING on the Internet is private, think again. Anything can be hacked.

10:22 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

WINTER STOOORRMMM!

Whoops. That probably wasn't appropriate.

11:11 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

The actual police report says nothing about a mob chasing him. It does say a park employee chased him into the woods. The fact is none of us know what really happened there. But the police and the prosecuting attorney obviously felt they had enough evidence to issue a warrant for harassment. The real question will be whether they can prove that in court.

11:59 PM, June 16, 2007
Anonymous said...

Tracy Douglass looks great. And for that matter, so does Beth Ward.

1:19 AM, June 17, 2007
Anonymous said...

Tracy Douglass looks great. And for that matter, so does Beth Ward.

When was the last time you saw a closeup of their face or even a head and shoulders shot of either of them? Dude, or dudette, you might want to get an eye examination.

10:11 AM, June 17, 2007
Anonymous said...

No, Beth Ward is about 15 years older than Tracey.

Oh yeah, and the dude mentioned in this blog? NOT norma. Please stay away from my peoples! (And child)

7:18 PM, June 17, 2007
Anonymous said...

official press release from police..

Date: June 13, 2007

From: Public Affairs Office, Sergeant Jarrard Copeland
Re: Investigation into incident at Creekmore swimming pool *Update – June 14, 2007*

On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at approximately 3:45PM the Fort Smith Police Department received a call from the Creekmore swimming pool regarding a male subject who had been taking pictures of girls, ages 4 to 12 years. According to the caller, when the subject was confronted by a Parks employee he took his camera and ran from the swimming pool to a wooded area. He later came out of the wooded area with his camera and gym bag and required medical attention for several deep scratches on his arms and legs as well as severe injuries to the bottom of his feet. This subject was identified as Justin Povick before being transported to Sparks Hospital for treatment. The camera was confiscated and booked into the Fort Smith Police Department’s evidence vault.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2007 a search warrant was obtained for the camera and a search of the camera’s memory card produced several images. These images do coincide with allegations made by several individuals at the swimming pool that Povick was photographing young girls there.

At approximately 4:45PM this afternoon, the case file was turned over to the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office for review. If a warrant of arrest is issued, I will immediately follow up with an updated release with further details.

At approximately 11:30AM today, June 14, 2007, a misdemeanor harassment warrant of arrest was issued for Justin Povick with a $1500.00 legally sufficient bond. Povick turned himself in to the Sebastian County Jail at approximately 1:50PM and was booked on the warrant only. Arraignment is set for June 18, 2007 at 1:30PM.

Note: Justin Povick is being charged with one (1) count of harassment. This means there is one (1) victim, an eleven (11) year old female who made the initial complaint at Creekmore swimming pool and was identified in video shot from Povick’s camera. The remaining images recovered from the camera lead investigators to believe there are no additional victims in our jurisdiction at the present time. However efforts are ongoing to identify other possible victims in another location, outside the Fort Smith area.

5:26 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Wonder if Donna Bragg had pictures of HDN, would 40/29 finally get around to reporting that?

9:37 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone has any pictures of a certain kfsm anchor drunk and passed out at a golf course?

10:21 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

or a 40/29 anchor going to 12 different pharmacies in the same week..or a 40/29 anchor flipping a news car and fleeing the scene..or a 40/29 anchor texting HDN..and so on and so on.

10:59 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Focus on the topic people. Just like povick focused with his camera.

11:12 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

or a kfsm main anchor getting pulled over and fired for a DUI, or a kfsm photographer wrecking 3 vehicles, or another kfsm anchor doing "it" with another kfsm employee in the edit bay/live truck, or several kfsm employees getting arrested for drug possession.

11:23 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

sad situation he's got himself into. anyone know if he's left the great state of arkansas yet?

11:28 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

or a 40/29 anchor taking pictures of little girls, or a 40/29 sports anchor getting 2 dwi's and fired, o and the 5 crash test dummy who now does storm chasing for 40/29.

11:58 AM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Sounds like the 40/29 crew wants to talk about anything but Povick. Could you blame them?

12:03 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Sounds like both stations are equally messed up. I guess every business has the same problems though, its just in the tv business it makes it out easier.

12:22 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

It's just because he doesn't have a third leg like the chicken does.

1:00 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wonder if anyone has any pictures of a certain kfsm anchor drunk and passed out at a golf course?

10:21 AM, June 18, 2007

Aaron Peters could relate to that one. Oh I'm sorry, he was in the company vehicle and left it in the ditch, and went home and pretended nothing happened.

1:19 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
or a kfsm main anchor getting pulled over and fired for a DUI, or a kfsm photographer wrecking 3 vehicles, or another kfsm anchor doing "it" with another kfsm employee in the edit bay/live truck, or several kfsm employees getting arrested for drug possession.

11:23 AM, June 18, 2007

Ashley Beck was in two of the above mentioned. A quick shout out to Tim Malone also. Channel 5, keeping it real!

1:21 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Ashley Beck was with Tim Malone when he got pulled over. Wonder how Tim explained that one to his wife.

1:24 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

Justin Povick is no Steve Martone!

1:25 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

The only question I have is what in the world did Garrett Lewis have on his head when him and Ketz were on the morning show when college gameday was up on the hill? Who was the bigger dork? Was it Garrett or was it Mustain wearing those glasses during the interview aired later on gameday? That was a called dork sighting. I called that dork sighting. I hope Garrett's wife Ashley responds. She's always a fixture on here. Maybe she can explain what he was wearing and she's a bigger dork for letting him out of the house with it on or did he leave from another Ashley's house before he went to work and I mean the one whose last name begins with a B.

