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Izard County Sheriff's Report

Thursday, October 30, 2008

According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, four individuals were sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction during last week's Izard County Circuit Court session and one was sentenced to time served in the Izard County Detention Facility.

Larry Wayne Horton, 37, of Horseshoe Bend was sentenced to 10 years on charges of probation violation, patronizing a prostitute and engaging a child in explicit conduct.

Richard Frank Jones, 33, of Wellford was sentenced to two years with an additional three years suspended sentence on the charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

Elmer Lewie Branscum, 22, of Mountain View was sentenced to five years with an additional five year suspended sentence on charges of forgery.

Carl Benjamin Vannatter, 21, of Pineville was sentenced to nine years with an additional 12 years suspended sentence and ordered to pay more than $112,000 in restitution and fines. Vannetter was originally charged with theft of property, arson, criminal mischief and commercial burglary. All four remain in the Izard County Detention Facility awaiting bed space in prison, according to Sheriff Lawrence.

Shane Walker, 36, of Galveston, Texas, was sentenced to time served of 244 days in the Izard County Detention Facility relating to charges of theft by receiving and failing to register as a sex offender. Walker was extradited to Texas to face additional charges. Walker was transported to Texas this past Sunday.

A Mount Pleasant couple was formally arrested and charged Oct. 21 on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia. Facing these felony charges are Stephen Douglas Stewart, 56, and Debra Anne Steward Stewart, 55. Izard County authorities discovered mature marijuana plants on the premises of the home located off County Road 145. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, some of the plants were more than 10 feet tall. A search warrant revealed finished product in the home. Both Stewarts were released on bond and are scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court.

In the course of investigating a report of the theft of three guns from an Oxford resident, deputies discovered a 1995 Dodge truck that was reported as stolen from Henderson, Ky. The truck was discovered two houses from the reported theft. One occupant of the house where the stolen truck was discovered was arrested on the scene Friday night and is being held pending felony theft related charges and drug related charges. Arrested was Amanda Michelle Teague, 29, of Oxford. Her husband, Johnny B. Teague Jr., was arrested Sunday afternoon.

Paul David Beaver, 24, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested Oct. 20 on a felony theft by receiving warrant. Beaver posted bond in the amount of $10,000 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Pepsie Sue Calvert, 37, of Melbourne was arrested early Sunday morning and is being held on a sheriff's hold relating to the possession of various scheduled narcotics.

Oliver Milton Buck, 49, of Melbourne was arrested the night of Oct. 18 on the charge of driving while intoxicated. Buck posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,105 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Jackson A. Knight Jr., 45, of Brockwell was arrested Oct. 14 on charges of driving left of center, driving while intoxicated, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Knight was released from the Izard County Detention Facility the following day after posting bond in the amount of $1,185 and is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court.

Sarah Jeanine Cooper, 35, of Calico Rock was arrested Saturday night on the charge of driving while intoxicated. Cooper later posted bond in the amount of $1,055 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Clinton James Tinin, 22, of Calico Rock was arrested Oct. 14 on the charge of disorderly conduct. Tinin later posted bond in the amount of $205 and was released with a court date.

Joseph Allen Wolford, 32, of Calico Rock was arrested Oct. 14 on the charge of disorderly conduct. Later in the day Wolford was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting bond in the amount of $205.

Stephen Shaw Pool, 19, of Calico Rock was arrested Oct. 20 on the charge of failure to appear in court. Pool posted bond the following day in the amount of $2,210 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Amy Kristine Branscum, 21, of Pineville was arrested Oct. 15 on a violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law warrant. Branscum posted bond in the amount of $1,250 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

Jennifer Leann Rushing, 30, of Melbourne was arrested Oct. 17 on a criminal contempt of court warrant. Rushing posted a bond in the amount of $790 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.

The Izard County Sheriff's Department has concluded the investigation of the August theft of a truck and other items from Turkey Mountain Motors in Franklin. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Coty McCann, 18, of Cherokee Village and Richard Shawn Winter, 19, of Paragould. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, the two broke into the office of the business, located the keys to the Dodge truck, and took the truck and numerous other items to include a credit card and guns. They then headed to Florida where they stole another vehicle and used the stolen credit card to purchase tires. Sheriff Lawrence said the two face additional charges in Florida where they are in custody. Each face Izard County charges of commercial burglary and theft of property, a class "C" and class "B" felony. Sheriff Lawrence said a hold has been placed on them in Florida and expects to extradite them at the appropriate time to face the Izard County charges.

In an unrelated theft case, Amanda Teague of Oxford, who was arrested Oct. 25, has been formally charged with theft by receiving, a class "C" felony relating to a vehicle reported stolen from Henderson, Ky., found at her residence. Teague, along with her husband, Johnny Teague Jr. who was arrested Oct. 26, are also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to use. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Amanda Teague remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $20,000 bond while Johnny Teague remains in the Izard County Detention Facility on a hold from the Arkansas Department of Correction.

A warrant has been issued against an Independence man in connection with him threatening to cause bodily harm to a Melbourne male juvenile. According to statement from the 16-year-old victim and witnesses, David Brady walked into a Melbourne convenience store and began pushing the victim around and threatened to stab the victim in the stomach until he was dead. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Brady is charged with assault in the third degree, a class "B" misdemeanor; and terroristic threatening in the second degree, a class "A" misdemeanor.

In a case of domestic assault, a Melbourne man was charged Oct. 27 with domestic battery third degree. Michael Liscomb, 26, is accused of grabbing his wife by the back of the neck and throwing her out the front of their home. Liscomb remains in the Izard County Detention Facility pending a bond hearing.