Vandals Damage Hartford Coal Mine


On March 15, a caretaker discovered vandals had visited the closed coal mine in Hartford.  The vandals did over $5,000 in damage to equipment, which was in the mine, as well as set fire to an area near the mine entrance.

According to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, the last time the caretaker was at the mine was the previous day. Additionally, that ​a neighbor saw two young men around the property the day before.  

Game cameras captured photos of the unidentified young men.  At this time SCSO investigators are seeking to identify the young men and would like to speak to them.  

​Anyone who can identify the young men or has any information about them are asked to call the Fort Smith Sheriff’s Office at 479-783-1051. Callers do not have to give their name. 

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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