The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of June 10 - June 16, 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. 

JUNE 10, 2019 

Report of a structure fire on Polk 57 near Board Camp. Deputy responded. Investigation continues. 

JUNE 11, 2019 

Report from complainant on Highway 71 South near Grannis of the break-in and theft of electronics and hunting accessories. Investigation continues. 

Arrested was Crystal M. Ducote, 41, of Mena, on a Warrant for Failure to Appear. 

JUNE 12, 2019 

Report from complainant on East Boundary Road in Mena of a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of Gordon W. Walters, 52, of Mena, on Charges of Criminal Trespass and Public Intoxication. 

Report from complainant on Polk 98 near Grannis of being threatened by an acquaintance. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. 

Arrested was Jason G. Hale, 34, of Mena, on Charges of Absconding and Fleeing on Foot, and Warrants for Probation Violation, Possession of Firearm by Certain Person, Failure to Comply with a Court Order, Fleeing on Foot and two counts of Delivery of Meth/ Cocaine. 

JUNE 13, 2019 

Arrested was Teresa L. Destrini, 53, of Mena, on Charges of Possession of Meth/Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Arrested was Joe N. Hale, 77, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person. 

Arrested was Rebecca N. York, 35, of Glenwood, on a Warrant for Probation Violation. 

Arrested was Cody L. Enyeart, 35, of Mena, on Warrants for Residential Burglary and a Parole Hold. 

Arrested by an officer with Drug Task Force was William H. Hinkle, 45, of Cove, on a Warrant for Delivery of Meth/Cocaine. 

Arrested was Katelyn E. Enyeart, 26, of Mena, on a Warrant for Residential Burglary. 

JUNE 14, 2019 

Report from a business on Highway 71 in Mena of the unauthorized sale of certain property. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. 

Report from complainant on Polk 44 near Mena of the theft of $4,000.00 in cash. Investigation continues. 

Arrested by an officer with Probation/Parole was John J. Mejia, 44, of Mena, on a Sebastian County Warrant. 

Arrested was David E. Hale, 31, of Mena, on Warrants for Theft of Property, Fleeing in a Vehicle and Fleeing on Foot. 

JUNE 15, 2019 

Report of a disturbance on North Eve Street near Mena. Deputies responded. One of the subjects left the residence for the evening. 

Traffic stop on Highway 71 South near Hatfield led to the arrest of Gerald D. Aleshire, 22, of Mena, on three Warrants for Failure to Comply with a Court Order. Also arrested was Ian M. Murphy, 23, of Mena, on a Charge of Possession of an Instrument of Crime. 

Traffic stop on Polk 38 near Potter led to the arrest of Christina M. Shaver, 28, of Hatfield, on a Charge of DWI. Also arrested was Thomas J. Shaver, 33, of Hatfield, on Charges of Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Additional information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. 

JUNE 16, 2019 

Report from complainant on Polk 21 near Cove of damage done to a residence by a tree during a storm. Deputies responded. 

Report from complainant on Polk 7 near Wickes of $500.00 in damages done to a residence. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration. 

Report of a chicken house fire on Highway 375 West near Potter. Deputy responded. 

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

Polk County Detention Center jail population: 25 incarcerated inmates , with 12 Inmates currently on the waiting list for a state facility. 

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