An arrest was made July 1 in connection with the November commercial burglary and criminal mischief at Mitchell's Park Street Pharmacy in Calico Rock. Immediately following the incident, an in-store security video recorder showed that a white male with a jacket and hood entered the store. A white minivan was recorded puling into the lot of the business. Later information indicated that the person in the video was Shawn Patrick Quinn, 25, now of Rector. The owner of the van was identified as Gwen Patterson of Calico Rock who, at the time of the incident, denied knowing the individual in the video. It was later learned by authorities that Quinn was living at the Patterson residence. Quinn told authorities during an interview that he had in fact entered the pharmacy and that was to satisfy an initiation requirement into an organization run by Eric Bear of Calico Rock who is known to live at the Patterson residence. Quinn remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $5,000 bond. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that the case remains under investigation with the possibility of a least one other person being charged.
Meggan June Sims, 20, of Calico Rock was arrested June 28 on a theft of property charge, a class A misdemeanor. Meggan is accused of stealing a metal ornamental rooster from an antique store in Calico Rock. Sims appeared Thursday in the Izard County District Court and was sentenced to time served in jail and a fine. Sims was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Baxter County authorities alerted the Izard County Sheriff's Department early on the morning of July 4 that they had learned that a vehicle they had stopped was stolen only after the vehicle was released from the traffic stop. The stolen vehicle and driver were located at a residence off Highway 5 North near Calico Rock. The driver, Steve Young, was taken into custody by Deputy Mark Simino and turned over to the Baxter County Sheriff's Department. The vehicle was returned to the owner.
The Izard County Sheriff's Department was notified on July 4 that a male identified as Jamie Finley had escaped from the Fulton County Sheriff's office earlier in the evening and was possibly heading to Little Rock in a white Toyota truck. Later in the evening, Deputies Mark Simino and Phil Story initiated a traffic stop and arrested Finley and three other occupants of the vehicle. Fulton County authorities transported all four to Fulton County.
Donald McQueen, 32, of Oxford was arrested July 3 on charges of public intoxication-drugs, disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental operations. At the time of his arrest, McQueen tested positive for marijuana, opiates, meth, and amphetamines. McQueen remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $1,515 bond.
Nathaniel David Arnold, 29, of Dolph was arrested June 26 on charges of driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit and failure to stop after an accident. Arnold posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,260 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Kerry Edward Burns, 54, of Calico Rock was arrested June 28 on the charge of harassment. Burns posted bond in the amount of $1,000 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Coy Dale Loggains, 44, of Hardy was arrested July 1 on a failure to pay fines warrant. Loggains posted bond in the amount of $615 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Lane Wakeo Garrison, 36, of Melbourne was arrested July 4 on a violation of Arkansas hot check warrant. Garrison posted bond in the amount of $343 and was released from jail.
Steven William Chute, 20, of Dolph was arrested June 26 on the charge of public intoxication. Chute was released from the Izard County Detention Facility the following day after posting bond in the amount of $205.
Bryon Dean Rayburn, 40, of Ash Flat was arrested June 27 on a failure to pay fines warrant. Rayburn was released with a court date after appearing before District Judge David E. Miller.
Michael Joseph Kelly, 21, of Franklin was transported July 1 from the Izard County Detention Facility to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Following a one-vehicle accident on Highway 69 east of Melbourne on July 9, Kimberly R. Phillips, 46, of melbourne was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated -- drugs, driving without a license, operating a vehicle without license plates and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Phillips was released later that day from the Izard County Detention Facility and given a court date.
David Forrest Autry, 42, of Sawyer, Okla., was arrested July 9 outside a Melbourne supermarket and charged with public intoxication. Autry was given a court date and released from the Izard County Detention Facility.