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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – November 25 – December 1

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of November 25 – December 1, 2013.  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.

November 25, 2013

Report of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 71 South near Hatton led to the arrest of Bryant G. Bullard, 54, of Mena, on Charges of DWI, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Refusal to Submit.

Traffic stop on Highway 375 West in Mena led to the arrest of Jantina M. Sellers, 50, of Bellingham, WA, on Charges of DWI, Careless Driving, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Liability Insurance, Failure to Register a Vehicle, No Seatbelt, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Refusal to Submit and a Warrant from Pike County. Also arrested was Tammie G. Saunders, 49, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Report from complainant on Polk 116 near Mena of the fraudulent use of their credit card, totaling losses at $38.12. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Penny Lane near Mena of persons trespassing on their property. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 26 near Hatfield of the theft of several firearms, totaling losses at $3,525.00. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on West Boundary Road in Mena of the unauthorized use of their vehicle. Investigation continues.

Report from walk-in complainant of receiving harassing messages. Officer advised both parties to cease all contact with one another.

Arrested was Martin R. Henry, 46, of Mena, on a Charge of Possessing Instruments of Crime.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Rachel M. Jones, 36, of Mena, on Charges of DWI-Drugs, Reckless Driving and Refusal to Submit.

November 26, 2013

Report from a Grannis woman of a family member being threatened. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 65 near the Opal community of the theft of copper tubing from an air conditioning unit, causing $1,500.00 in damages. Investigation continues.

November 27, 2013

Report from a business in Mena of receiving a forged check in the amount of $35.69. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Brandon A. Duncan, 22, of Smithville, OK, on Charges of Speeding, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and Providing a Minor with Tobacco and Cigarette Papers.

November 28, 2013

Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Hatton of the theft of a firearm valued at $200.00.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Lisa A. Eaton, 42, of Mena, on a Charge of two counts of Delivery of a Counterfeit Substance.

Report from a Texarkana woman of the theft of jewelry, valued at $3,000.00, while in Polk County. Investigation continues.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Highway 71 South near Cove led to the arrest of Phillip M. Bond, 40, of Cove, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Report from complainant on Polk 178 near Mena of an attempted break-in, causing $50.00 in damages to a door facing. Investigation continues.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Jo L. Wilson, 23, of Wickes, on a Charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

November 29, 2013

Report from a church facility on Polk 23 near Cove of the theft of instruments and electronics, totaling losses at $4,359.00. Investigation continues.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Charles L. Houser, 57, of Grannis, on Charges of DWI, Public Intoxication, Faulty Equipment and No Liability Insurance.

November 30, 2013

Report of a domestic disturbance on Robin Lane near Mena led to the arrest of Amy M. Harrison, 24, of Mena, on a Sevier County Warrant.

Arrested was Bobby Bunyard, 36, of Mena, on a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.

Traffic stop on Polk 37 near Hatfield led to the arrest of Mark L.A. Fussell, 29, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

Report of an ATV accident on Polk 61 near the Board Camp community.  The victim was transported to Mena Regional Health System Helipad and then airlifted to a Hot Springs hospital.

December 1, 2013

Report from complainant on Highway 375 East of the theft of several items from a storage building, and damage to a vehicle. Officer advised both parties that the matter was a civil issue.

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