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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

K. FITZGERALD M. BERRY A. LEWIS
Z. HALEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on July 2, Sgt. Michael Smith responded to a call on Love Trail in the Zion area in reference to trespassing on her property. Upon arriving at the location Sgt. Smith stated the gate leading in to the residence was not on the hinge. When he got out at the residence, he observed two males and one female. One of the males took off running. Sgt. Smith stayed with the two persons still on scene. The male that didn't run off was identified as Marion Berry, age 64 of Melbourne. The female was identified as Amanda Lewis, age 37 of Pleasant Plains. The male that ran was later identified as Gary Lewis, age 50 of Floral. Deputy Tyler Webb arrived on scene and during the investigation it was learned items that belonged to the victim had been loaded into the vehicle. Amanda Lewis also gave false information as to the identity of Gary Lewis to begin with. As a result, all three are charged with breaking or entering; a class "D" felony, theft of property; a class "A" misdemeanor, criminal mischief second degree; a class "B" misdemeanor, and criminal trespass; a class "B" misdemeanor. Gary Lewis is also charged with fleeing; a class "B" misdemeanor. Berry and A. Lewis were arrested on the scene. They are scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on June 14. As of this release, G. Lewis has not been located. 

On July 2, Jail Administrator Sherry Davidson was conducting a drug screening on Kendra Fitzgerald, age 42 of Calico Rock, after she was arrested on probation violations. During this time Davidson observed a device to conceal clean urine that could be used for passing a drug test. While Davidson was trying to keep Fitzgerald from concealing the device and a brief struggle, urine spilled out of the cup, in Fitzgerald's hand, onto Davidson. As a result, Fitzgerald was charged with furnishing prohibited articles; a class "C" felony, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer; a class "D" felony, Fitzgerald is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on July 14.  

On May 5, Deputy Rusty Ford took a report from a victim where she stated her cell phone account had been used without her consent to order a new phone that she did not receive or gain benefit from. During investigation it was learned that Zachery Haley, age 34 of Melbourne, was a salesman at a local cell phone store and he was the person whom accessed the account to order a cell phone for another person who was not associated with the victim. As a result, on July 7, Haley was charged with non-financial identity fraud; a class "D" felony, and criminal attempt to commit theft of property during a state of emergency; a class "D" felony. Haley is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on July 14. 

On July 6, George Clark Jr., age 53 of Jordan, was arrested by Trooper Lively for DWI and defective equipment. Clark is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on September 17. 

On July 8, David Smart, age 53 of Horsehoe Bend, was arrested by Arkansas Community Correction for probation violations.  

On July, 13, Matthew Butts, age 32 of North Little Rock, was arrested by Deputy Brent Engles for DWI, careless/prohibited driving, fictitious license plate, failure to pay registration, and theft by receiving. Butts is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 20. 

 

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

Photos of Berry, A. Lewis, Fitzgerald, and Haley provided.

 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on June 28, Jim Byrd, age 42 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for domestic battery 3rd degree. Byrd is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6. 

On June 28, William Jones, age 25 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for DWI and no driver's license. Jones is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6. 

On June 29, Lee Harmon, age 47 of Franklin, was arrested by Deputy J Barnes for defective lights, DWI, and possession of a controlled substance. Harmon is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 4. 

On June 30, Aaron Brodt, age 28 of Oxford, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan for battery 3rd degree. Brodt is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 20. 

On July 1, Sebastian Buckley, age 32 of Mount Pleasant, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for domestic battery 3rd degree. Buckley is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 20. 

On July 1, Teresa Lawrence, age 53 of Norfork, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for probation violation. Lawrence is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on July 14. 

On July 2, Kendra Fitzgerald, age 42 of Calico Rock, and Jeremy Fitzgerald, age 49 of Calico Rock were both arrested on probation violations by Arkansas Probation/Parole. 

On July 3, Michelle Marshall, age 22 of Searcy, was arrested by Sgt. Steve Davidson on a warrant for failure to appear. Marshall is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9. 

On July 4, Kaiden Withrow, age 18 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan for DWI. Withrow is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 23. 

