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William Wesley Boothe

Clayton Allen Lynch

WA Friday night altercation at a residence on Utopia Street in Melbourne resulted in injuries to a Melbourne man. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, it appears a fight between at least three men at the residence of Shannon Malone that resulted in the hospitalization of Sean Savage who was transported to a hospital in Calico Rock and was then air lifted by helicopter to a hospital in Little Rock with major injury to one of his eyes. Sheriff Lawrence said that it was his understanding that Savage had undergone one surgery and is scheduled for another. Savage of Dixon Street, Melbourne appears to have been jabbed some type of weapon suspected to be that of lawn light fixture. Two suspects being held on an investigative hold pending charges are Clayton Allen Lynch , age 22 and William Wesley Boothe, age 29 both of Melbourne.

Following a one vehicle accident Saturday on state highway 9 south of Oxford in which the vehicle was destroyed by fire and the vehicle reported stolen, two men are being held on an investigate hold relating to the theft of the vehicle. On hold at the Izard County Detention Facility pending a full investigation are Richard MaGourik, age 23 and Billy Joe Powell, age 29, both of Calico Rock. MaGourik tested positive at the time of his arrest for amphetamines and meth ,and due to his disobedient and aggressive behavior resulted in a further charge. In addition to the holds, MaGouirk has been charged with fleeing, driving with a suspended license, careless driving, operating a vehicle without insurance, and obstructing governmental operations while Powell has been charged with fleeing, public intoxication, obstructing governmental operations, and driving on a revoked license as the result of a DWI.

Senior Deputy J.T. Baker responded October 20 to the Raupp residence near Mt. Pleasant following a domestic violence call. According to Connie Raupp, when she came home from work she observed her husband, Dan Raupp, coming out of living room and that she observed a female partially unclothed in her house. The female , later identified as Kathy Pannell, age 51 of Mt. Pleasant was arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct. According to reports, both Pannell and Dan Raupp were extremely intoxicated. Pannell posted bond later in the day in the amount of $205 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Joseph Edward Conway of HC 89 Box 65, Guion was arrested October 19 on the charges of domestic battering third degree, endangering the welfare of a minor, and resisting arrest. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, the victim when returning home to her home, Conway began throwing rocks at her car striking and breaking the windshield. A two year old child was a passenger in the car. Conway was released from the Izard County Detention Facility the following day, was issued a no contact order toward the victim, and given a court date.

Formal charges of residential burglary, domestic battery and theft of property were brought against Robert Alan Sanchez, age 30 of Melbourne on October 18 following his arrest and investigative hold last week regarding an incident in Melbourne. Residential burglary is a class “b” felony, domestic battery, a class ”d“” felony, and theft of property a class “a” misdeemed. Sanchez posted a $25,000 cash bond, given a court date, and released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Sergio Rodriguez, age 31 of Melbourne was formally charged October 18 with hindering apprehension in the Sanchez arrest. Rodriguez posted bond in the amount of $1,000, given a court date, and released.

Bryan Newton Farmer, age 40 of Pineville was arrested Friday on a probation/parole violation. Farmer remains in the Izard County Detention Facility on an Arkansas Department of Correction hold.

David Sterling Ivy, age 54 of Mountain View was arrested Friday on a failure to pay warrant. Ivy remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $2,960 bond.

Joshua David Sanders, age 32 of Melbourne was arrested Sunday on a Baxter County warrant. Sanders posted bond on the Baxter County charge and was released.

Samantha Jo Branscum, age 22 of Pineville was arrested Friday night on the charge of speeding and driving while intoxicated. Branscum posted bond the following morning in the amount of $1,210 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

News Release
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2010
POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence


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