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Melbourne, Arkansas
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             KEVIN COX                        JASON ROBERSON


Kevin Jay Cox, age 54 of Melbourne was arrested January 25 after Chief  Investigator Charles Melton and Investigator Gabe Sanders accompanied Probation Officer Josh Morehead to a home visit of Cox’s residence. At the time of the visit it was suspected that a runaway female juvenile was at the residence; however she was not located. During the course of the investigation, officers located narcotic pills, a smoking pipe with white residue which tested positive for methamphetamine, and a large glass containing methamphetamine and a large quantity of good grade marijuana.  Sheriff Tate Lawrence said as a result of these findings, Cox was charged the following day with five felonies and one misdemeanor. The felonies are: possession methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a class “b”; possession with intent todeliverMethlin, a class “c”; possession with the purpose to deliver Kiazeam, a class “d”; possession of marijuana with the purpose to delivery, a class “d”; and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest methamphetamine. The one misdemeanor charge was for possessing drug paraphernalia with the purpose to ingest marijuana.  Sheriff Lawrence said Cox has a history of drug activity. Cox was later released from the Izard County Detention Facility for medical reasons and has an Izard County Circuit Court date of February 16.

While officers made  their initial presence at the residence, a Melbourne man known by officers to be 37 year old Jason Michael Roberson exited a door not commonly used and was arrested. The Izard County Sheriff’s Department had an active arrest warrant for Robinson for possession a firearm by a convicted felon, a class “d” felony . Roberson is accused of selling  a 20 gauge shotgun to a local pawn shop. Roberson was convicted of commercial burglary and later residential burglary precluding him from having a gun. Roberson remains in the Izard County DetentionFacility in lieu of a $5,000 bond and has an Izard County Circuit Courtdate of February 16.


News Release, For Immediate Release, January 26, 2016, POC Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203


Note: Picture of Cox and Roberson provided


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