Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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While responding to a call in Brockwell of a suspicious vehicle shortly after midnight Sunday, Izard County Deputy Acy Beebe observed an oncoming vehicle traveling south driving in the north both lane of state highway 9 near the Newburg intersection. Deputy Beebe attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle and the vehicle continued to travel toward Melbourne finally stopping near the NAPA Store. The driver, Charles Larry Beshires, age 40 of Mountain Home approached Deputy Beebe in an aggressive manner failing to respond to his orders. As Beshires advance toward the officer and yelling obscenities, he was tased and fell to ground only to get up and was again tased. While attempting to subdue Beshires, he and Deputy Beebe ended in the ditch line of the highway. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that after receiving medical aid ,Beshires, was transported to the Izard County Detention Facility and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license (DWI), driving left of center, fleeing, careless and prohibited driving, and resisting arrest. Beshires remains incarcerated in lieu of $8,935 bond.

In an unrelated matter, Timothy Leroy Brown, age 18 of Melbourne was arrested on a warrant charging him with careless and prohibited driving, driving left of center, speeding, and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from an April 20 accident on Larkin Road.. An occupant of the vehicle, Chelsea Rae Malloy, age 20 of Melbourne was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both posted bond and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility with a district court date..

An ongoing feud between the owner of an Oxford business and a neighbor to the business has resulted in the July 12 arrest of business owner Donald Wayne Patterson, age 48 of Cave City and neighbor William Edward Snipes, age 72 of Oxford. Both were charged with violating a no contact order following an earlier citation of disorderly conduct against Patterson. Patterson was additional charged with disorderly conduct again. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the dispute between the two men involved the property line between the business and the neighbor’s property. Both were released from the Izard County Detention Facility and given a court date.

Following a report of a domestic disturbance Saturday between and mother and daughter at a residence in Myron resulted in the arrest of the daughter, Pearl Angel Lesley, age 29 of Ash Flat was charged with assault on a family member second degree. Lesley appeared before District Judge David Miller, was given a court date and released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

A domestic disturbance at Quail Run Apartments in Melbourne on July 11 resulted in the arrest of Nathan Alan Hughes, age 45 of that address. Hughes was charged with domestic battering third degree, public intoxication, criminal trespass, and obstructing governmental operations. Hughes was later released for medical purposes with a court date.

Jon Michael Healey, age 58 of Batesville was arrested Sunday following a one vehicle accident on state highway 58 toward Guion. Healey was charged with driving while intoxicated. He posted bond later in the day in the amount of $1,000 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Ben G. Fitzsimons, age 19 of Poughkeepsie was arrested July 14 following an earlier accident in which he was hospitalized on charges of driving while intoxicated, having no driver’s license, careless and prohibited driving, and operating a vehicle without insurance. Fitzsimons was arraigned in Izard County District Court the day of his arrest.

Charles Wayne Crider, age 51 of Melbourne was arrested July 11 on a child support enforcement warrant. Crider was released fro the Izard County Detention Facility but child support authorities.

Linda Lois Cagle, age 47 of Melbourne was arrested July 14 on Tennessee felony probation violation warrant and was transported the following day to that state by Tennessee authorities.

Jeremy David Wray, age 33 of Salem was arrested July 15 on a failure to appear warrant and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.

News Release
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2011
POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence

Note: Picture of Beshires provided



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