Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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10/24/2011

ARRESTS AND WARRANTS ON THEFT CASES

 Cody Lee Wilson, age 20 of Mountain Home was arrested  October 19 on a theft of property warrant following an investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department involving  property taken from a vehicle  of a Calico Rock resident. The theft occurred in Calico Rock. The stolen items were located in a Mtn. Home pawn shop and records at the pawn business indicated Wilson pawned the items shortly after being taken earliery in the year. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said  Wilson remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $6,000 bond.

Arrest warrants have been issued against two adult males and one juvenile male relating to the theft of property from a semi trailer  belonging to Jimmy Owens of Oxford. Michael Stevens,  age 18 of highway 9 south in Melbourne was charged with breaking or entering and theft of property.  William Cody Tillman, age 19 of Pine Bluff was charged with theft by receiving.  The unnamed juvenile of Melbourne was charged with breaking or entering and theft of property.  Neither Stevens nor Tillman have been arrested.  Sherifff Lawrence ask anyone knowing the whereabouts of the two to contact Investigator Charles Melton at  the Izard County Sheriff’s Department at 870 368 4203 

Shoplifting of two 50 pound bags of corn from an Oxford store resulted in the October 19 arrest of James Robert Ables, Jr., age 49 of Oxford. After admitting to Deputy Carl Russell that he did steal the corn, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that  Ables gave  Russell a false name and false date of birth.  In addition to being charged with shoplifting, Ables was charged with hindering prosecution and obstructing governmental operations. Ables remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $3315 bond and a hold by Sharp County authorities.

Thursday afternoon Senior Deputy Gabe Sanders observed a red Chrysler driving in a reckless manner.  The vehicle did not stop after Sanders initiated the traffic stop but instead turned onto County Road 312 where Sanders pulled around and in front of the vehicle forcing the vehicle to stop. As a result the driver, Kimberly Sanders driving in an impaired manner and reinforced with the statement from Sanders that she had taken medication in order to kill herself, Sanders was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and driving on a suspended license. Sanders was transported to the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock and given a court date.

Responding to a call Friday  by personnel of the Flash Market in Mt. Pleasant that Jeremiah Totman was in the  business and  would not leave and stating that he going to shoot Brent Vaughn, apparently over a dog, Investigator Charles Melton pulled over a silver Fork truck traveling north of state highway 69 from the Mt. Pleasant area.  Assisting by Senior Deputy Gabe Sanders, Totman was arrested and charged with terrorist threatening. The following day, Totman was transported to a hospital in Batesville and upon Totman’s return to the Izard County Detention Center later that same day, Totman hit his head against the passenger rear window several times and knocked the window out of its track.  As a result of this action, Totman, age 24 with a  current address of Mt. View was additionally charged with criminal mischief second degree.  Totman remains in the Izard County Detention Facility pending a court appearance.

Joshua Alen Michael Pitman, age 30 of Melbourne was arrested Thursday night, following a traffic stop By Deputy Chris Marshal,  on the charge of driving on a suspended license.  Pittman posted later the day of his arrest in the amount of $350 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Angela C. Sanders, age 30 of Melbourne was arrested Saturday  on an Independence County violation of Arkansas hot check law warrant.  Sanders posted bond later that day in the amount of $2033 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Kathryn Lynn Newcomb , age 56 of Melbourne was arrested October 18 by Deputy Phil Story on an Arkansas hot check law warrant.  Newcomb later posted bond in the amount of $342 and was released from the izard County Detention Facility.

Two inmates were transported Thursday from the Izard County Detention Facility to the Arkansas Department of Correction.. Transported were Lou Anneleise Short, age 30 of Cherokee Village; and Margaret Marie Brabon, age 36 of Horseshoe Bend.

 

News Release

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2011

POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence

870 368 4203

 

 

Note: Picture of Ables provided