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.
March 16, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 417 near Potter of a vehicle driven into a pond led to Citations for Careless and Prohibited Driving, No Seat Belt Use, and No Vehicle License being issued to Taylor Higgins, 25, of Mena.
March 17, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 92 near Shady Grove of being harassed by an acquaintance. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
March 18, 2020
Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Hatfield of damage to a sign valued at $500.00. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 167 near Potter led to the arrest of William T. Smith, 40, of Mena on Charges of DWI, Refusal to Submit, Careless and Prohibited Driving, No Seat Belt, and Open Container.
March 19, 2020
No reports filed.
March 20, 2020
Report from complainant on West Johnson near Hatfield of a trailer license plate being removed.
Report from complainant on Hwy 71N near Acorn of a theft. Investigation continues.
Report from a complainant on Dover Street near Hatfield of a domestic disturbance led to the arrest of John A. Davis, 31, of Hatfield on a Charge of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree.
March 21, 2020
No reports were filed.
March 22, 2020
Report from complainant on 71S near Cove of an accidental shooting. Deputy responded.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked no vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 10 Incarcerated Inmates , with 11 Inmates
currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.