The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of February 24, 2020 – March 1, 2020. 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.
February 24, 2020
Traffic stop led to the discovery of a suspicious substance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report from complainant on Hwy 8W near Mena of being harassed by an acquaintance.
Arrested was Philip M. Cunningham, 48, of Mena on charges of DWI and Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License.
February 25, 2020
Request for a welfare check on a residence near Cove.
Report from a complainant on Driftwood Lane near Mena of a business transaction where goods were paid for but not received. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Gerald D. Aleshire, 23, of Mena on Charges of Delivery of Meth or Cocaine and a Charge of Criminal Trespass, and a Warrant for Delivery of Meth or Cocaine.
February 26, 2020
Arrested was Thomas W. Duncan, 30, of Mena on a Warrant for Failure to Appear.
Arrested was Shannon Adams, 48, of Cove on a Warrant for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.
February 27, 2020
Report from complainant of a man causing a disturbance at a place of business led to the arrest of Timothy G. Bailey, 42, of Cove on a Charge of Disorderly Conduct.
February 28, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 41S near Potter of items missing from a residence. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Charles M. York, 37, of Caddo Gap on a Warrant for Probation Violation.
Arrested was Van L. Holman, 27, of Mena on three Warrants for Failure to Appear and a Charge of Possession of Meth or Cocaine, and a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Arrested was Jason W. Busby, 46, of Mena on a Charge of Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License.
Arrested was Korie N. Wilhite, 28, of Mena on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree and three Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order.
February 29, 2020
Traffic stop led to Citations being issued to Joseph Gregory, 18, of Little Rock, AR for Possession of Schedule VI Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Report of a domestic disturbance on Park Lane near Wickes led to Citations for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree being issued to Jessi Conder, 32, and Anthony Cottman, 32, both of Wickes.
Report from Complainant on Polk 50 near Potter of the theft of gas cans valued at $50.00. Investigation continues.
March 1, 2020
Report of a disturbance on Rodeo Lane near Mena led to the arrest of James R. Pierce, 33, of Mena on a Charge of Criminal Trespass.
Arrested was Matthew P. Evans, 40, of Bethany, OK on Charges of DWI, Careless and Prohibited Driving, Driving left of Center, and a Charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Arrested was Codie Shifflett, 26, of Hatfield on a Charge of Public Intoxication and a Warrant from another Agency.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 29 Incarcerated Inmates , with 14 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.