 

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

Dylan Sanders         Brandon Oneal

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton on June 18, Deputy Tyler Webb made a traffic stop on a vehicle on HWY 69 in Melbourne. During the traffic stop it was learned that the driver of the vehicle and the passenger, identified as Brandon Oneal age 41 of Rector, was under current supervision of probation/parole. Both were searched as well at the vehicle. Oneal had numerous pills and marijuana on his person. As a result, Oneal was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance; a class "D" felony, and two counts of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance. Oneal is scheduled to be in the Izard County Circuit Court on July 14.

On June 20, Deputy Brent Engles was patrolling HWY 223 near Pineville when he met a vehicle on which Baxter County had put out a BOLO (be on the lookout) from earlier in the night regarding an incident involving a firearm. Deputy Engles made a traffic stop on the vehicle. It was driven by Dylan Sanders, age 28 of Pineville. During the stop Deputy Engles was granted permission to search the vehicle. Inside the vehicle a Glock pistol, methamphetamine, Oxycodone pills, and drug paraphernalia were located. A check of the serial number on the firearm showed it was stolen out of West Plains Missouri. Sanders was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; a class "D" felony, two counts of possession of a controlled substance; a class "C" felony, theft by receiving; a class "C" felony, and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms; a class "Y" felony. Sanders is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on July 14.

On June 23, Larry Horton, age 50 of Oxford, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith on a warrant for harassment. On June 24 Horton was also charged with terroristic threatening. Horton is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9.

On June 23, Phil Cargal, age 41 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Brent Engles on a warrant for failure to pay fines. Cargal is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9.

On June 23, Laci Taylor, age 28 of Sulpher Rock, turned herself into the Izard County Jail on charges of probation violations.

On June 24, Debbie Robinson, age 28 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith on a felony child neglect warrant out of Mississippi County. Robinson was held until she was extradited to Mississippi County.

On June 24, Simon Ducker, age 41 of Springfield Mo., was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb on a warrant for failure to pay fines. Ducker is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9.

On June 25, Mark McComas, age 63 of Mammoth Springs, was arrested by Deputy D.J. Tiernan for violation of his conditions of bond out of the Izard County Circuit Court on the original charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on July 14.

On June 26, Darrell Campbell, age 70 of Melbourne, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for domestic battery. Campbell is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 23.

On June 26, Pamela Campbell, age 62 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan for domestic battery. Campbell is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 23.

On June 27, Simon Ducker, age 41 of Springfield Mo., was arrested by Deputy Brent Engles for disorderly conduct. Ducker is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9.

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton

Photos of Oneal and Sanders provided

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

In the last several days we have taken multiple reports of individuals being the victim of identity fraud. In these cases, someone has filed for unemployment benefits using the victim's information to include their current place of employment. We encourage you to use caution when giving any of your personal information to anyone. 

The following is information from the Arkansas Attorney General's website on identity fraud. 

Identity theft is a crime that occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes ― most commonly to obtain access to credit in your name. For example, an identity thief may steal your Social Security number and open, or attempt to open, a credit account under your name. 

Personal information includes: 

Social Security number  Driver's license number  Bank account number  Credit card number  Personal identification numbers  Mother's maiden name, or other information used as a security screen  Passwords  Any other piece of key information that can be used to gain access to a person's financial resources or to assume a person's identity 

How does identity theft occur? 

Mail ― Looking for red flag up on mailboxes and bill payments  Trash ― Digging for discarded receipts, credit card and bank account statements, credit card applications, etc.  Wallet or purse ― One of the most common ways of obtaining personal information  Home ― Stealing important documents, such as credit card and bank account statements, checkbooks, Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and birth certificates  Relatives and friends ― A Better Business Bureau survey found you are as likely to have your identity stolen by a relative, friend or acquaintance as online.  Computers ― Illegally gaining access to computers to steal your personal information, such as following financial transactions  Businesses ― Bribing employees who have access to personal information at businesses  

Security or data breaches can occur by illegally accessing information on computers, theft from the business or from someone posing as a legitimate client or accidentally. 

Email phishing -- Posing as a legitimate company, emails request verification of personal information, which legitimate businesses will never do  Phone pretexting -- Calling and posing as a legitimate company, requesting you verify personal information, or they may contact an information source, posing as you, seeking personal information 

 https://arkansasag.gov/consumer-protection/identity/

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on June 13, Justin Clements, age 34 of Forrest City, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan on a warrant for failure to appear. Clements is scheduled to be in the Izard County District Court on August 6.

