The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of May 4, 2020 – May 10, 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.
May 4, 2020
Report from complainant on Hwy 71N near Acorn of a vehicle causing damage to a building in the amount of $2500.00. Deputy responded.
Arrested was Neisha F. Wikel, 27, of Cove on Charges of Fleeing on Foot.
May 5, 2020
Report of an unattended death on Polk 70 near Cherry Hill.
Report from complainant on Hwy 270 near Acorn of a vehicle’s window being busted by a passing vehicle. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Hwy 88E near Ink of damage to a mailbox. Deputy responded.
Arrested was Robert S. Wallace, 20, of Mena on a Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Arrested was Mitchell Poor, 42, of Mena on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rdDegree.
May 6, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 721 near Shady Grove of a stolen vehicle. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Brian K. Whisenhunt, 39, of Umpire on Charges of Fleeing in a Vehicle, Fleeing on Foot, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Driving Left of Center, No Proof of Insurance, No Vehicle License, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, No Seat Belt, No Turn Signal, Defective Signal Lamps, Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Probation Violation.
May 7, 2020
Report from complainant on Hwy 8W near Shady Grove of the theft of headlights valued at $200.00. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 46 near Shady Grove of being harassed by an acquaintance. Deputy responded.
Report of a one vehicle accident on Ransom Road near Mena. Deputy responded.
May 8, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 602 near Shady of the theft of a pistol valued at $150.00. Investigation continues.
May 9, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 89 near Ink of signs being damaged. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 89 near Ink of vandalism to a mailbox causing damage in the amount of $30.00. Deputy responded.
May 10, 2020
Report of an unattended death on Polk 238 near Shady Grove.
Report of a one vehicle accident on Polk 78 near Potter led to the arrest of Justin A. Ashley, 27, of Mena on Warrants for Filing a False Report, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, Reckless Driving, No Proof of Insurance, and Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked one vehicle accident this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population:13 Incarcerated Inmates , with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.