2 DOVER RESIDENTS KILLED IN ACCIDENT
A Dover couple was killed in a single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon about 3pm on Walnut Road about 1/2 mile west of Highway 7 North in Pope County. Ronald Schreiber age 75 and Glenda Schreiber age 73 were
both killed in the accident. Ronald was driving a 2001 Toyota Sienna eastbound on Walnut Valley Road and while negotiating a curve to the right, veered off the road to the north and struck a tree. Ronald Schreiber was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, Glenda Schreiber died at UAMS in Little Rock about 8:45pm from her injuries. The accident was investigated by the Arkansas State Police.
4 DEAD IN CRAWFORD COUNTY SHOOTING TUESDAY
Crawford County authorities have released more details about the murder suicide Tuesday that left 4 dead north of Alma. Ashley Adams and her boyfriend Michael Williams arrived at the home of Ashley's Father, Tim
Adams, to pickup her 4 year old daughter Kierra and another of Ashley's
daughter's age 3. Ashley went into the house where her two daughters and her parents were, that's when Ashley and Tim got into an argument over what Ashley was going to do with her children during a 4pm court appearance. At that point Tim went out to his vehicle and got a shotgun and shot Micheal Williams, who was sitting in the passengers seat of Ashley's vehicle. Ashely then came out of the home and got into a physical altercation with Tim who walked around to the driver's side of the vehicle and shot the 4 month old who was in a car seat in the rear of the vehicle. Ashley grabbed the 4 month old and ran into the home with Tim chasing her. Regina Adams, Tim's wife, ran through the house with Ashley's two daughters as Tim fired a shot that did not hit anyone. Regina Adams hid behind a vehicle in the yard with the two girls, but 4 year old Kierra stepped out and was shot in the back. Regina and the 3 year old girl ran back into the house and Tim remained in the back yard. Tim was in the back yard when law enforcement arrived and was talking on his cell phone. Tim Adams shot himself as law enforcement pled with him to put the gun down.
16 YEAR OLD PULLED FROM BURNING VEHICLE
A 16 year old white male of Ozark was transported to Children's
Hospital Tuesday afternoon after suffering a seizure while driving his vehicle.
It is believed the 16 year old Dalton Bearden was driving when he felt a
seizure coming on and pulled over on the side of Highway 64 west of Ozark.
Authorities think that he then began to have a seizure causing him to press the
gas pedal which reved the engine causing it to catch on fire. Bearden was
pulled from the burning vehicle and was taken to the hospital in Ozark and then on to Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Bearden had been in the vehicle for several minutes before he was rescued, authorities report that he did suffer
from smoke inhalation in addition to his medical condition. Bearden is
reported to be improving at Children's Hospital according to reports today (
STRUCTURE FIRE IN CLARKSVILLE MONDAY
Clarksville Police were dispatched to a report of a house fire Monday December 2nd at the home of Samantha Erb at 1108 Reynolds St. Erb said
that she had a heat lamp on her back porch for her dogs and that she believed
her dogs knocked the lamp over causing a small fire on her back porch. The fire burned a portion of the porch and north wall of the home. Erb said that when she notice the fire she got her boyfriend to grab the water house and start trying to put it out. The Clarksville Fire Department arrived and finished
extinguishing the fire.
2 ARRESTED IN BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING IN CLARKSVILLE
Clarksville Police were called to Wal-Mart in Clarksville during Black Friday shopping due to a disturbance at about 8pm November 28th. The report shows that about 30-40 subjects were trying to get tablets off a pallet and in the process several people were trampled. A Ralph Sanabria of Clarksville was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and a Natalia Hancock was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.
THEFT RERORTED IN COAL HILL
Robert Smith of Coal Hill filed a theft report on Saturday November 30th after discovering someone had stolen a deer feeder, game camera, hunting chair and misc. hunting items from his property located on North Main in Coal Hill. The estimated value of the stolen property amounted to a little over $600.
JOHNSON COUNTY OFFERING AMNESTY
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office will again be offering amnesty to
anyone with a misdemeanor warrant from December 4 through December
31. Anyone with a misdemeanor warrant may turn themselves in, pay 10%
toward the total of the warrant and be released with a court date in
2014. This is a great way to avoid being incarcerated prior to Christmas
and having to spend monies to be bonded out that could be used for other
purposes. We urge everyone who has a misdemeanor warrant to take advantage of this program. This program only applies to those who willingly and voluntarily turn themselves in. If you are stopped on a traffic stop or otherwise have contact with law enforcement and you have a misdemeanor warrant you will not be afforded this opportunity. The amnesty program will end at midnight on Dec. 31.
STRUCTURE FIRE ON CR2241 SATURDAY
Authorities were called to a structure fire on Saturday November 30th at about 11:30pm at 1139 County Road 2241. The structure was a trailer house owned by Ronald Mahar and occupied by Paul Mahar. The trailer was
a complete loss and a cause is under investigation. It is possible that the
fire was set. There was non insurance on the structure.
FLORIDA MAN KILLED IN MONDAY ACCIDENT
A Florida man was killed in a single vehicle tractor trailer accident Monday afternoon in Franklin County on I-40 at 2:14pm. Ronald Scott Pentifallo of Orange City Florida was driving a 2007 International eastbound near the 39 mile marker when, for an unknown reason, he drove off the south side
of the interstate and collided with the south side of a ditchbank. The vehicle
continued eastbound down the ditch coming to rest off the south side of the
roadway. Pentifallo was transported to Mercy Ozark where he was pronounced dead. The accident was investigated by the Arkansas State Police.
FELONY DRUG ARREST BY JONSON COUNTY DEPUTIES
Johnson County deputies arrested a Derek Robbins of Coal Hill age 26 on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on Saturday November 30th
at 2:15am on Main St. in Coal Hill. Mr. Robbins was found to be in possession of a marijuana, meth and 3 white pills believed to be Alaprozalam. A pipe and a brown stone smoking device were also confiscated from Robbins. Derek Robbins was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, poss. of drug paraphernalia, poss of controlled substance without a prescription and furnishing prohibited articles.
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN LOGAN COUNTY
On Saturday, November 30th human remains were found by a hunter in southern Logan County in the Ione community. The remains are being
transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for identification and a possible
cause and manner of death. The remains were found in the area where Logan
County resident Kelli Rice was last seen when she was reported missing in March of 2008. More information will be released as it becomes available.
JCSD RESPONDS TO ACCIDENT ON HARRIS ST.
Thursday 11/28 8:06pm Old Highway 64...Antonette Hasley of Hartman was driving a 2013 Chevy eastbound on Old Highway 64 and was going to
take Harris St. when she said there were headlights coming towards her and she jerked the wheel to the left. Hasley's vehicle left the roadway and drove half on the driveway of 113 Harris Street. The headlights Hasley observed were from a vehicle driving on the driveway heading west. Hasley hit a stop sign and then a shrub causing the vehicle to rollover down a hill coming to rest on it's top in the middle of Harris St. Damage was estimated at $7,000. The
ambulance was dispatched to the scene but Hasley was not transported to the
ACCIDENT ON SHADY LANE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Thursday 11/28 9pm Shady Lane...Franklin County authorities received a call about 9pm of people walking down the road screaming and yelling
and a possible accident. When deputies arrived they found a 2002 Ford CVC
block the roadway as a result of an apparent accident. No one was around the vehicle, but a bottle of vodka was found near the vehicle. The report shows that the vehicle was owned by a Leigh Smith of Ozark. The vehicle was towed and impounded until a driver could be identified.
ACCIDENT ON SEARS ST IN CLARKSVILLE
Saturday November 23rd 3:45pm Sear St...2 vehicle non-injury accident was investigated by the Clarksville Police Department when Ruben Galan
of Clarksville was improperly backing to 39 Sears St. in a 2006 Chevy
Trailblazer and struck a 2014 Toyota Rav4 that was improperly parked facing
south on Sears St. in front of the drive at 38 Sears St. The Rav4 was owned
by Jose Manriquez of Clarksville. Damage to the Rav4 was estimated at $1500 and no damage reported to the Trailblazer.
MULBERRY WOMAN KILLED IN SUNDAY ACCIDENT
51 year old Mattie J Mirus of Mulberry was killed in a two vehicle accident on US Highway 71 Sunday morning at 7am. Mirus was driving a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe northbound on Highway 71 when a southbound 2006 Chevy pickup driven by Christina Gee of Van Buren age 22 veered into the northbound lane striking the Mirus vehicle. Mirus tried to avoid the collision but was unable to do so, after impact Mirus vehicle exited the highway and came to rest in the ditch. The Gee vehicle continued south and came to rest on the eastern
shoulder and roadside. Mattie Mirus of Mulberry was pronounced dead at the
scene. Christina Gee was taken to UAMS in Little Rock for treatment. The
accident was investigated by the Arkansas State Police.
MULBERRY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
The Mulberry Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 843 Church St. Friday morning at 2:30am. The home and a vehicle in the front yard were engulfed in flames when authorities arrived on the scene. The occupants of the home , Amber Right and Rodney Chandler, were outside when firefighters arrived, Chandler had sustained an injury to his foot and requested treatment at the hospital. The home and contents were a total loss. Jeff Marvin tells True Country that the possible cause of the fire was an electric heater, although that is just speculation at this time. The property was owned by John Hunter. Bright and Chandler were at home at the time and woke up
to the smell of smoke, they exited the rear of the home due to the fact that the
front of the house was engulfed in flames.
VEHICLE THEFT REPORTED IN JOHNSON COUNTY
Tuesday November 26th, Johnson County authorities took a theft report involving a vehicle. Michael Wright of County Road 4021 reported the theft of a 70's model Jeep Cherokee, orange and white in color that had been stolen sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The estimated value of
the vehicle was $500. The vehicle was stolen from a field about a 1/4 mile
behind RFD11 on County Road 4011. A padlock had been cut on the gate leading to the vehicle. Mr. Wright also reported that about a month ago, another 70's model Jeep Cherokee had been stolen from the same area, it was blue and also valued at $500.
2 CASES OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF REPORTED IN FC
Franklin County Deputies took a report from Logan Rucinski of criminal mischief in the 4000 block of Highway 309 South. Mr. Rucinski reported
someone had taken all his furniture and trashed the house destroying the
property that still remained in the house including his military uniforms. No
dollar amount was given for the damage.
Robert Hunt of Ozark filed a criminal mischief report the 21st of November
after discovering someone had cut the cable and locks to his property on Mallard Road. It did not appear that anything was missing from the
FCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Tuesday 11/26 5:35pm SH309...Car vs. deer accident was investigated when Wayne Yarnell of Ozark was driving a 2007 Pontiac passenger
car northbound on Highway 309 around the 3100 block when he hit a deer causing about $500 damage to the vehicle. Yarnell was not injured.
Franklin County authorities investigated a private property accident on
Tuesday afternoon November 26th at 3:30pm. Barbara Byrd of Ozark was backing up in a 2003 Ford Escape when she backed into a 2012 Toyota Sienna that was parked and unoccupied, it was owned by Pamela Boulden of Ozark. Damage was about $1,000 to the Boulden vehicle and no damage reported to the Byrd vehicle. There were no injuries.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
James Wheeler of Clarksville filed a report with Clarksville Police on November 20th after discovering several scratches to the rear of his vehicle, a 2014 Chevy Impala. Mr. Wheeler was not sure when or where the damaged occurred.
Monday 11/18 2pm JRMC Parking lot...Deloris Smith of Lamar was attempting to pull into a parking space driving a 2000 Chevy Tahoe when she struck a 2005 Toyota Highlander that was parked and unoccupied causing about $500 damage to the Toyota, owned by Tha Kie of Clarksville. Damage to the Smith vehicle was estimated at $200.
Thursday 11/21 3:45pm South Crawford St...Sharas Stepp of Scranton was
exiting I-40 at Exit 57 westbound in a 2005 Ford Explorer, to proceed northbound on Crawford St. and failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was hit by a 2002 Buick Le Sabre driven by T. Pridgin of Scranton. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the lawn at 1026 Crawford St. No one was injured. The damage was estimated at $4,500 to the Pridgin vehicle and $6,000 to the Stepp vehicle.
ASP ACCIDENT REPORTS
Friday 11/15 12:55pm SH21...Roy Melson of Ozone was driving a
1979 Ford F150 northbound on SH21 and was turning left into a driveway when Billy Keith of Ozone was also northbound in a 2008 Dodge Ram pickup and attempted to pass Melson on the left side in a no passing zone and struck the left front of the Melson vehicle. After impact, Melson vehicle traveled 89'
off the east side of the highway and came to rest against a tree. The Keith
vehicle pulled onto the east side of the highway. Damage to Melson's vehicle
was estimtated at $2,000 with $3,000 to the Keith vehicle. No injuries were
Tuesday 11/19 4:50pm SH359...Jorgen Petersen of Clarksville was
driving a 2000 GMC Sierra making a left turn from US64 onto SH359 when he drove off the paved portion of the road on the east side. The vehicle traveled into the ditch where it struck a concrete culvert and a speed limit sign before
coming to rest. Damage was estimated at $200 to the Petersen vehicle, no
injuries were reported.
Tuesday 11/19 9:22pm I-40 Car vs. Deer accident...John Rodriquez of Claremore OK was driving a 2011 Toyota Sienna and was westbound on I-40 when a deer cross the highway in his path. Rodriquez struck the deer with the left front corner of his vehicle causing about $4,000 damage. Rodgriquez was not injured.
ILLEGAL DUMPING REPORTED AT SALVATION ARMY
Clarksville Police were called to the Salvation Army at 504 East Cherry St. on November 13th to take a report of illegal dumping after several bags of household trash were discovered in the dumpster. Police were able to determine the person responsible from information found in the trash.
The Salvation Army did not wish to press charges but did want the Police to talk with the party involved and ask them not do that anymore.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF REPORTED AT CLARKSVILLE BUSINESS
On Wednesday November 20th, Krista Debuhr of Clarksville reported that someone had painted graffiti on the sidewalk in front of her business door. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
FCSD THEFT REPORTS
Tuesday November 26th, Alan Hancock of Cecil said he was cleaning his baler when he discovered his 18" Stihl chainsaw and a 5 gallon gas can were missing from his property in the 2900 block of Highway 96. The estimated value of the stolen property totaled $585.
Margaret Durham of Ozark reported the theft of her vehicle on Thursday
November 21st. Durham stated that her son Barry Durham stole the vehicle after coming to her home and pushing her around.
Dewana White of Charleston filed a theft report on Monday November 18th after returning from church to find that two jewelry boxes were missing from her home located in the 8900 block of Highway 215 near Charleston.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Thursday 11/21 5:45pm South Johnson St...Maria Torres of Clarksville was backing out of 516 South Johnson Street in a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup when she backed into a 2012 Nissan Sentra that was parked and unoccupied,
owned by Mary Melson of Clarksville. Damage to both vehicles was under $1,000, there were no injuries.
Friday 11/22 7:54am US64...Rebecca Piper of Clarksville was driving a 1997 Toyota Avalon and was stopped on Meadow Place attempting to make a left turn onto US64 when she failed to yield and hit a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Angela Storment of Clarksville. Storment was making a left turn onto Meadow Place form US64 when the collision occurred. There were no injuries and damage was estimated at under $2,000 to both vehicles.
Friday 11/22 8am US64...Ricky Garcia of Clarksville was westbound and
attempting to turn left onto Shady Grove Road in a 2007 Nissan Altima when his vehicle was struck by a 2010 Chevy pickup driven by Jeremy Freeman that failed to yield while making a left hand turn from northbound Shady Grove Road onto westbound US64. There were no injuries. Damage was under $2,000 to both vehicles.
