Yates to run for sheriff
A native of Lawrence County, he is a Walnut Ridge High School graduate. He began his career in law enforcement in 1968 with the Walnut Ridge Police Department.
In 1988 he went to work for the Arkansas Highway Police, where he has worked for the past 26 years. As a highway police officer, he has been assigned to West Memphis, Little Rock, Searcy and presently Walnut Ridge.
He has been married to his wife, Kellie, for 24 years, and they have two children.