The Izard County Sheriff's Department continues to recover stolen property following the initial arrests of Chase Hussang, 18, of Hardy and a seventeen year old Melbourne juvenile. Hussang was previously charged with breaking and entering and three counts of theft while the juvenile was previously charged with breaking and entering and two counts of theft in Izard County and other theft related charges in Sharp County. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said both face additional charges as the result of the department recovering previously reported stolen items. The two apparently began their thieving spree in May and continued it until at least the middle of July. In total, seven theft incidences, each with multiple charges, have occurred. Sheriff Lawrence said the department continues to formalize charges against the two and the investigation is continuing. Hussang is currently jailed in Sharp County while the juvenile is on house arrest in Fulton County.
In unrelated activity, deputies were dispatched the night of Aug. 2 to 2601 Highway 56, Calico Rock, in response to an altercation involving a small child being struck by an adult female. Rachel Marie Nalley, 20, was arrested and charged with domestic battering third degree and Vincent Lee Hatfield, 23, of the same address was charged with obstructing governmental operations. The seven month old child was placed with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Nalley was released from jail the following day and given a court date after appearing before District Judge David E. Miller and Hatfield posted bond the day of his arrest and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
In another domestic situation, James Stanley Cockerel, 53, of Calico Rock was arrested Aug. 6 on the charge of domestic battering third degree. Cockerel remains in the Izard County Detention Facility pending a court hearing.
A report Aug. 2 by a female residing in Melbourne that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend resulted in the arrest of Zack Warren Drake, 29, of Batesville. Drake was charged with domestic battering third degree. Sheriff Tate Lawrence and Deputy Ed Sollock had to forcibly enter the house when Drake refused to come to the door. Drake posted bond Aug. 4 in the amount of $1,000 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
A Fifty-Six man, Jeremy Lynn Faulkner, 31, was brought to the Izard County Detention Facility on Aug. 7 following a traffic stop. Faulkner was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving and having no seat belt. While initiating the arrest on the above charges, Faulkner became extremely combative with arresting officers and, as a result, was charged with assault second degree, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental operations, terroristic threatening second degree, refusal to submit to a chemical test and a second revisiting charge while at the Izard County Detention Facility. Faulkner remains incarcerated pending formal felony charges.
Following a vehicle accident on state highway 69 near Mt. Pleasant on Aug. 7, Mathew Ray Eden, 25, of Batesville was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and having no seat belt. Eden remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $1,845 bond.
William Eugene Wilkins, 56, of Calico Rock was arrested Aug. 2 for public intoxication. Wilkins posted bond later that day in the amount of $205 and was released from jail.
Richard Alford Magouik, 23, of Melbourne was arrested Aug. 6 on charges of driving left of center and driving with a suspended license along with a Baxter County warrant. Magourik posted bond in the amount of $1,515 later that day and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Jeremy David Wray, 32, of Salem was arrested Aug. 2 on the charge of driving on a suspended license and a failure to appear warrant. Wray was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after posting bond in the amount of $590.
Stephen Scott McCurley, 37, of Wiseman was arrested Aug. 3 on a violation of the Arkansas hot check law warrant. McCurley posted bond in the amount of $313 and was released.
Jacob Wayne Heikes, 24, of Calico Rock was arrested Aug. 6 on a failure to appear warrant. Heikes posted bond the following day in the amount of $420 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility.
Jamie Juanita Chism, 28, of the Pineville/Calico Rock areas was arrested Aug. 7 on an Izard County warrant for failure to appear and a Baxter County warrant. Chism remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $3,505 bond.
Laci Dawn Jones, 18, of Melbourne was arrested Aug. 1 on a Horseshoe Bend failure to pay fines warrant. Jones was released the following day by Horseshoe Bend authorities.
Michael Aaron Holt, 47, of Sidney was arrested Aug.4 on an Independence County warrant and was released to Independence County authorities.