After being observed by the residents of a house in Oxford, James E. Filchak left the resident after the Izard County Sheriff’s Department was called only to return a short time later. Thirty-nine year old Filchak of Oxford had broken into house and was observed inside the house by several witnesses. When questioned by Sgt. Acy Beebe and Deputy Kevin Helm, Filchak smelled strongly of an intoxicant and a bottle of mouthwash was located in his pocket and at one point he attempted to drink some of the mouthwash. Some caulking around a window here Filchak appeared to have gained access to the house was damaged. Sheriff Tate Lawence said Filchak was charged January 4 with criminal trespass, criminal mischief, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. Detention officers were unable to complete the booking process paperwork due to Filchak’s extreme intoxication. Filchak appeared before District Judge David E. Miller on January 6, was released and given a court date.
Jimmy Allen Woodard, age 40 of Jonesboro was arrested January 7 on the charges of domestic battering third degree and possession of an instrument of crime. Deputy Shane Boles and Deputy Phil Story responded to 1003 Peridot in Horseshoe bend to what they thought was a verbal dispute but when they arrived they heard a man yelling and observed that Woodard had a female pushed up against a closet door. Woodard was placed under arrest for domestic battering third degree and incident to the arrest Woodard was searched and a ceramic smoking device containing residue was located in his right front pocket. Woodard appeared before District Judge David Miller, posted bond January 10, and given a court date and released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Marvin Eugene Huddle, age 31 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested New Year’s day for operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license. Huddle post bond January 4 in the amount of $355 and given a court date of February 4, 2014.
Another Horseshoe Bend resident, Ericka Lynne Stephens was arrested January 4 on the charge of driving on a suspended license. Twenty-three year old Stephens was released the day of her arrest from the Izard County Detention Facility and given a court date after posting a $1,105 bond.
Steven Laurence Carroll, Jr., age 31 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested January 6 on probation/parole hold and was transferred to the Fulton County jail on January 10.
Matthew Charles Guyer, age 26 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested January 10 on a Sharp County warrant. Sharp County authorities authorized his released and a court date was given.
Bobby Ray Eddy, age 47 of Batesville was arrested January 3 on the charge of felony failure to appear. The charges stem from Eddy failing to appear in Izard County Circuit Court to answer drug charges. Eddy remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.
An early Sunday Morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver and passenger. Jacob Turner, age 20 of Jonesboro was charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of an instrument of crime. The passenger, Brian Matthew Selby, age 23 of Melbourne was charged with public intoxication and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Both remain in the Izard County Detention Facility.
News Release, For Immediate Release, January 13, 2014
Note: Picture of Filchak and Woodard