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 that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
May 5, 2019
Vickie Ramirez, 42, of Mena was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop.
Lonnie Gene Tyler, 50, of Mena was charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license.
May 6, 2019
Darren Turner, 54, and Andrew Atkins, 55, both of Mera were cited for disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call at a local residence.
Report was made of a local man breaking a window out of a vehicle. Case is pending further investigation and location and interview of suspect.
May 8, 2019
A local man reported the theft of a coin collection from his residence. Case is pending investigation.
A Mena woman reported that she is being harassed by an acquaintance. No charges have been filed at this time.
Jonathan Blaine Higgins, 23 served an outstanding warrant from Polk County.
May 9, 2019
Robert Glen Wells, 31, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as reckless driving and fleeing in a vehicle.
David Frasier, 30, of Cove, was served several warrants from the Polk County Sheriff’s office.
May 10, 2019
Sherri Benson, 52, of Mena was charged with third degree battery. The file was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office, and further charges may be forthcoming.