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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

David Christopher Youngblood, 24, of Camp was charged April 30 with a Class C felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (Roxicodone) and a second Class C felony count of possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia.

According to documents, Arkansas State Trooper Ronnie Stewart stopped Youngblood on Highway 9 within the Salem city limits for a severely broken windshield. Upon reaching the driver side window, Stewart said he could smell a strong odor of marijuana. Youngblood and his passenger Christopher Gilbraith denied consuming the narcotic although Steward reported their eyes were bloodshot and glassy.

Stewart then conducted a series of sobriety tests, which Youngblood failed, the report said. Stewart was allowed to search the truck and recovered a partially burnt marijuana cigarette the two men admitted to smoking prior to the stop.

The Fulton County Sheriff's dispatcher informed Stewart he needed to search the rear wheel area of the truck. Assisting officer, Mark Long, of the Salem Police Department arrived and said the sheriff's department had been informed Gilbraith had been seen hiding something in the area near the rear wheel on the passenger side.

Long then recovered a small black eyeglass case from the ground by the tire, which upon inspection by Stewart yielded a spoon with a bluish green substance and two syringes. Further searching recovered additional syringes.

The report said Youngblood told authorities he had purchased pills which he had melted from a guy named Duke at a river party in Sturkie.

Youngblood was arrested and was later released on $20,000 bond, according to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

Robert Blankenship, 44, of Highway 9 South along with Ken Lewis, 42, and Michael Lungsford, 18, both of Knob Creek Road were arrested May 3 after an altercation at a Knob Creek Road residence.

Blankenship was charged with criminal trespassing and two counts of battery in the third degree. Lewis, who was released on a $205 bond, was also charged with criminal trespassing. Lungsford was arrested for obstructing a governmental operation and later posted bond in the amount of $1,105 and was released.

Douglas Daniel McIntyre, 35, of Myron was involved in a traffic stop on Arkansas Highway 69 near the LaCrosse Road April 23 which left him with multiple illegal drug charges.

McIntyre's charges include possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) a Class C felony, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) a Class A misdemeanor along with possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated (drugs) and driving on a suspended driving license. Bond in the amount of $25,000 was posted the following day and McIntyre was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, James Samuel Reynolds, 35, who was a passenger in McIntyre's vehicle, was charged with public intoxication (drugs) and later posted a bond of $205 and was released.

Michael L. Cox, 19, Daniel W. Sanders, 18, and Brent T. Sanders, 19, were arrested April 24 in connection with an arson fire in Calico Rock after a 16-foot trailer containing a four-foot by eight-foot double faced sign went up in flames. Destroyed were the trailer and the signs with a combined value of $2,500. Izard County Sheriff's Deputy Ed Sollock said there was the strong smell of gasoline on and around the trailer. The investigation is ongoing.

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