DARDANELLE, AR – A local man is behind bars after being arrested in a child pornography investigation.
Ronnie Ponder, 28, is facing 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.
He’s being held at the Yell County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.
Ponder was arrested Tuesday by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office’s Cyber Crimes Unit.
Agents executed a search warrant at Ponder’s home in the 100 block of Maple Street. Investigators confiscated a desktop computer, a laptop, an external hard drive, a flash drive, a cell phone and other electronic evidence. That evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.
The Dardanelle Police Department assisted in the investigation and arrest.