The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of October 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018. 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 15, 2018
Report of $60.00 cash missing from a wallet led to a 14-year-old male being issued a Juvenile Citation for Theft of Property. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Arrested was Matthew Bohanon, 25, of Ashdown, on two Warrants for Failure to Appear.
October 16, 2018
Report from complainant on Polk 57 near Nunley of attempted identity theft.
Report from complainant on Polk 31 near Hatfield of the theft of a wallet, totaling losses at $62.89. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Arrested was Joey W. Rymer, 34, of Horatio, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.
October 17, 2018
Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Cove of a missing family member. The family member was later located.
Arrested was Larry D. Graham, 53, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation.
October 18, 2018
Arrested was Lorenz A. Fehrenbacher, 18, of Jessieville, on a Warrant for Battery 3rd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree and Hazing.
Arrested was Thomas G. Lester, 18, of Bryant, on a Warrant for Assault 3rd Degree and Hazing.
Report of an 18-wheeler stuck in a ditch in front of a business on Highway 71 North near Mena. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Polk 21 near Cove of a phone scam, posing as the IRS, that had managed to obtain their personal information.
Report from complainant on Polk 177 near Mena of the theft of a planer, valued at $350.00. Investigation continues.
October 19, 2018
Report from complainant on Highway 8 East near Board Camp of the theft of two tires. Investigation continues.
Report of an unattended death on Polk 189 near Mena. Deputy responded.
Arrested by an officer with Arkansas Game and Fish was Paul Ford, 26, of Jacksonville, on Charges of DWI, Careless/Prohibited Driving, Possession of Firearm by Certain Person and Refusal to Submit.
October 20, 2018
Report from complainant on Seay Lane near Mena of the theft of a trailer, valued at $3,250.00. Investigation continues.
October 21, 2018
Report from a Hatfield woman of being harassed by an acquaintance. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 70 in Cherry Hill of the theft of property. Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 34 near Hatfield led to the arrest of Brandon W. Gates, 33, of Hatfield, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 23 Incarcerated Inmates,
with 5 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.