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Reacting to information  Thursday night that a stolen vehicle from Sharp County was likely broken down on highway 58 in Izard County, deputies responded to the vicinity of Concord Church and located the vehicle and the driver. The driver identified as Allen Bowers, age 28 of Hardy faces Izard County felony  charges after deputies located drug and drug associated items in the vehicle.

Found inside the vehicle was a cylinder containing a plastic baggie with a crystalline substance, a zipper bag containing  digital scales, rubber tubing commonly used as a tourniquet when injecting substances into  the vessels of the  arms, cotton swabs, a spoon with white residue on it, an empty syringe , and a large quantity of small baggies commonly used for separating and distributing controlled substances.

Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Bowers has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class “C” felony; possession  with the purpose to use drug paraphernalia, a class “C” felony’ and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to manufacture, store contain or conceal methamphetamine, a class “B” felony.

Bowers was taken into custody on the vehicle theft charges by Sharp County authorities   and remains in the Sharp County Jail with a hold on him from Izard County.

Deputies were called around 1:00 a.m. Monday morning to a residence on Pleasant Valley Road off highway 5 north of Calico Rock to a domestic disturbance.  Donnie Woodcock, age 31 is accused of assaulting his mother by grabbing her by the hair of hear head and throwing her to the floor.  Woodcock then grabbed his six month old daughter and went outside of the residence.  Woodcock was charged with assault on a family member, endangering the welfare of child, and  public intoxication and  was served with failure to appear and failure to pay fines warrants.  Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the sheriff’s department is called frequently to this area commonly known as the Loosey Compound.  Woodcock remains in the Izard County Detention Facility pending an appearance before District Judge David E. Miller.

In an unrelated matter, a Pineville man, forty five year old Mark Killian Sexton was arrested Friday on a warrant accusing him of criminal trespass and unauthorized use of a vehicle.  According to the complaint, Sexton entered on to the property of a relative, took the vehicle which was located at a nearby liquor store.  The vehicle was returned to the rightful owner the day it was taken.  Sexton remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a cash bond, said Sheriff Lawrence.

Another Pineville man was arrested the night of July 2 on the charge of domestic battering third degree.  Joshua Nathan Cagle, age 26 was arrested following a compliant by the female victim that Cagle hit her in the head and later pushed her down to the floor. The victim further stated that she left the residence and that Cagle pursued her and chased down a road and into a field before she ran into a friends house and locked the door.  Cagle was released July 4, given a court date, and a no-contact order toward the victim.

A home visit by a  Josh Moorehead an Arkansas’s Department of Community Correction probation officer and Izard County Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley resulted in the arrest of Justin L. McQuay, age 49 and Francis Louis Stone age 46, both of Honeysuckle Lane in Franklin.  Both, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, were charged and arrested for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana.  McQuay remains in the Izard County Detention Facility and bond a parole/ probation hold  and a $1,230 bond.  Stone posted bond July 3 in the amount of $1,230, given a court date, and released.

Geoffrey Leroy Erwin, age 45 and Martha Kelly Perkins, age 49, both of First Street in Franklin were arrested the night of July 6 following a compliant of a tractor theft. Geoffrey Erwin was charged for disorderly conduct while he and Martha Perkins remain on an investigative hold in the Izard County Detention Facility.

Jimmy Lynn Hooper, age 32 of Shaw Cemetery Road, Mt. Pleasant was arrested Friday on a probation/parole violation relating to a previous incident involving assault and battery.  Hooper remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.

Deborah Renae McCollum, age 34 of Glencoe was jailed July 2 for contempt of court.  McCollum, who appeared in Izard County Circuit Court that day and  denied that she would test positive for any illegal substance.  When tested, she tested positive for methamphetamine and other substances.  McCollum will remain in jail until the August  circuit court date.

Edwin Ben Teegarden, age 40 of Dolph was arrested late night of July 2 after Deputy Phil Story observed a motorcycle traveling westbound of highway 56 in Calico Rock without a tail light.  When Deputy Story initiated a traffic stop, the motorcycle sped up, continued to the White River Bridge, crossed into Stone County, and continued some three miles on Culp Road before almost losing controlled of the cycle and halting..  It was later learned that Teegarden had outstanding warrants from Izard and other nearby counties.  Teegarden was charged with failing to register a motor vehicle, not tail lamp, disobeying a stop sign, driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance and fleeing.  Teegarden remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $3,095 cash bond.

Rebecca Diane Wray, age 26 of Oxford was arrested Sunday afternoon when she came to the Izard County Detention Facility to visit her husband who is an inmate.   As a routine matter,  all visitors to the facility are ran through the state’s crime information center to determine if the individual has warrants. Wray was arrested on an outstanding failure to appear warrant from Baxter County and was transported to Mountain home.

Nancy Ann Miller, age 27 of Mt. Pleasant was arrested July 4 on the charge of driving on a suspended license.  Miller posted bond the day of her arrest in the amount of $1,105 and was released with a court date from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Three individuals were arrested on Izard County failure to pay fines warrants and all remain in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of bond.  Donald Jason Eheart, age 30  of Gassville was arrested July 2 with a $1,761 cash bond;  Charles Daniel Booth, age 29 of Cherokee Village was arrested July 3 with a $868 cash bond; and Charles Lary Beshires, Jr., age 41 of Mountain Home was arrested July 5 with a no bond status.  


News Release

For Immediate Release

July 9, 2012

POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence

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