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Polk County Sheriff’s Department – October 14 – 20

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey for the week of October 14 – October 20, 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.

October 14, 2013

Report from walk-in complainant of being harassed by individuals while on the roadway.  Officers spoke with all parties involved.

Arrested was Justin C. Davis, 20, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Arrested was Lawrence V. Smith, 58, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation.

Report from complainant on Polk 5 near Grannis of unauthorized persons at a property that refused to leave.

Arrested was Melvin S. Bell, 41, of Waldron, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Juan Valeriano, 46, of Wickes, on Charges of DWI and Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License.

October 15, 2013

Report of a domestic disturbance on Robin Lane near Mena led to the arrest of Shaon D. Watts, 35, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

October 16, 2013

Report of misconduct with a child led to the arrest of Steven E. Davis, 52, of Wickes, on a Charge of Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.

Report from walk-in complainant of unauthorized attempted contact from an individual.

Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Cherry Hill of a stolen ATV.  Officer  determined that the charge was unfounded.

Arrested was Kenneth K. Siler, 36, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

October 17, 2013

Report of a missing hunter near Polk 95 in the Rocky community.  It was later determined that the incident was actually in Oklahoma.  The scene was turned over to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested was Christopher D. Brown, 38, of Mena, on a Little River County Warrant.

Report from complainant on Polk 17 near Vandervoort of finding evidence that someone had been sleeping in a cemetery building.

October 18, 2013

Arrested was Shawn M. Sisk, 38, of Mena, on a LeFlore County, Oklahoma Warrant.

Report of an unruly 10-year-old Mena male led to the youth being issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report of a fight in progress on Highway 8 East near Mena.  Suspect left before officers arrived.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Richard L. Wright, 55, of Mena, on a Warrant for two counts of Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.

October 19, 2013

Report of a domestic disturbance on Highway 8 East near Mena.  Officers responded, all parties refused to press charges.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Mena led to the arrest of Jeffery L. Turner, 41, of Cove, on a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Carrie R. Bass, 36, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive; and Thomas W. Duncan, 24, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Liability Insurance and Obstructing Governmental Operations.

October 20, 2013

Report from a Texarkana woman of problems with custody of a child.  Officer advised party of legal options.

Report of an ATV accident on Polk 23 near Cove.  The victim was transported to Mena Regional Health System.