Many people think of Fort Smith, Arkansas in the late 19th century as the gateway to the Wild West where outlaws attempted to overthrow any type of policing or laws – and they’re right! However, Fort Smith isn’t the only Arkansas town that was subject to visitors with bad intentions. Throughout the years the Natural State has been frequented by rough and colorful characters who either continued their wild ways out of the state or met their match at the hands of an Arkansas lawman.

Like all states, Arkansas still sees its share of visiting and residential rough types – but hardly any are as colorful or memorable as the individuals stated above. From the west end of Fort Smith to the east side of West Memphis, there have been people making not-so-nice names for themselves with the Arkansas State Police for years…be sure to stay on the good side of the law when you find yourself traveling the Natural State!

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