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Police Reports... The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

Polk County Arraignment Report

STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. JACOB GREEN White Male / DOB: 12/18/1993 Date of Offense: August 3, 2019 COUNT #1 – ARSON, the said defendant, acting alone or as an accomplice, did start a fire or cause an explosion with the purpose of destroying or otherwise damaging any property, whether his own or property of another, and the act thereby negligently created a risk of death or serious physical injury to any person, and the property sustained at least $15,000 but less than $100,000 worth of damage. Class A Felony. COUNT #2 – THREATENING A FIRE OR BOMBING, did purposefully threaten damage or injury to the person or property of another person by fire or bombing or other means in a manner likely to place another person in reasonable apprehension of physical injury to that person or another person. Class A Misdemeanor. COUNT #3 – COMMERCIAL BURGLARY, defendant did unlawfully enter a commercial occupiable structure of another person with the purpose of committing in the residential commercial structure any offense punishable by imprisonment. Class C Felony.

Mena Police Department Report August 4 & 5, 2019 Bambe Mellard, 35, of Mena turned herself in to authorities and was served an outstanding warrant for probation violation. Tatum Veal, 28, of Mena was cited for shoplifting after officers responded to a call at a local retail store. A local man reported that a motorcycle disappeared from his residence. Case is pending.

August 6, 2019 Christy Pruitt, 25, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law from the DeQueen Police. August 7, 2019 A 14-year-old Mena youth was charged with public intoxication and violation of curfew law. Case was referred to juvenile authorities. August 8, 2019 Officers responded to a local residence regarding a couple fighting. No charges have been filed. Rickey Looney, 38, of Mena, was charged with third degree battery and interference with emergency communications. The arrest followed a complaint and further investigation. August 9, 2019 Garrett Bosley, 29, of Mena was charged with shoplifting and criminal trespass after a call to a local store. Owner of a local ice machine reported that it had been vandalized by someone spray painting the structure. Case is under investigation. Nickie Landfair, 26, of Mena was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest. The arrest followed a call to a local residence. Jason Lovett, 45, of Mena was charged with shoplifting after officers responded to a call from a local retail store. Kara Bone, 33, of Cove was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime. The incident followed a traffic stop. August 10, 2019 A local resident reported that his mail box had been damaged by a vehicle. Case is pending. Justin Cole, 29, of Mena was served two outstanding warrants, one from the Polk County Sheriff and one from Mena Police. Gregory Brewer, 50, of Mena was

charged with possession of a controlled substance

Polk County Sheriff’s Report August 5, 2019 Report from two Hatfield families that their 13-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son were missing. The juveniles were later located. August 6, 2019 Report of a single-vehicle accident on Buddy Bean Lane in Hatfield led to Citations for No Proof of Insurance and Careless/Prohibited Driving being issued to Brandon R. Falls, 33, of Mena. Arrested by an officer with Arkansas Probation & Parole was Patrick J. Bates, 46, of Norman, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order and two Warrants for Failure to Appear. Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Clinton W. Mahaffey, 35, of Watson, OK, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. Arrested was Jonathan M. Tidwell, 40, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. August 7, 2019 Report from complainant on Butler Circle in Hatfield of an unauthorized person on their property. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 46 near Shady Grove of missing farm equipment, valued at $950.00, and unauthorized persons on their property. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Report from complainant on Race Lane near Mena of the theft of personal items, jewelry and knives, all valued at $152.00. Investigation continues. Report from complainant on Horseshoe Lane near Potter of an unauthorized person on their property. Deputy responded. Report from complainant on Polk 85 near Cherry Hill of being threatened by an acquaintance. Arrested was Gregory S. McDonald, 41, of Mena, on a Warrant for Defrauding Secured Creditors. August 8, 2019 Report from complainant on Polk 29 near Hatfield of a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the Mena city limits. This case was forwarded to the Mena Police Department.

Report of a disturbance on Twin Pines Lane near Mena. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Traffic stop on Highway 8 East near Mena led to the arrest of James R. Grossman, 56, of Mena, on a Charge of Public Intoxication. Report from a business on Highway 71 South in Cove of the theft of motor fuel, totaling losses at $61.53. Informa totaling losses at $61.53. Informatotaling losses at $61.53. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. August 9, 2019 Arrested was Eric D. Revels, 35, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. August 10, 2019 Report from complainant on Polk 76 West near Mena of the theft of prescription medication. Investigation continues. Report of a dog bite victim on Cloud Lane near Shady Grove. Deputy responded. August 11, 2019 Arrested was Billy R. Powell, 37, of Hatfield, on a Charge of Public Intoxication. Arrested was Jennifer A. M. Emfinger, 33, of Horatio, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.

Sheriff Sawyer Named To State Commission (MENA) Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer, of Mena, has been named to the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission. Sheriff Sawyer was one of twenty-two people that were appointed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday. Sheriff Sawyer’s term expires July 1, 2021. He replaces Cory Sanders.

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August 14, 2019  

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August 14, 2019  

Weekly, free news publication for Polk County Arkansas and surrounding areas