According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on May 9 Game and Fish Officer Ryan Warner advised other officers of a fight in progress at the apartments across the road from Hometown Market in Melbourne. Deputies arrived to assist. As a result, Sam Cox, age 19 of Melbourne, and Dwayne Serghides, age 44 of Melbourne, were charged with battery 3rd degree. Both were given a court date of July 23 in the Izard County District Court.
On May 6, Willam Ashworth, age 50 of Pineville, was arrested by Trooper Lively on a warrant out of Missouri for probation/parole absconding.
On May 7, Denym Crum, age 18 of Batesville, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for driving left of center, possession of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Crum was given a court date of July 9 in the Izard County District Court.
On May 9, Kenneth Johnson, age 37 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb for disorderly conduct. Johnson was given a court date of July 14 in the Izard County District Court.
P.O.C. Chief Deputy Charley Melton