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Polk County Sheriff’s Report

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.

August 26, 2019

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Vandervoort of the theft of electronics, valued at $3,000.00, led to a 16-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Theft of Property.   The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report of a disturbance on Polk 31 near Cove.  Deputies responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 42 near Potter of problems with a neighbor concerning a property dispute.

August 27, 2019

Arrested was Gregory A. Rivera, 30, of New Caney, TX, on a Harris County, Texas Warrant.

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Wickes led to the arrest of Lurlin Leger, 52, of Omaha, NE, on Charges of DWI, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Improper Passing and No Proof of Insurance.

August 28, 2019

Arrested was David E. Bunyard, 24, of Mena, on Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

August 29, 2019

Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Yocana of being the victim of a scam regarding a computer, totaling losses at $2,000.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from a local clinic of a dog bite victim.  Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 43 near Mena of the theft of a phone, valued at $450.00.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Joseph A. Chapman, 34, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance.

August 30, 2019

Report from complainant on Ryder Lane near Acorn of the attempted break-in to a residence.  Investigation continues.

Report from a Mena woman that her 15-year-old daughter was missing.  The juvenile was later located.

Arrested was Doug R. Gross, 60, of Mena, on a Warrant for Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person.

Arrested was Jason Kirkendoll, 42, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested was Michael G. Reding, 57, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

August 31, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 18 near Cove of the break-in and theft of two firearms and electronics, all valued at $500.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 61 near Board Camp of an ongoing issue with a neighbor.  Deputy responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

September 1, 2019

Report from a Conway woman of custody issues with a Polk County man.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 301 near Cherry Hill of the break-in and theft of a chainsaw, valued at $750.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Hatfield of the discovery of illegal items.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Jarrod L. Wafford, 31, of Mena, on a Warrant for Harassment.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents during this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population:  31  Incarcerated Inmates, with 18 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.


The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of September 2 – September 8, 2019.  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.

September 2, 2019

Report of a disturbance on Highway 8 West near Shady Grove led to the arrest of Justin T. Keaster, 36, of Mena, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.

Report from complainant on Polk 76 West near Mena of the theft of a motorcycle, trailer and gear, all valued at $12,000.00.  The items were recovered.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of vandalism done to a mailbox and two vehicles.  Investigation continues.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Thomas M. Adams, 50, of Mena, on Charges of Speeding, No Driver’s License, No Proof of Insurance and Public Intoxication.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Cody D. Dees, 34, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two Warrants for Failure to Appear.

September 3, 2019

Report of a suspicious vehicle on Polk 31 near Cove led to the arrest of Neisha F. Wikel, 26, of Cove, on a Warrant for ??????????????  Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report of the recovery of alleged stolen property from a residence on West Boundary Avenue.  The case was forwarded to the proper jurisdiction.

Report from a Mena man of suspicious activity that had occurred several months earlier.

Report of a dog bite victim on Polk 20 near Cove.  Deputy responded.

Report of a death on Polk 8 near Wickes.  Deputy responded.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Rex Lane near Potter.  Deputies responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 186 East near Ink.  Deputies responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Mullin Street in Hatfield of the theft of a firearm, valued at $400.00.  The firearm was recovered.

Report from a Mena woman of a missing family member.

September 4, 2019

Report of vandalism done to a school facility led to Juvenile Citations for Criminal Mischief  and Criminal Trespass being issued to a 13-year-old male.  A Juvenile Citation for Criminal Trespass was also issued to a 15-year-old male.  Both juveniles were released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 8 West near Rocky.  Deputies responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Arrested was Cheryl L. Smith, 29, of Mena, on a LeFlore County, Oklahoma Warrant.

September 5, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 77 near Mena of an unauthorized person on their property.

Report of an individual driving recklessly on an ATV on Polk 15 near Wickes.  Deputy responded.

Report of a two-vehicle accident in a business parking lot on Highway 71 South in Cove.  Deputy responded.

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Charles L. Houser, 63, of Wickes, on a Charge of Public Intoxication, a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order and a Sevier County Warrant.

September 6, 2019

Report of a domestic disturbance on Rex Lane near Potter led to a Citation for Disorderly Conduct being issued to Jarrod L. Wafford, 31, of Mena.

Report of suspicious material led to a Juvenile Citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance being issued to a 13-year-old male.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report from Mena Public Schools of a missing camera bag and equipment, all valued at $2,000.00.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Polk 701 near Cove of a missing firearm.  Deputy responded.  The firearm was recovered.

September 7, 2019

Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Monty R. Loyd, 19, of Wickes, on a Charge of Driving While Intoxicated.

September 8, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 76 East near Mena of unauthorized persons on their property.  Deputy responded.

Report from walk-in complainant of a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the day.  Investigation continues.

Request for welfare check on Polk 171 near Rocky.  Deputy responded.

Arrested was Dinnis Clark, 68, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

Arrested was Michael L. Jones, 44, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 28 Incarcerated Inmates , with 12 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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