MAN SHOOTS HIS OWN VEHICLE
Franklin County authorities were dispatched to Bliss Ridge Road on Sunday November 17th about 2pm to report of possible stranded motorist. When authorities arrived they discovered that a Cody Tan-Van Tran of Fort Smith
had accidently shot a hole in the fuel tank of his vehicle. Tran said he and
his family had been hunting and returned to the 2000 Honda Civic and he was
putting his rifle in the trunk of the car when the scope got hung on something,
he shoved the gun forward, it fired a round. Tran check to make sure everyone was OK and then surveyed the damage to find that the rifle round had gone through the fuel tank of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No one was injured.
Miguel Salazar of Ozark contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday November 19th in reference to a possible scam. Mr. Salazar said that he received a phone call telling him he had won $9.5 million off the power ball lottery and a Mercedes Benz. The caller advised Mr. Salazar that he needed to send a money order to an address in Jamaica to receive his
winnings. Mr. Salazar did not mail the money.
CHILD ABUSE REPORTED IN CLARKSVILLE
The Clarksville Police Department took a report on November 18th of possible abuse involving to children who are now ages 4 and 2. The
alleged abuse, both physical and sexual had occurred over the last 2 years,
starting back in 2011. The victims are resident's of Clarksville and the
suspects are both friends of the family. The report shows that the suspects
threatened to kill the children if they told what happen. The alleged assaults
started when the youngest was 6 weeks old. The report indicates that the
identity of the two suspects involved is known to law enforcement. The
investigation is ongoing and is more is available we will bring
LOGAN COUNTY MAN GETS LIFE ON RAPE CHARGE
A 2 day jury trial wrapped up Friday evening in Ozark with a Sam Hartman age 29 of Logan County being found guilty of Rape, tampering with
evidence and interfering with emergency communications. Hartman was sentenced to the maximum of life in prison for the rape charge and 6 years for the other two charges.
Back in early May of this year, authorities were notified of the possible
rape of a juvenile female under the age of 14, the victim was 7 years old at the
time of the offense. The lead prosecutor in the trial, Heather Patton, tells
True Country News that the jury deliberated less than 15 minutes before coming back with the guilty verdict. The jury consisted of 3 men and 2 women.
The charges of tampering with evidence and interfering with emergency
communications come from that fact that Hartman was able to obtain the recorder that authorities were using during their interview with him and erased the interview. But authorities had a recorded conversation between Hartman and his mother in which he admitted to the actions involving the juvenile female. Hartman also took a cell phone from the victims mother when she was trying to phone police about the incident. Patton was assisted by Jeff Phillips in the trial, Hartman was represented Ernie Witt.
CLARKSVILL WOMAN SCAMMED OUT OF $1500
Emilie Nepivoda of Clarksville filed a report with Clarksville Police on the 15th of November in reference to a forgery and fraud case. Nepivoda reported she had sold a snake on Craigslist to a Cheryl Bennett.
Nepivoda said that she received a check in the amount of $2450 from Bennett with instructions to deduct the $800 for the snake and then Western Union the
remaining amount, $1,500 to an address in Kentucky. Ms. Nepivoda did as
instructed and later learned that her checking account was short $1,588 and that the check she got was a fraud.
3 ARRESTED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Friday 11/22 9pm Lone Elm Road...A single vehicle accident involving a 2004 Chevy passenger car. The vehicle was abandoned when authorities arrived to find the vehicle off a steep incline up against a tree with about $1,500 damage. It appeared the vehicle was northbound when the driver failed to negotiate the curve and ran off the west side of the roadway hitting several large rocks and a tree. While at the scene, a call came in that Jodi Pearcy wanted to report her 2004 Chevy stolen on White Oak Rd. During the
same time, authorities obtained information that the driver of the vehicle was
Michael J Pearcy II of Mulberry and that he was going to report the vehicle
stolen. Deputies responded to the home of Jodi Pearcy to take the report that
her vehicle was stolen, she stood by the story despite being asked multiple
times if she was sure the vehicle had been stolen. After being arrested for
filing a false police report Mrs. Pearcy admitted to the truth and said that she
was told lie by Michale Pearcy and Bradley Key 21 of Ozark. Both Key and
Pearcy were inside the house and were arrested for filing a false police report
and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. They were both also cited for endangering the welfare of a minor since there was a child in the car at the time of the accident.
2 SUSPICIOUS FIRES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Franklin County authorities responded to Price Springs Road to take a report of a fire. The property was a shed owned by Dustin Walker. Walker advised that there was no electric to the shed and that he did not have
insurance on the shed or contents. Some of the property destroyed in the fire
included some cool cell pads, 9 chicken house fans, 4 space heaters for chicken houses, 5 bruders for chicken houses. The total loss amounted to just over $15,000. A cause could not be determined and is considered suspicious.
A second suspicious fire was reported in the same area. An old abandoned house on Price Springs Road owned by Phillip Smith was also found destroyed by fire on Tuesday November 21st. The structure was a complete loss valued at $6,000.
DOG BITE REPORTED IN CLARKSVILLE
A Clarksville woman was treated at Johnson Regional Medical Center on Tuesday November 19th for a dog bite after being attacked by a dog while jogging in the area of Hill and Rhodes St. 23 year old Kaitlyn Williams
said she was jogging when 3 dogs ran up and a larger one bit her on the right
butt cheek. Authorities were able to determine that the dog was owned by a
Rebecca Taylor who was located and cited by Animal Control. Animal Control
attempted to catch the dog but was not successful, the dog did have shots back in 2012.
CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LAND PURCHSE
In a specially called meeting on Thursday, the Clarksville City Council approved the purchase of 20 acres at 812 E. Poplar St. in the amount of $160,000 to construct a Veterans Home if the City is chosen as the building site. The Veterans Affairs is expected to announce before the end of the year the location for the new Veterans Home. Clarksville is one of 40 locations being considered for the new Home. It is reported that the home would bring between 100 - 120 jobs with an annual payroll of about $3million.
CHARLESTON MEDISAV BURGLARIZED
Charleston Police report that the Medi-Sav Pharmacy at 101 South Logan in Charleston was broken into on Friday night November 15th. Charleston Police Chief Billy Atchley tells True Country News that the suspect took about 6,000 Hydrocodone pills, a street value of about $140,000. Surveillance video help identify a possible suspect who was question over the weekend by Charleston Police resulting in the arrest on Wednesday November 20th of Chandler Foster age 21 of Paris on felony charges of commercial burglary, theft of property and breaking & entering. Chief Atchley said that a large amount of the pills were recovered at a resident's in Paris over the weekend when authorities executed a search warrant. The investigation continues. The suspect, Chandler Foster, is a former employee of the Pharmacy.
POSSIBLE ARSON FIRE ON CR1651
On Tuesday November 19th, Johnson County authorities were called to a fire at 1155 County Road 1651, property owned by Thomas Clancey. When authorities arrived the camper trailer was engulfed in flames, it was a total loss. The cause of the fire is considered suspicious. The report indicates that Mr. Clancey had allowed an employee to live in the camper on his
property, but that employee had been terminated on Monday and was told he would have to move the camper. The two had an argument over the situation. The camper was owned by John Sagy. The report shows that about 9:15pm Tuesday night Mr. Chancey heard a loud noise outside and went out to find the trailer engulfed in flames. No one was injured.
JCSD RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY REPORTS
Saturday November 16th, Johnson County authorities were called to the home of William Nobles on County Road 1723 near London to take a report
of a theft and residential burglary. Mr. Nobles said he had been out of town
for a few days and when he returned on Saturday he found his window unit A/C laying on the ground. Upon further investigation he found several items
missing including a Ipad, computers, jewelry and other electronics. The value
of the stolen property amounted to about $6,000.
Herbert Parker of London reported a break-in and theft at property belonging to his mother near London. The door had been kicked open and an acoustic guitar valued at $300 had been taken from the home. The report was filed on Thursday November 21st.
ACCIDENT ON CR3550 IN JOHNSON COUNTY
Sergio Rodriquez of Clarksville was involved in a car vs. deer
accident on Sunday November 17th at 10:20pm on County road 3550. Rodriquez said he was westbound when the deer ran into the road and he swerved to miss it and the front tires of his 2009 Dodge Ram went off a 6' embankment. The vehicle ran into the ditch and struck a large tree causing about $10,000 damage. Rodriquez was not injured.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Friday 11/15 4pm Highway 64 & Main Street...Flossie Vaughn of Ozone was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima and was stopped on Highway 64 facing
eastbound waiting to turn into a business at 707 West Main when her vehicle was hit from behind by a 2006 Ford Mustang driven by Nancy Trent of Coal Hill. The damage was estimated at $4,000 to both vehicles, no one was injured.
Friday 11/15 12:14pm Dollar Tree parking lot...A minor accident occurred as
Donna Wagoner was southbound driving a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup attempting to enter a parked position and struck a 2013 Honda Accord that was parked and unoccupied at the time. The Accord was owned by Thai Pham of Arkadelphia. Damage was under $1,000 to both vehicles.
Friday 11/15 1010 West Main 4:45pm...An accident occurred at the Bank of the Ozark ATM drive thru when Freddie Breedlove of Coal Hill was driving a 2010 Ford E450 bus owned by Forrester Davis and was pulling through the ATM lane hitting the awning over the ATM causing about $500 damage to the awning and $1,500 to the bus. There were no injuries.
Saturday 11/16 3pm Highway 64 & 1112 West Main...Daniel Noble of
Clarksville was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound on Highway 64 and failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning into 1112 West Main and pulled into the path of a 2000 Mercury Marquis driven by Dorothy Underhill of Paris causing an accident. There were no injuries and damage was estimated at $2,000 to both vehicles.
Monday 11/18 5:43pm Highway 103 & Taylor Road...A two vehicle accident
was investigated by Clarksville Police when Christopher Beasley of Clarksville
was driving a 1994 Toyota Camry and was slowing to turn into McDonalds and was hit by a 2004 Mercury Marquis driven by Gwendolyn Sanderson that was attempting to pass the Beasley vehicle on the right side. The damage was estimated at $1,500 to the Sanderson vehicle and $500 to the Beasley vehicle. No one was injured.
FRANKLIN COUNTY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
Charleston Rural Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the early morning hours Wednesday November 20th at the home of DJ Vaughn
at 7056 Highway 60. Vaughn's wife reported hearing a pop about 3am and they went to check the fireplace and found the chimney was on fire. The home was about halfway gone when the fire department arrived on the scene. Vaughn attempted to put the fire out with a water hose but the fire had burned the electric lines leading to the well house and he was not able to get water to put on the fire. The home and contents were a total loss, no one was injured in the fire near Charleston Wednesday morning.
HUNTER THREATENED AT GUN POINT
An Altus man reported that he was threatened at gun point by
another man while hunting off Mattie Road in Franklin County on Sunday November 17th. Charles Raines of Altus said he was looking for his hunting partner when a vehicle approached him and the driver got out of the vehicle with a shotgun and pointed it at Raine's face and was cussing him. The man then left the scene. The investigation continues, no one was injured. Raine's said he did not know the man.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED NEAR ALMA
It was reported Tuesday that one man was in custody after shots were fired at a home off Mountain Grove Road in Crawford County Monday night.
More details of the investigation were released on Tuesday revealing that the
shooter was the father of a female that claims she was raped by a Jimmy
Sullivent III age 34 at the District 6 Fire Department on Monday morning about
11:30am. The father of the female drove to the resident's on Mountain Grove
Road about 6:30pm where Sullivent was at the time and fire several shots hitting the home and vehicles in the yard. The father then left the scene and was later arrested at his residence east of Alma on possible charges of 7 counts of aggravated assault. No one was injured despite the fact that 7 people were at the resident's where the shots were fired. Sullivent was also taken into custody and questioned by authorities on Tuesday and is being held on a rape charge, no bond has yet been set. The identity of the father has not yet been released.
CRIMINAL TRESPASSING REPORTED ON CR4100
Lenora Holland of Clarksville filed a report of criminal mischief on Monday November 18th after she returned to her home to find someone had been inside the residence and some items were moved around. Nothing
appeared to be missing and there was no sign of forced entry. The home is
located in the 1100 block of County Road 4100.
WEBB CITY MINI STORAGES BROKEN INTO
A mini-storage unit in Webb City was reported broken into on Friday November 15th. Cynthia Harris of Ozark reported that someone had broke
the door and the lock had been cut on a storgae unit she rents. Some plate's
and pottery were reported broken and some electronics were taken from the unit. No dollar amount was given in the report for the stolen property or damage. Lori West of Ozark also reported here storgae unit at the same complex was broken into and a DVD player and about 20 DVD movies were missing. The lock on West's unit had been broken to gain access. The value of the stolen property amounted to about $400.
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ON LEE POINT ROAD
Franklin County authorities were called to property owned by
Ben Schaffer of Ozark in the 1400 block of Lee Point Road on Friday November 15th to take a theft report. Mr. Schaffer reported that several items had been taken from his out building after the lock had been cut off the building and the front gate of the property. Items stolen included fishing tackle, skeet
thrower, air compressor, tools, leaf blower and Stihl chainsaw. Total value of
the property taken was about $1400. Some evidence was collected at the
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ON CR1792
Deputy Chris Brownlow was dispatched to the home of Tangela Melton of Lamar on Sunday November 17th to take a report of a residential burglary and theft of property. Mrs. Melton lives in the 200 block of County Road 1792 in London and reported that someone had been inside her home and had
stolen a Henry lever action rifle, a Browning 20 gauge shotgun and a Taurus 9mm pistol. The total value of the guns totaled about $1,500. Mrs. Melton
reported that the theft is believed to have taken place within the last two
OZARK MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
Franklin County Investigator Travis Ball tells True Country News that a 35 year old Randall J Wyers of Ozark was arrested on Wednesday November 13th on 3 counts of sexual assault. Wyers is accused of having sexual
contact with 14 year old female on three separate occasions. Franklin County
authorities were alerted to the assault by the Johnson County Sheriff's
Department who had received information of the possible assault. Franklin
County authorities made contact with the victim and then questioned the suspect, Randall Wyers who admitted to the assault and was arrested. Investigator Ball said that Wyers was a convicted sex offender from a previous case. A bond hearing is pending with Wyers being held in the Franklin County Detention Center.
JCSD THEFT REPORTS
Several guns were reported stolen from a home in the 1700 block of East Highway 64 in Hartman this week. Rosalie Davenport reported the theft of 11 guns from the home of her left father. The guns were a Woods Master
30-06, Marlin 22, Glenfield 22, Topper 20 gauge, Thompson muzzle loader, Ruger 300 win mag, Thompson muzzleloader 45 caliber, Savage 22, Winchester 12 gauge and a Stevens 12 gauge. Total listed value of the guns was $1,600.
A report of theft or property was filed on Tuesday November 12th with the
Johnson County Sheriff's Department from a Dennis Pearson. Mr. Pearson
reported that over the course of the last few weeks, several things have been
stolen from his parents farm off of Highway 292. Some of the most recent
theft's involved a wooden door, copper house wiring and some other doors from the residence. On Wednesday November 13th, Deputies arrested Yancy Gill of Lamar in connection with the theft and cited for criminal trespassing and theft of property.
Wednesday November 13th, Jonathan Harper of Lamar contacted the Johnson County Sheriff's Department to report the theft of about 220 feet of wire from his property in the 3600 block of County Road 3651. The estimated value of the 220, 600 volt wiring was $250.
On November 1st, Johnson County authorities received a call of a possible
theft of property. The caller had witnessed three males pulling out from a
pasture on CR2201 with a trailer that was loaded with metal. He stopped the
vehicle and questioned the subjects about the metal and notified law
enforcement. The three were taken to the detention center and questioned. It was determined that two of the three were not aware that they did not have
permission to take the property. The third subject, identified as 19 year old
Seth Mainard of Hartman was arrested in connection with the theft. It was
determined that the property was owned by Roger Bates of Lamar. The report
indicates that the property consisted of a cutting torch, oxygen and acetylene
bottles, copper wires from 2 house trailers and a truck and trailer load of
Carla McDonald of Lamar contacted Johnson County authorities on Saturday November 9th to report the theft and fraudulent use of her debit card. McDonald said she noticed $758 in transactions that she had not made when looking at her bank account on line. Shen then checked her wallet and
discovered her card was missing. The report indicates that there is a possible
suspect in the case.
