Izard County
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Christmas week was fairly calm in Izard County and that there were no major traffic accidents during the holiday period.  There were however some drug related arrests and domestic battery arrests.

Shane Dale Taylor, age 37 of Melbourne was arrested Saturday night on drug  related offenses and is currently being held in the Izard County Detention Facility on a 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force hold pending formal charges.

A Melbourne man, Jack Miller, age 25 of Knob Creek Road was arrested Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, improper muffler, and well as drug related offenses. Miller is in the Izard County Detention Facility on a drug task force hold pending formal drug charges.

Lisa Darlene Pederson, a thirty eight year old female from Cotter was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday morning and she too is in the Izard County Detention Facility on a drug task force hold pending formal drug charges.

A father and son were arrested around noon on Saturday on the charge of domestic battering third degree. Roger William Dockins, age 63 and Shannon Williams Dockins, age 43, both of Oxford became involved in an altercation that resulted in head injuries to the son. Sheriff Lawrence said that the father was released due to medical reasons with a court date while the son released to seek medical aid to his head injury. Both are scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court January 9.

Sheriff’s deputies and a DHS case worker were called to a Calico Rock residence on Christmas Day in response to a compliant of a two year old being physically abused by his farther. Upon arrival at apartment 30 of Calico Rock Villas, a video was reviewed showing Brian Boehm and two small children opening Christmas presents. Barley into the video, it appeared that 23 year old Boehm open handedly slapped his son and knocked him to the floor. According to Sergeant Acy Beebe, the son’s mother, Alyssa Boehm could be heard saying “good Job” at which time the video ended. The phone video was apparently sent to Alyssa Boehm’s mother in Indiana by mistake and she called the sheriff’s department.  When checking on the well-being of the small child, the child was located in an upstairs bedroom where the door was locked from the outside with a chain type lock. The room also had a door leading to a balcony.   The investigation of the matter continues. Brian Boehm was released December 28 from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting bond and was given a January 9 court date.

Charles Frederic Shelley, age 30 of Mountain Home was arrested December 23 on felony failure to appear in Izard County Circuit Court to answer drug charges. Shelley remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

Jacob Raymond Frey, age 24 of Brockwell was arrested Christmas Eve on a child support enforcement warrant and a hold from the state of Washington. Frey remains in jail on a child support bond of $25, 700 and a no bond from Washington.

Teresa Ann Martinez, age 36 of Batesville was arrested December 22 on an Izard County failure to appear warrant. Martinez appeared before District Judge David E. Miller on Christmas Eve was released with a court date.

Johnny Lance Propst, age 36 of Batesville was arrested Friday on a failure to appear warrant and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $500 cash bond.


News Release, For Immediate Release, December 30, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203


Note to print media: Picture of Roger Dockins, Shannon Dockins, and Brian Boehm

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