Myles A. Tipton, 20 of Vilonia was arrested on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.  Tipton is charged with downloading child exploitive material.

The state police investigation began after Tipton allegedly downloaded numerous computer files containing exploitive child images in May of 2020.

Tipton was taken into custody at the Arkansas Tech University Public Safety Office and transported to the Pope County Detention Center where he was booked into the jail and a felony hold was placed on him for the charge. Tipton will appear before District Court Judge Don Bourne this morning (Friday, January 29th) where his bond will be set. 

As additional information becomes available, River Valley Now will update readers.