CPD INVESTIGATES CRIMINAL MISCHIEF REPORTS
Wanda Williams of Clarksville called Clarksville Police to her home on Blue Jay St. after someone knocked lightly on her front door. Williams did not answer the door. When police arrived they found that someone had
placed a plastic chair outside a bedroom window and tore the end of the outside thermometer off. The damage was estimated at $40.
Lindsey Marvel of Hartman contacted Clarksville Police on Monday November 11th to report her 2009 Nissan truck had been damaged. Marvel reported that the driver's side of the vehicle had a dent and scratches. She was not sure when or where the damaged had occurred.
FCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Franklin County Deputy Dave Dodge responded to a car vs. deer
accident Friday November 8th at 5:30pm on Highway 23 north when Erin Shearon of Maumelle was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry northbound and a deer ran into the road striking the driver side front of the vehicle causing about $1,500 damage. Shearon was not injured.
Thursday November 7th 8am on State Highway 219 N...Richard Jackson of
Charleston was driving a 1994 Ford F150 southbound negotiating a curve when his pickup started to drift to the right and he lost control. The vehicle ran into the ditch hitting a large rock before spinning around and coming to rest.
Jackson was not injured, the Ford pickup was totaled in the accident.
Thursday November 7th 11:50am Sale Barn Road in Ozark...Jackie ONeal of Booneville was driving a 1994 Chevy pickup westbound on the gravel road leading to the livestock auction when he veered to the right to make room for an eastbound vehicle when he go over too far and ran off the north side of the road and overturned coming to rest upside down in the creek bed, totaling the
vehicle. EMS was called to the scene, but ONeal was not transported.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Wednesday 11/6 5pm I-40...A two vehicle non-injury accident was
investigated by Clarksville Police when Twila Johnson of Clarksville was exiting I-40 at Exit 57 and was preparing to make a right turn onto South Crawford in a 2007 Mazda 6 and as she was coming to a stop her vehicle was rear-ended by a 1999 Jeep Wrangler driven by Meiko Warren of Clarksville.
Tuesday 11/5 4pm Arvest Bank parking lot...An accident occurred when Jacob Coffee of Clarksville was improperly backing up in a 1997 Ford F150 truck and hit the side of a 2008 Toyota that was parked on the south side of his truck. The Toyota was unoccupied and owned by a Cheyenne Hickox of Clarksville. The damage to the Hickox vehicle was estimated at $2,500 and $1,000 to the Coffee vehicle.
Monday 10/28 12:15pm Crawford St...Teresa Shook of Clarksville was northbound on Crawford St. driving a 2009 Mercury Mariner when a 1997 Chrysler Sebring stopped in the northbound lane and started to back up in an attempt to turn left hitting the front of the Shook vehicle. The Sebring was driven by Elizabeth Shinaver of Clarksville. The damage was estimated at $2,000 to the Shook vehicle and $1,500 to the Shinaver vehicle. The accident was investigated by Ptl. Tyler Holt, no one was injured.
JCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Wednesday 11/6 1:36pm I-40...Car vs. deer accident occurred when Lynda George of Gotha FL was driving a 2006 Nissan Frontier and a deer ran
into the roadway and struck her vehicle causing about $1,800 damage. George was not injured.
Sunday 11/3 9:58am CR3720...The accident occurred in the parking lot of
Holman Church when a Larry Clemens of Lamar was backing up in a 2007 Pontiac Vibe when he backed into a 2007 Saturn driven by Carol Otwell of Clarksville. Otwell said she pulled into the parking lot and parked and noticed the vehicle backing up towards her, hitting her car on the driver's side. There were no injuries. Damage was estimated at $4,500 to the Otwell vehicle and $1,500 to the Clemens vehicle.
11/10 Sunday 4:50am Highway 64 in Hartman...car vs. deer accident when Allen Bryant of Clarksville was driving a 2011 Hyundai passenger car westbound and a deer ran into the path of his vehicle. He struck the deer causing about $6,500 damage to the vehicle.
11/10 Sunday 10am CR2271...Robert Richie of Clarksville was southbound on CR2271 driving a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer when he said a red truck pulled out from County Road 2305 and hit the driver's side door of his vehicle causing about $3,500 damage to his vehicle. The red truck was being driven by Tommy Gregory of Hartman. The Gregory vehicle sustained $800 damage, no one was injured.
11/3 Sunday 6:12pm Hudson Springs Road and Highway 64...Josh Bradley of Clarksville was driving a 2008 Pontiac southbound when the steering wheel locked up and started pulling to the right and hitting the bridge railing on the west side of the bridge, head on. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $10,000 with $500 damage to the bridge.
MAN ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT
Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies and Ozark Police arrested a 44 Wayne Turpim of Paris Wednesday morning after a short pursuit. Franklin County Deputies were responding to Oak Bend Road to report of a man possibly
attempting to steal a four wheeler. A passerby saw the man loading an ATV onto a flatbed trailer and confronted the Turpim, at that point the he shoved the ATV off the trailer and left on Oak Bend Road. Deputies made contact with the truck and trailer on Oak Bend Road just after 8am and attempted to stop the vehicle. Turpim would not stop and would swerve at deputies as they attempted to get around the vehicle. The speeds during the pursuit never exceeded 50mph. The vehicle continued northbound on Oak Bend Road to Highway 96 where the Turpim turned east and continued to refuse to stop. Ultimately deputies were able to get around the vehicle and get it stopped at the Highway 23 north and Highway 96 intersection. Turpim was then taken into custody without any further incident. As authorities began to investigate they learned that the 1997 Ford F350 flatbed truck the man was driving and a 5310 John Deere cab tractor with loader that was on the flat bed trailer he was pulling were stolen. The truck had been stolen from the Paris Ford lot and the tractor was stolen from a Logan County Farm. Authorities have not yet been able to determine the owner of the trailer but believe it may also have been stolen out of Logan County. The investigation is ongoing with Turpim facing charges in Franklin and Logan County.
WOMAN JAILED AFTER SHOWING UP FOR COURT UNDER INFLUENCE
A Flippin female was ordered to be jailed for 24 hours after she came to her court appearance in Johnson County District Court under the influence. Judge Lynn Bradley ordered a Portable Breath Test be done on 51 year old Debra Ply of Flippin who was in court on a DWI charge and believed to
be under the influence of alcohol. Flippin blew a .61 and was ordered by Judge Bradley to be incarcerated for 24 hours as a result. The incident took place Tuesday morning in Clarksville.
FELONY DRUG ARREST IN JOHNSON COUNTY
An 18 year old Tyler Swanlund of Ozone was arrested on Monday
November 11th on felony drug charges at a resident's on County Road 3501.
Deputies were called to that location due to a domestic disturbance among family members. While at the scene, deputies observed some drug paraphernalia and received consent to search the house. The search resulted in the seizure of drug paraphernalia and a syringe containing a liquid substance believed to be meth. Swanlund was arrested for felony possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
LONDON MAN ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING BY FOOT
Johnson County Deputies were called to a home in the 100 block
of County Road 1756 to a report of a subject acting disordely there and refusing to leave. When authorities arrived they made contact with 22 year old Chad Nichols of London. Mr. Nichols was told he would have to leave the property or be arrested. Ultimately he fled on foot across the yard and jumped a fence where he fell down. Deputies caught up to Mr. Nichols but he refused to submit. He was tazed multiple time before authorities could take him into
custody. He was checked by EMS at the scene and then arrested for fleeing,
resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
2 JOHNSON COUNTY WOMEN INJURED IN MVA
2 Clarksville residents were transported to Johnson Regional Medical Center following a single vehicle accident on Tuesday November 5th,
3:30pm at Sonic. Olivia Gifford of Hartman was driving a 2007 Nissan and was eastbound through the sonic drive when she struck an menu order sign during a heavy rain. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000 with $1,600 damage to the sign. Gifford and a passenger in her vehicle, Lyla Moore of Clarksville were both taken by ambulance to Johnson Regional Medical Center for treatment.
2 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES REPORTED IN JC
Wendy Stepp of Ozone filed a burglary report with Johnson County authorities on Tuesday November 12th. Stepp reported that she had been
out of town hunting and when she returned someone had kicked open her front door and taken some jewelry, change and a Sentry safe containing personal records and papers. The home is located in the 2600 block of County Road 5570 at Ozone.
Johnson County authorities responded to a residential burglary and theft
Tuesday November 12th in the 200 block of County Road 3510. Betty Stockton reported that she returned home from work to find that someone had broke out a bedroom window to her home and had gone through several draws taking a Ruger pistol, some loose change and some prescription medications. The total value of the stolen property amounted to about $375.
3 TOMBSTONES FOUND IN JC FIELD
Johnson County authorities were called to a pasture in the 400 block of County Road 3151 where 3 tombstones were discovered. The tombstones
were found by a Wendell Kimes Jr. who was hunting on the property owned by his grandfather. The estimated value of the tombstones was about $1,000. The names on the three were Bertha Sharbor Driscoll, Tom N. Merchant and Paul E Bolton.
VEHICLE WRECKED ABANDONED ON CR3259
Johnson County authorities were called to County Road 3259 in the 800 block to a report of an accident. When Deputy Brownlow arrived he made
contact with the caller who showed him a 1996 Nissan Maxima abandoned near her residence with damage to the front and rear driver's side door. No one was around the vehicle at the time. While processing the vehicle authorities were able to determine that a Jeffery Fox of Hartman was the possible driver of the vehicle. Authorities were not able to make contact with Fox but left word with family members of his that he need to contact the Sheriff's Department. At the time of the report he had not done so. Damage was estimated at $10,000 to the vehicle which was towed and impounded.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Thursday 11/7 7:45am Clark Road...Stephanie Fultz of Clarksville was driving a 2007 Dodge Caravan and was stopped in the westbound lane of Clark Road when her vehicle was rear-ended by a 1997 Chevy pickup driven
by Levi Fultz of Clarksville. No one was injured and damage was estimated at
$3,500 to the Caravan and $500 to the pickup. The accident was investigated by Sgt. Greg Phillips of the Clarksville PD.
Tuesday 11/5 6:18pm State Highway 103...Hunny Stephens of Clarksville was southbound on State Highway 103 driving a 2003 GMC pickup, upon entering the intersection with Highway 64 the Stephens vehicle was struck by a 2005 Chevy Avalanche that was northbound on State Highway 103 driven by Russell Warren of Clarksville. The damage was estimated to be $3,500 to the Warren vehicle and $1,500 to the Stephens vehicle. No one was injured, the accident was investigated by Ptl. Mike Turner.
THEFT & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN FC
Alice Pruitt of Ozark filed a theft report with Franklin County authorities on Thursday November 7th after finding several thousand dollars of property missing when inventorying two locations for a court order. Pruitt reported that 275 bales of hay, a John Deere grapple loader and bucket and two diesel fuel tanks containing about 700 gallons of diesel fuel were missing from the two locations. Total value of the property was about $9,000. Pruitt also advised that a 1999 Dodge Caravan had it's tires slashed and wires pulled from
underneath the dash and a John Deere Gator and trailer had their tires slashed. Total damage was estimated to be $1,000.
FELONY DRUG ARREST IN CLARKSVILLE
Clarksville Police released a report last week of a felony drug arrest that occurred back on September 20th. Police were called to the 1300 block of W. Taylor St. to reports of a male subject walking around a residence and looking into the windows. When police arrived they found 35 year old Christopher Bagsby lying down hiding against the house near the back porch. As police attempted to arrest Bagsby but he refused to submit and a struggle ensued resulting in Bagsby being tazed in order to take him into custody. After being taken into custody, a bag containing a green leafy substance believed to
be marijuana was found on his person. A search of Bagsby at the detention
center resulted in the confiscation of some pills and meth also. Bagsby was
arrested for felony possession of controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and possession of an instrument of crime.
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TAKEN FROM JC HEALTH UNIT
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft over several thousand dollars from the Johnson County Health Unit. A total of $3,076.38 has been taken from the Health Unit bank account using a bank
debit card belonging to the Unit. There were a total of 87 unauthorized
transactions according to the report filed Monday November 4th. The report
shows that an employee of the Unit, Margaret Delene Chappell age 35 is suspected of taking the money. The report shows that she was confronted by her supervisor and admitted to taking the money. The report does not indicate that any arrests have been made in the case so far, but Sheriff Jimmy Dorney said that he expects charges to be forthcoming from the Prosecutors office, which now has the investigation results.
SUICIDAL FEMALE LOCATED ON SHORES LAKE ROAD
Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the area of Shores Lake Road after Fayetteville Police contacted Franklin County in reference to a possible suicidal female in a Toyota pickup possibly on Franklin County. Authorities were able to determine a possible location using the females cell phone service provider. Authorities found the 32 year old white female of Fayetteville in the pickup on Shores Lake Road just west of Baptist Vista about 5:43am Friday morning November 8th. The female had a high-powered
rifle in the passenger seat and appeared to be intoxicated. The female was
talked out of the vehicle and was transported to the hospital in Fort Smith
PLANS PRESENTED TO BUILD MARINA IN OZARK
Following a 4-3 of the Ozark City Council in their regular monthly meeting Monday night November 12th, the door has been opened for construction of a marina by a private party on the Arkansas River at Ozark. Regina Olson and her brother, Justin Gentry, were present at the Ozark meeting requesting that the City sublease a portion of the City leased corp. property to their family to construct and operate a marina on the south side of the Arkansas River. The area considered is at the west end of the corp. property and consists of three acres. The location was one chosen by the Corp of Engineers that they would allow for construction of the marina. The Olsen's have available $1.5 million dollars to construct the marina according to Tom Jones of the Arkansas Health Department, who was also present at the meeting. Mr. Jones said that the grant money needed to be used quickly or it could be lost. There was considerable discussion about the request, most of the discussion center on access to the marina and concern of residents in the area of increased traffic on Aux Arc Park Road. There was also concerned raised by a home owner
who had recently constructed a home adjoining the corp. property and the desire of the home owner not to have the marina so close to their property. After the discussion wrapped up, Councilman Harvey Waters made the motion to approve subleasing the property, second by Councilwoman Melinda Keaton. The resulting vote went as follows - Councilmembers Gardner, Waters and Keaton voted Yes, Councilmembers Hall, Anderson and McNutt voted No, Mayor Sneath cast the deciding vote, voting yes. The motion passed with a 4-3 vote.
2 INJURED IN DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE
Johnson County authorities were called to a domestic disturbance on Old Highway 64 in Hartman on Thursday November 7th at 2:41. When law enforcement arrived they learned that two of the parties involved had
left the scene, they were later located at a convenience store in Clarksville.
At the scene, authorities made contact with Michael Waterson age 52 who was
transported by ambulance to Johnson Regional Medical Center for treatment of a possible knee injury and back injury. The other party involved, Dylan
Waterson, was at the convenience store and reported that Michael had hit him
with a metal pipe and broke out a window of his vehicle with a shovel and also
head butted him. Dylan had possible injuries to his arm and a busted lip and
said he was going by private vehicle to the hospital. No one was arrested at
the time of the report.
OZARK FIELD HOUSE BROKEN INTO
A break in and theft occurred at the field house of Hillbilly Stadium Friday night during the Ozark-Gentry football game. Entry was gained by climbing in through a window on the west side of the field house, after which the person, or persons entered the hillbilly locker room where several cell phones and an undetermined amount of cash was stolen. Some physical evidence was
located at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
THEFT REPORTS FROM FCSD
On Sunday morning, a Franklin County resident received a call from an individual asking for the home owner's master card number, saying that
his card had been locked and they needed to unlock the card. The caller said
that if the home owner would give them the number and pin number they would unlock the card. The home owner recognized the call as a potential scam and did not provide the caller with the information. Franklin County authorities remind resident's of the River Valley to be aware of these phone scam's that seem to be increasing recent weeks.
