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Polk County Sheriff’s Report

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.

June 8, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 733 near Potter of the theft of diesel fuel in the amont of $300.00. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 130 near Rocky of a runaway juvenile. Juvenile was located and returned to the custody of the parent/guardian.

Arrested was James D. Cochran, 36, of Cove on a Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Arrested was Aaron M. Shores, 27, of Hatfield on two charges of Failure to Comply, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft by Receiving, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License.

June 9, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 412 near Potter of harassment. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 24 near Cove of the theft of an ATV and tools valued at $14,600.00. Investigation continues.

Report of an incident between four juvenile males. Deputy responded. Complainant refused to press charges.

Arrested was Kyle D. Williams, 25, of Mena on a Charge of Theft by Receiving and a hold for another agency.

Arrested was Rachel R. Tarkinton-Wolf, 22, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Comply and a Warrant for Possession of Schedule I or II, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

June 10, 2020

Report of a possible ATV accident on Hwy 375 near Shady. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Settlers Lane near Potter of the theft of a refrigerator valued at $600.00. Deputy responded.

June 11, 2020

Report from complainant on West Johnson near Hatfield of a dog bite. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 17 near Cove of inappropriate videos and pictures on a cell phone. Deputy responded.

June 12, 2020

Traffic stop on Polk 31 led to the arrest of Brandon W. Gates, 35, of Mena on a Charge of DWI, Driving on a DWI Suspended License, and Driving Left of Center.

Arrested was Philip M. Cunningham, 48, of Mena on a Charge of DWI and Driving on a DWI Suspended Driver’s License.

June 13, 2020

Request for a welfare check at a residence near Mena.

Report from complainant on Treasure Lane near Acorn of a property line dispute. Deputy responded.

Report from complainant on Polk 93 near Rocky of issues concerning a mailbox. Deputy responded.

Traffic stop led to the arrest of Lonnie R. Fairless, 48, of Cove on Charges of DWI, Driving on a DWI Suspended License, and Driving Left of Center.

June 14, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 35 near Hatfield of items stolen from a rental property. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Hwy 71S near Hatfield of a verbal altercation. Deputy responded.

Arrested was Michael A. Wilkinson, 33, of Hatfield on a Charge of DWI.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 19 Incarcerated Inmates , with 7 Inmates

currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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