On June 14, Maxwell Preston, age 19 of Melbourne, was arrested by Chief Deputy Charley Melton for domestic battery. Maxwell is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6.

On June 16, Lisa Baggett, age 41 of Mount Pleasant, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for disorderly conduct. Johnson is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6.

On June 16, Logan Boyd, age 27 of Mountain View, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan on a warrant for terroristic threatening. Boyd is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 7.

On June 17, during Izard County Circuit Court, Judge Tim Weaver found William Stanton, age 28 of Melbourne, and Codi Stanton, age 27 of Horseshoe Bend, in contempt of court and ordered them to be held without bond until their trial. Both were out on bond for felony drug charges and both were positive for multiple controlled substances. Codi was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. As a result from an investigation on June 16, Codi was also charged with shoplifting. For the new charges, Codi is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9.

On June 17, Kevin Chute, age 49 of Norfork, was arrested on a warrant for Probation/Parole absconding when he appeared in the Izard County Circuit Court. As a result, Judge Weaver revoked Chute's bond and ordered him held until his trial.

On June 17, Zion Montoya, age 18 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith and Deputy Jim Davis for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol, and resisting arrest. Montoya is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on September 1.

On June 18, Eric Buczynski, age 50 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for criminal mischief, battery, and disorderly conduct. Buczynski is scheduled to appear in the Izard Count District Court on July 23.

On June 18, John Battles, age 23 of Sidney, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for Parole/Probation violations. Battles was out on bond out of the Izard County Circuit Court for felony drug charges. As a result, Battles bond was revoked.

On June 19, Ricky Lake, age 41 of Horsehoe Bend, was arrested by Deputy J Barnes for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lake is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 4. Lake also has a hold for Parole/Probation.

On June 20, Marcus Alvarado, age 44 of Melbourne, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for domestic battery. Alvarado is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9.

On June 21, Trebor Broyles, age 22 of Norfork, was arrested by Trooper Lively for fictitious license plate, no proof of insurance, and driving on a suspended driver's license. Broyles is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 20. Broyles also had a felony warrant out of Howell County Missouri. He is awaiting extradition to Missouri.

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORTSHERIFF JACK YANCEYJune 12,2020

    JOHN BATTLES           AUTUMNE BURNS         ROGER JOHNSON

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton,on June 6 Deputy Sean Tomlinson made a traffic stop on State HWY 58. During the traffic stop the driver was identified as Autumne Burns, age 19 of Pleasant Grove. The passenger was identified as John Battles, age 23 of Sidney. During the traffic stop the vehicle was searched with numerous items of drug paraphernalia located. As a result,both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a class "D" felony. Battles is currently under supervision with Arkansas Probation/Parole whom placed a hold on him. Both are scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on June 17.

On June 11, Roger Johnson, age 50 of Melbourne, was arrested on a warrant for rape, a class "Y" felony. No further information will be released for the privacy of the victim.Johnson has a hold through the Arkansas Community Corrections due to him being on active parole.

On June 8, Donald Fox, age 45 of Romance, was arrested by Transport Officer Dennis Hutchins on a warrant for petition to revoke probation/parole. Fox is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on June 17.

On June 9, Joshua Collins, age 35 of Salem, was transported from the Fulton County Jail to Izard County Jail on a warrant for domestic battery 3rddegree. Collins is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 7.

On June 11, Bobby Butler, age 36 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan for DWI, refusal to submit, careless driving, and failure to stop at a stop sign. Butler is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6.

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton Photo of Burns, Battles, and Johnson provided

 
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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY June 8, 2020

      WILLIAM BURRIS

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, On March 27 Sgt. Steve Davidson took a report of a stolen 2018 Ford Truck in Melbourne. During the course of the investigation it was learned that William Burris, age 20 of North Little Rock, was stopped in the late hours of March 26 in Mountain View in the truck prior to it being discovered missing. A firearm was also in the vehicle at the time of theft.On June 5 William Burris was arrested in Pulaski County on an Izard County warrant for one count of theft of property a class "B" felony and one count of theft of property a class "D" felony. Burris was transported to the Izard County Jail with a court date of June 17 in the Izard County Circuit Court. Burris was out on bond form the Izard County District Court on misdemeanor charges. As a result, that bond was revoked. 

