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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE March 1, 2021

HEATHER UPTON BRYANT BRUCE

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on February 19 Sgt. Steve Davidson responded to a vacant residence in Guion for a report of persons trespassing on the property. Sgt. Davidson made contact with Heather Upton, age 44 of Guion, and Bryant Bruce, age 46 of Guion, both were escorted off the property. On February 20 Investigator Tyler Webb took a report from the same place of a wood heating stove missing. During the course of the investigation, a witness came forward and stated they helped Upton and Bruce move a stove from the residence approximately three weeks prior. Upton and Bruce are currently under supervision of the Arkansas Community Corrections. A home visit was completed on the residence where the missing stove was located inside.

Upton and Bruce were charged with breaking or entering, a class "d" felony and theft of property, a class "a" misdemeanor. There bonds were set at $5000 each and a court date was set for March 30.

On February 19 Gerald Valenzuela, age 37 of Melbourne, was arrested by Trooper Johnson for speeding, driving on a restricted license, and possession of an instrument of crime.  Valenzuela is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on April 22.

On February 22 Michael Kelly, age 31 of Franklin, was arrested by Probation/Parole for parole violations.

On February 23 Brandon Stanley, age 47 of Pineville, was arrested by Jail Administrator Sherry Davidson for violations of conditions of bond. Stanley was out on bond from the Izard County Circuit Court for felony drug charges. Stanley is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on March 30.

On February 25 Amos Parnell, age 43 of Pineville, was arrested by Probation/Parole for parole violations. Parnell was also out on bond for felony drug charges and his bond was revoked. Parnell is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on March 30.

On February 26 Bruce Northern, age 70 of Evening Shade, was arrested by Investigator Tyler Webb for battery 3rd degree. Northern is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on April 8.

On February 26 Joshua McCabe, age 34 of Violet Hill, was arrested by Deputy J Barnes for failure to stop at a stop sign, violation of interlock device, and possession of a controlled substance. McCabe is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on April 6.

On February 26 Jerry Bierman, age 73 of Oxford, was arrested by Chief Deputy Charley Melton on a failure to appear warrant out of the Izard County Circuit Court. Bierman was out on bond for an aggravated assault charge. Bierman is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on March 30.

 

Photos of Upton and Bruce provided.

 

 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE February 18, 2021

JOSEPH COPES

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton, on the morning of February 14 Deputy Evan Jones was dispatched to and address on Corinth Road for a reported domestic violence incident. 

Upon Deputy Jones arrival he observed several spots of dried blood on the stones on the walkway and steps of the porch to the house. While talking with the persons inside the residence it was learned that Joseph Copes, age 45 of Mountain Home, had been staying with his girlfriend in a small building on the property.

Jones went to the small building where he made contact with Cope's girlfriend. When she opened the door, Jones observed that she had several injuries including her lower left eye lid was partially severed and folded down onto her cheek. She also had blood about her face and neck

Joseph Copes was charged with battery 2nd degree, a class "c" felony. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on February 23.

He also had a failure to appear warrant out of the Izard County District Court. He is scheduled to appear in in the Izard County District Court on March 4 on this warrant.

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE February 10, 2021

NOEL GENE LOOSEY

 

On Tuesday evening the 9th 0f February at approximately 9:00 PM Izard County Deputies responded to a residence on Brown Hill Road near Calico Rock. The female complainant advised that she had been shot at as she pulled into her uncles' driveway. The vehicle she was driving showed evidence of a bullet striking the windshield. When officers approached the residence, several other rounds were fired inside the residence. Deputies never returned fire due to concerns of a female subject being inside the residence with the suspect. After an approximate 4-hour standoff deputies were able to maneuver to a position where they took the suspect down when he stepped outside the door, without the use of deadly force. Suspect was identified as Noel Gene Loosey, age 59, of Calico Rock. Loosey is currently being held in the Izard County Jail on parole violation charges. In addition, it is anticipated that Loosey will be formally charged with (3) Counts of Aggravated Assault, (2) Counts of Felon in possession of a Firearm, (1) Count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, as well as Habitual Offender.  

 

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE February 8, 2021

BRANDY SMITH MICHAEL LISCOMB

 

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton on February 2 Sgt. Mike Smith arrested Michael Liscomb, age 39 of Melbourne, and Brandy Smith, age 40 of Melbourne, for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. They are scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on March 4. At the time of the arrest Liscomb and Smith were both out on bond from the Izard County Circuit Court on felony drug charges. Due to the new drug charges their bond was revoked and they will remain incarcerated. They will appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on February 23.

