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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

KENNETH ALLEN III

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, On September 23, Kenneth Allen III, age 24 of Melbourne, was arrested in White County on a warrant for theft of property. He was transported to the Izard County Jail where a probation hold was placed by the Department of Community Corrections. Allen's charges stem from a report that was made on September 19 where the victim reported their vehicle stolen from their residence in the Mount Pleasant area and believed that Allen was the person whom took the vehicle. On September 20, White County deputies made a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle and Kenneth Allen was the driver. Allen is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on October 28. 

On September 21, Russell Blevins, age 55 of Violet Hill, was arrested by Probation/Parole Officer Josh Morehead for probation violations. 

On September 23, Simon Ducker, age 41 of Pineville, was arrested by Deputy Adam Zitzelberger for disorderly conduct. Ducker is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on November 5. 

Photo of Allen provided. 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

JOHN WAYNE MORGAN

On September 14th, 2020 the Izard County Sheriff's Department received reports of four separate vehicles being broken into and various items being stolen, including purses, wallets, credit cards, debit cards, and cash. All of the vehicles were in the city limits of Calico Rock. The subsequent investigation by Izard County Sheriff's C.I.D. resulted in the arrest of John Wayne Morgan age 37 of Calico Rock. Morgan is currently being held in the Izard County Jail on the following charges. 

Financial/Nonfinancial identity Fraud, a class D felony X 3 Counts 

Breaking or Entering, a class D felony X 4 Counts  

Duty to register or verify registration generally, a class C felony X 3 Counts 

Theft of Property, a Class A felony X 3 Counts 

Habitual Offender Enhancement 

Judge Tim Weaver has ordered Morgan held without bond. 

 

Submitted by Chief Deputy Charles Melton. 

Photo of Morgan provided. 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on September 15, Amber McNealy, age 28 of Mount Pleasant, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for domestic battery 3rd degree, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. McNealy is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on November 5. 

On September 16, Blandon Elkins, age 44 of Melbourne, was arrested on a warrant for theft of property. Elkins appeared in the Izard County District Court on September 17. 

On September 17, Dora Hendrickson, age 42 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Sgt. Steve Davidson for criminal trespass. Hendrickson is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on November 5. 

On September 17, Amber Smith, age 31 of Calico Rock, was transported from Baxter County to the Izard County Jail for violation of conditions of bond. Smith is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on October 28. 

On September 17, Michael Horton, age 29 of Oxford, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for domestic battery 3rd degree. Horton scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on November 5. 

On September 17, Larry Horton, age 50 of Oxford, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. Horton is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on November 5.  

On September 18, Joshua Morehead, age 29 of Calico Rock was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith on a warrant for domestic battery 3rd degree and endangering the welfare of a minor. Morehead is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. 

On September 18, Emalee Hagan, age 21 of Dolph, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith on a warrant for battery 3rd degree and endangering the welfare of a minor. Hagan is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. 

On September 18. Colt Harrell, age 37 of Pineville, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for violation of a no contact order. Harrell is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. 

On September 18, David Smart, age 54 or Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Probation/Parole Officer Josh Morehead on a warrant for failure to appear. Smart is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on October 28. 

On September 19, Victoria Mandrell, age 35 of Oxford, was arrested by Deputy Sean Tomlinson for public intoxication. Mandrell is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. 

On September 19, Dannie Eugene McGrew, age 60 of Horsehoe Bend, was arrested by Deputy J Barnes for public intoxication, criminal trespass, and terroristic threatening 2nd degree. McGrew is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 6. 

On September 19, Skylar Huckabee, age 18 of Mount Pleasant; Joanne Stevens, age 19 of Horseshoe Bend; Bobby Sample, age 20 of Dolph; Gary Sample, age 21 of Dolph, were arrested on warrants for harassment and criminal mischief.  The warrants stemmed from an incident in Dolph where it was reported by the victim that she had seen the suspects hiding in the brush close to her residence and they were throwing rocks that were hitting her house. All are scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. At the time of this report, one suspect involved in this case, Jessie Foster, age 20 of Mountain Home, has not been arrested. 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

JAMES HESTER

JERRY BIERMAN

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on September 5, at approximately 12:55 a.m. Deputy Jason Jordan, was dispatched to an address in Baxter County. Dispatch advised Deputy Jordan that a female called in to state that she was assaulted by her boyfriend, James Hester, at a residence on Chessman Fery Road in Calico Rock. The victim stated Hester became upset all of the sudden and pushed her down, and then he slammed her head into the floor. The victim was able to get away from James, but he caught her, and started choking and slapping her. Deputy Jordan observed bruising and marks about the victim's person. As a result, a warrant was issued for James Hester, age 41 of Calico Rock, for aggravated assault, a class "D" felony, and domestic battery 3rd degree, a class "A" misdemeanor. He was arrested on September 8 with a bond of $5,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on September 16. 

