Joseph Edward Brown, 20, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault in the second degree. Brown is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female on two occasions in May. Brown is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Donta W. Linzie, 18, of Melbourne was arrested on June 3 on two counts of delivering a controlled substance, after allegedly selling marijuana to undercover agents during a controlled buy. Linzie was released after posting bond in the amount of $5,000.
Eddie Valdez, 29, of Batesville was arrested on May 26 for fleeing, driving on a suspended license, assault third degree and resisting arrest. Valdez allegedly fled during a police stop, running over the foot of a sheriff's deputy. Valdez was released on May 27 after posting bond.
Justin L. McQuary, 48, of Franklin was arrested on May 3 on a Craighead County rape warrant. McQuary was transferred to Jonesboro by Craighead County authorities.
Jolynn Mandel, 26, of Calico Rock was arrested May 31 on a Fulton County warrant. Mandel was released on bond on June 1.
Jason Troy Eddy, 35, of Melbourne turned himself into Izard County authorities in response to a hot check warrant. Eddy later posted bond in the amount of $350.
Ashley Nicole Bodeker, 27, of Oxford was arrested by Izard County deputies on a Sharp County warrant. Bodeker was released after posting bond in the amount of $615.
James Allen West, 20, of Dardanelle was arrested on June 4 on a probation/ parole violation. West remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.
Billy Joe Powell, 30, of Calico Rock was arrested on a failure to pay fines warrant. Powell remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $1,050 cash bond.
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is investigating three attempted break-ins on May 26. The front doors of Mark's Pharmacy and Dennis Lube were broken and the door of Skeeter's was damaged. It does not appear that anything was taken from any of the businesses. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, a suspect has been identified.
Entry was attempted at two Melbourne businesses and was gained at another business late Thursday night, May 26.. The front door of Marks's Pharmacy was shattered as was the front door of Dennis Lube. The front door of Skeeter's was cracked. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that it appears nothing was taken from any of the three businesses.
A suspect has been developed, according to Sheriff Lawrence, and an arrest is anticipated pending information from the state crime laboratory.