The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of June 23 – June 29, 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.
June 23, 2014
Arrested was Brian K. Whisenhunt, 33, of Cove, on a Howard County Warrant.
Report of an altercation on Polk 41 South in the Potter community led to the arrest of David T. Sinyard, 38, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Also arrested was Donita A. Perrine, 43, of Mena, on two Howard County Warrants for Delivery of a Schedule III Controlled Substance and Delivery of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
June 24, 2014
Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of the theft of a newborn calf, valued at $500.00. Investigation continues.
Traffic stop on Highway 8 West near the Shady Grove community led to the arrest of Derek L. Davis, 20, of Mena, on Charges of DWI, Driving Left of Center and Minor in Possession. Also arrested was Tanner A. Jones, 18, of Mena, on a Charge of Minor in Possession.
A 17-year-old Mena male was issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Report of a deceased person at a residence on Highway 71 South near Cove. The body was turned over to the Polk County Coroner.
June 25, 2014
Report from a Mena man that his 15-year-old daughter is receiving harassing text messages from an acquaintance. Investigation continues.
Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 24 near Cove. Suspect fled when officer arrived. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report of starving livestock on Polk 23 near Cove led to a citation being issued to James A. Miller, 43, of Cove, on a Charge of three counts of Cruelty to Animals.
June 26, 2014
Report of vandalism at a cemetery on Polk 5 near Wickes. Investigation continues.
Report of a small child walking on a county road unattended. The child was transported to the Sheriff’s Office and turned over to DHS custody.
Report of a disturbance on Polk 44 in the Old Dallas community. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
June 27, 2014
Traffic stop on Highway 375 West near Mena led to the arrest of Joseph A. Kincaid, 26, of Mena, on Charges of DWI, Driving Left of Center, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 2nd Degree, No Child Safety Restraint and Refusal to Submit.
Report of a person lying in a ditch on Polk 21 near Cove led to the arrest of Kerry C. Davis, 18, of Mena, on Charges of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.
Report from walk-in complainant of problems with an ex-spouse regarding custody issues.
Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Cindy R. Konkle, 41, of Fort Smith, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.
June 28, 2014
Report of a vehicle accident on Highway 375 East in the Old Dallas community led to the arrest of Justin A. Grasman, 21, of Mena, on Charges of DWI and Careless/Prohibited Driving.
June 29, 2014
Report from complainant on Polk 189 near Mena of the theft of firearms and a check, all valued at $800.00. Investigation continues.
Traffic stop on Highway 246 West near Hatfield led to the arrest of Jesse Z. Cummings, 32, of Robert Lee, TX, on a Charge of Public Intoxication.
Report of a disturbance at a campground near Grannis led to the arrest of Shawn D. Loyd, 35, of Grannis, on a Charge of Battery 2nd Degree.
Report of a vehicle accident on Highway 71 South near Vandervoort led to the arrest of Kyle S. Godsby, 24, of Cove, on Charges of DWI, No Vehicle License and No Liability Insurance.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 27 Incarcerated Inmates; 12 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility, of which 3 are currently out of jail on a monitoring system.