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Domestic Violence Arrest



          HEATHER UPTON                   WAYLAND OWENS


Deputy Mike Foster of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched Saturday night to a residence on Apartment Drive in response to a domestic violence situation. Joshua Robinson, age 33 is accused of pushing his wife to the floor while she was holding their ten month old son. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Robinson also allegedly punched a hole in a door and damaged the door frame. Robinson had a strong smell of intoxicants at the time of his arrest. Robinson remains in the Izard County Detention Facility without bond and has a January 19 court date. Deputy Mike Foster was the arresting officer.

 In an unrelated incident, deputies were dispatched shortly after 4:00 a.m. Friday to a Wideman residence in response to a call that a male was holding two people at gunpoint and had threatened to shoot them. After some discussion with deputies and a family member, Owens exited the house and released a female. Owens, age 35 was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of child endangerment, violation of a protection order, two counts of false imprisonment, and three counts of assault first degree.  Heather Upton, age 40, was also charged with two counts of child endangerment and violation of a protection order.  Owens posted bond the following day In the amount of $4,600 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility with a January 19 court date. Upton remains in the Izard County Detention Facility with a January 19 court date.


News Release, For Immediate Release, December 19, 2016, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203


Note: Picture of Owens and Upton provided


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