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Austin S. Patterson, age 21 of Melbourne was arrested April 1 on charges of commercial burglary, a class “c” felony and theft of property, a class “a” misdemeanor.  The Manna House in Melbourne was broken into March 29 and in a store video surveillance showed a white male crawling on the floor taking items including an unspecified amount of cash. The video was thought to be of Patterson, a person well known in the criminal justice system of Izard County.

It was further observed in the video that the white male had light colored jeans with holes in the right leg and red shorts or underwear with a white strip. The video also showed a male with a dark colored belt with light coloring such as paint above the left hip. The male was also shown to be wearing black shoe with white soles, a dark colored shirt and a gray undershirt.

On April 31, Probation/Parole Officer Josh Morehead reported that he believed he observed the suspect in the drug court. Patterson was in drug court wearing many of the same items shown in the video. Other items were located at his residence including the same jeans, same shorts, same belt, same shoes, same dark colored shirt, and same gray undershirt.

An arrest warrant was served on Patterson the following day at the Izard County Detention Facility where Patterson was confined for unrelated violation of drug court terms. Patterson remains jailed on a $10,000 cash bond.

 On March 30 it was reported that man was beating on the windows at Survive USA in Calico Rock while the business was closed. Clary told deputies that he owned store and several more similar stores. Timothy Jay Clary, Jr., age 32 of Gassville was arrested on the charge of criminal trespass and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $2,705.

Christopher John Frey, age 22 of Mountain Home was arrested Friday upon release from the state regional punishment facility in Osceola on a felony bench warrant. Frey was released the following day after appearing before District Judge David E. Miller. Frey’s scheduled court date is April 23.

Ricky Dale Riley, age 63 of Oil Trough was arrested Friday on a failure to appear warrant. Riley was released the following day after appearing before Judge Miller who gave him an April 23 court date.

Michael Lynn Moring, Jr., age 45 of Vilonia was arrest March 30 on the charge of failure to appear. Moring later posted a cash bond in the amount of $500, given an April 9 court date, and released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Jennifer Marie Perrin, age 36 of West Plains, Missouri was arrested April 1 on Baxter County charges and was transferred to Mountain Home the day of her arrest.

Gregory William Gieseke, age 46, homeless, was arrested April 1 on disorderly conduct charges. Gieseke remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $205 bond.

 In an unrelated matter, Deputy Toby Smith initiated a traffic stop in Horseshoe Bend Saturday and called for assistance from Cpl Richard Williams and his K-9 drug dog, Hugo. Located in the boot of driver Jimmy Yates were three bags of a white crystalline substance believe to be methamphetamine. Also found was a baggie in a soda can containing a crystalline substance believed to be meth belong to passenger George Miller. Both Yates and Miller are being held on an investigative hold pending formal drug charges.

Aaron Blake Laxton, age 24 of Paragould was arrested March 30 on an Izard County failure to appear warrant relating to possession charges and others. Laxton later posted a cash bond in the amount of $11,375, given an April 9 curt date and released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Jeffery Norwood Mason, age 36 of Forrest City was arrested Sunday on a nonsupport warrant. Mason remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.

Charles Russell Earle, age 62 of Horseshoe Bend was committed to the Izard County Detention Facility for violating terms of drug court. Earle’s commitment is for a 21 day period.


News Release, For Immediate Release, April 6, 2015, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203


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