The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of March 11 – March 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.
March 11, 2019
Report from a Mena man that his adult granddaughter had not been seen in several days. The individual was later located in another jurisdiction.
Report from Mena Regional Health System of a domestic violence victim. Deputies responded. Investigation continues.
Report of a domestic disturbance on Highway 71 North near Mena led to the arrest of Korie N. Wilhite, 27, of Mena, on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.
Report of a domestic disturbance on Polk 626 near Nunley led to the arrest of Melton R. Cannon, 53, of Mena, on a Charge of Aggravated Assault on a Family Member. Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Arrested was Mitzie M. French, 45, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Warrant for Violation of the Arkansas Hot Check Law.
March 12, 2019
No reports were filed.
March 13, 2019
Arrested was Jennifer R. Thompson, 50, of Mena, on a Charge of Obstructing Governmental Operations.
March 14, 2019
Report from complainant on Muscadine Lane near Potter of prowlers. The subjects fled the area before deputies arrived.
Arrested by an officer with the Grannis Police Department was Lawrence E. Houser, 32, of Grannis, on Warrants for Failure to Appear and Failure to Comply with a Court Order and two Colorado Warrants.
March 15, 2019
Report of a stolen boat led to the arrest of Jeremy Ratcliff, 42, of Dardanelle, on Charges of Fleeing in a Vehicle, Fleeing on Foot, Public Intoxication, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Proof of Insurance, Fictitious Tags and Theft of Property. Additional information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report from complainant on Hillcrest Lane near Mena of unauthorized persons in their home. Deputy responded.
Arrested was Jason C. White, 36, of Mena, on a Child Support Warrant.
March 16, 2019
Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Edwin A. Huber, 58, of Mena, on a Warrant for Probation Violation.
March 17, 2019
Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Ink of vandalism done to a vehicle. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Justin L. Goins, 30, of Mena, on Warrants for Failure to Appear and a Parole Hold.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 14 Incarcerated Inmates , with 2 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.