A Fort Smith man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges Thursday, according to a news release from the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.
Based on information gained from a previous case, investigators with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security interviewed Fort Smith resident Jerry Wayne Pitchford, 49, on Thursday. Based on evidence collected and the interview, he was arrested on suspicion of two counts of computer child pornography.
The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office has requested Pitchford’s electronic devices be forensically examined. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.