Jerry Barnett of Fort Smith contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's
Department on Saturday to report a theft of property in the Fern area. Barnett
said that he had set up a camp site earlier in the day before going hiking with
his family. When they returned there tent, mattress, sleeping bags and misc.
camping supplies had been taken. The estimated value of the stolen property
about $325. The campsite was located near the intersection of Locke Road and Highway 215 North.
A Gregory Chapman of Chandler Oklahoma filed a theft report with Franklin
County authorities on Saturday after someone stole an ipad from his motorcycle while he was at Turner Bend.
Gil Lewis of Cecil reported the theft of a trailer tag from his trailer that
was parked for about 3 months. The trailer was parked on Citadel Bluff trail
when the theft occurred.
Franklin and Logan County deputies were called to a home in the
9800 block of Highway 309 on Sunday morning about 5am to report of an intruder in a home. The home occupants said they had locked themselves in the bedroom. When deputies arrived they searched the home and property but did not located anyone. The home was that of Chelsea Frederick of Paris.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Tuesday 10/29 11:32am Highway 64 East...A two vehicle accident
occurred when Bryan Hancock of Utah was stopped in traffic driving a 2007 Ford F150 attempting to make a left turn and his vehicle was rear-ended by a 2002 Ford F350 driven by Lisa Roman of Lamar. The damage was estimated at $5,000 to the Hancock truck and $4,000 to the Roman truck. No one was injured in the accident.
Sunday 10/27 W. Market St. & Rogers St...An accident was investigated by
Clarksville Police when Jason Goodman of Mountain View was backing westbound on Market St. in a 2013 Peterbilt tractor trailer and hit a 2008 Nissan Rogue that was stopped behind him facing east. The Rogue was driven by Stephen Jones of Van Buren. No one was injured, damage to the Goodman vehicle was $200 with over $1,000 to the Jones vehicle.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF REPORTED IN JC
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department was contacted on Wednesday morning November 6th in reference to criminal mischief at a home at
162 Private Road 3358. The home was being shown by a real estate agent when they discovered the front door had been kicked in. The property was a repo and it was not known if anything had been taken. The estimated damage to the door was $200.
ESCAPEE CAPTURED THURSDAY MORNING
Logan County authorities report that Escapee Gary Topham was apprehended Thursday morning in Booneville. A tip from a citizen lead officers to Topham. No other details about the arrest have been released at this time. As reported here on True County Wednesday, a Booneville resident reported seeing Topham walking on Locust St. in Booneville Wednesday morning. Again escapee Gary Topham has been arrested and is back in custody in Logan County. Topham escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Paris on Monday November 4th during the noon hour.
COMMERCIAL BURGLARY NEAR OZARK
Franklin County Sheriff's Department and Ozark Police were called to a commercial burglary on Wednesday November 6th on Highway 64 just
east of Ozark. The property is owned by Marshall Chrisman. The report shows that someone had cut a lock off the door to one of the shops on the property and had taken an Argon bottle, air compressor regulator, Matco wire welder, 100 gallons of motor fuel and a 12 volt fuel pump. The total estimated value of the property was about $1,700. The report shows that it appeared someone had also broke into an office on the property, nothing was missing from the office but it did appear that the office belongings had been gone through. Some evidence was collected at the scene.
VEHICLE REPORTED STOLEN ON CR3251
Johnson County authorities took a report on Wednesday morning
November 6th of the theft of a vehicle. from William Strohaker of Clarksville.
Strohaker reported that a silver 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup had been stolen from his yard in the 1000 block of County Road 3251. Strohaker said the truck did not run and was in the yard when he went to bed Tuesday night, it was discovered to be missing Wednesday morning. The estimated value of the truck is $2,500.
ACCIDENT ON GRAND PRAIRIE ROAD IN FC
Saturday 11/2 2:30pm Grand Prairie...non-injury accident investigated by Deputy Dave Dodge when Austin McFerran of Charleston was south
bound on Grand Prairie Road driving a 2006 Chevy and said he was driving too fast on the dirt road negotiating a corner when the back end of the vehicle
started to slide. McFerran overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle that
ran off the west side of the road and hit a tree. The nose of the vehicle came
to rest in the ditch with the rear of the vehicle off the ground. McFerran
sustained minor injuries and did not want medical attention. Damage to the
vehicle was estimated at $2,000. There was one passenger in the vehicle, Cage Robertson.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Friday 11/1 7:40pm Rogers St. at McDonalds...Rachel Garrison of Clarksville was exiting McDonalds driving a 1998 Dodge Ram pulling onto Rogers St. and hit a 2013 Toyota Tundra traveling southbound on Rogers St. driven by Brandon Stillwell of Lamar. The damage to the Stillwell vehicle was $2,000 with $300 to the Garrison vehicle. There were no injuries.
Thursday 10/31 7:45am Kraus Middle School Parking Lot...Clarksville Police
investigated a non-injury accident in the parking lot of Kraus Middle School
when Adrienna Arbaugh of Clarksville was stopped in front of the school dropping off her daughter in a 2010 Chevy Camaro when her vehicle was hit by a 2011 Dodge Charger driven by Donald Clayborn that was backing from a parking spot. Damage to the Arbaugh Camaro was $2,500 and $1,800 to the Charger driven by Clayborn.
ASP RESPONDS TO ACCIDENT ON I-40
Sunday 10/27 10am I-40 72 mile marker...Arkansas State Police responded to a car vs. deer accident when Spencer Brown of Fayetteville was westbound driving a 2012 Chevy Malibu and a deer ran into the roadway and he could not avoid hitting the deer. Damage was estimated at $4,000 to the Malibu, Brown was not injured. The accident was investigated by Cpl. Wilson Short of ASP Troop J.
FC ROAD DEPARTMENT REPORTS THEFT
The Franklin County Road Department reported of a theft resulting in extensive damage to a tractor owned by the county. Foreman Dewayne
Freeman reported that someone had taken a black tube off a 2005 tractor. The tube keeps dust and dirt from entering the engine. The operator of the tractor didn't realized the tube was missing and went ahead and used the tractor resulting in dirt and dust being sucked into the engine causing several thousand dollars damage. The report indicates that about damage estimate is $17,000. The report was filed on Tuesday November 5th.
BATTERY OFFENSE ON CR2630
On Friday November 1st, Johnson County Deputy Chris Brownlow was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of County Road 2630 in Lamar to
take a report of a battery. William Martin reported that he was at that
location and noticed a car drive up to his location. Two men got out of the
vehicle and chased him into the house hitting in the face as he ran into the
house. He said the two then started banging on the window, breaking one of the windows. The two also damaged the front door kicking it. The damage to the house was estimated at $100. Mr. Martin rent's the property. The report
shows that authorities do have a possible ID for the two subjects involved.
TRUCK DAMAGED NEAR LAMAR
Rodney Scoggins of Hagarville contacted the Johnson County Sheriff's Department on Friday November 1st after damaging his vehicle near Lamar. Mr. Scoggins was driving a 2010 Ford pickup looking at land that a friend of his owns that had just been cleared. The road was muddy from the recent rain and was slick, the vehicle went out of control and rolled into the ditch causing heavy damage to the top and sides, it was estimated that $20,000 damage was done to the truck. The incident occurred about 10pm across from
Highway 315 and Highway 359 near Lamar, no one was injured.
ACCIDENT ON PRITCHARD ROAD NEAR OZARK
Monday 11/4 8:30pm Pritchard Road...Jaron Harris of Ozark was driving a 1996 Chevy pickup eastbound on Pritchard Road and was negotiating a
corner on the muddy road when the pickup slid off the bridge. The pickup
flipped onto it's top coming to rest in the creek. Harris was not injured, damage to the pickup was estimated at $1,000. The accident was investigated by Deputy Dave Dodge.
POWER OUTAGE IN OZARK SUNDAY
About half of Ozark was without power on Sunday after a truck backed into a guy wire of a power pole at the Butterball Plant in Ozark knocking out the circuit. No one was injured in the incident.
Franklin County Sheriff's Department received a call of an unresponsive white male about 1pm on Sunday afternoon on Moon Road in the 6700 block. Authorities arrived to find a 44 year old white male unresponsive on the couch of the home. The man had been found by his father. The report shows that
the man had been having some health problems and had been to the hospital twice in the last week.
CPD INVESTIGATES CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Kindra Davis of Fort Smith filed a report with the Clarksville Police Department on Thursday October 31st after someone had poked holes in two
of her tires while her car was parked in a parking lot at King Dorms. The
estimated damage amounted to $250.
ATV REPORTED STOLEN
A Kawasaki 450 ATV was stolen from property on Highway 309 South, south of Ozark. Jason Woolsey reported the theft on Saturday after going to the property near the Aux Arc Park and discovering the ATV was gone.
Woolsey said the theft likely took place within the last two weeks. The estimated value of the ATV was $500.
KNOXVILLE MAN REPORTS THEFT FROM HIS VEHICLE
A Jacob Fryar of Knoxville contacted the Clarksville Police Department on Thursday October 31st in reference to a bag being stolen out of his vehicle. Mr. Fryar said he had been to a couple of business in Clarksville and also in Ozark and that he believed that is when the theft occurred. A blue and black bag containing books, pencils and notebooks was taken from the back seat of his White Geo Metro.
ACCOUNT SET UP FOR LOCAL FIRE FIGHTER
Brian Williams of Johnson County RFD # 1 had a large blood clot on the brain which caused a massive stroke. He is in intensive care in Sparks
Hospital. Brian has been a firefighter for RFD # 1 since 1996. We are asking for prayers on his behalf. An account has been set up at First Security Bank for anyone wishing to help with financial assistance. The account is titled Brian Williams Donation Fund. For more information call Craig Beerman, Fire Chief of RFD # 1 at 518-1827 or Fred Taylor, Assistant Chief of RFD # 1 at 754-6052 or Greg Rainey, Fire Chief of RFD # 6 at 979-5509.
FELONY THEFT ON COUNTY ROAD 2141
About $4,000 worth of property was reported stolen from property on County Road 2141. Johnson County authorities report that the property belonged to a Willene Gowing of Altus and that someone had cut the lock off a gate and broke into a shop building on the property. Some of the property stolen included horse tack, antiques, feed, electric fencing, tires, silver, furniture, duck blind and fishing tackle and equipment. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between September 28th and October 21st.
OZARK STUDENT EXPELLED
The Ozark School Board met Wednesday evening to consider a student expulsion. According to Supt. Jim Ford, the board voted to expel a 10th grade student for the remainder of the semester for failure to follow school district and OHS handbook policy.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Thursday 10/24 7:30pm Clark Road...Rocky Pruett of Clarksville was driving a 1994 Dodge pickup and was making a right turn onto Clark Road from the Jr. High parking lot when he hit a 2008 Honda Accord traveling east bound on
Clark Road by Marisela Moreno of Clarksville. Damage to the Pruett vehicle was $200 with $2,000 to the Moreno vehicle. No one was injured, the accident was investigated by Ptl. Will Farley of the Clarksville Police Department.
Sunday 10/27 3:30pm I-40 56mm...Clarksville Police investigated a car vs.
deer accident when Edmond Drain of Canada was traveling eastbound in a 2013 Chevy Traverse and a deer jumped from the left side of the road into the path of his vehicle. Drain struck the deer with the front of his vehicle causing
about $2,500 damage, he was not injured.
ACCIDENT ON I-40
Sunday 10/6 7:25pm on I-40...Kristin Jarrard of Little Rock was driving a 2006 Volvo passenger car eastbound on I-40 near the 54 mile marker
when she lost control and hit the guard rail on the right side of the interstate. The vehicle rorated clockwise and hit the guardrail again with the left rear bumper and then traveled north across the interstate hitting the left rear of a 2008 Nissan Armada driven by Vicki Hagan of LA. The Jarrard vehicle
then came back south coming to rest in the outside lane of eastbound I-40. No
injuries were reported. Damage to the Jarrard vehicle was $5,000 with $500 to the Hagan vehicle. The accident was investigated by Cpl. Steven Bewley of the ASP.
ACCIDENT ON CR 5351
Johnson County authorities investigated a two vehicle accident on County Road 5351 involving a 2004 Ford pickup driven by Nanci Lewis of Eureka
Springs and a 2000 Ford pickup driven by Paul Edgmon of Oark. The report shows that the Lewis vehicle was northbound and Edgmon vehicle was traveling southbound. As the two met, Edgmon applied his brakes and attempted to move to the left ditch area and started to slide and the Lewis vehicle hit the driver's side rear quarter panel of the Edgmon vehicle with the front of her vehicle. The damage was estimated at $5,000 to the Lewis vehicle and $2,000 to the Edgmon vehicle. There were no injuries
$10,000 WORTH OF FIRE STOLEN FROM JC BUSINESS
Johnson County authorities are investigating a commercial burglary and theft that occurred at the Chrisman Rock Crusher located in the 1500 block of North Highway 21. The report shows that between October 28th and 24th, someone stole about $10,000 worth of wire from the crusher plant. In all, the damage totaled about $20,000 when factoring in replacement. The wire
had been cut from the control house equipment and totaled over 700' of wire.
The investigation is ongoing.
PROPERTY DAMAGED ON MIDDLE RIDGE ROAD
Franklin County authorities were called to a pasture in the 17000 block of Middle Ridge Road on Sunday morning after someone had caused damage to a fence and pasture. Shane Ellison, the owner of the property, reported that someone had cut donuts with a vehicle in his field and caused damage to a fence in the process. The damage was estimated at $500.
LCSD WARNS OF MAIL SCAM
A Logan County resident received a check in the mail for $18,000. They were asked to deposit the check into their checking account, write a check and mail it to an address they were given, and keep $10,000. The resident was aware that it was a scam and did not deposit the check. The check appeared to be an authentic check and even had real names, addresses, and bank
information on it; however it was counterfeit. The check was even mailed express mail to the resident using the United States Postal Service, hoping it would cause the intended victim to feel more confident about the transaction.
This type of scam is common. You might receive a phone call, letter, fax, or
e-mail saying that you have won something or for your help you will be given a
large amount of money. You are asked to deposit or cash a check or money order that you receive and then mail or wire a portion of the money and keep part of it. The original check or money order is counterfeit and will be returned as counterfeit causing deductions from your bank account or other issues. Those attempting to pull of the scam may use names of well known companies to gain the victim's confidence and may also make phone calls to the intended victim, calls that usually originate from a foreign country.
Please beware of this type of scam and don’t become a victim of it.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Wednesday 10/23 4:15pm State Highway 103...Clarksville Ptl. Mike Turner was called to a car vs. deer accident when Denise Wisdom of Clarksville was southbound on State Highway 103 in the area of Montgomery St. and a buck deer ran into the path of her vehicle. Widsom was not able to avoid the deer, striking it with the front of her vehicle causing about $2,500 damage to the vehicle, Wisdom was not injured.
Wednesday 10/23 11:06am Montgomery St. & Sevier St...Anthony Saum of
Clarksville was westbound on Sevier St. and was pulling into the intersection
with Montgomery St. when he was hit by a 2006 Chevy pickup driven by Bryen
Robison traveling northbound on Montgomery St. The two vehicles collided in
the intersection with about $2,500 damage to both vehicle's, no injuries were
reported. The accident was investigated by Plt. Arron Arnold
SHOOTOUT NEAR SCRANTON FRIDAY
Scranton, Arkansas On Friday, October 25th, at approximately 9:00 AM, Deputies Jason Massey and Thomas Hobbs responded to a report of someone
with a gun at a residence on State Highway 197 near Scranton. Deputies Massey and Hobbs made contact with a white male at the residence who was armed with a handgun. The white male fired his weapon and the deputies returned fire. The white male was shot in the hand and transported to UAMS in Little Rock. Neither deputy was injured during the incident. The Arkansas State Police and the 15th Judicial District Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident. Deputies Massey and Hobbs have been placed on paid administrative leave while the case is under investigation.
