The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of February 11, 2019 – February 17, 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.
February 11, 2019
Report of a vehicle in a creek on Highway 375 East near Mena. Deputies responded.
Report of suspected contraband led to a 16-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Report from a Cove woman of problems with their teenager led to a 14-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Arrested was Cody R. James, 18, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.
Arrested was Dennis W. Howard, 45, of Cove, on two Warrants, for a total of three counts of Delivery of Meth or Cocaine.
February 12, 2019
Report of an unattended death on Highway 88 East near Ink. Deputy responded.
Report from a business on Highway 375 East near Mena of the break-in and theft of a generator, valued at $2,000.00. Investigation continues.
Arrested were Angelia N. B. Lunsford, 18, of Mena, Wendy J. Strother, 48, of Mena, and Prairie D. Strother, 27, of Linden, TX, each on a Warrant for Battery 1st Degree, Hindering Apprehension and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st Degree.
February 13, 2019
Report from a Mena man of being threatened by an acquaintance. Investigation continues.
Report from walk-in complainant of a two-vehicle accident that had occurred earlier on Highway 278 East in Wickes. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 116 near Mena of the theft of tools, equipment and a saddle, all valued at $1,030.00. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 32 near Cove of trash being dumped on their property. Deputy responded.
February 14, 2019
Report of a disturbance on Hilltop Lane near Mena. Deputies responded.
Report from complainant on Highway 270 near Acorn of the break-in and theft of prescription medication, a sword and cash. Investigation continues.
Report from a Wickes woman of the violation of a No Contact Order. Complainant refused to press charges.
Report of lost hikers on Polk 67 between Opal and Big Fork. Deputies responded. All hikers were located.
Report from complainant on Polk 76 West near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Arrested was Kyle L. Alexander, 22, of Dequeen, on a Warrant for two counts of Delivery of Meth or Cocaine.
February 15, 2019
Arrested was Jearl E. Wilkinson, 34, of Cove, on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.
February 16, 2019
Report of a disturbance on Polk 1 near Grannis. Deputies responded. All parties were advised to cease all contact with one another.
February 17, 2019
Report of a disturbance on Polk 18 near Vandervoort. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked two vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 26 Incarcerated Inmates, with 2 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.