 

On February 5 Larry Joe Herring, age 42 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Trooper Johnson for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and no proof of insurance. Herring is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on April 22. At the time of his arrest, Herring was on active probation with the Arkansas Community Corrections who placed a hold on him.

 

On February 6 Holly Sutherland, age 39 of Brockwell, was arrested by Chief Deputy Charley Melton for public intoxication. Sutherland is scheduled to in the Izard County District Court on March 18.

 

Photos of Liscomb and Smith provided

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE February 1, 2021

ROCHELLE MORRIS ERNEST RICHARD

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton on January 28 Deputy Toby Smith was patrolling Highway 69 near Mount Pleasant when he observed a Dodge Avenger that was speeding. Deputy T. Smith stopped the vehicle. During the stop Deputy T. Smith deployed K-9 "Dramy" who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. Rochelle Morris, age 64 of Franklin, was a passenger in the vehicle. Inside her purse a small amount of marijuana was located. In the floor board, where Morris had been sitting, a set of digital scales was located. In the trunk a syringe with residue was located. Once at the jail Morris was searched. On her person she had over 2 grams of a crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and a glass smoking device.

 

Morris was charged with possession of methamphetamine more than 2 grams, a class "c" felony; possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to analyze methamphetamine, a class "b" felony; and introduction of prohibited articles, a class "b" felony. Her bond was set at $25,000 professional with a court date of February 23 in the Izard County Circuit Court.

 

On January 26 Trooper Johnson was patrolling Highway 68 in Melbourne when he made a traffic stop on vehicle for a busted windshield. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ernest Richard, age 35 of Salem. Richard was driving on a suspended driver's license. During the stop Richard gave Trooper Johnson permission to search the vehicle. During the search Trooper Johnson located a small black pipe with burnt marijuana residue and an orange pill bottle containing two baggies containing a white crystalline substance. The crystalline substance weighed more than 10 grams and field tested positive for methamphetamine.

 

Richard was charged with possession of methamphetamine more than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, a class "b" felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest marijuana is a class "a" misdemeanor. He was also charged with driving on a suspended driver's license and equipment violations. Morris' bond was set at $10,000 professional with a court date of February 23 in the Izard County Circuit Court on the drug charges. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on March 4 on the driving offenses.

 

On January 26 Angela Premo, age 53 of Melbourne, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Smith for public intoxication and domestic battery 3rd degree. Premo is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 18.

 

 

Photos of Morris and Richard provided.

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE January 25, 2021

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton on January 19 Edward Eastwood, age 44 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested on a warrant for two counts of theft and two counts of criminal mischief, all misdemeanors. Eastwood is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 18.

On January 19 Jeremy Nordstrom, age 25 of Colorado Springs CO, was arrested by Trooper Helm on a warrant out the Izard County District Court for failure to appear. He was also charged with no proof of insurance and driving on a suspended license. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court in February 4.

On January 19 Tarrance Talbot, age 48 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Deputy D.J. Tiernan for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Talbot appeared in the Izard County District Court on January 21.

On January 19 Tanya Turner, age 51 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested on a parole violation warrant. She is being held with no bond pending a parole board hearing.

On January 21 Glenn Chance Jr., age 42 of Salem, was arrested by Deputy Randy Brassfield on a warrant for theft of property. Chance is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 4.

On January 22 Valine Langston, age 35 of Brockwell, was arrested by trooper Clements for careless driving and DWI 2nd offense. Langston is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 18.

 

 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE January 18, 2021

MATTHEW MARTIN MIGUEL GOMEZ
BRENTON NEEDLE JOSHUA MOHLKE

 

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton on January 14 Deputy Sean Tomlinson was patrolling in Melbourne when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and a headlight that was not working. He stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Matthew Martin, age 29 of Batesville, and the passenger as Miguel Gomez, age 29 of Batesville. Upon checking ACIC/NCIC Tomlinson was advised that both had active warrants for their arrest. Tomlinson described both Matin and Gomez and being nervous and acting fidgety. Both were taken out of the vehicle and searched. Marijuana was found on Martin's person. Tomlinson then deployed his K-9 partner "Mendy" who alerted on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle by Tomlinson and Sgt. Mike Smith, multiple pills, a crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, and a glass smoking device were found. Martin and Gomez were charged with possession of a controlled substance, to wit methamphetamine, a class "c" felony; possession with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia, a class "d" felony; possession of a controlled substance, schedule IV, a class "a" misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance, schedule VI, a class "a" misdemeanor. Their bonds were set at $20,000 professional with a court date of January 20 in the Izard County Circuit Court.