1:30 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

hey craig stay off the pills..beck was not with tim malone, he was alone when he got pulled over. it's in the police report. and it was a reporter in the edit bay not an anchor..get your facts straight.

1:34 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

hey shouldn't you people at 40/29 be taking pictures of little kids instead of making up shit about people.

1:35 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

unfortunately, most everything on this page actually did happen and I'm talking about both 40/29 & 5.

Although, Tim Malone was by himself though when he got pulled over. Ashley Beck did call to try and get the VB PD to not release the info or let him off or something along those lines.






































































































































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2:25 PM, June 18, 2007
Anonymous said...

unfortunately craig called he wants his drugs back.

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Mmmm...smells gooooood...

2:35 PM, June 18, 2007

 
At 6:50 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, So what happened today with POVICK? Wasn't today his day in court?!?

 
At 7:53 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People... seriously get real. Half of that stuff is pure BS. I KNOW the people. Ashley Beck lives a cleaner life than most of you a-holes could ever hope to. And as for Garrett's wife, she is lucky to have Garrett as a husband. He's one of the most upstanding guys I know.

The stories are only fun when they don't involve you.

Yes, every tv station has its bad employees. I've seen it in numerous markets. TV people are real people just like any other company. This thread is about Justin Povick. Lets keep it to the facts.

 
At 9:00 AM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He runs around a lot with some folks at KFSM. Bet a lot of people are cutting him as a friend right now. Truth is this is a sign of a deeper issue for this guy.

 
At 10:36 AM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Was it Garrett or was it Mustain wearing those glasses during the interview aired later on gameday?"

What are you talking about?

 
At 1:47 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
unfortunately, most everything on this page actually did happen and I'm talking about both 40/29 & 5.

Although, Tim Malone was by himself though when he got pulled over. Ashley Beck did call to try and get the VB PD to not release the info or let him off or something along those lines.

Oh you mean that Ashley Beck tried to talk Bobbie Miller's husband into covering up for good ole boy Tim. Hmm, you ask Bobbie Miller's husband. Oh yea, before they moved he was an officer for the VBPD back when this incident happened. As for Ashley Beck, a quote from Eric Sullivan about her while both of them were at Area 51 one night. While Ashley was up in VIP, Eric was down with the common people when asked about Ashley. All Eric said was and I quote "I've done had that, she is easy" unquote. Have a good day!

 
At 1:48 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "hate haters:"

Did you ever think that it was probably COLD outside that morning...haha, Garrett is the Chief Meteorologist-last time I checked?

 
At 1:49 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, that was "HAT haters"

Sorry!

 
At 1:50 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what Garrett was wearing during the morning show when gameday was in Fayettville. I was standing right there by him and I couldn't figure it out or the cam op person.

A. Ketz

 
At 1:53 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Garrett was the bigger dork that morning. I did see the Mustain interview with the spectacles but only God knows what Lewis had perchedd on his head. Even Ashley Ketz thought he looked like a dork from the text I got from her.

 
At 1:55 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could get a text from Ashley Ketz.

 
At 1:56 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea too bad Eric Sullivan wasn't there when A. Ketz arrived or he would have had another notch and another Ashley under his belt literally and figuratively.

 
At 2:05 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this thread has established some interesting things about workers from channel 40 and channel 5. But to make sure we cover it all we have not discussed who the "cake boys" are from both stations. So I'll do it for you.

Channel 5 - Jarred Broyles
Channel 40 - Ted Z.

 
At 2:26 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ketz and Beck are in two totally different ballgames. Ketz is by far the best looking in the market...goes leaps and bounds beyond caterpillar-eyebrow Beck.

And I don't think Ketz is nearly as loose of a woman as Beck.

 
At 4:07 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Run meteorologist Run!!!!!!!!! Was he wearing Nikes or Asics, or were they New Balance, cause if they were NB's he would have caught traction so he could hit those cuts more efficiently *still laughing* He took off running LOL STOP STOP, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHEN WILL IT RAIN...SIR SIR!!!!!!!

 
At 5:24 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i saw that guy at a girl scouts meeting one day.

 
At 5:53 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy that posted at 3:54 and Justin are really good friends. They like to go swimming together.

 
At 5:57 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Misty said...

While I don't normally get on blog sites, I was curious about Justin Povick's current legal entanglement. I am saddened by the events of late with Mr. Povick and sickened at the same time.
It isn't our place to throw stones at glass houses.
As For the other comments posted on this page, I believe in free speech but tarnishing someone's name for fun isn't very ethical by any of you. If you were brave enough to say it, be brave enough to post your name and not anonymous. Please stop slandering people.

 
At 7:10 PM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous kris s. said...

Misty... it is libel, not slander, when written. Many of the posters have truly libeled the guy because they are stating as fact information out of their own heads and "what they heard" or they read the reports wrong. Let me paraphrase what has been reported in the news:

He was at a public pool in Fort Smith and was LEGALLY taking photos there (there is no expectation of privacy in a public place and if you don't want strangers to see your children in swimsuits, don't send them to the pool).

He creeped out some girl who reported it to some adult at the pool.

He was approached by said adult or adults (reports unclear)

No report was made of what was said, if anything, between these people and JP.

JP ran off across the street and into the brush/woods.

When police caught up to him his feet were cut and bruised from running barefoot.

The police reported to the news (so the news reports to us) that there were photos of girls ages 4 -12 in the pool and on the bank.

He was not arrested.

He was suspended without pay by 40/29.

He resigned his job.

He turned himself in to the police, charges for harassment were filed and he bonded out on $1500.

That's it. That's the story for now.

 

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