The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of July 28 – August 3, 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 that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
July 28, 2014
Report from a business in Cove of a pedestrian vs. vehicle accident. The victim seemed to have sustained only minor cuts and scrapes.
Report from a Wickes man of his missing 17-year-old daughter. The juvenile was located in another county, and later released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Report of a one-vehicle accident on Polk 280 near Cove. Officer responded, nothing appeared to be damaged.
Report of a domestic disturbance on Race Lane near Mena. Both parties refused to press charges.
Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near the Yocana community of $1,000.00 in damages to a parked vehicle.
Report from complainant on Polk 75 near the Acorn community of the break-in and theft of four firearms. Investigation continues.
Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Tammy J. Dowdy, 40, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.
July 29, 2014
Report from complainant on Polk 55 near the Nunley community of a break-in to a vehicle, causing $300.00 in damages. Arrested were Sean P. Osborn, 18, of Mena, and Jeremy D. Swiney, 18, of Ashdown, each on Charges of Criminal Trespass and Breaking or Entering.
July 30, 2014
Report from walk-in complainant of receiving harassing phone calls from an acquaintance. Complainant refused to press charges.
Report from complainant on School Street in Cove of an unauthorized person staying in a residence. Investigation continues.
July 31, 2014
No reports were filed.
August 1, 2014
Arrested was Franklin W. Hamm, 62, of Cove, on a Warrant for Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.
August 2, 2014
Report from walk-in complainant of an alleged domestic battery. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report of a disturbance on Butler Circle in Hatfield led to the arrest of Karma L. Breeden, 29, of Hatfield, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Traffic stop on Highway 246 West near Hatfield led to the arrest of Daniel W. Harwood, 28, of Cove, on Charges of DWI and Driving Left of Center.
August 3, 2014
Report from a Mena man of problems regarding child custody.
Report of an alleged battery that had occurred at an earlier date. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report from complainant on Polk 188 near the Acorn community of the break-in and theft of faucets and a sink, totaling losses at $600.00. Investigation continues.
Report from a business in Hatfield of the theft of motor fuel, totaling losses at $40.85. Investigation continues.
Report of a disturbance on Highway 88 East near the Cherry Hill community. Officer advised one of the parties not to return to the residence. Complainant refused to press charges.
Arrested was Thomas L. Kidwell, 35, of Mena, on a Warrant for Theft of Property.
Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was James E. Simmons, 27, of Fort Smith, on Charges of Speeding and Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and a Body Attachment Warrant.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 30 Incarcerated Inmates; 21 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility, of which 5 are currently out of jail on a monitoring system.