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.
From December 15 2019 to December 28, 2019
December 15, 2019
Ricky D. Miller, 58, of Cove was served a warrant for failure to appear.
Randall “Chip” Burkett, 27, of Mena was served an outstanding warrant.
Audrey Simmons, 33, of Mena was charged with shoplifting after a call from a local business
December 16 & 17, 2019
A Polk County man reported that someone had written checks on his local account the transactions were made in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Case pending.
A Mena woman reported that someone had stolen Christmas ornaments from her yard. Case is pending.
December 18, 2019
A local woman reported that someone in a vehicle she did not recognize had been driving by her house and had come into the driveway at one point. Officers searched for the suspect vehicle, but were unable to locate it. Case pending.
Justin Cole, 30, was charged with driving on a suspended license and having no proof of insurance. The arrest followed a call regarding a reckless driver.
December 19, 2019
Cyrus Bonnette, 45, of Mena was charged with running a stop sign driving on a suspended driver’s license, fleeing in a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance. He was also served an outstanding warrant.
A Mena woman reported that someone had driven over her foot. Case is pending.
December 20 & 21, 2019
A local businessman reported finding several tools on his property. They were turned over to the officer, who was able to find the owner.
Daniel Green, 42, of Mena was charged with disorderly conduct after an incident in the courtroom.
Brian Lester, 34, of Mena was charged with sexual solicitation after an investigation by local authorities.
Billy Fletcher, 33, of Mena was charged with possession of a controlled substance
December 22 & 23, 2019
Michael Carpenter, 53, of Mena was charged with DWI. The arrest followed a call regarding a reckless driver.
December 24, 2019
Daniel Felix, 41, of Mena was charged with shoplifting after a call from a local retail store.
A Mena man reported the theft of a pickup he had borrowed from a relative. Information was sent to ACIC. No suspects at this time.
December 25 & 26, 2019
Report was made of an altercation between housemates. No arrests have been made.
December 27 & 28, 2019
Abram Abernathy, 23, of Mena was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Two Mena girls, both 14, were reported as having disappeared from a local residence. Officers later located the girls at a local park. They were taken back to their guardians.