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February, 2014

  • 19 February

    Puckett Sentenced Following Investigation that Revealed Years of Defrauding Methodist Church

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Jan Puckett, age 64 of Mena, was sentenced to 27-months, 1-year probation, and ordered to pay full restitution of $350,601.28 today when she appeared in federal court in Ft. Smith, Ark. after pleading guilty in October 2013 to one-count of Wire Fraud, according to First United Methodist Church Reverend Gary Harrison. The official press release from ...

  • 18 February

    Mena Police Department – February 9 – 15, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of February 9 – February 15, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or ...

  • 18 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – February 10 – 16, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of February 10 – February 16, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

  • 17 February

    Convicted Drug Dealer’s Appeal Denied

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Last week, Chief Judge Robert J. Gladwin of the Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a conviction and sentencing of a Polk County jury in the case of Joe King, II. King was convicted April 18, 2013 in Polk County Circuit Court of felony possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia [ACA 5-64-443(c)] and felony possession of ...

  • 11 February

    Mena Police Department – February 2 – 8, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of February 2 – February 8, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or ...

  • 11 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – February 3 – 9, 2014

    The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of February 3 – February 9, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been ...

  • 5 February

    Mena Police Department – January 26 – February 1, 2014

    January 26, 2014 No criminal reports filed. January 27, 2014 Michael Wayne Williams, 42, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license. Owner of a local grocery store reported that someone had passed a forged check. Case is pending. January 28, 2014 A local man reported that a television set had been stolen from his residence. Case is pending. ...

  • 5 February

    Polk County Sheriff’s Department – January 27 – February 2, 2014

    January 27, 2014 Traffic stop on Polk 34 near Hatfield led to the arrest of Chandler D. Speaks, 31, of Gillham, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. January 28, 2014 Report from complainant on Sweet Baboo Lane near Hatfield of an alleged stolen animal.  Officer responded, animal was returned to owner. January 29, 2014 Report of a one-vehicle accident ...

  • 5 February

    Mena Police & Polk County Deputies Apprehend Escaped Inmate

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014, inmate Anthony Michael Robertson appeared in court before Circuit Judge Jake Looney.  After that appearance, while being handcuffed to be returned to his cell, Robertson forced his way past the officer and fled from the courthouse. Robertson then shed his orange jail clothing behind the Masonic Lodge on Port Arthur Street.  He was then wearing only ...

January, 2014

  • 29 January

    Mena Police Department – January 19 – 25, 2014

    The following information was received from Mena Police Department for the week of January 19 – January 25, 2014.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or ...