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Polk County Sheriff’s Report

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of February 18, 2019 – February 24, 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 18, 2019

Arrested was Thomas E. Hendershot, 67, of Mena, on a Charge of Public Intoxication.

Report from complainant on Dover Lane in Hatfield of being harassed by an acquaintance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

February 19, 2019

Report of disorderly conduct led to a 17-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Aggravated Assault. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

February 20, 2019

Report of damage done to a fence on Polk 56 near Nunley led to the arrest of Jonathan R. Spurkosky, 35, of Mena, on Charges of Careless/Prohibited Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Criminal Mischief and a Warrant for Bond Revocation.

February 21, 2019

Report of disorderly behavior 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.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 288 near Cove. Deputies responded. One of the subjects left the residence for the evening.

Arrested was Omar Arellano, 32, of Dequeen, on a Warrant for two counts of Sexual Assault 4th Degree and a Hold for ICE.

February 22, 2019

Report of an unattended death on North Lewis Street in Cove. Deputy responded.

Report of damage done to a building by a vehicle on Polk 17 near Vandervoort. Investigation continues.

Arrested was Neisha F. Wikel, 26, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

Arrested was Tina M. Richey, 32, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested was Zachary D. Spain, 28, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

Arrested was Juston M. Wikel, 34, of Cove, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

February 23, 2019

Report from complainant on Ruby Lane near Acorn of the theft of an extension cord and ladder, all valued at $200.00. Investigation continues.

Arrested was Christopher M. Sanders, 30, of Hatfield, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

Traffic stop on Polk 136 near Cove led to the arrest of Robert S. Wallace, 19, of Cove, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and No Proof of Insurance.

Report of a death on Highway 270 West near Acorn. Deputy responded.

February 24, 2019

Report of a camper on fire on Rose Lane near Potter. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Jeremy N. Burns, 41, of Mena, on a Warrant for Parole Revocation.

Arrested was Gary T. Dobbs, 64, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant.


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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 27 Incarcerated Inmates, with 5 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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