The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of November 4 – November 10, 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.

November 4, 2019

Report of an unattended death on Polk 5 near Grannis.  Deputy responded

Report from complainant on Highway 246 West near Hatfield of the theft of a well and wellhouse, valued at $500.00.  Investigation continues.

November 5, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 19 near Cove of being harassed by an acquaintance.

Report of a dog bite victim on Polk 18 near Vandervoort.  Deputy responded.

Report of a domestic disturbance on West Boundary Road near Mena led to the arrest of Rachel M. Jones, 42, of Russellville, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Report from complainant on Polk 85 near Cherry Hill of the break-in and theft of alcohol and cash, totaling losses at $110.00.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Rachel M. Jones, 42, of Hatfield, on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Arrested was Jeremy C. Garrison, 43, of Mena, on Warrants for Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Failure to Appear and two counts of Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

November 6, 2019

Report from complainant on Polk 193 near Yocana of an unauthorized person on their property.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Yocana of the break-in and theft of two firearms and a leaf blower, all valued at $450.00.  The items were later recovered.  Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.

Report from complainant on Highway 88 East near Yocana of the break-in and theft of a knife and swords, all valued at $190.00.  Investigation continues.

Arrested was Curtis R. Parnell, 35, of Mena, on Warrants for Theft of Property, Residential Burglary, Theft by Receiving and a Parole Hold.

November 7, 2019

Arrested was Richard B. Roper, 37, of Cove, on Warrants for Residential Burglary, Theft by Receiving and Probation Violation.

November 8, 2019

Report of a semi-truck and trailer stuck in the ditch on Polk 181 near Mena.  Deputy responded.

Report of the discovery of a suspicious substance led to two 13-year-old males and two 12-year-old males all being issued Juvenile Citations for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The juveniles were released to the custody of parent/guardians.

Arrested was Ilia M. Rushin, 38, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.

November 9, 2019

No reports were filed.

November 10, 2019

Report from a complainant on Polk 20 West near Cove of the theft of a package.  Investigation continues.

Report of a domestic disturbance on Highway 8 West near Shady Grove.  Deputies responded.  One of the parties left the residence for the night.  Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Cove that their back door had been kicked in.  Investigation continues.

Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 24 Incarcerated Inmates , with 16 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.

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