Senior Deputy J.T. Baker, in the course of investigating a report of a stolen vehicle, searched the house at 204 School Loop in Oxford during the early morning hours on Oct. 6. Keith McMahan, an occupant of the house was also searched and found in his possession were one used syringe, one unused syringe and rolling papers. Found in a bedroom of house was a small tin box containing a syringe with a clear liquid in it, three unloaded syringes, one spoon with white residue, two empty clear bags and one unloaded syringe found on top of a gun rack. McMahan, who gave an address of Cushman, was charged with multiple courts of possessing an instrument of crime. McMahan remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of bond, a hold by Cleburne County authorities and an absconder warrant by the Arkansas Department of Correction.
An afternoon call to Izard County Dispatch on Oct. 7 resulted in the arrest of two Oxford females at the 204 School Loop residence. Dispatch advised the responding deputy that they could hear adults yelling and screaming and could hear children crying. Senior Deputy Gabe Sanders advised the parties to calm down and should there be anymore disturbance, all involved would go to jail. Just minutes after Sanders left, he was again dispatched to the same location when the two females were yelling obscenities to people across the street. Arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct were Erica Roberts, 20, and Jamie Nicole Loosey, 22. While being booked into jail both tested positive for opiates and meth. Both posted bond later in the day in the amount of $205 and were released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Shortly before midnight Oct. 10, a traffic stop at the intersection of state Highways 223 and 56 resulted in the arrest of two passengers in a vehicle driving by Caitlin Cook were arrested on alcohol related charges. Brittany Christine Henrich, 19, of Aguanga, Calif., was charged with public intoxication and Phillip Shane Vredenburg, 25, of Pineville was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Henrich posted bond Sunday in the amount of $205 and Vredenburg posted a bond in the amount of $1,105 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
A Melbourne man, Kenneth Shane Bramlett, 18, was arrested Oct. 10 on charges to include underage driving under the influence, speeding and possession of a controlled substance. During booking, Bramlett tested positive for marijuana. Bramlett posted bond Sunday in the amount of $2,440 and was released.
Larry Dean Powell, 51, of Dolph was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of careless driving, operating a vehicle without license plates, driving on a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance. At the time of his arrest, it was determined that Powell was wanted on a child support enforcement warrant. Powell remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of bond in the amount of $20,810.
Jonathan Carl Jones, 23, of Violet Hill was arrested Oct. 6 on the charge of public intoxication. Jones posted bond Oct. 9 in the amount of $205 and was released from jail.
Six people who were recently sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction are in the Izard County Detention Facility awaiting bed space in prison. Marcos Florez and Eduardo Pacheco were sentenced as a result of cashing fake payroll checks, Ricky Lake and Charles Reed on charges parole violations, Jennifer Destefano for possession of narcotics with the intent to deliver and Chasty Fader on drug related charges.
A Calico Rock man was arrested Sept. 28 on a felony theft by receiving warrant in connection with the theft of a pickup truck. According to the arrest record, Jeremy Wray, 31, of Calico Rock is accused of having in his possession a 1982 Chevrolet truck that had been reported stolen on Sept. 22. The following day deputies were dispatched to a business in Calico Rock in reference to a drunken person driving a truck matching the description of the one stolen. Witnesses advise that the driver had took off walking leaving the truck and returned once the deputies had left and was given a ride telling the driver that he intended to return to the business to get truck. Theft by reviewing is a class "C" felony. Bond for Wray who is also on a Department Of Correction hold was set at $10,000. Wray remains in the Izard County Detention Facility. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Wray had previous criminal history.
Lynn Eugene Young, 47, was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with criminal mischief and domestic battery third degree. Young remains in the Izard County Detention Facility on a department of correction hold.
Following a foot search Friday night, Doug Pittman, 39, of Melbourne was arrested and charged with public intoxication, domestic battering and fleeing. Deputy J.T. Baker's report states that he observed a vehicle in the middle of First Street in Oxford and observed a male standing near the side of the vehicle and heard people yelling. The female driver of the truck said an altercation had occurred and there was evidence of physical injures to the female. As Baker was steping from his patrol unit the male observed the deputy and left the scene later to be found lying in tall grass and briars. Pittman remains in the Izard County Detention Facility on a no bond hold.
Kenny Keith Whisenhunt, 58, of Sidney was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with domestic battering third degree after deputies responded to a call on County Road 61. Whisenhunt remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.
Gina R. Stetka, 44, was arrested Saturday at a Calico Rock convenience store and charged with criminal trespassing. Stetka later posted bond in the amount of $205 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Kira Michelle Nussbickel, 27, of Oxford was arrested Friday on the charge of driving on a suspended license. Nussbickel was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting bond in the amount of $605.
Richard T. Brown, 51, of Pineville was arrested Friday on the charge of criminal trespassing. Brown was sought the previous day after his brother was found hiding under a stack of round bale hay near the Bandmill area. When Ricky Brown was removed from beneath large hay bales and claimed that he had been running all night from the police. Sheriff Lawrence said that Izard County authorities had not been after him. Richard Brown's charges stem from him being on property in the same general area where his brother was found in the hay. Richard Brown posted bond the following day in the amount of $605 and was released. Both Brown's have lengthy criminal history.
An act of vandalism and criminal mischief is being investigated relating to the destruction of a tombstone and memory bench at the Spring Creek Cemetery near Calico Rock. Sheriff Lawrence said that persons of interest have been identified and that arrests are expected.