CLARKSVILLE MAN INJURED WHEN BIKE HIT BY VEHICLE
Friday 10/25 8:55am Highway 103 & South Rogers...A Clarksville man was transported to Johnson Regional Medical Center after being hit by a vehicle while riding his bike on Highway 103. Michael Fleisch of Clarksville age 48 was the occupant of the bicycle that was hit by a 2005 Ford Escape driven by Jacob Lensing of Greenwood. Lensing was preparing to pull out of the Quality Inn parking lot and was looking south for traffic to clear, when he saw an opening he proceeded to pull onto Highway 103 not realizing the bicycle was pulling through the exit.
HARTMAN MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Saturday October 19th 11:41am Highway 164...Martyn Payne of Hartman was traveling southbound on a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle north of
Coal Hill on Highway 164 when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve and
dropped off the shoulder on the right. The motorcycle traveled about 250'
overturning 2 times before coming to rest. Payne was in the south bound lane
in the roadway about 30' from the motorcycle. Payne was airlifted to Mercy
Fort Smith for treatment. The report shows that the motorcycle was owned by
Danny Penepent of Hartman and that Payne was test driving it. Payne was not wearing a helmet. The accident was investigated by Cpl. William Wood of the ASP.
JCSD ACCIDENT REPORT
Saturday October 19th 5:17pm CR3380 & CR3335...Johnson County authorities responded to a two vehicle non-injury accident when Courtney
Dykes of Clarksville was driving a 2001 Chevy pickup southbound on CR3335 and was making a left turn onto CR3380 and was blinded by the sun on a blind spot on the hill and hit a 1991 Toyota Camry driven by Shaun Bailey. Bailey was northbound at the time and topped the hill when the Dykes vehicle turned into the path of their vehicle. Damage was estimated at $4,500 to the Bailey
vehicle and $1,500 to the Dykes vehicle. Courtney Dykes was cited for
restricted license violation.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Tuesday 10/22 8am Mills Road Parking Lot...Todd Heft of Clarksville was driving through the Mills Road parking lot in a 2004 Dodge Intrepid when Justin Wood of Clarksville was backing from a parked position in a 2007 Chevy Cobalt and hit th Heft vehicle. Damage was under $1,000 to both vehicle and there were no injuries. The accident was investigated by Ptl. Arron Arnold.
Tuesday 10/22 3:35pm North Montgomery St. & State Highway 64...A two
vehicle non-injury accident was investigated by Lt. Paul Harmon. Ginger
Edmonson of Paris was southbound on Montgomery St. driving a 2012 Ford Escape at the intersection with State Highway 64 and was stopped at a red light when her vehicle was hit from behind by a 2004 Mercury driven by Gwendolyn Sanderson of Clarksville. The damage was about $1,000 to both vehicles.
Thursday 10/17 8:57am Highway 64 & Highway 103...Barbara Ekbald of
Clarksville was eastbound on Highway 64 driving a 1997 Ford Escort in the right turn lane and was at the intersection with Highway 103. Deanna Morgan of Clarksville was westbound in the left turn lane of Highway 64 in a 2008 Toyota Camry and made a left turn onto Highway 103 South, as she did, Ekbald made a right turn and failed to yield hitting the Morgan vehicle. Damage to the Morgan vehicle was estimated at $2,500 with $1,000 to the Ekbald vehicle. No one was injured. The accident was investigated by Ptl. Jeb Clark.
FCSD THEFT REPORTS
Shannon Wheeler of Branch contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's Department on Sunday October 27th to report the theft of an air condition condenser and compressor. The air conditioner was stolen from a trailer that it was sitting on in the 800 block of Highway 22 in Branch and was valued at $500.
2 batteries were reported stolen from a gas well on Highway 309. The report shows that the lock's to the compressor sight were cut and that the two
batteries were the only items taken. The report was filed on Thursday October
24th by a Leeroy Stockton.
MOTORCYCLE STOLEN IN FC
A 1990 Harley Davidson motorcycle was reported stolen from property in the 9300 block of Live Oak Road in Franklin County. The report was filed on the 24th, Thursday by Robert Roberts. Roberts said the motorcycle was being parted out and was valued at $4,000.
FC HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
Authorities were called out to a structure fire early Friday morning on Compressor Road. When they arrived on the scene, the home was already engulfed in flames. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen tells True Country News that no one was at home at the time of the fire and a cause has not
yet been determined. He did say that it did not appear that foul play was
involved. The home was that of the Joey Mechaud family. Several rural fire
departments responded to the scene. No one was injured. The fire was reported by a passerby who spotted the fire and phone 911, then checked the home to make sure no one was at home.
ASSAULT REPORTED ON CR 3371
Johnson County authorities were dispatched to a residence in the 1400 block of County Road 3371 on Monday October 31st to a call of an alleged attack. David Stumpf of Clarksville reported that a male subject had come to his home and attacked him with what appeared to be an axe handle. Stumpf said he was in his room getting ready to go to work about 8pm when he
heard a loud noise at the door and when he turned around the subject hit him on the head, arm and shoulder with the object. The man left the residents in a
maroon Dodge Durango. Mr. Stumpf was treated at the scene by paramedics and later taken to the hospital by private vehicle.
JCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
A Jerry Thompson of Knoxville was involved in a motorcycle accident on Friday October 12th at 4:30pm on Highway 21. Thompson was operating a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound when he noticed a deer
standing off the side of the road and lost control, traveling off the road onto
the shoulder. Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $5,000. Thomspon
sustained some minor injuries and was going to go by private vehicle to the
hospital for examination according to the report taken by Deputy Chris
Deputy Larry Riley took a report of a car vs. deer accident on October 12th
at 7pm on County Roady 3201. Eva Spurgin of Clarksville was driving a 1999
Chrysler 300 southbound when a deer ran out into the roadway into the path of
her vehicle. Spurgin could not stop before hitting the deer with the front of
the vehicle causing about $1,000 damage to the vehicle, she was not injured.
JCSD THEFT REPORTS
Steven Vannoy of Lamar filed a theft report on Saturday October 19th after someone stole a compound bow and socket set from his vehicle. The vehicle was parked at his residence in the 1700 block of Riverpoint Road at the time of the theft. The estimated value of the stolen property was $225.
A 22' diameter pool was reported stolen from a home in the 1600 block of
County Road 2241 in Hartman on Friday October 18th. Nikkie Bittle reported
that she was in the process of moving from the residents when she returned to
get another load she discovered that the pool was missing. The estimated value was $800
OZARK WOMAN INJURED IN MVA WEDNESDAY
An Ozark woman was airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center Wednesday morning after hitting a cow with her vehicle on Highway 64 west
of Ozark. Sue Woolsey of Ozark was driving a 2005 Suzuki passenger car
westbound when she struck a cow standing in the roadway. After impact the
vehicle ran off the south side of the road and slid sideways into a fence before
coming to rest. Woolsey sustained serious injury including head and facial
injuries, she was treated and later released from Washington Regional Medical
Center. Woolsey was wearing her seatbelt at the time, the vehicle was
totaled. After impact, the cow remained laying in the road and was run over by a second vehicle. Rodney Baker of Mulberry was driving a 2004 GMC eastbound and did not see the cow in the roadway and ran over the top of the cow causing minimal damage to his vehicle. No one in the Baker vehicle was injured. The accident was investigated by Deputy Todd Bevil of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. The accident occurred at 6:45am. The cow was owned by Bill Sossoman of Ozark.
JCSD ACCIDENT REPORT
Friday October 18th, Johnson County authorities took a report of a single vehicle non-injury accident on County Road 5671. The accident
occurred on Thursady at about 5:30pm when Bradley Christian of Hartman was driving a 2004 Ford pickup and said that he was coming around a corner when a deer ran out in front of his vehicle. Christian sais he swerved to miss the deer and lost control running off the road and striking a tree causing about
$3,000 damage to the front of the vehicle. Christian said he did not have
phone service and walked to where he had service and called for a ride and was picked up. Christian reported he came back later in the evening and loaded the truck on a trailer and hauled it home.
CLARKSVILLE WOMAN TREATED FOR CUTS TO ARM
Johnson County authorities were called to a home in the 600 block of County Road 3470 on Monday October 21st to a report that a female had
showed up at the home with several bad cuts. When law enforcement arrived they realized that the vehicle involved was one they were looking for earlier in the day with a female threatening to kill herself. Inside the vehicle, the 24 year
old white female had three or four bad cuts on her forearm and a knife was seen in the console. The female was transported to Johnson Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.
FCSD ACCIDENT REPORT
Franklin County authorities report of an accident that happened back in September at the intersection of Bradbury and Hampton near Charleston. Nancy Flanagan called the Sheriff's Department to report that a vehicle was abandoned on her property. She found the vehicle after getting a call that she had cattle out and found that the vehicle had ran through her fence causing about $600 damage to the fence and resulting in her losing two head of cattle. The vehicle was a 2002 Saturn owned by a Buddy Lawson of Charleston. Lawson was contacted by Charleston authorities and he said his son drive's the vehicle involved. When Lawson arrived on the scene he advised that
the vehicle may have been stolen from a party that his son was at the night
before. Mr. Lawson was told that he needed to get with his son and have him
contact law enforcement to file a report of theft or an accident. The report
indicates that neither Lawson or his son contacted law enforcement. The report shows that the vehicle was westbound on Hampton when the vehicle ran off the road through a fence and coming to rest in a field with about $2,000
CLARKSVILLE MAN INJURED IN HUNTING ACCIDENT
John Payne of Clarksville was injured in a hunting accident on Sunday evening. Payne stated that he was getting off his ATV when his muzzleloader slipped off the four wheeler and when he reached down to get it he put his hand over the end of the barrel, the gun discharged striking his index
finger and middle finger. Mr. Payne was transported to Johnson Regional Medical Center by private vehicle and then on to Tulsa for surgery. The incident happened about 5:45pm Sunday evening.
JCSD RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES
Johnson County authorities were called to a home in the 24,000 block of Highway 164 for a residential burglary report. Richard Hargraves reported that he is on the process of remodeling the home and it appeared someone had kicked in the front door to gain access to the property, stealing a heater and propane tank with a total value of $180, the estimated damage to the
door was $100. The burglary was discovered on Saturday October 19th.
A residential burglary was reported from the 1900 block of County Road 3020 on October 15th. The owner of the property, Tonya Borden, reported that the front door of the home was open when she arrived at the home. Nothing appeared to be missing, but two weeks ago she reported that someone had stolen a TV and speakers from the property.
Misty Martin of Ozark reported a residential burglary and theft in the 2600
block of County Road. Martin advised that she arrived home on Wednesday October 16th at 8:30pm to discover her back door had been pried open and damaged and several items missing. The items reported missing were a gold ring, gold necklace, gold pendant and a wedding band. In addition to the theft, Martin reported that the pond and waterfall outside the house were damage. Total dollar amount of the damage and theft totaled about $4300.
MISSING PERSON REPORTED
Franklin County authorities were contacted on Tuesday October 22nd in reference to a missing person report. Paul Elder reported that his 65 year old wife was missing. Mr. Elder said the last time he saw his wife was on the 15th and that her cell phone has gone dead. Mr. Elder advised that Mrs. Elder may be driving a 1999 Nissan Quest, white in color with Arkansas handicap tag.
ASP ACCIDENT REPORTS
Wednesday October 9th at 9:10am on Highway 103...Arkansas State
Police responded to an accident when Gary English of Altus was driving a 1992 Mack Truck pulling a trailer loaded with a lift. English was southbound and had just negotiated a sharp hair pin curve to the left when he exited the curve there was an apparent equipment failure causing the lift he was hauling to shift on the trailer. The lift slid to the right causing the trailer to roll to the
right and overturn, the lift rolled off the trailer and down a steep embankment
where it struck a tree and came to rest. Damage to the trailer and lift was
estimated at $30,000. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday October 8th at 11:14am on I-40...A two vehicle hit and run accident
was reported when Carol Monk of Las Vegas NV was driving a 2004 Ford Focus eastbound on I-40 and notice another vehicle approaching her from the rear at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck Monk's vehicle in the rear forcing her off the road into the median where her vehicle came to rest, the other vehicle left the scene. Monk's vehicle sustained about $3,500 damage, she was not injured. The report shows that the other vehicle was a black or dark colored SUV. The accident was investigated by Troop J of the Arkansas State Police Cpl. Brian Syfert.
FCSD THEFT REPORTS
Christiana Powell filed a theft report with Franklin County authorities on Tuesday October 22nd. Powell said she had ordered a package that was supposed to arrive on the 18th. When the package didn't arrive she contacted her mailman who said that the package had been delivered on the 18th.
The value of the package of clothing and a mini backpack was $50. Powell's
home is located in the 6800 block of Lillie Lane near Ozark.
Jerry Don Parrish reported a theft of property on Tuesday October 22nd.
Parrish reported that he was going to the property in the 5000 block of Low Gap Road to clean up when and when he arrived there were two Hispanic males at that location and had a truck and trailer. The trailer was loaded with property belonging to Mr. Parrish. Parrish said he confronted the two about what they were doing, at that point the two left with the items. The report shows that the property had been foreclosed on and that Parrish had until the 18th to get his property. The company handling the foreclosure were contacted by Franklin County authorities and they said that the men were only supposed to take pictures of the property. The items consisted of vehicle parts, a welder, oxygen bottles, cookware and misc. metal. The total value of the property amounted to about $2,500.
JOHNSON COUNTY OFFERS AMNESTY
The Johnson County Sheriff's Department is offering the amnesty program on misdemeanor warrants now through November 1st. Individuals with a misdemeanor warrant to come to the Sheriff's Department and pay 10 percent of the fine and receive a court date without being place in the Johnson
County Detention Center. Office hours are from 8am to 4:30pm on Porter
KNOXVILLE WOMAN REPORTS ASSAULT
A 35 year old white female of Knoxville contacted Johnson County authorities on Tuesday October 15th in reference to an alleged assault
that had occurred at a resident's in Johnson County. The victim was treated at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville for a concussion and
released. The female claimed that the suspect threatened to kill her with a
hammer after hitting and kicking her multiple times. The report shows that
authorities do have a suspect in the investigation.
A 2001 Dodge Durango was reported stolen from a home in the 10,000 block of Shadows Edge Road on Thursday October 17th. Gary Evans reported that he arrived home around noon on Thursday to discover the Durango was gone. he vehicle is red in color.
SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE REPORTED NEAR PLEASANT VIEW
A 16 year old white female of Ozark reported that an older white male in a black single cab flatbed Ford pickup pulled up next to her while she was running on Highway 64 near Pleasant View and tried to get her to get into the vehicle with him. When the female refused, the male subject drove off. The incident happened about 6:30pm Thursday night October 17th.
INMATES INVOLVED IN FIGHT AT JAIL
On October 10th, Johnson County Sheriff's Department reports a fight occurred between two inmates in a cell of the detention center. The two
were both taken to Johnson Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries
that occurred because of the altercation. Neither sustained any serious
injuries and neither wanted to press charges. The two involved were a Kevin
Baker and Justin Armstrong.
CLARKSVILLE TO FLUSH WATER LINES
Clarksville Light & Water Crews will be flushing water mains beginning on Saturday, October 26, 2013. A general outline of when various parts of the system will be flushed appears below. We anticipate the five days listed below to complete this work. Care should be taken when your area is being flushed as discoloration of water may temporally occur that might adversely affect laundry or other water uses.
