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A Thursday arrest has resulted in twelve charges, nine felonies and three misdemeanors, against a Bexar man.  Investigator J.T. Baker and Deputy Doyle Cross conducted a traffic stop in Calico Rock on a vehicle whose driver gave a false name but was known by officers as being Jaycob Anderson. Anderson was initially charged with obstruction of governmental operations and having no driver’s license.

 Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said as the investigation continued and knowing that Anderson and a female companion had been living for most of the week  in a Calico Rock motel, their motel room was searched and several drug related items were located as well as two semi-automatic pistols. Several plastic bags of a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana, a crystalline matter suspected to be methamphetamine, a bag containing prescription pills identified as oxycodone, and an assortment of drug paraphernalia known by officers for ingestion methamphetamine and/or marijuana (smoking pipes, metal spoons, new/used and loaded syringes) were located in the motel room.

Anderson, age 18 was charged with maintaining a drug premise, a class “b” felony; possession with purpose to deliver a controlled substance near a certain facility (elementary school), an unclassified felony; possession of meth, a class “d” felony; possession with intent to deliver a schedule VI narcotic, a class “d” felony, possession of oxycodone, a class “d” felony; possession with the intent of use drug paraphernalia to ingest meth, a class “d” felony; possession of drug paraphernalia to package or repackage  methamphetamine, a class “b” felony; possession of a prescribed narcotic outside the original container, an unclassified felony; simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class “y” felony, and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia to ingest marijuana, a class “a” misdemeanor. Sheriff Lawrence said the charges are a result of the team effort of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, the Arkansas State Police, and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

Believed to be drug money, $3,813 from Anderson and the motel room was seized. Anderson is in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $100,000 bond set by Circuit Judge Tim Weaver.

In other activity, Sarhah Elizabeth Lepe, age 30 of Cave City was arrested Friday on felony forgery and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $10,000 bond. Eddie Demetrice Holliday, age 37 of Batesville was arrested Saturday on a felony contempt of court charge and is being held on a $3,080 cash bond. Michael Lynn Eckhart, age 55 of Lakeview was arrested Saturday on a failure to pay fines warrant and is being held in lieu of $465 bond.  Jeremiah Totman, age 26 of Guion was arrested Saturday on the charge of disorderly conduct and remains jailed in lieu of $205 bond.

News Release, For Immediate Release, October 6, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203


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