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         ZACHARY COOPER                      JAMES DILLARD


A  Batesville man was charged with felony theft by receiving following a July 17 traffic stop around midnight on July 17. Zachery Kyle Cooper, age 26 of Batesville was initially arrested by Trooper Villiger for reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, having no insurance, and no vehicle license but it was later determined, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence that  the motorcycle Cooper was riding had been reported stolen from Independence County. Cooper was arrested for theft by receiving relating to the theft of a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle that was stolen in Independence County in December 2013.  . cooper was released from the Izard County Detention Facility July 20 after posting a $5,000bond and issued a circuit court date of August 26 for this class “d” felony..

A July 17 traffic stop on highway 69 south in Izard County resulted with the passenger of the vehicle being charged with possession of meth, a class “d” felony and possession with the intent to use meth drug paraphernalia.  Sheriff Lawrence said James Michael Dillard, age 40 of Ash Flat when searched was carrying a metal container in his pocket that contained to small plastic baggies containing a white crystal like substance. The substance tested positive as methamphetamine.  Dillard posted bond July 20 in the amount of $5,000 and issued an August 26 circuit court date in Melbourne.

A Horseshoe Bend woman identified as Megan Stanton, age 26 was arrested from the Izard County Department of Health office in Melbourne on a failure to appear warrant following her positive test for methamphetamine. The failure to  appear warrant followed an earlier arrest for obstructing governmental operations. While being booked into the Izard County Detention, a container of what appeared to be urine was found on her person. The contents of that container was tested and tested positive for meth. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said it appeared that Stanton had substituted the urine of another person for test purposes at department of health but that the substitute urine was positive. Stanton, at the time of arrest appeared to be heavily under the influence of drugs such that she was unable to appear in Horseshoe Bend court on July 21 as scheduled and remains in the Izard County Detention Facility on a no bond status until an available court date.

A Horseshoe Bend man and an Oxford man were recently arrested on charges of battery third degree. Sherman Horner, age 53 of Horseshoe Bend and Michael Robert Pinkonsly, age 51 of Oxford apparently got into an argument over a television set and the argument escalated into a physical altercation. Each appeared in court on July 23, entered a plea and a trial date was set.

Jeremaiah Totman, age 28 of Guion was arrested early morning July 21 on the charge of fleeing and was later transferred to a mental facility.

Tammy Lynn Martinez, age 38 of Salesville was arrested July 22 on a felony failure to appear warrant and remains in the Izard County Detention; Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.

Jessie Earl Baney, age 31 of Cherokee Village was arrested July 19 on the charge of drinking in public, driving on a suspended license, and not using a seat belt. Baney was released the following day from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting a $655 bond.

Thomas Albert Branscum, age 34 of Calico Rock was arrested July 20 on a nonsupport warrant and was released the day of his arrested after posting a $5,000 cash payment.

Lindsey Dawn Teague, age 24 of Batesville was arrested July 14 on the charge criminal mischief. Teague posted bond the day of her arrested in the amount of $1,000 cash and issued a July 23 court date.

Two Izard County inmates were transferred to the Arkansas Department of Correction on July 17. These inmates were Mark Allen Rogers, age 36 of Batesville and Justin Robert Farmer, and age 21 of Oxford. Both had been incarcerated awaiting space in prison.

Erick D. Beck, age 39 of Brockwell was transported July 16 to the Arkansas State Mental Hospital in Little Rock.


News Release, For Immediate Release, July 27, 2015, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203


Note: Picture of Cooper and Dillard provided

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