FORT SMITH, Ark. (KTHV) - Following his arrest, Captain Bryan Davis of the Arkansas State Police officially resigned from his position Friday, September 2. The memo sent to Colonel Bill Bryant was one sentence and stated, "Please accept this as my letter as resignation from the Arkansas State Police to be effective immediately."
On Thursday, our sister station 5News reported that the Sebastian County prosecutor filed a charge against Davis. The official charge was loitering for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. Former Cpt. Davis was placed on administrative leave by the Arkansas State Police after being arrested on Wednesday, August 31.
Davis was a 26-year veteran of the police force and worked on Highway Patrol Troop H since 2010. In 2014, he was promoted to captain.
Colonel Bryant in a statement said, "I believe it is of the utmost importance that we, as law enforcement officers, represent ourselves in an honorable and professional manner and exhibit high standards both in our private lives and in our public duties exceeding the principles and expectation of others."
Former Cpt. Davis is scheduled to appear in front of a judge on September 8.