Saturday, October 26: East of Spadra Creek and North of Porter Industrial Road Big Danger Area, Cline Road Area, West Ridge, Ridge Wood and
Clark Road East of Willet Creek
Monday, October 28: North of Cherry Street, Ray Road Area, Willet
Branch Area and University of the Ozarks
Tuesday, October 29: South of Cherry Street and North of I-40, South
Town, Downtown and Fairgrounds Area
Wednesday, October 30: Clark Road West of Willet Creek, Shady Grove
Road, Western Hills, Highway 64 West, Stewart Place, Stegall Road and Wire Road Area
Thursday, October 31: South of I-40 and South of Porter Road except Big
Danger Area, Market Street Area, South Rogers, Lakeview & Rosemary
Additions, South Crawford & Easton Addition, Hwy 109 and Distribution
Center, South Skaggs Road & Griffith Loop Area, Massengale Road Area
ALTUS FALL CLEANUP
Altus Fall Cleanup is Thursday October 24th, it will be curbside only. For more information contact City Hall at 468-4191. Resident's can also take the trash to the transfer station in Ozark free of charge with a paid Altus Water Bill and ID.
CLARKSVILLE MAN KILLED IN MVA THURSDAY
David Carlson of Clarksville age 42 was killed in a two vehicle accident Thursday night at 6:45pm in Clarksville. Carlson was riding a 2009
Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 64 and struck a 2007
International tractor trailer which was turning onto I-40 westbound. Carlson
was pronounced dead at Johnson Regional Medical Center. The State Police report shows that the driver of the tractor trailer, 71 year old Thomas Lee Bramley of Missouri was transported to the hospital for treatment as well.
POSSIBLE PLANE CRASH SATURDAY
Several agencies responded to an area near the Ozark High School on Saturday morning after reports of a possible plane crash. The FAA is reported to have contacted Franklin County authorities after losing track of
a plane near Ozark about 2am Saturday morning. The last known location on
radar was near the High School and that is where searches concentrated their
efforts. Utlimately about 9am it was learned that the plane had not crashed.
The pilot had landed his plane at the Ozark airport at 2am and drove home to
sleep before coming back to get the plane. The pilot was reported to be a
resident of Van Buren.
PERJURY TRIAL POSTPONED
The trial of a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy was continued Thursday after a court reporter wasn’t available for the trial. Sgt. Glenda Morrison, 44, is accused of lying under oath when Circuit Court Judge William Pearson questioned her Oct. 15, 2012, regarding statements she allegedly made to
jurors during a murder trial, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Jury
selection in Morrison’s trial was scheduled to begin Thursday in Johnson County Circuit Court, before retired 7th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge John Cole Jr. A new date for the trial hasn’t been set.
THURSDAY FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION
Franklin County authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred early Thursday morning on Rockwood Lane. The time of the fire was 12:24am at 10591 Rockwood Lane, the home owned by Karen Kirby and was
occupied by a Tina Parker. According to authorities, no one was at home at the time of the fire. The home and contents were a complete loss. A cause has not yet been determined. Authorities are looking into some vandalism that took place nearby in Johnson County at a cemetery and a couple of homes to see if there is any connection with the two cases.
SUSPICIOUS MALE REPORTED AT U OF O
A 22 year old female student of the University of the Ozarks contacted Clarksville Police on the 7th of this month after she said she was followed by a male subject on the campus. The female said she thought the man was following her when walking to the gym about 9pm that night but made it to
the gym without a problem. When she left the gym, the male subject was standing by the fountain and followed her again. The female then went inside the library and called security.
On Wednesday October 16th, Johnson County Sheriff's Department took a report of a man accidentally shooting himself. 27 year old Daniel Mason
said that he and a friend had been fishing and were heading back home when his friend handed him a 45/410 Judge revolver. Mason said he put the pistol in his belt and it went off striking Mason in the leg. Mason was taken to the ER for treatment and then arrested on a felony warrant out of Franklin County.
CPD MAKES ARRESTS IN TWO THEFT CASES
Clarksville Police report arresting a Tyler Isomof Clarksville age 20 on a felony warrant for theft of property on October 7th. Isom was spotted by Clarksville Police walking north on College St. on the 7th. The arrest stems from the theft of a 1996 Honda Accord from the Maple St. apartments back in July of this year. The vehicle was recovered the next day in Mountain Home during a traffic stop. Isom was one of three occupants in the vehicle at the time and was later questioned about the theft. An arrest warrant was later
issued in connection with the investigation.
A 47 year old Ronald Hatten of Clarksville was arrested on October 7th behind Harvest Foods when authorities responded to a call of a subject asking people for aluminum. Hatten was located trying to put a long piece of metal in a cart. When questioned he said he knew it belonged to Harvest Food but did not think it was any good. Hatten was arrested for theft of property and
transported to the Johnson County Detention Center.
VEHICLE FIRE IN CLARKSVILLE
Clarksville Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Tuesday October 8th at the Best Western Motel on South Rogers. Felicia Morrison of Ione Washington said she went to start her van and it would not start. She
then notice smoke and flames coming from under the hood. The fire was
contained to the area under the hood amounting to about $250 damage.
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
On Monday afternoon October 9th a three vehicle accident was reported in Clarksville at the Clarksville Shoe parking lot, the unusual feature was that all three vehicle's were unoccupied at the time. A 1998 Chevy pickup owned by Latisha Gilbreth of Hartman was parked facing northbound in the parking
lot when it rolled back and hit two parked vehicles, a 2004 Chevy Malibu owned by Jose Botello of Clarksville and a 2010 Pontiac G6 owned by Trinidad Baker of Knoxville. Damage to all three was estimated at $1,000 or less. The accident was reported at 5pm.
Tuesday October 8th at 11:15am a two vehicle occurred at Murphy USA parking lot when Reggie Gerstner of Hutchison Texas was attempting a left turn to exit the parking area in a 2013 Freightliner tractor trailer and in the process he clipped a trailer that was parked causing about $1,000 damage to both trailers.
Friday October 11th at 8:30pm, Ptl. Trenton Wood responded to a two vehicle non-injury accident at 1229 Market Street. Logan Hughes of Clarksville was backing up in a 2009 Chevy pickup when he backed into a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo owned by Christianna Riddell of Clarksville. The damage was about $500 to the Riddell vehicle with no damage reported to the Hughes vehicle.
Monday morning October 14th Beverly Brown of Clarksville was eastbound on I-40 driving a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country and was attempting to exit at the 58 Exit when she ran off the left side of the road in the curve and ran over a street sign. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,500. There were no injuries, the accident occurred at 7:48am and was investigated by Ptl. Mike Turner. Also on Monday, a two vehicle accident occurred on West Cherry St., Joy Larsen of Coal Hill was attempting a right turn into 1502 West Cherry St. in a 1999 Ford F150 when his vehicle was hit from behind by a 2009 Honda Odyssey driven by Laurie Miller of Clarksville. The damage to the Miller vehicle was estimated at $4,000 with $2,500 damage to the Larsen vehicle. No one was injured in the accident, it occurred at 5:30pm.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN FC
Friday afternoon, October 11th, Franklin County authorities responded to a home in the 9400 block of Oak Wood Lane off of Highway 215 to a report of a fight in progress. When authorities arrived no one was at the home but the door was standing open. While on the scene, authorities were notified
that the subjects involved were at the Dairy Diner. When authorities arrived
and made contact with one of the parties involved, Brenda McEntyre, she reported that the other party involved had caused damage to her home on Oak Wood Lane kicking the entertainment center and knocking a window unit a/c out of the window. The damage was estimated at $150. The report shows that there is a suspect, but authorities were not able to locate the subject at the time of the report.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF ON OLD HIGHWAY 64
Leia Taylor of Scranton contacted the Johnson County Sheriff's
Department on Thursday October 10th in reference to criminal mischief at her
home in the 400 block of Old Highway 64 in Knoxville. Taylor said that she had been at the home on the 9th and when she returned on the 10th she discovered someone had attempted to get into the home and tampered with some of the property around the house. Nothing was missing from the property.
JCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Johnson County Deputy Chris Curtis responded to a car vs. deer accident on Thursday October 10th at 6pm on Highway 315. Velda Bean was driving
a 2013 Nissan Rogue northbound on Highway 315 when a buck deer came out of the woods and into the path of her vehicle. Bean was not able to avoid the buck deer hitting it with the front of her vehicle causing about $5,000 damage.
Bean was not injured.
Thursday October 10th 5:51pm...Sgt. Glenda Morrison investigated a two
vehicle non-injury accident on County Road 2091. Jimmy Hunter of Clarksville was driving a 2991 Dodge pickup northbound when coming around a curve and met a 2008 Chevy pickup that was traveling southbound driven by John Richardson of Clarksville. The front of the Hunter vehicle struck the Richardson vehicle in the middle of the driver's side causing about $2,500 damage to the Richardson vehicle and $1,000 to the Hunter vehicle.
On Saturday October 12th at 8:55pm, a car vs. deer accident occurred on
Highway 292. Victoria Stiner of Texarkana was driving a 2006 Mini Cooper
westbound when a deer ran into the path of the vehicle. Stiner struck the deer
causing about $1,000 damage to her vehicle. She was not injured.
DOG BITE REPORTS
A Clarksville man and his 1 year old grand daughter were bitten by a dog on Sunday October 13th. Johnny Marlow of Carter St. reported that a stray dog bit him on his middle finger and his grand daughter on the face. The dog was located at the property and taken by animal control. An owner for the dog has not yet been determined. The report does not indicate if medical attention was required for the bites.
Another dog Johnson County resident was treated at Johnson Regional Medical Center for a dog bite this week on Tuesday October 15th. Betty
Brown of Hartman said she was walking on Private Road 2263 towards her mailbox when the dog came up from behind and bit her on the calf. The report shows that Mrs. Brown went to the house where she believed the dog was from and that a female came to the door and took the dog and told Mrs. Brown that they had given the dog it's shots. Deputies went back to the house and attempted to make contact with the owner of the dog but were unsuccessful.
PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE
Clarksville Police were called to Child Development Center on Cline Road on October 4th to a report of someone being hit by a vehicle that had left the scene. A Linda Williford said she was walking through the parking lot when a red colored passenger car, driven by a female, backed into her knocking
her to the ground. The driver of the vehicle looked out her window at
Williford and then left the scene. Williford later went to the hospital and it
was determined that she had a right hip and knee contusion. Authorities have
not been able to locate the suspect vehicle or driver to date.
Linda Wood of Hartman reported the theft of her vehicle on Monday October 14th. Wood said that her daughter, Vanessa Woods had borrowed the 2008 Chevrolet HHR to go to Conway to pick up a male subject. Her daughter
said that after she picked the subject up, they stopped at a convenience store
and she went into the restroom. When she returned the male subject and car
2 INJURED IN CLARKSVILLE ACCIDENT
2 people were injured in a 4 vehicle accident Saturday October 12th at 9:18am on State Highway 64. A 1997 Chevy S10 pickup driven by Claud
Hall of Clarksville was stopped facing eastbound on Highway 64 attempting to
make a left turn into Dodge's Chicken when his vehicle was hit from behind by a 2001 GMC Jimmy driven by Bobby Garrison of Lamar. After impact, the Hall vehicle was forced across the westbound lanes of the highway and into the parking lot striking 2 vehicles that were parked and facing east. The two
parked vehicles, a 2005 Chevy pickup owned by Dustin Hurst of Hartman and a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup owned by Gary Hawkins of Clarksville. Damage to the Hawkins vehicle was $2,000 with $3,500 damage to the Hurst vehicle. Claud Hall of Clarksville, the driver of the S10 that was hit from behind, was transported by Air-Evac to Mercy Fort Smith for treatment of his injuries. Bobby Garrison was cited for careless driving and no proof insurance. The accident was investigated by Ptl. Mike Turner.
FCSD THEFT REPORT
A home in the 3100 block of Longview Road in Franklin County that was recently foreclosed on was also found to be vandalized. The Franklin
County Sheriff's Department report shows that the Real Estate Company who is listing the home reported that it had been empty for about 2 years, someone had taken the copper wire from the walls of the home and also took the air
conditioning unit. In addition to the theft, there were several holes in the
sheet rock and other damage inside the home. The report was filed on Tuesday October 15th.
JCSD THEFT REPORTS
A 1990 Ford Bronco was reported stolen in Johnson County on Monday October 14th. Calvin Ward reported that the beige colored Bronco was
at the chicken house on his property when it was stolen. The estimated value
of the Bronco was $3,000. Ward believed that it was stolen on or around the
11th of October. His property is located in the 2300 block of County Road
Johnson County deputies were called to take a report of a theft of property
at the home of Justin Beck of Lamar. Beck reported the theft of a Cinch belt
and buckle value at $250 from his home in the 600 block of Garrett Road in
Lamar. The report was filed on Tuesday morning October 15th.
APPERENT SUICIDE IN OZARK
The body of a 35 year old white male of Ozark has been sent to the state crime lab in Little Rock to confirm the believed cause of death after he was found dead in the bedroom of his home in Ozark Saturday night. The call
of the apparent suicide came in about 10:30pm Saturday night at the Gar Creek trailer park in Ozark. The man was found by another man who lived at the residence with him. Ozark Police Chief Cory Tedford said that there were no signs of foul play but that they wanted to confirm the cause of death, that's
the reason the body was sent to the state crime lab.
Franklin County Sheriff's Department received a call of a residential burglary alarm Saturday October 12th in the 5100 block of Highway 186 South. Authorities arrived to find that someone had broken out a window and
that a door was partially open. Authorities clear the house and did not find
anyone inside. Upon further investigation it was discovered that someone had
cut the phone line and the cover to the cable had been taken off. The owner,
Jane Bartlett of Alma, was contacted. Nothing appeared to have been
Johnson County authorities took another report of a dog bite this week. On Tuesday a 41 year old Brian Wayne McGuire of Clarksville was attacked by a 3 year old basset/blue healer mix dog. The report does not indicate where the attack took place but Mr. McGuire was treated at Johnson Regional Medical Center for a dog bite to his left leg. The dog was quarantined and owned by a Ken Young of Clarksville.
2 INJURY ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON COUNTY
A Clarksville resident was injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday at 2am on Highway 64 about .3 miles east of County Road 2250. Deputy Aaron Einert was on patrol Sunday morning October 13th when he came upon a 2008
Dodge Charger with Oklahoma tags sitting sideways in the ditch of County Road 2250. The driver of the vehicle was still inside and slumped over in the front driver seat with his seatbelt on. The driver was identified as Kurt Shemanske age 21. Shemanske came to and was able to exit the vehicle and was transported by ambulance to Johnson Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. He was then arrested for DWI and failure to maintain control. Shemanske had been traveling west when he left the south side of the roadway and hit a culvert then slid and rolled down the ditch where the vehicle came to rest. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $20,000.
Wednesday October 9th at 6:51pm, Johnson County authorities responded to an accident on County Road 3461 involving a truck and an ATV. Paul Williams of Clarksville was driving a 2008 Toyota pickup southbound on CR3461 and came to the intersection with CR 3490 and was going to turn east when he noticed headlights coming at him. Mr. Williams said he stopped and the next thing he knew he had been hit in the front end. Mr. Williams said he was sitting still when he was hit. Bailey Pledger of Clarksville was riding a 1998 Honda 4 wheeler east on County Road 3490 at the intersection with CR3461 and was going to turn north and as he started to do so he cut the corner too sharp and was going to fast to see the Williams vehicle coming. Pledger locked up the brakes and slid sideways into the front of the truck. Pledger injured his hand by sticking it out to try and stop the ATV, hitting the grill of the truck with his hand. Pledger went by private vehicle to the hospital for treatment of the injury. Damage to the truck was estimated at $1,500 with $100 damage to the ATV.
POSSIBLE CHILD ABUSE
Franklin County authorities took a report on Sunday October 13th of a case of possible child abuse. The father of a 5 year old female reported that his daughter said she had been slapped by an adult. The matter remains under investigation at this time.
DARDANELLE MAN REPORTS ASSAULT
A 44 year old Dardanelle man, Anthony Little, reported to Franklin County authorities that he was hit in the face with a beer bottle causing injury. The incident happened while Little was riding in a vehicle with two other people. Little said that he and a backseat passenger got into verbal argument and that when he turned around the backseat passenger struck him in the face with a beer bottle. Little was taken to the hospital in Russellville for treatment, the report shows that Little advised it took 32 stitches to treat the injury. The report shows that authorities have the identity of the alleged suspect. The incident occurred Saturday night October 13th.
