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A Horseshoe Bend man was arrested Veterans Day on multiple drug related charges. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence,  Dakota Spencer Lowe, age 20 of 1530 S. Ivory was charged with eight counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and one count of being a minor in possession of alcohol. The items were removed from rooms at a local resort that Lowe occupied.  Many of the items seized by Deputy Mike Smith as pictured were inventoried on the trunk of Smith’s patrol vehicle.  Lowe posted bond the day of his arrest in the amount of $5,045 and was released from the Izard County Detention with a Horseshoe Bend court date of December 9.

Deputies Phil Story and Ed Sollock responded early Veterans Day morning to a residence south of Oxford in answer to a stabbing call. Upon arrival, Antwuane McCuien was found lying on the floor of the residence claiming he had been stabbed. McCuien refused to comply with officer directives, was very belligerent, and smelled heavily of alcohol. It was determined that McCuien had not been stabbed but made small cuts to his own skin. McCuien, age 20 of First Street, Rockwell was arrested on the charge of filing a false report of criminal wrongdoing. In the process of the arrest, McCuien resisted and in order to restrain him, he was tazed and then he complied. McCuien was additionally charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. McCuien posted a $2,415 bond on November 13, was released from the Izard County Detention Facility and given a November 20 court date.

An Austin man, Christopher Trent Brannen was arrested November 14 on felony failure to appear warrant. Thirty seen year Brannen remains in the Izard County Detention in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night Deputy Ed Sollock pulled in behind a stopped vehicle on Zion Road. The driver of the vehicle identified later as Robert Bronson Foster, appeared to be sleeping behind the wheel. After finally awakening Foster and asking him to exit the vehicle, he accelerated the vehicle in an attempt to leave; however, the vehicle was in park and the attempt failed. Whiskey and other bottles were observed in the passenger seat. Fosterage 35 of Melbourne was arrested for careless driving and suspicion of driving while intoxicated. A test at the sheriff’s office showed a blood concentration of .18. Foster was jailed on the charges. Foster post3d bond the following morning in the amount of $1155, released from the Izard County Detention Facility with a court date.

Daniel Isaac Yancey, age33 of Brockwell was arrested Saturday on a warrant charging him with harassment, harassing communications, and terroristic threatening second degree. The charges stem from several incidents of Yancey making numerous calls to woman he previously had a relationship with and making threatening remarks to her. Yancey remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bond with a court date of November11.

Amanda Kay Hatfield, age 26 of Calico Rock was arrested November 13 on the charge of domestic battering third degree. The charge stems from Hatfield assaulting her boyfriend after he got out of jail. Hatfield was released the following day after posting bond in the amount of $1,000.

Steven William Chute, age 25 of Dolph was arrested November 12 on a failure to appear warrant. Chute appeared before District Judge David E. Miller on November 14, was released and given a court date. Chute is a frequent occupant of the Izard County Detention Facility, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Jeremy Hicks, age 42 of Brockwell was arrested November 13 in Horseshoe Bend on the charge of driving on a suspended license. Hicks posted a $380 bond the day of his arrest and given a court date.

Denise Lynn Vonderstrasse, age 43 of Mt. Pleasant was arrested November 14 on the charge of theft of property. The charge stems from writing checks on a closed bank account. Vonderstrasse posted a $250 cash bond the day of her arrest, was released and given a court date.



News Release, For Immediate Release, November 17, 2014, POC: Sheriff Lawrence, 8703684203


Note: Picture of Lowe and Lowe’s seized items provided

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