On September 11, at approximately 7:44 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Whispering Pines Road in Oxford in reference to a shooting call. One of the victims called the Sheriff's Department and stated he and two other people had a gun pointed at them and shots were fired. While deputies were on the way, Jerry Bierman called the Sheriff's Department and stated he had just shot at a guy because he damaged Bierman's truck mirror. Upon arrival by deputies they were met by the victims. Two of the victims stated they were in a truck pulling an ATV down the road to try and start it. While doing this an older man (later identified as Jerry Bierman) pulled up in a silver pickup and flagged him down. They stopped to see what the guy needed and Bierman pulled out a pistol and pointed it at one of the victims while talking to them. Bierman then discharged the pistol shooting over the cab of the truck. Deputies then went to speak with Bierman. Deputies noted there was no damage to Bierman's vehicle as he had told the dispatcher. As a result, Jerry Bierman, age 72 of Oxford, was formally charged on September 14 with two counts of aggravated assault, a class "D" felony, and resisting arrest, a class "B" misdemeanor. His bond was set at $10,000 with a court date of September 16 in the Izard County Circuit Court.  

On September 8, William Stanton, age 28 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Jail Administrator Sherry Davidson for probation violations.  

On September 13, Michael Gulliver, age 39 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Deputy Brent Engles for domestic battery 3rd degree. Gulliver is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on November 3. 

 

Photo of Hester and Bierman provided

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on September 1, Charles Branch, age 35 of Brockwell, was arrested by Sheriff Jack Yancey and Sgt. Steve Davidson for domestic battery 3rd degree, endangering the welfare of a minor, and disorderly conduct. Branch is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. 

On September 3, Paul Slade, age 68 of Sidney, was arrested by Deputy Rusty Ford on two warrants for permitting livestock to run at large. Slade is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on September 17. 

On September 3, Brenton Needle, age 34 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Deputy Jim Davis for disorderly conduct. Needle is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 6. 

On September 3, James Smith, age 29 of Van Buren, was transported to the Izard County Jail from the Department of Corrections on a warrant for battery 2nd degree. Smith is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on September 16.   

On September 5, Zachoria Henry, age 23 of Sidney, was arrested by Deputy Evan Jones on a warrant for failure to appear in the Izard County District Court. Henry is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on September 17. 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

GINA CARPENTER

BRETT STEVENSON

MIKE HEITMAN

 

EVAN JONES

STEVE DAVIDSON

DENNIS TIERNAN

SHANE FARMER

GABRIEL SANDERS

SHERRY DAVIDSON

Sheriff Jack Yancey recently presented plaques to the following employees of the Sheriff's Department in recognition of their time of service with the Sheriff's Department.

Dispatcher Shane Farmer, 15 years of service.

Lt. Gabriel Sanders, 15 years of service.

Dispatcher Gina Carpenter, 10 years of service.

ICC SRO Brett Stevenson, 10 years of service.

Jail Administrator Sherry Davidson, 5 years of service.

Sgt. Steve Davidson, 5 years of service.

Dispatcher Mike Heitman, 5 years of service.

Deputy Evan Jones, 5 years of service.

Deputy Dennis Tiernan, 5 years of service.

The Sheriff's Department would like to thank each of these employees for their continued, dedicated, and professional job that they do for our county.

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

AMOS L. PARNELL

An ongoing investigation into illicit drug activity in Izard County by the Izard County Sheriff's Department and the 16th Judicial. District Drug Task Force has resulted in the execution of a search warrant on September 1st, 2020 at a residence in the Dolph community on West Crossroads. The warrant was served by Deputies of the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Agents of the 16th District DTF, Probation/Parole officers with Arkansas Community Corrections and K-9 officers from North Central Unit of Arkansas Department of Corrections. Items seized from in and around the residence include 1.17 pounds of Methamphetamine (Street value approx. $44,000),$3,243.00 in cash, a 9MM handgun and three Marijuana plants.  