OK MAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN VEHICLE
An Oklahoma man was arrested on Sunday October 13th after it was learned that the vehicle he was in was stolen. The Arkansas Game and Fish
commission had stopped the 2005 Chevy pickup for suspicion of road hunting. While questioning the driver of the vehicle, the officer ran the tag and VIN number of the vehicle and found it was stolen out of Marshall OK, the tag was stolen out of Deer Arkansas. The driver, 43 year old Marvin Wayne Bowman, was arrested and transported to the Franklin County Detention Center on felony charges of theft by receiving, and false evidence or title along with misdemeanor theft by receiving.
RFD 6 and Johnson County deputies were call to 185 Private Road
5521 on Friday October 11th at 7:30am for a possible fire. Authorities arrived
to find the fire was contained to the meter pole. The owner of the property,
Kathleen Behnke of Ozone, said she got up and turned on the electric furnace and the lights started to dim, she then heard cracking sounds and looked outside to see the meter pole smoking.
JCSD THEFT REPORT
Anthony Stover of Cabot reported to Johnson County authorities that he was fishing and had parked his truck at the Black Point boat ramp off County Road 2091 in Coal Hill at about 7am. When he returned about 11:30am he found the window busted out and the interior gone through and several things missing. Items stolen included a tackle box with buzz baits, top water bait and buzz socket set in red box, the total value of the stolen property was about $1250. The estimated damage to the truck was $2,000. The report was filed on Sunday October 13th.
9 YEAR OLD TREATED FOR DOG BITE
A 9 year old girl from Beebe was treated at Johnson Regional Medical Center on Saturday October 12th for a dog bite to her face. The 9 year
old was reported to be petting the 2 year old Mountain Fist doge when it bit
her under the right eye. The dog's owner is Rickey Hunter of Dover.
FCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Saturday October 12th 6:30pm...Deputy Guy Huff with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department responded to a two vehicle non-injury accident on Pritchard Road when Jason Ruston of Ozark was westbound driving a 1991 Ford F150 and Destiny Collins of Ozark was eastbound on Pritchard Road
driving a 2007 Dodge. The report shows that Ruston was in the wrong lane when he hit the Collins vehicle about a 1/2 mile east of Highway 64. Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the Ruston vehicle and $2,000 to the Collins vehicle. Ruston was cited for reckless driving. There were two passengers in the Collins vehicle at the time of the accident.
Tuesday October 8th 7:30am...Deputy Todd Bevil responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 23 north at the intersection with Watalula Road. James Floyd of Russellville was northbound driving a 2012 Chevy pickup when a 55 gallon barrel fell from a southbound semi truck and the front of the Floyd
vehicle causing about $4,000 damage. The semi continued on southbound and did not stop. Floyd was not injured. The driver of the truck was later located and identified as Michael Schaefer of Huntsville, driving a 2013 Freightliner Truck pulling a flat bed trailer loaded with 55 gallon barrels. Floyd was cited for expired DL. No injuries were reported.
ASP ACCIDENT REPORTS
Cpl. Harry Smith of the Arkansas State Police responded to an accident on I-40 at the 49 mile marker on Thursday October 3rd at 8:30pm. Karen
Vanzant of Clarksville was driving a 1999 Lincoln Continental westbound on I-40 when she hydro-planed and slid sideways off the north shoulder of the road and struck some trees. The vehicle traveled about 173' before coming to rest after striking several tree's. Damage was estimated at $4,000 to the vehicle, Vanzant was not injured.
Authorities were called to a car vs. deer accident on Sunday October 6th at
10pm on I-40 near the 53 mile marker. Emia Williams of Garland Texas was
driving a 2013 Mazda eastbound when she struck a deer that crossed the road from the south side of the interstate. Damage was estimated at $1,500 to the
Williams vehicle, she was not injured. The accident was investigated by Cpl.
Steven Bewley of the Arkansas State Police.
Friday morning October 4th, Arkansas State Police investigated an accident on Highway 21 about 2 miles north of Highway 64 in Johnson County. Joshua Mayfield of Clarksville was driving a 1993 Honda Prelude and was traveling northbound when he failed to negotiate a curve and slid sideways off the west side of the highway, traveling down and embankment where he hit a utility pole and a tree. The vehicle traveled about 216' out of control before coming to rest. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,000, Mayfield was not injured. the report shows that the accident occurred at about 1am and was investigated by Cpl. Harry Smith.
SHOPLIFTING'S REPORTED IN CLARKSVILLE
2 Hispanic males were arrested on September 27th at Wal-Mart
after being caught by loss prevention stealing some clothing. The two were
questioned by police and then arrested for shoplifting. The value of the
stolen property amounted to about $30. The two were identified as Luis
Gutierrez age 21 of Dardanelle and Jesse Garcia age 31 of Dardanelle.
Clarksville Police also contacted immigration to check residency of the two
Clarksville Police released a report this week in reference to a shoplifting
at Wal-Mart back in March of this year. At about 5pm on the 21st of March,
loss prevention reported a female shoplifter that was running from the store
after taking several clothing items. The female subject ran through the
parking lot and across Market St. and is believed to have obtained a ride out of
the area. The female suspect was identified as Brandy Marie Galli. Gallie was believed to be living in Dover. Authorities attempted to located her there
without any success.
JCSD INVESTIGATES REPORT OF STALKING
Johnson County Deputies responded to a resident's in the 500 block of County Road 3855 on Tuesday October 8th to take a report of a possible
stalker. The report shows that the home owner had spotted a white male suspect watching their home from near the property line using binoculars. While at the home later in the day, the same individual pulled up to the home but then left after realizing the occupants were at home. The report shows that authorities do have a couple of possible person's of interest in the
Justin Halmes of Ozark contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's Department on Monday October 7th to report an attempted ID Fraud. Halmes bank
contacted him in reference to two attempts at accessing his account to make a
transaction. The total amount was about $500. The attempts were made in
FORMER FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED
The former Chief of the Mulberry Fire Department was arrested last week on Monday September 19th after a warrant was issued for his arrest following a State Police investigation into theft of property from the City of Mulberry. According to the Affidavit for Warrant Arrest Tim Oldham, while Chief of the Mulberry Fire Department, falsified documents to indicate he had responded to fire calls that he did not actually respond to in order to receive payment for responding. The affidavit indicates that Oldham did this on 59 separate occasions resulting in him being paid $1,294.75. The affidavit goes on to state that during the course of unrelated litigation concerning a worker's
compensation claim by Oldham, he testified under oath that he had not responded during the time he submitted call sheets for payment. Timothy Oldham age 44 of Mulberry was arrested in Crawford County on Monday September 19th on 1 count of 2nd Degree Forgery and 1 count of Theft of Property, both felonies.
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY IN JOHNSON COUNTY
The home of John Rofkahr of Clarksville was burglarized sometime on the night of October 2nd or the morning of October 3rd. Mr. Rofkahr reported that he returned home from work to find that someone had stolen the Xbox 360 gaming system and 7 games from the bedroom of the home. The total
value was $700.
WOMAN REPORT LAYING ON SIDE OF ROAD
On Wednesday morning, Franklin County authorities were called to Highway 23 north near the intersection with Highway 352 to a report of a female laying on the side of the road. Franklin County EMS, 1st Responders and Deputies arrived and made contact with a 39 year old white female who said she
did not want to go to the hospital. The female, a resident of Mulberry, said
that she and her boyfriend had been stuck at the creek all night after being in
a fight with each other. The female said that her boyfriend had kicked and hit
her several times but that she did not want to file a report. Authorities
accompanied the female to the resident's where the boyfriend lived but no one
would come to the door. The female was taken to the I-40 travel center to wait
for a ride from a friend.
HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT IN CLARKSVILLE
Tuesday October 1st at 4pm, Clarksville Police took a report of a hit and run accident. Carlos Alvarez of Clarksville was attempting to back out of a parking spot when he struck a 2009 Subaru Forrester owned by Donna Hilgendorf of Clarksville. Alvarez left the scene and was later located and cited for leaving the scene of an accidnet. Damage to the Alvarez vehicle, a 2004 GMC Envoy, was estimated at $100, with $500 damage to the Hildgendorf vehicle.
CLARKSVILLE MAN REPORTS ID THEFT
A Clarksville man contacted the Police Department on September 30th to report a possible identity theft. Robert Kerbs said that he had checked his credit score and found that someone had used his social security number to
have cable turned on in Chicago Illinois. Mr. Kerbs was told by the cable
company he had to get a police report in order to rectify the matter.
22 REVOLVER REPORTED STOLEN
Harbert Jones of Alix came to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday October 9th to report a 22 caliber revolver had been stolen from his home. Mr. Jones was not able to provide the serial number for the gun, so authorities were not able to do an official theft of property report. Law enforcement wanted to remind resident's of the area that it is a good idea to have record of the serial numbers of all of your weapons and electronics' in a safe, preferably fire proof location.
FATAL ACCIDENT IN KIBLER
A Van Buren man was killed and a Rudy woman injured in a two
vehicle accident on Monday evening in Crawford County on State Highway 162. Frankie Dean King age 63 of Van Buren was traveling eastbound on State Highway 162 operating a 1971 trike motorcycle and was attempting to turn onto Mays Branch Road in Kibler. There was one passenger on the motorcycle with King, a 42 year old Velma Brandon. Shanta R Feimster age 25, was also eastbound on State Highway 162 driving a 2013 Chevy and hit the rear of the motorcycle knocking both occupants from the motorcycle and causing the motorcycle to catch on fire. Velma Brandon was transported to Mercy Fort Smith for treatment of her injuries, Frankie Dean King age 63 of Van Buren was killed in the accident. The accident occurred at 6:39pm and was investigated by Trooper Allen Hamilton.
HARTMAN MAN INJURED IN CRASH
59 year old Bruce Foster of Hartman was injured in an ATV accident Saturday morning on County Road 2305. Foster was operating the ATV
when it ran off the road into the ditch about 10:30 Saturday morning. Foster
was taken to Johnson Regional Medical Center and then on to Washington Regional in Fayetteville where he was later released.
DOG BITE REPORTED IN JOHNSON COUNTY
Johnson County authorities were called to Johnson Regional Medical Center on October 4th to take a report of a dog bite. Charlotte Cross of London was being treated for a bite to her left ankle that she said occurred at a business on Highway 164. The bite was not critical in nature. The owner of the Jack Russell / Rat Terrier type dog was located and confirmed that the dog did have it's shots and would be quarantined from the other animals and humans until further notice from the health department.
RV FIRE IN FLAT ROCK
Johnson County authorities were called to a vehicle fire on Sunday October 6th on County Road 1723 in Flat Rock. A 1990 26' Alfa Leisure RV owned by Eileen McNeese was the vehicle. McNeese stated she was cleaning the
RV after having it vacant and without power for the last month. She said she
finished about 5pm and turned off the lights. The fire appeared to start on the
north end of the structure where the power was connected to the residence. The fire was contained to the RV
Clarksville Police were called to a residence on Poplar St. in reference to a female saying she had been assaulted. The suspect was the females boyfriend and had reportedly left the residence. the female claimed
that the man had thrown her onto the floor and drug her around the house by her arm, during which she hit her head on a table. The 50 year old white female did not request medical attention at the time but later was taken by private vehicle to Johnson Regional Medical Center where it was determined that she had a broken elbow. The male suspect was located and questioned on the day of the alleged assault but was not arrested. The suspect, Justin Thomas age 43 of Clarksville was booked into the JCDC on September 27th.
Clarksville Police were called to Harvest Food back on September 9th in reference to several checks that had been forged on an account and had bounced. The total amount of money involved amounted to almost $1,000. Clarksville Police were able to identify a possible suspect and interviewed
the female who agreed to pick up the checks and pay the amount owed. The
report indicates that the female did so on September 25th. No charges were
filed at this time.
INJURY ACCIDENT MONDAY IN FC
A Cecil man was transported to the hospital following a two vehicle accident Monday afternoon about 2:30pm on Highway 41 South. Tom Lincks
of Cecil was driving a 2007 Chrysler northbound on Highway 41 and was slowing down to turn into a private drive when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2008 Chevy pickup driven by Stephen Powers of Cecil. Lincks and a passenger in his vehicle, Edna Gossage of Cecil, were transported to Mercy Ozark for treatment of possible injuries. The Lincks driven vehicle was totaled in the accident, the Powers vehicle sustained about $4,000 damage. Powers was cited for carless or prohibited driving.
FCSD THEFT REPORTS
A felony theft of property was reported to Franklin County authorities from the 2200 block of East Coal Road near Altus on Friday October 4th. The report indicates that the property was owned by Martha Soto. The items that were taken from the property included a 56" flat screen TV, 42" flat screen Vizio TV, 20" Vizio flat screen and a Wii console, the estimated total value was about $2,000.
Roger Fitzgerald contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's Department on Friday morning after discovering someone had stolen about 30 pumpkins from a trailer on his property located in the 6900 block of State Highway 23 south. The estimated value of the pumpkins totaled $180.
2 guns were reported stolen from a home in the 8300 block of Wildwood Trail in Franklin County on Friday morning. Michael Graham reported that a Fury pellet gun and a 45 caliber hand gun were taken from his home. The guns were discovered missing Friday morning.
HARTMAN WOMAN INJURED IN MVA
Thursday September 19th on Highway 64 at 1:40pm. Tammy Owens
of Hartman was involved in a single vehicle accident when she was traveling
eastbound and lost control of the 2005 Chevy Cavalier she was driving and ran
off the roadway. The report shows that Owens was transported to Johnson
Regional Medical Center by EMS for treatment, damage to the vehicle was
estimated at $3,000.
CRIMINAL TRESPASSING REPORTED
Johnson County authorities were contacted Thursday October 3rd
by a Troy Byrd in reference to someone clearing tree's on his property in the
11,000 block of Highway 21. Mr. Byrd reported that several area's of his
property have been cleared by what appears to be a bull dozer. He has tried
to make contact with the individual he believes is doing the clearing but has
not been able to locate the subject.
2 RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES IN FC
Franklin County authorities were called to the 9900 block of Old Kingston Road Thursday night October 3rd in reference to a burglary and theft. Dean Davis of Ozark reported that on Tuesday October 1st their son discovered that someone had vandalized the property. It appeared the door to the house and metal building had been kicked in and some scrap metal along with a few other misc. items had been taken from the property. The amount of damage
and theft amounted to about $800. It is believed the burglary had occurred
within the last week.
A residential burglary was reported in the 5000 block of East Highway 288 in
Franklin County on Thursday October 3rd. Natalie Gurisio reported that someone had entered her home and took a jewelry box full of costume jewelry and a stereo system, total value of the property was about $800.
TODDLER INJURED IN DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE
Franklin County authorities were called to a home in the 13,000 block of Forest Trail on Friday evening in reference to an altercation between a male and female. When law enforcement arrived they were met in the front yard of the home by a 21 year old female holding a 1 year old child. The woman said that she had been hit and kicked multiple times by a 33 year old white male subject, her boyfriend, and that he had thrown her 1 year old child through window of the home. The toddler had what appeared to be a small cut
above it's eye. Franklin County EMS was dispatched to the scene and
transported the toddler to Johnson Regional Medical Center to be checked for
injuries. The male subject had not been located at the time of the report on
CPD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Wednesday October 2nd at 3pm, Clarksville Police responded to a two vehicle non-injury accident on Porter Industrial Road. Justin Jackson of
Charleston was stopped in traffic facing west in a 2008 Ford Explorer on Porter
Industrial Road when he was hit from behind by a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Maggie Reames of Clarksville. The damage to Jackson's vehicle was about $350, with $600 to the Reames vehicle.
Clarksville Police investigated a two vehicle accident on State Highway 64 at 3:30pm. Robert Ham of Clarksville was westbound in a 2003 Nissan when he hit a 1999 Chevy Blazer driven by Jesus Arredondo-Lopez which failed to yield when making a left turn from eastbound Highway 64 into a restaurant parking lot. Damage was estimated at $400 to both vehicles, no one was injured.
