KENNETH STEPHENSON ANGUS ALEXANDER KEITH VARANDO
A Friday night call to a Horseshoe Bend residence resulted in the arrest of a couple and son. Deputy Toby Smith was told by Shelly Stephenson that her husband, Kenneth Evan Stephenson had broken her arm during an altercation. Kenneth Stephenson further stated that Shelly Stephenson’s son, twenty year old Angus McKinney Alexander kicked his mother and then Stephenson, supposedly thinking that the mother was attacking her son, did kick her arm. Kenneth Stepson, age 51 of 506 Alexander, Horseshoe Bend and Angus McKinney Alexander of the same address were transported to the Izard County Detention Facility and charged domestic battery third degree. Shelly Stephenson, age 45 was also charged but transported to a medical facility. According to reports, both Stephensons were extremely intoxicated at the time of the disturbance. All three have a scheduled court date January 15 and Kenneth Stephenson along with Alexander remain jailed pending a bond appearance.
Kevin Lynn Neisler, age 35 of 710 Page Cemetery Road in Melbourne was arrested Sunday night on charges of driving while intoxicated-drugs and careless driving. Neilser refused to cooperate during the booking process in to the Izard County Detention Facility and as a result was additional charged with obstruction of governmental operations. Neisler remain incarcerated in lieu of $1,610 bond and has scheduled courts date of December 17 and January 21.
A traffic stop in the early morning hours of December 6, James Simon, age 24 of Melbourne was arrested for driving on a suspended license and having no proof of insurance. When asked by Deputy Michael Foster to see his driver’s license, Simon said that he did not have his license on him but could get it from Mtn. View. It was later determined that Simon in fact had no license in that it had been suspended in Texas. During the booking process and the Izard County Detention Facility, Simon refused to answer booking questions. Simon remains jailed in lieu of a $610 bond and has a scheduled court date of January 17.
Christopher S. Padelford, age 46 of Eureka Springs was arrested December 2 on a failure to pay fines warrant. Padelford was released the following from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting a cash bond of $1,465 and given a court date of December 10.
A Batesville woman, Deana Rachel Maier, age 48 was arrested November 29 on a failure to appear warrant and posted a cash bond the day of her arrest in the amount of $440 and released with a December 17 court date.
Chelsea Rae Malloy, age 25 of Melbourne turned herself in to Sheriff Lawrence on November 30 in response to criminal mischief. Malloy was released with a December 10 court date.
Wendell Glass, age 37 of Melbourne was arrested the afternoon of November 30 on the charge of driving while intoxicated. The arrest was the result of a motor vehicle accident. Glass was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting an $820 bond and has a December 21 court date.
Beyoncia S. McKinney, age 25 of Mountain Home was arrested December 1 on a failure to pay fines warrant. McKinney remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $608 cash bond and a hold from Baxter County.
A Horseshoe Bend woman, Leanne Evelyn Harris, was arrested December 2 on two child nonsupport warrants and the 37 year old remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a cash bond in ;the amount of $14,899. Harris has a scheduled circuit court date of December 14.
James Lawrence Frey, age 24 of Melbourne was arrested December 2 on a probation/parole hold and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility without bond. Sheriff Tate Lawrence commented that Frey is a frequent occupant of the facility.
Blake Dixon, age 24 of Hardy was arrested Sunday during a traffic stop on a Sharp County warrant. Dixon posted bond the day of his arrest in the amount of $838 and was released with a Sharp County court date of January 7.
Roger Lee Johnson, age 46 of Melbourne was jailed November 30 on violations of Izard County Drug Court and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility without bond.
Dustin Michael Baird, another frequent occupant of the Izard County Detention Facility was arrested December 2 on one charge of failure to appear and two counts of felony criminal contempt of court. Beard, age 28 of Melbourne is being held in lieu of $3,390 bond with court date of December 4 and 10.
Tori Leanne Reiley, age 38 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested December 3 on a Horseshoe warrant of failure to pay fines. Reiley remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $3,555 cash bond. Reiley’s scheduled court date is December 8.
Dallas Lee Johnson, age 26 of Melbourne was arrested December 3 in Scott County on an Izard County failure to appear warrant. Johnson remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $2,030 cash bond with a scheduled court date of December 3.
Billy Wayne Craig, age 59 of Mt. Pleasant was arrested December 2 on the charge of harassment relating to an underage female. Craig remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $1,000 cash bond and with date of December 10.
A Horseshoe Bend man, Keith Varando age 55 was arrested December 1 on charges of disorderly conduct, theft of property, and criminal mischief. The charges stem from an incident at a convenience store in Horseshoe Bend. Deputy Mike Smith, while monitoring the store’s parking lot, observed a white male, later identified as Varnado, removing items from a vehicle and placing the items in another vehicle. During the arrest process, Varnado became very unruly and belligerent. Varando also broke a part of the grill of the patrol vehicle. Varando was released from the Izard County Detention Facility on December after posting a $2,460 cash bond.
News Release, For Immediate Release, December 7, 2015, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203
Note: Pictures of Kenneth Stephenson, Alexander, and Varando provided