Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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05/08/2017

Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest

On April 29, Deputy Richard Crowe attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The vehicle fled and went behind a residence on the Wideman RD. The driver fled on foot and two passengers were arrested. Christy Jean Slater age 30 of Marshall, AR was one of the passengers, Slater was charged with possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver, methamphetamine, a class B felony. possession of controlled substance, schedule Vl marijuana a class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest methamphetamine a class D felony and resisting arrest a class A misdemeanor.  Slater bonded on a $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on May 23. The other passenger in the vehicle was Laticia Noel Griffith age 33 of Marshall, AR. Griffith was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, methamphetamine a class B felony, possession of a controlled substance marijuana schedule Vl, a class A misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest methamphetamine a class D felony. Griffith is scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit court on May 23. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Scott Allen Vest age 38 of Marshall, AR the driver of the vehicle for fleeing a class A misdemeanor, possession of controlled substance with the purpose to deliver methamphetamine a class B felony, possession of controlled substance schedule Vl marijuana a class A misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphilia the purpose to ingest methamphetamine a class D felony.

On May 3, Kirk Bartley Meins age 38 of Stuttgart, AR, was arrested by Deputy Jaden Whitfield for Domestic Battering 3rd degree and endangering the welfare of minor 2nd degree. Meins is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in Lieu of a $1740 bond. Meins is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Melbourne on May 18.

 

On May 2, Jeffery Daniel Holt age 32 of Salem was arrested by Deputy DJ Tiernan for Theft of Property a class D felony and Breaking or entering a class D felony. Holt is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Holt is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on May 23.

On May 2, Taylor Layne Smith age 21 of Horseshoe Bend was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith for Domestic Battering 3rd degree. Taylor is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Horseshoe Bend on August 1,

On May 5, Kirby Don Smith age 22 of Melbourne was arrested by Deputy Richard Crowe for Careless Driving, fleeing, DWI and refusal to submit to chemical test, Smith is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Melbourne on June 15.

On May 5, Ricky Landon Brown age 60 of Dolph was arrested for petition to revoke and failure to pay fines and costs. Brown is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center and scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on May 23.

 

 

 News Release: For immediate release, May 8, 2017.  POC:  Sheriff Jack Yancey.   870-368-4203