On June 1, Brandie Lyons, age 33 of Violet Hill, was arrested by Jail Administrator Sherry Davidson for violating conditions of her bond out of the Izard County Circuit Court for felony drug charges. Lyons is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on June 17. 

On June 2, Jonathan Williams, age 34 of Zion, was arrested by Sgt. Steve Davidson for indecent exposer, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. Williams is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9. 

On June 6, Paul Dodson, age 64 of Salem, was arrested by Deputy J Barnes for DWI, driving on a suspended driver's license for DWI, fleeing, and no proof of insurance. Dodson is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 7. 

On June 7, Brandon Alexander, age 26 of Sage, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for DWI, driving left of center, and no proof of insurance. Alexander is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 23. 

On June 7, Gary Dwight, age 71 of Dolph, was arrested by Deputy Evan Jones for domestic battery 3rd degree. Dwight is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6. 

 

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

Photo of William Burris provided 

 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on May 31 Deputy Toby Smith responded to a call in Dolph in reference to vehicles driving in a reckless manner with the description of the vehicles and names of the drivers. Deputy Smith observed one of the vehicles in question driving in a reckless manner. He stopped the vehicle and Jesse Sanders, age 20 of Calico Rock, immediately exited the vehicle. During the stop, Deputy Smith approached Sanders to place him in hand cuffs. At that time Sanders jerked away and pulled a pistol out of his pants and threw it. As a result of the incident Sanders was charged with DWI 2, minor in possession of alcohol, driving on a suspended driver's license, careless driving, no seat belt, resisting arrest, and fleeing. Sanders is currently under supervision of the Arkansas Community Corrections for previous felony convictions. Sanders awaiting formal charges of a felon in possession of a firearm.  

On May 27, Erica Lee Hellums, age 49 of Ash Flat, was arrested by Sgt. Steve Davidson on a failure to appear warrant on felony drug charges. Hellums is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on June 17. 

 

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

Photo of Sanders provided 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on March 23 Sgt. Steve Davidson took a report at the Old Philidelphia Church on the Larkin Road in reference to vandalism. Davidson reported the front doors had been forced open and windows broken from the inside. As a result of the investigation and tips from the public, four juveniles, ages 14 and 15, have been charged with criminal mischief.

Other arrest; on May 20, Cody Curtis, age 29 of Mount Pleasant, was arrested by Trooper Lively for failure to maintain control of a vehicle, no proof of insurance, and DWI. Curtis is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 9. Curtis was later transported to Independence County on a felony warrant.

On May 21, Jeffrey McKinney, age 31 of Melbourne, was arrested by Probation/Parole Officer Josh Morehead for probation violations.

On May 22, Lewie Elmer Branscum, age 34 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for DWI. Branscum was out on bond out of the Izard County Circuit Court at the time of this incident. As a result, Branscum's Circuit Court bond was revoked. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District court on July 23.

On May 23, Steven Riffe, age 59 of Oxford, was arrested by Deputy D.J. Tiernan for domestic battery, criminal trespassing, and driving on a suspended driver's license. Riffe is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Count on August 6.

On May 23, Cameron Wilson, age 27 of Rose Bud, was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith for disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container, and disorderly conduct. Wilson is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 23. 

On May 24, Richard Hayes, age 34 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy D.J. Tiernan for public intoxication and criminal trespass. Hayes is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on August 6.

On May 26, Steven Conyers, age 51 of Mount Pleasant, was arrested on a warrant for domestic battery. Conyers is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on June 11.

 

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY

 
 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on May 17 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Izard County Sheriff's Department Dispatch received a 911 call from a male subject in the 100 block of Main Street in Oxford for a reported self-inflicted accidental shooting. The victim was transported for medical treatment. No foul play is suspected. 

On May 15 Deputy Tyler Webb made a traffic stop on a vehicle on HWY 56 in Calico Rock. During the stop it was learned that the driver of the vehicle was on active supervision with Probation / Parole. As a result, the vehicle was searched. During the search drug paraphernalia was located. The passenger in the vehicle, James Minnick, age 54 of Glenco, stated he had found the paraphernalia by a dumpster where he works, that he had never done drugs before and wanted to see what it felt like. Minnick was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a class "D" felony. Minnick is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on June 17. 

On May 16, Erik Buczynski, age 50 of Mountain Home, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan for disorderly conduct. Buczynski is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on July 23. 

 

P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton 

Photo of Minnick provided

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