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Hatfield Man Accused of Pointing Rifle at Deputies

On Thursday February 28th Polk County Deputies received a call to assist DHS at a home on Cedar Lane in Hatfield with the removal of a child from the residence. In his report, Deputy Steve Fortner states that he and Deputy Mike Godfrey approached the home to make contact with Greg Scott Brewer, age 50, and the juvenile, both of Hatfield. Deputy Fortner states that as he approached the front ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Identify Body Found in Cove

BY MELANIE BUCK The identity of a body found near Cove, Ark. has been confirmed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department as 43 year old Bethany Jo (Scarbrough) Wester, of Mena. The body was discovered on Tuesday, April 25 after the Sheriff’s Department received a call of a “suspicious object” in a creek southeast of Cove. The body was sent ...

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Local Agencies Collaborate to Make Drug Arrest

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on Thursday, April 20, 2017, that was the result of a narcotic investigation conducted by the two agencies. The warrant resulted in the finding of drugs and paraphernalia and led to the arrest of Patrick R. Tosta, age 32, ...

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Sheriff’s Deputies Apprehend Armed Subject After High-Speed Pursuit

BY MELANIE BUCK – Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies began their Monday morning with a high-speed pursuit of a person who fired shots into the air at two convenience stores in South Polk County on January 30, 2017. At approximately 6:30 a.m., Polk County Dispatch advised deputies of a report from TJ’s Convenience Store in Hatfield of a subject that had ...

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Shooting Suspect Apprehended by Oklahoma Authorities

BY MELANIE BUCK – Ed Martin, age 46 of Mena, has been apprehended by police in Oklahoma after being identified as the suspect in a shooting that occurred just outside of Mena on Monday, October 31, 2016. A BOLO was issued for Martin just before 9 p.m. on Halloween night when he fled the scene of a shooting that happened ...

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Sheriff’s Office Responds to Rollover Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK – A one-vehicle accident occurred just after 1 p.m. today [Monday, June 20, 2016] on Ransom Road. Polk County Deputy Sheriff Scott Sawyer and Deputy Randy Jewell worked the accident after a call came through 911 at approximately 1:20 p.m. The 2008 Chevrolet full size pickup truck was traveling westbound on Ransom Road when the driver lost ...

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County Deputy Injured in Rollover Accident

BY MELANIE BUCK –  Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Seidenzahl was transported by Southwest EMS to Mena Regional Health System following a rollover accident in front of the former Pine Bowl on Highway 71 South in Mena Friday morning, April 8th. The deputy was responding to a call of drunk drivers and was southbound on Highway 71. According to witnesses ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: February 1-7, 2016

February 1, 2016 Request for assistance with a Probation Search led to the arrest of Jackson H. Riley, 21, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms and Possession of a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance. Arrested was Jennifer A. Chaney, 23, of ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 25-31, 2016

January 25, 2016 No reports were filed. January 26, 2016 Report from a Hatfield woman that her 11-year-old daughter was being bullied.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. Arrested was Curtis R. Parnell, 31, of Mena, on a Warrant for Forgery. January 27, 2016 Arrested was Daniel J. Vela, 46, of Mena, on a ...

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Polk County Sheriff’s Department: January 18-24, 2016

January 18, 2016 Arrested was Gary Wayne Covington, 42, of Maumelle, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. Report from complainant on Polk 647 near Mena of being assaulted by a family member.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. January 19, 2016 Report from complainant on Port Arthur Avenue in Mena of the violation of ...

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