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.
September 28, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 685 near Cherry Hill of a missing toolbox. Toolbox was recovered.
Report of a burn victim on Polk 602 near Shady. Investigation continues.
Arrested by an Officer with the Game and Fish was Heath M. Spencer, 23, of Mena of a Charge of Driving on a Suspended License and Driving While Intoxicated.
September 29, 2020
Report from complainant of domestic battery that occurred while traveling on Hwy 8E. Deputy responded.
Report of receiving a call with a disturbance happening during the call. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Hwy 8E near Board Camp of not being paid for vehicle repairs. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Polk 659 near Board Camp of an altercation. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
September 30, 2020
Report from complainant on West Boundary near Mena of the theft of a bike valued at $200.00. Deputy responded.
Report of a missing juvenile female led to the arrest of Madison Fairless, 19, of Hatfield on a Charge of Obstructing Governmental Operations and a Charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Juvenile was located and released to the custody of a parent/guardian.
October 1, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 50 near Potter of a missing family member. Family member was located.
Report from complainant on Hwy 8W near Shady Grove of identity fraud.
Report of two vehicles striking mirrors on Hwy 71S. Deputy responded.
Report of a disturbance led to a juvenile female being issued a Juvenile Citation for Disorderly Conduct.
Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Vandervoort of identity fraud.
Report from complainant on Polk 75 near Acorn of receiving threats. Deputy responded.
Report from Mena Regional Health System of a dog bite victim. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on 375E near Dallas Valley of a domestic altercation. Deputy responded.
Arrested by an officer with the Drug Task Force was Shannon K. Shaw, 40, of Mena on a Warrant for Probation Violation.
October 2, 2020
No reports filed.
October 3, 2020
Report from complainant on Trimble Avenue near Grannis of harassment. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report of an unattended death on Appaloosa Lane near Acorn. Deputy responded.
October 4, 2020
Report of a one vehicle accident led to the arrest of Lenard J. Barnett, 31, of Hatfield on a Charge of Driving While Intoxicated and a Warrant for Commercial Burglary and Theft of Property.
Report from complainant on Polk 76E near Acorn of ongoing problems with a neighbor. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Hwy 88E near Ink of an incident involving an easement. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Jasmine Lane near Grannis of a disturbance. Deputy responded.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked four vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 21 Incarcerated Inmates, with 9 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.