Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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A Sunday afternoon call to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of Geoffrey Leroy Erwin. Upon arrival at a Main Street, Franklin address, Deputy Kevin Helm noted a female sitting on the ground speaking with emergency medical personnel and the female holding an icepack wrapped in a towel that had blood on it. The female victim said that Erwin inflicted the injuries. The victim’s account of the domestic altercation was that as she was on the couch, Erwin threw water in her face, began tearing up the house, and grabbed her by the hair of her head slamming her face into the door. The victim also said Erwin threw her phone through the kitchen window, breaking the window. Erwin was located on a second floor deck of his residence holding a beer and a whiskey bottle was nearby. Erwin initially refused to come down from the second level deck but did so after some encouragement from Helm. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Erwin was very unsteady of his feet and almost fell. Sheriff Lawrence said that Erwin was under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with domestic battery third degree and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.


Deputy Acy Beebe was dispatched Friday to an Estes Heights residence in Pineville in response to another domestic altercation compliant. The victim stated to Deputy Beebe that Steven Hood, Sr. became upset because she did not answer his cell phone call to her and that when she came home he began arguing and pushed her when she and her teenage daughter were attempting to leave. He screamed at her telling her he wanted them gone so that he could have another woman over to their house for sex. When deputies arrived, Hood had fled the area on foot but was later arrested when he returned. Hood, age 46 was arrested on the charge of domestic battery third degree and an outstanding Izard County warrant for failure to pay fines. Hood remains in the Izard County Detention Facility

In yet another domestic violence situation, Deputy Phil Story was dispatched to Gin Road in Oxford at the Sherman Hall residence.  The female complainant said that she had earlier picked up Hall from a hospital, that he was very argumentative and when they arrived home the situation got out of hand. The son of the couple was punched in the right jaw by his father. Hall, age 48 was charged with assault on a household member and placed on a mental evaluation hold at the Izard County Detention Facility. Sheriff Lawrence said at the time of his arrest, Hall tested positive for oxycodone, methamphetamine, and opiates.


Robert Lloyd Simmons, age 62 of Pineville was arrested June 5th for Public intoxication after the Izard County





Sheriff’s Department received a call from  Harp’s Grocery Store regarding an intoxicated male. Simmons, when deputies arrived in Calico Rock, was setting on the rear bumper of an ambulance and had blood shot watery eyes and unable to stand on his own. Simmons remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.

Taylor Ian Griggs, age 21 of Salem was arrested Friday on a warrants to include an Izard County hot check law warrant, a Baxter County warrant, a Fulton County warrant, and a Gassville Police Department warrant.  Griggs posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,768 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility with court dates.

Adam Wade Pinkston, age 40 of Melbourne was arrested Friday on an Izard County failure to appear warrant and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in  lieu of $450 bond.

Martin Fredrick Vidrine, age 50 of Lake Charles, Louisiana was arrested Friday and transported to Izard County by Transport Deputy Y.D. Whitehurst on a probation/parole violation warrant and is being held without bond in the Izard County Detention Facility pending  a court appearance.

Jimmy Dale Barnett, Jr., age 26 of Calico Rock was arrested June 4th on a Jackson County warrant and was later transported to Newport by Jackson County authorities.

Several individuals were committed to the Izard County Detention Facility by various county courts.  Patrick Russell McNealy, age 22 of Melbourne was ordered to jail on June 7 on a no-bond status as was Wesley Grant Bray; age 22 of Pineville.  Dale Allen Davis, age 30 of Mountain Home was court ordered to serve a ten day sentence beginning May 13. Bobby Jo Bookout, age 46 of Pineville was jailed June 7 on a no-bond status. Casey Daniel Booker, age 29 of Melbourne was ordered May 31 to serve a seven day commitment as was Jessica Dawn Booker, age 30 of the same address. Robert Gene Ferrari, age 24 of Horseshoe Bend was incarcerated June 3 to serve a two day commitment.


News Release, For Immediate Release, June 10, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203


Note: Pictures of Erwin, Hall, and Hood provided

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