In response to a domestic battery in progress with shots fired , Cpl. Richard Williams and Deputy Doyle Cross arrived at a residence on Matthew Lane in Oxford to fine the aggressor had left the residence. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, the wife stated that her husband, Justin Lee Clough, had been drinking and that he became angry and pushed her to ground while their two children, age 5 and 1 were watching. Furthermore, that twenty nine year old Clough hit her in face and on the back of her head. During the scuffle, an AR-5 rifle discharged. When the wife said she was leaving, Clough removed the battery from the car and shot the battery multiple times.
Clough was later charged on a warrant with domestic battery third degree, first degree criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree. Clough was arrested April 3, appeared before Distinct Judge David E. Miller the following day, released, and given an April 9 court date.
In another domestic situation, Deputy Phil Story was dispatched April 4 to a residence in Calico Rock. Deputy Story noticed that a person, with a strong smell of intoxicates, later identified as Thomas Dunnam, age 33 walking around outside of the apartment. A women, later identified as Shannon Notling, age 35, was located in a bathroom of the apartment.
Notliing stated that she and Dunnam got into an argument and that he threw her against the wall three times and kept threatening her. At one point Dunnam, according to Notling, continued to grab, push, and threatening her until she was finally able to get away and run to the bathroom where she stayed until a deputy arrived. There also were allegations that Notling, who was extremely intoxicated, had pushed on Dunnam. Both were arrested and charged with domestic battery third degree. Dunnam posted bond in the amount of $1,105 and was released the following day, while Notling remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $1,105 bond.
After reports of gunfire and a fight in Guion, Deputy Ed Sollock arrived around midnight Aril 4 at 211 Main Street where an assisting Stone County deputy had placed Kristofer Engles into custody. Engles is accused of being intoxicated at his residence and in the yard yelling and shooting a hand gun. There were gunshot marks in the in the front yard. Engels, age 26 was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the Izard County Detention Facility. Engles posted bond the following day in the amount of $205, given an April 23 court date, and released.
Deputies Toby Smith and Ed Sollock were dispatched to 1223 West Ridge Circle in Horseshoe Bend Around 10:00 p.m. Sunday in response to possible drug use. Three individuals at the residence were arrested including Tammy Tharp who had a Sharp County warrant; Charles Anthony Clements , age 31 of Horseshoe Bend on the charge of Disorderly conduct; and Melanie O’Brien , age 23 of Horseshoe Bend was charged with disorderly conduct. Clements and O’Brien remain in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $205 bond
News Release, For Immediate Release, April 6, 2014, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203
Note: Picture of Clough provided