 

On January 13, Brenton Needle, age 34 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Deputy Jim Davis for a warrant for failure to appear. After Needle was at the jail, Deputy Davis located crystalline substance in Needle's jacket that was being concealed in a flashlight. As a result, Needle was charged with possession of a controlled substance, to wit methamphetamine, a class "d" felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class "d" felony. His bond was set at $15,000 professional with a court date of January 20 in the Izard County Circuit Court.

 

On January 11 Trooper Johnson arrested Joshua Mohlke, age 39 of Horseshoe Bend, for equipment violation, no proof of insurance, and DWI. Mohlke also had a large amount of marijuana eatables and paraphernalia. Mohlke was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a class "a" misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance, to with marijuana, a class "d" felony. He is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on January 20 and his bond was set at $500 cash only.

 

On January 13 Aaron Youmans, age 48 of Melbourne, was arrested for improper passing, fleeing in an auto, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Youmans is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 4.

 

On January 14 Zabrian Meek, age 40 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested by Probation/Parole Officers for parole violations.

 

Photos of Martin, Gomez, Needle, and Mohlke provided.

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IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

The Izard County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting application for a Narcotics Criminal Investigator position.

The applicant must be a certified law enforcement officer with at least 2-years experience. Applicants should live in the 16th Judicial District, which includes the counties of Izard, Fulton, Independence, Stone and Cleburne. Applications can be picked up at the Izard County Sheriff's Office, 300 Circle Drive, Melbourne, Arkansas or call 870-368-4203 and ask for Chief Deputy Charley Melton to have one mailed.

Benefits:

Starting Salary is $44,000.

Paid Vacations, paid sick leave, paid health insurance, APERS retirement system, take home vehicle.

 

 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

The Izard County Sheriff's Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applications can be picked up at the Izard county Sheriff's Offices at 300 Circle Drive Melbourne, Arkansas. It is expected that interviews and testing of applicants will begin by the first of February 2021.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.

. Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.

. Applicant must have a valid Arkansas driver's license at the time of hire.

. Applicant must have no felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic violence convictions.

. Applicant must be of good moral character. A background investigation will be conducted.

. Applicant must be a United States citizen.

. Applicant will be required to pass a written police officer selection test and a physical agility test.

. Applicant must undergo a psychological test as well as a medical examination.

. Applicant will be interviewed by selection board after meeting above requirements and passing tests.

. Applicant must live within or move to within a 30-minute drive time of the Sheriff's Office located in Melbourne, Arkansas.

Benefits Include:

. Starting base pay for a certified officer is $33,771, which includes 11 paid holidays.

. Other benefits include paid vacations, paid sick leave, paid health insurance, retirement through Arkansas Public Employee Retirement System.

Izard County is an equal opportunity employer. The county does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status or other legally protected status.

 

 

 

IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE January 11, 2021

 

LEWIE BRANSCUM CLINT MOORE

According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton on January 5, Lewie Elmer Branscum, age 34 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Deputy Tyler Webb on a pick-up order for contempt of court. The pick-up order was issued after Branscum walked away from a facility that he was conditionally released to. His original charge was theft by receiving, a class "d" felony. He is also being charged as a habitual offender on that charge. Branscum is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on January 20. He is being held with no bond.

On January 6 Clint Moore, age 60 of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested on a warrant, for possession of drug paraphernalia, a class "d" felony, that stemmed from a traffic stop for a busted tail light made by Deputy J Barnes on January 1 in Horseshoe Bend. During the traffic stop Moore gave Barnes permission to search the vehicle. Barnes located a glass smoking device that Moore stated was used to smoke methamphetamine. Barnes also located a metal smoking device in the vehicle as well. Moore is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on January 20

On January 4 Jered Sisco, age 35 of Cherokee, was arrested by Deputy J Barnes for fictious license plate, no proof of insurance, and possession of a controlled substance. Sisco is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 4.

On January 4 Bobby Gray, age 54 of Oxford, was arrested by Trooper Lively for driving left of center and DWI. Gray is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 4.

 

On January 7 Macey Carter, age 25 of Melbourne, was arrested by Sgt. Steve Davidson on a warrant for violation of Arkansas hot check law. Carter appeared in the Izard County District Court on the same day.

On January 7 Tommy Franks, age 55 of Calico Rock, was arrested by Arkansas Department of Community Corrections for parole violations.

On January 8 Timothy Reeves, age 57 of Melbourne, was arrested by Deputy Jason Jordan for criminal mischief, DWI, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental operations, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Reeves is scheduled to appear in the Izard County District Court on February 18.

 

Photos of Branscum and Moore provided.

 

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