The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of October 7 – October 13, 2019.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.

October 7, 2019

Arrested by an officer with the Arkansas Game & Fish was Joshua R. Neer, 34, of Hatfield, on two Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

October 8, 2019

No reports were filed.

October 9, 2019

Discovery of an illegal substance led to a 14-year-old male being issued Juvenile Citations for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.

Report from complainant on Polk 93 near Rocky of an unauthorized person on their property led to a Citation for Criminal Mischief being issued to Tracy Norwood.

October 10, 2019

Traffic stop on Polk 37 near Potter led to the arrest of Brenda Watson, 53, of Mena, on a Dallas County, Texas Warrant.  Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Polk 302 near Cherry Hill of the theft of a mailbox.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 375 West near Shady Grove of the break-in and vandalism done to a residence, causing $1,275.00 in damages.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 375 West near Mena of damage done to a vehicle window.  Deputy responded.

Arrested was Michael R. Elmore, 35, of Gillham, on Charges of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License, No Vehicle License, No Proof of Insurance, Obstructing Governmental Operations and a Sevier County Warrant.

Arrested was Jennifer A. M. Emfinger, 34, of Mena, on a Warrant for Felony Failure to Appear.

October 11, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 136 near Cove of items missing from a rental property.  Deputy responded.

Arrested was David H. Horton, 33, of Mena, on a Charge of Possessing an Instrument of Crime.

October 12, 2019

Report from a business on Highway 71 South in Hatfield of vandalism done to a sign.  The suspects were located, and then made repairs to the sign.

Report of a disturbance on West Boundary Road near Mena.  Deputies responded.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

October 13, 2019

Request for assistance for a hiker on the Athens Big Fork Trail.  Officers from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the U.S. Forest Service responded.

Request for welfare check on Highway 8 West near Rocky.  Deputy responded.

Arrested was Nathaniel A. Riley, 36, of Mena, on a Charge of Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 29 Incarcerated Inmates , with 11 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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