On April 12 Lt Charles Melton received a call from the Izard County Consolidated School Principal and Brett Stevenson the School resource officer stating the three juveniles had brought a gun to school. Officers of the Izard County Sheriffs Department responded to Izard County Consolidated School and conducted an investigation the next morning on April 13. The investigation revealed that three juveniles had brought a gun to school a week or two prior to April 12. Gun was not found but suspects admitted to having gun on school property. All three of the juveniles were charged with Possession of Firearm by minor on school property.
On April 15 Lawson Wade Herron age 48, was arrested by Deputy Watts. Herron was charged with Theft of property a class A misdemeanor, Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana a class A misdemeanor, possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia to ingest methamphetamine a class D felony, and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Herron is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center with a $5,000 bond. Herron is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit court on April 25.
On April 18, James Alvin Baney age 39 was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith. Baney was charged with failure to appear. Baney is being held in Izard County Detention Center with a $4635 bond Baney is scheduled to appear on May 2 in Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend.
On April 17 Jeremy Antone Jones age 29 was arrested by Deputy DJ Tiernan for possession of drug paraphernalia. Jones is being held in the Izard County Detention Center on $1120 bond. Jones is scheduled to appear in Izard County District on May 18.
On April 20 William Anthony Kitts age 30 we arrested by Deputy Mike Foster for Stalking in first degree. A hold was also placed on Kitts by Stone County Sheriff’s Department. Kitts is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center on a $1000 bond. Kitts is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend on May 2.
On April 23 Patricia Leann Lovell age 26 was arrested by Deputy DJ Tiernan for failure to appear. Lovell is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. Lovell is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on April 25.
On April 24, Corey Eugene Gurwell age 25 was arrested by Deputy Richard Crowe. Gurwell was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia a class A misdemeanor, fleeing a class A misdemeanor and petition to revoke. Gurwell is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center with no bond. Gurwell is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court in Melbourne on June 15.
News Release, For Immediate Release,April 24, 2017, POC: Sheriff Jack Yancey, 870-368-4203