MAY 8, 2019 Weekly Publication
-Police Report, from pg. 4
rest followed a call regarding a one vehicle accident. David Fraser, 50, of Mena was arrested on three outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines and court costs. He was also cited for driving on a suspended driver's license, having no vehicle tags, and having no insurance on the vehicle.
Polk County Circuit Court Arraignments (MENA) All criminal information is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. State of Arkansas vs. Zachary Cochran White / Male. DOB: 64/21/1996 Offense Date: April 24, 2019. Count #1: Possession of A Schedule II Controlled Substance. Unlawfully possess a Schedule II controlled substance / Methamphetamine, of less than Two Grams. Class D Felony. Count 2: Possession of Drug Paraphanalia. Purpose to use for drug paraphanalia to inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce Methamphetamine. Class D Felony.
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Count #2: Possession With The Purpose To Deliver A Counterfeit Substance. Did with the purpose to deliver a counterfeit substance, separated and packaged in a manner to facilitate delivery. Class C Felony. State of Arkansas vs. Kacey Murray White / Female. DOB: 03/07/1986 Offense Date: April 24, 2019. Count #1: Possession of A Schedule II Controlled Substance. Unlawfully possess a Schedule II controlled substance / Methamphetamine, of less than Two Grams. Class D Felony. Count 2: Possession of Drug Paraphanalia. Purpose to use for drug paraphanalia to inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce Methamphetamine. Class D Felony. Count #2: Possession With The Purpose To Deliver A Counterfeit Substance. Did with the purpose to deliver a counterfeit substance, separated and packaged in a manner to facilitate delivery. Class C Felony. State of Arkansas vs. Derek Wayne Tarkington White / Male DOB: 03/31/1992+ Offense Date: February 3, 2019 Count #1: Domestic Battery in the Third Degree. Purpose of causing physical inju-
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ry to a family or household member, whom the Defendant knew to be pregnant. Class D Felony. Count #2: Aggravated Assault on a Family Member or Household Member. Manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, and purposefully impeded or prevented the respiration of a family or household members blood by applying pressure on her throat or neck, or by blocking the nose or mouth of a family or household member. Class D Felony. Count #3: Interference With Emergency Communications in the First Degree. Knowingly displace, damage or disable Shawna Morris’ telephone or other communication device with the purpose of defeating the other person’s ability to request with
good cause emergency assistance from a law enforcement agency, medical facility, or other government agency or entity that provides emergency assistance. Class A Misdemeanor. State of Arkansas vs. Derek Wayne Tarkington White / Male DOB: 03/31/1992 Offense Date: October 7, 2018 Count #1: Forgery in the Second Degree. Purpose to defraud, make, complete, alter, counterfeit, possess, or utter any written instrument, specifically a check that was purported to be or calculated to become or to represent if completed the act of a person who did not authorize the act. Class C Felony.
-Polk County Jail, from pg. 1 It will also allow the deputies to have a devoted female population area, away from the male population. Also, with the Sheriff anticipating having an area separate for Mental Health needs prisoners, and low – risk inmates, high – risk inmates and for prison trustees. Sawyer expects that with the increased number of prison cells, that the county will be able to house state prison inmates, of which compensation will be provided back to the county.
Farm Family of the Year Named (LITTLE ROCK) County farm families have been selected for the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program. The county winners will be visited by a set of judges to determine the eight district winners, who will be announced June 17. They will be visited again by a different set of judges in July to determine a state winner, who will be announced December 12th at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon in North Little Rock. The Polk County Farm of the Year winner is Dean and June Wiles, of Mena. The other county winners in the Western District, in which Polk County will be competing against were Bob and Denise McCord with Dixieland Farm, of Norman (Montgomery County). “The Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program recognizes great farmers and ranchers each year,” said Randy Veach, president, Arkansas Farm Bureau. “These families are involved in noble and important work to provide food, fiber and shelter to the world. Since 1947, the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program has served as a vehicle to recognized outstanding farm families throughout the state. The objectives of the Farm Family of the Year program is to give recognition and encouragement to farm families who are doing an outstanding job on their farm and in their community;to gain recognition of the importance of agriculture in the community and state; to disseminate information on improved farm practices and management. The Farm Family of the Year program begins each year with the selection of top farm families in each county and culminates in December with the selection of the state Farm Family of the Year who will then go on to represent Arkansas at the Swisher Sweets/ Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Sponsors of the Farm Family of the Year program are Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, and the three Farm Credit agencies that serve Arkansas: AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas and Midsouth Farm Credit. Additionally, support for the program is provided by the Arkansas Agriculture Department, Arkansas Department of Career Education, Arkansas Press Association, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development.
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