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Polk County Sheriff’s Log

July 12, 2021

Report from complainant on Polk 21 near Cove of being harassed. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Stephenie Ashcraft, 29, of Mena, on a Charge of Contempt of Court.

Arrested was Christopher D. Dougan, 47, of Saratoga, Arkansas, on a Charge of Failure to Comply with Order of the Court.

July 13, 2021

Report from complainant on 375W near Shady Grove of trespassing. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 24 near Cove of a theft. Deputy responded.

Report of a domestic disturbance at a place of business near Cove. Deputy responded.

Report of damage to property in the Polk County Detention Center.

Arrested was Dawnylle D. Boutwell, 52, of Cove, on a Warrant for Theft $1000.00 or Less.

Arrested by an officer with the Game and Fish was Brianna Ramirez, 21, of Mena, on a Body Attachment Warrant.

July 14, 2021

Report of a lost wallet at a campground near Board Camp. 

July 15, 2021

Report from complainant on Polk 58 near Board Camp of the theft of insulation and tin. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop on Hwy 71S near Potter led to the arrest of Carrie L. Garza, 50, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of Schedule I or II, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.

July 16, 2021

Report from complainant on Polk 41S near Potter of a scam. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop on Polk 72 near Cherry Hill led to the arrest of Robert L. Schmidt, 26, of Mena, on a Warrant for Delivery of Meth or Cocaine and a Charge of Disorderly Conduct. Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration of charges.

July 17, 2021

Report of child abuse. Deputy responded.

Report of a camper fire on Polk 23 near Cove. Deputy responded.

Report of a juvenile being harassed. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Gavin E. Whitmire, 29, on a Warrant for 3rd Degree Assault on Family or Household Member and a Warrant for Fleeing in Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and Careless and Prohibited Driving.

July 18, 2021

Report of a disturbance involving a juvenile. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 685 near Cherry Hill of the theft of a chainsaw valued at $500.00. Deputy responded.

Report of a four-wheeler accident on Polk 81 near Shady. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop on Hwy 8W near Mena led to the discovery of a suspicious substance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Traffic stop on Hwy 71S near Hatfield led to the arrest of Jereme L. Baughman, 44, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Possession of Meth or Cocaine and Charges of Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Schedule VI.

Report from complainant on Hwy 246W near Hatfield of damage to a property. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Cove of a verbal dispute between neighbors.

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Austin T. Nickles, 23, of Smithville, Oklahoma, on a Warrant for Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.

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

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 23 Incarcerated Inmates, with 6 Inmates 

currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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