Released Dec. 28
A woman returned to her home on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne Christmas Eve night to find someone loading belonging into a truck. The woman called the sheriff's department and upon arrival of deputies, the male subject had unloaded his truck. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Michael Ryan Hilton, 46, of Melbourne gave conflicting statements as to his reason for being there. Hilton appeared to be disoriented and at one point said that he was helping a couple move but Sheriff Lawrence said the couple he was supposedly helping move had not lived at that location in several years. Hilton was arrested and placed on a criminal investigative hold pending charges. Saturday Hilton was charged with felony breaking and entering. Hilton tested positive for opiates at the time of his arrest. Hilton was released with a court date. Additional charges against Hilton are pending.
In an unrelated matter Christmas night, Deputies were dispatched to a Mt. Pleasant residence in regards to a domestic assault. Upon arrival, the female victim was found to have a cut lip and what appeared to be blood on her face and clothing. The victim stated that her husband had also choked her and had thrown a hammer across the room and had grabbed her and then head butted her causing the lip abrasion. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Thomas Kyle Edwards, 31, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested on the charge of domestic battering third degree. Edwards was released the following day after appearing before District Judge David E. Miller. Edwards is scheduled to appear in court.
Heather Ann Roberts, 37, of Flippin was arrested Dec. 21 on drug related charges. Roberts was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Roberts later posted bond in the amount of $2,335 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
A Christmas night traffic stop resulted in the arrest of two males, one eighteen and the other nineteen, who were occupants of the vehicle. John Cameron Futrell, of Melbourne was arrested on theft/lease warrant and a charge of possession of liquor by a minor. The Dylan Wade Dayberry, 18, of Mountain Home was charged with public intoxication and possession of liquor by a minor. Both were released the following day after posting appropriate bond.
A Cabot man, Thomas Malcolm Untaken, 18 was arrested Dec. 23 on charges to include careless driving, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving on a suspended license, and improper display of a license plates. Suntken was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting bond in the amount of $2,012.
Bobby Joe Gray, 43, of Calico Rock was arrested Saturday night following a traffic stop and was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving without a license, and failure to stop or yield. Gray posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,490 ands was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Angelia Renae Elliot, 39, of Oxford was arrested Christmas Day on Horseshoe Bend and Baxter County warrants. Elliott posted bond the same day in the amount of $1,028 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Released Dec. 21
A search warrant jointly executed Dec. 16 on a house in Horseshoe Bend by the Horseshoe Bend Police Department, 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Izard County Sheriff's Department has resulted in felony drug charges against the house occupant. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Margaret Marie Brabon, 25, of Horseshoe Bend has been charged with the use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine, a class "B" felony; possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class "C" felony; and use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class "C" felony. Brabon remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.
In an unrelated drug arrest, Sheriff Lawrence said that Joseph Lyons, 25, of Cave City was arrested following a traffic where officers observed a clear plastic bag on the driver's seat which contained marijuana and while speaking with Lyons outside of the vehicle, officers observed a bulge near the top of one shoe. The bulge was a clear plastic bag also containing marijuana and a smaller bag containing numerous pills. Lyons was also charged for driving on a suspended license, failure to stop at a stop sign, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and failure to obey traffic devices. He has been charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver. Lyons was arrested on similar charges earlier in the month. He remains in the Izard County Detention Facility without bond.
Fifteen people were charged after deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Dolph area after a parent reported to dispatch that her child was at the residence and was being denied the opportunity to leave. The caller stated that a party was taking place and several people were out of control. Upon entering the residence, deputies observed several individuals appearing to be intoxicated and were recognized to be underage. The residence was littered with beer cans, bottles, and other alcoholic beverage containers. Some teenagers were passed out in different parts of the house. Marshal R. Branscum, and Jarrett Moorhead both 19 who were the renters of the house were charged with 14 counts of violating the social host law and public intoxication. Kevin Branscum, 25, of Calico Rock was charged with 14 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and public intoxication. Nine males to include Adam T. Jones, 20, of Jonesboro; Jordan Meadows, 18, of Calico Rock; Tyler Howard, 19, of Melbourne; David Watkins, 19, of Norfolk; Eric Stewart, 21, of Calico Rock; Timothy Lee Stetka III, 18, of Pineville; Brent Tyrel Sanders, 20, of Calico Rock; Heath Branscum, 19, of Calico Rock; and Wesley Grant Bray, 19, of Pineville were jailed on public intoxication charges. One male and one female juvenile were released to the custody of family and one juvenile male was transported to the White River Regional Juvenile Facility in Batesville. All arrested were released the following day except Bray whose bond from a previous felony charge was revoked.
A Violet Hill man was arrested Dec. 16 on the charge of shoplifting from a Melbourne tobacco store. Charles A. Ard, 62, remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of bond and a hold by White County authorities.
Cole Allen Verser, 32, of Prim was arrested early Sunday morning on the charge of public intoxication following a disturbance at a Franklin residence. Verser posted bond late Sunday in the and was released from the Izard County Facility.
Lisa Faye Dixon, 43, of Salem was arrested Sunday on probation/parole violation warrant and is being held without bond.
Steve Wayne Marshall, 44, of Dolph was transported Friday to the Arkansas Department of Correction.