The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018.  

 

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 8, 2018

 

Report of a disturbance on Polk 87 near Ink led to the arrest of Shawna M. Morris, 22, of Mena, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

 

Report of an abandoned vehicle on Highway 375 West near Potter.  Investigation continues.

 

Arrested was James E. Pike, 64, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.

 

October 9, 2018

 

Report from complainant on Polk 238 near Mena of $300.00 in damages done to a lawn mower.  Investigation continues.

 

October 10, 2018

 

Report from complainant on Polk 238 near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance.  Information has been provided to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

 

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Potter of the theft of a vehicle and various tools, all valued at $15,288.00.  The vehicle was later located, destroyed by fire.  Investigation continues.

 

Report of suspicious activity near Polk 38 near Hatfield led to the arrest of John L. Mitchell, 58, of Hatfield, on Charges of Murder 1st Degree and Possession of Firearm by Certain Person.

 

Arrested by a trooper with the Arkansas State Police was Bobby E. Hedrick, 48, of Wickes, on a Warrant for Delivery of Meth/Cocaine.

 

October 11, 2018

 

Report from complainant on Polk 121 near Mena of suspicious activity led to the arrest of Matthew P. Owen, 22, of Mena, on a Charge of Inhaling Intoxicating Substances.

 

Report from complainant on Polk 56 near Nunley of a forged check, totaling losses at $2,150.94.  Investigation continues.

 

Arrested was Warren A. Null, 29, of Amity, on a Warrant for Non-Payment of Child Support.

 

October 12, 2018

 

Arrested was Oscar P. Garcia, 38, of Wickes, on Charges of DWI and Faulty Equipment.

 

October 13, 2018

 

Report from a Hatfield man of inappropriate behavior regarding a child.  Investigation continues.

 

Request for assistance for a medical issue on Polk 191 near Yocana.  Deputies responded.

 

Report of an ATV accident on Polk 61 near Board Camp.  Deputies responded.

 

October 14, 2018

 

Report from complainant on Polk 26 near Hatfield of problems concerning a neighbor’s dog.

 

Deputy advised complainant of legal options.

 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.

 

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 21 Incarcerated Inmates, with 4 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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