Amos L. Parnell, age 43 of Pineville, Arkansas was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with the following: 

[1] Trafficking a controlled substance, Methamphetamine 200Grams or more, a class Y felony. 

[2] Simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, a class Y felony. 

[3] Possession of drug paraphernalia w/purpose to analyze methamphetamine, a class B felony. 

[4] Possession of drug paraphernalia w/purpose to ingest methamphetamine, a class D felony 

[5] Maintaining a drug premise, a class C felony. 

[6] Unlawful use of a communication device, a class D felony. 

[7] Manufacturing a schedule 6 controlled substance, namely marijuana, a class D felony. 

[8] Possession of a firearm by certain persons, a class D felony 

 [9] Subject also charged as habitual offender. 

Parnell is currently being held in the Izard County Jail pending a Department of Corrections Parole hold and $100,000 bond on new charges. 

 

Submitted By: 

Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

The Sheriff's Department has been receiving calls about scammers that have been calling people and identifying themselves as FBI agents providing a fake name and badge number. The scammers are telling people they are being investigated in a drug trafficking/money laundering investigation. The caller is stating they need access to your bank account information.  

Another scam that is going around our area is the callers claim to be FBI agents and will even provide a fake name and badge number before telling a victim that his or her social security number has been suspended. The scammer then tells victims that they must purchase gift cards and put money on that card to get their social security number reinstated. 

Never give out any personal information, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account information to anyone whom you do not know over the phone.  

 

Submitted by: 

Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

GEORGE ERIC NEAL

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on August 29 at approximately 11:15 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the Saddieville Road, between Calico Rock and Boswell, for a reported domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the female complainant who stated her boyfriend, George Eric Neal age 36 of Benton, had physically assaulted and threatened her during the morning. The victim stated that Neal had awakened her in the early morning hours and physically forced her out of the residence. She reported that Neal brandished a firearm that he had taken out of her vehicle without her consent, and threatened to kill her. The victim stated Neal forced her to the ground and grabbed her throat. She also reported that he struck her with the firearm. The victim stated she told Neal she was having chest pains and he ordered her into the residence and then he told her to lay down. The victim reported that Neal told her that he would never leave her alone and that he would make sure her family would die. During this time there was 4 minor children at the residence. The victim was transported for medical treatment and evidence collected. During the investigation it was learned that Neal has previously been convicted of felony charges.  

As a result, George Eric Neal was charged in the Izard County Circuit Court with domestic battery in the second degree; a class "C" felony, terroristic threatening in the first degree; a class "D" felony, possession of firearms by certain persons; a class "D" felony, aggravated assault on a family or household member; a class "D" felony, theft of a firearm; a class "D" felony, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor; a class "D" felony. Neal is being held on a $50,000 bond with a court date of September 16.  

 

Photo of Neal provided.

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on August 25 as a result of a traffic stop by Trooper Lively, Clayton Moore, age 40 of Norfork, was charged with resisting arrest, battery 2nd degree on a law enforcement officer, possession of a controlled substance; to wit methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance; to wit fentanyl, and possession drug paraphernalia. Moore is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court.  Jamie Woodcock, age 32 of Calico Rock, was the driver of the vehicle. She was charged with driving on a suspended license for DWI, fictitious license plate, no proof of insurance, and a warrant out of Baxter County. Woodcock is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on October 8. Another passenger in the car, Nicholas Speak age 42 of Flippin, was arrested for a warrant out of Baxter County. 

On August 25 Steven Carroll, age 38 of Marked Tree, was arrested by Trooper Lively on a felony warrant for failure to appear. Carroll is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on September 16. 

On August 25, Mitchell Pool, age 27 of Dolph, was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith on a warrant for petition to revoke probation. Pool is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on September 16. 

On August 25, Johnny Barnhill, age 39 of Cherokee Village, was arrested by Probation/Parole Officer Josh Morehead on a felony warrant out of Poinsett County for aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Barnhill was extradited to Poinsett County.  

 

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