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Polk County Arraignments

The following information was received from Polk County law enforcement agencies. 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.

All criminal information is merely an accusation and the Defendant is Presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Prosecuting Attorney Andy Riner, with and for the 18th-West Judicial District of the State of Arkansas, of which Polk County is a part, in the name and by the authority of the State of Arkansas, on oath, do hereby accuse the defendants of committing in Polk County, Arkansas the following crimes:

State of Arkansas Vs. James D. Cochran, White Male, age 36, County I: Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, a Class “D” Felony. Count II: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class “D” Felony. Count III: Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class “A” Misdemeanor. The State of Arkansas intends to pursue enhanced penalties since he has been convicted of more than one (1) felony bu fewer than four (4) felonies.

State of Arkansas Vs. Joshua Heifner, White Male, age 18, Count I: Fleeing, a Class “D” Felony. Count II: Aggravated Assult, a Class “D” Felony.

State of Arkansas Vs. Matthew E. Cannon, White Male, age 39, Count I: Arson, a Class “B” Felony. Count II: Aggravated Assault, a Class “D” Felony.

State of Arkansas Vs. Kyle Williams, White Male, age 25, Count I: Theft by Receiving, a Class “D” Felony.

State of Arkansas Vs. Rachel Tarkinton, White Female, age 22, Count I: Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, a Class “D” Felony. Count II: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class “D” Felony. Count III: Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.

State of Arkansas Vs. Matthew Cannon, White Male, age 39, Count I: Failure to Appear, a Class “C” Felony.

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