Friday afternoon October 4, a two vehicle accident occurred on Highway 103 South. Janis Zachary of London was northbound in a 2006 Nissan when she stopped at the intersection with Pine St. and was rear-ended by a 2005 Subaru Legacy driven by Paul Calhoun of Pelsor Arkansas. The damage to the Zachary vehicle was $2,000 with $400 to the Calhoun vehicle, there were no injuries.
Also on Friday at 3:30pm another two vehicle non-injury accident occurred on State Highway 64. Timothy Westover of Lamar was eastbound in a 2004 Ford F150 approaching Fulton St. when his vehicle was hit from behind by a 2000 Mitsubishi driven by Nancy Bailey that was also eastbound and failed to yield. Damage was about $250 to both vehicles.
FRANKLIN COUNTY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
Franklin County authorities were called to a structure fire Sunday afternoon about 3pm on City Lake Road north of Ozark. Smoke could be seen coming from the home when the on duty deputy arrived at the scene. The structure was considered to be a total loss. The home was that of Sonny Sims,
no one was at home at the time of the fire. Sims told authorities that he had
left a dryer on in the home. No one was injured in the fire Sunday.
OKLAHOMA MAN INJURED IN ATV ACCIDENT
A 51 year old Clyde Weathers of Sand Springs Oklahoma was airlifted to the hospital Friday afternoon following an ATV accident on West Fly Gap Road. Weathers told authorities he did not want a report before being airlifted to the hospital for treatment. No other details were taken in reference to the accident.
ALTUS TO FLUSH HYDRANTS
The Altus Fire Department will be flushing fire hydrant's October 7th - 11th. There may be some low pressure and discolored water during the flushing. The flushing will take place between 8am and 6pm.
ACCIDENT ON COUNTRY ROAD 3335
On Monday September 30th Johnson County authorities received a call of a wrecked vehicle on private property on County Road 3335. When law
enforcement arrived there was no one around the vehicle, a 2008 Ford F150
pickup, that was about 60' off the roadway in the woods with extensive damage. While law enforcement was on the scene, Tyrone Willis, the driver, arrived at the scene. Willis said he was traveling north on County Road 3335 and did not see the stop sign at the intersection of County Road 3390. He said when he went through the intersection and hit the dirt road he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway traveling through a fence before coming to rest in the woods. Willis was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, he was not injured.
3 ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGES IN JC
Johnson County Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence at 2389 County Road 4141 on September 26th resulting in the confiscation of marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia and other items, 3 Johnson County resident's were also arrested. Jamie Pitts age 37 of Clarksville was
arrested for possession of firearms by certain person's, Billy Pitts age 67 of
Oark was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by certain persons and a William Caffrey age 29 of Oark was arrested on manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of firearms by certain persons. Authorities reported that it appeared that several marijuana plants had been recently harvested near the property from growing plots and several small plants were found in containers under growing lights inside the home. The home where the search warrant was executed was that of Billy Pitts.
ASP ACCIDENT REPORT
Friday September 27th, Cpl. Steven Bewley of the Arkansas State Police investigated a two vehicle non-injury accident on I-40. The call came in at 11am near the 48 mile marker when Stacy Baldwin of Big Flat Arkansas was
driving a 2007 Pontiac G5 eastbound as a tractor trailer in front of her slowed
down, she attempted to change lanes and struck the rear tire of a 2003 Chevy
pickup driven by Caleb Strange of Louisiana. After impact, the Baldwin vehicle
left the right side of the interstate and overturned down a steep embankment
causing about $5,000 damage to her vehicle, she was not injured. No damage was reported to the Strange vehicle.
FCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Arkansas State Police investigated a single vehicle accident Thursday morning on State Highway 23 north. The accident occurred at 7:30am
when Heather Guinn of Huntsville was traveling southbound and veered off the
right side of the roadway and hit a culvert causing the 1998 Ford Explorer to
overturn several times before coming to rest about 15' off the roadway on the
driver's side. Guinn was taken by Franklin County EMS to Mercy Ozark for
examination, she was not believed to have sustained any serious injuries. The
1998 Ford Explorer was totaled, Guinn was wearing a seatbelt. The accident
was investigated by Trooper Derek Neitert of the Arkansas State Police.
Wednesday morning October 2nd, Franklin County authorities were called to a single vehicle accident on Middle Ridge Road at 6:30am. When authorities
arrived they found a white 2002 Dodge van on it's side off the edge of the
roadway and no one around the vehicle. Later Wednesday morning authorities were contacted by E&E Auto Sales in reference to the vehicle. It was learned that Chelsea Edgar of Ozark was the driver of the vehicle that had just been traded for by E&E Auto in Ozark. Edgar did not have permission to be driving the vehicle, and they requested that charges of unauthorized use of
vehicle be filed against Edgar for being in possession of the vehicle. The
vehicle sustained about $4,000 damage.
Wednesday October 2nd at 11am, Franklin County authorities took a report of a private property accident on Timber Ridge Road. A 2005 Dodge pickup owned by Cynthia Crowder of Clarksville was parked on a slope in front of a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser owned by John or Sharon Maestri. Both vehicle's were unoccupied. The report shows that the Maestri vehicle apparently kicked out of gear and rolled forward into the front of the Crowder vehicle. Damage was less than $1,000 to both vehicles.
CLARKSVILLE MAN TREATED AFTER ASSAULT
A Clarksville man was treated at Johnson Regional Medical Center on September 15th following an assault that occurred at a deer camp on
McConnell Mountain. The victim, a 43 year old Steven Curtis of Clarksville,
reported that he was hit in the face by a 27 year old white male who was at the
deer camp with him and others. The hit knocked Mr. Curtis to the ground at
which time the suspected allegedly kicked him in the face with steel toe boots
multiple times. Mr. Curtis was taken by private vehicle to a residence on
County Road 4400 where deputies arrived and summoned the ambulance. Curtis was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. He sustained a broken cheek bone and cuts to his face. The report shows that no one was at the deer camp when deputies arrived to investigate, they also went to the residence of the suspect but were not able to located anyone.
SCRANTON SCHOOLS LOCKED DOWN WEDNESDAY
Logan County authorities report that the Scranton Schools were locked down for a period of time Wednesday, but that there was never a threat at
or near the school campus. It actually appears that some bad information was
relayed on social networks that made the situation sound worse than it was.
The Logan County Sheriff's Department released the following Wednesday
At approximately 11:00 am the Logan County Sheriff's Office was
contacted by the Administration of the Scranton Public Schools about statements that were made by an individual that caused them concern. Because of the statements the School was placed on lockdown and a deputy was dispatched to the school. The school received a telephone call from a parent who stated that her children's grand-father had made comments that he was going to "commit suicide and kill family". The parent had received this information from another person and did not have first hand knowledge of the comments. The man was also reported to be intoxicated. The grand-father lives in Johnson County and was contacted by officers there. The man was found to be at home and in his living room watching television. Officers stated that the man denied making any threats to kill himself or family. Officers also stated that the man was not intoxicated and had not been drinking. The officer who spoke to the man did not feel he was a threat to himself or anyone else.
Scranton Schools was taken off of "lock down" a short time later. The Logan County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the incident.
500lb. ANCHOR STOLEN
A 500lb. boat anchor was reported stolen in Johnson County on Tuesday October 1st. Oleta Tillman contacted the sheriff's department after discovering that a USA Naval Ship anchor that had been given to her husband as missing from a barn on the their property in the 27,000 block of Highway 359 near London. The anchor, valued at $500, weighed 500lbs and was about 4' wide.
CPD RESPONDS TO ACCIDENT AT WALMART
Clarksville Police responded to an accident Tuesday October 1st at 3pm in the Wal-Mart parking lot when Timothy Westover of Lamar was northbound in the parking lot driving a 2004 Ford F150 and was hit by a 2004 Ford Mustang driven by Shelby Noyes of Lamar. Noyes was backing west from a parked position when the collision occurred. No one was injured and damage was
estimated at $1,500 to the Westover vehicle and $500 to the Noyes vehicle.
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ON CR2230
On Sunday September 9th, Johnson County Deputy Chris Brownlow
was dispatched to a residence in the 22,000 block of Highway 164 to take a
report of a break-in and theft. Richard Hargraves 3rd said that he was in the
process of renovating the house and when he arrived there on Sunday he noticed several items missing from the property. Items missing were about 20 treated 2x6's, 2 flat pry bars, Snap-on pry bar, white microwave, red folding chair, orange folding chair, 3 pound sledge hammer with yellow handle, 2 work lights and a 16' aluminum ladder. The total value of the stolen property amounted to about $700.
STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED IN POPE CO.
Ozark Police report that a truck and trailer stolen sometime over the weekend from an Ozark car lot was recovered Monday night in Pope
County. Investigator John Little tells True Country that a Dodge truck and a
car hauler trailer were taken from E&E Auto Sale 2 over the weekend, both
items were recovered Monday night by Pope County authorities along with 3 other stolen vehicle's and property believed to be stolen from several residential burglaries. As of Tuesday afternoon there had not been any arrest's made but there are multiple suspects in the investigation.
VEHICLE VANDALIZED AT OZARK CAMPUS
A vehicle owned a an employee of the Ozark School District was
vandalized while parked at the Ozark Bus Garage on Friday night September 27th. According to investigator John Little, all the windows were broken out of the vehicle. 4 juveniles have been cited in connection with the vandalism. 2
from the Jr. High and 2 from the High School. The juveniles were all issued
citations and released.
JCSD ACCIDENT REPORTS
Non-injury accident was reported on Friday September 27th at 9:55pm on County Road 2230. Brett Fromdahl of Knoxville was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry and turned off County Road 2230 to go north on County Road 2228
when he failed to yield to a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup driven by George Willis of Ozark. Willis was northbound on County Road 2228 at the time. The report shows that Fromdalh attempted to flee the scene of the accident resulting in a blow out on the driver's side front tire of the vehicle. Fromdahl then removed a child from the back seat and was picked up by another vehicle. The report shows that Fromdahl was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident. Damage to both vehicle's was under $1,000.
No one was injured in a single vehicle accident on Monday September 23rd at 4:30pm on County Road 3568. David Richard Felkner of Clarksville was driving a 1998 GMC Sanoma westbound about .08 miles west of Highway 21. Felkner said he was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control running off the road on the north side and into the ditch hitting a culvert where it came to rest. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,500.
MAGAZINE MAN SHOT TO DEATH
Logan County authorities report the arrest of 49 year old Jerry Morris in the shooting death of 40 year old Samuel Bert Gilbert III Saturday September 28th. The call came in about 7pm Saturday, deputies arrived at the scene to find Gilbert's body inside a vehicle. The scene was east of Magazine off Martin Loop Road. Authorities are still investigating the shooting and are not sure at this point if Gilbert and Morris knew each other. Morris is being held on a homicide complaint, he has not yet been charged as the investigation continues. A weapon was recovered.
HUNTING ACCIDENT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
60 year old Ronald Edward Krava of Lincoln Arkansas was injured in a hunting accident Saturday September 28th in Franklin county at 7:15am. Authorities report that Mr. Krava was exiting a climbing style tree stand about 15 feet up the tree using a standard house ladder propped against the tree. Mr. Krava went to step on the ladder and it turned, the bottom of the ladder slid out from against the tree causing Mr. Krava to fall. Each piece of the ladder had small white rope tied to the next. The ladder was tied to the bottom section of his stand and that section was tied to the seat portion of his stand. Mr. Krava did not have a harness on at the time and sustained non-life threatening injuries, he was airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center. According to Sgt. Ben Sisk with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the majority of ALL tree stand accidents happen while climbing in to or our of the stand without a harness on. He also pointed out that a harness would have
prevented this accident. Mr. Krava was found by other hunter's in the area that
heard him holler for help.
INJURY ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON COUNTY
On Monday September 24th, two people were injured in a motorcycle accident on County Road 2650 at 6:45pm. Troy Bert said he was operating a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle on County Road 2650 when the road
turned to gravel he tapped his brakes to try to slow down and lost control of
the bike which he laid onto it's side. Bert said he rode the motorcycle back
home and that he and his passenger Christy Price took a car to the hospital.
Neither sustained any life threatening injuries, both suffered road rash and
Price a possible broken arm. Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at
CPD THEFT REPORT
Kimberly Miciak of Clarksville filed a theft report on September 23rd after discovering someone had stolen a Pioneer CD player and Bose speakers along with a Nintendo 3Ds and 10 games from her home in the 300 block
of mills Road. Miciak said that she had allowed a male subject to stay at her
house for a couple of days and that he may be the one responsible. The
estimated value of the stolen property was $500.
MISSING MAN LOCATED
Back on September 9th, Clarksville Police took a report of a missing persons. The subject was a Johnny Hemest of Clarksville who had not
show up for work that day and the family had not been able to locate him. On September 21st, Texas authorities reported locating the subject in Johnson
County Texas. The Hemest subject had been arrested there, the case was closed as a result.
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A Johnson County resident was arrested on Monday, November 25 after admitting to having sexual contact with a 14 year-old female. Randall Joseph Wyers, age 36 of the Batson community was arrested by Lt. Jeff
Wood and Cpl. Jacob Shook of the Criminal Investigative Division after an interview.
Wyers is charged with 4th Degree Sexual Assault. He appeared before Circuit Judge Bill Pearson on Monday, November 25 where his bond was set at $10,000.00 cash/commercial with a court date of January 10, 2014 in Johnson County Circuit Court.
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Johnson County Sheriff's Department released a Sex Offender Notification on Wednesday November 27th in reference to a convicted sex offender moving into the Knoxville area. Larry Alvin White a 54 year old white male registered at 376 County Road 1662 in Knoxville. He is a level 2 sex offender convicted of rape by instrument in the first degree involving a 14 year old female. A picture of White is available at our website.
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A Booneville man was arrested following an accident Monday November 18th in
Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff's Department contacted Franklin County authorities Monday after responding to
accident involving a 1991 Ford pickup driven by a Roger Lowery age 29 of Booneville. Mr. Lowery was in possession of firearms that he
advised were stolen from a City of Ozark police car. The truck was owned by a James Atkinson of Winds Road in Franklin County. Mr. Atkinson was contacted by Franklin County authorities in reference to his truck, and he advised that it was missing. The truck
was totaled in the accident. The guns were recovered, an AR-15
valued at $1,200 and a Remington 870 valued at $300. Lowery said he had stolen the weapons from an Ozark Police unit that was parked the home of Officer Shae Reed.
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U of O women’s soccer player Vicky Romero was named to the All-Conference Second Team after a vote of the league’s head coaches, it was announced Wednesday by American Southwest Conference Media Relations Director Jimmy Glenn. Romero, from Van Buren, Ark., played in all 19 matches and ranked among the ASC’s top-10 in five different categories. The 5-foot-3 forward finished third in the ASC in goals (13), seventh in shots (43), fifth in points (27), seventh in points per game (1.42) and fourth in goals per game (.68). She was the team-leader in all the aforementioned categories as well as game-winning goals (2) and shots on goal (29). Romero exploded onto the scene with a five-goal performance against Stephens College September 6. Romero finished with ten points and ten shots in the match. Romero also added one assist on the season.
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Tuesday 11//5 2:30pm Highway 186...Emergency personnel responded to a report
of a rollover accident near the Wiederkehrs Winery Driveway. Altus Rural Fire Department and First Responders were first on the scene and discovered a 1997 Chevy pickup on it's side off the road in the brush. The driver was identified as Christopher Foster, he said he had been traveling northbound when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn coming to rest on the east side of the roadway on it's side. The truck was totaled, Foster was not injured. Franklin County Sheriff's Department, Franklin County EMS, Altus Rescue and Arkansas State Police responded to the scene of the accident. Picture provided by Altus Fire Chief Jonathan Kinsworthy.
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At approximately noon Monday November 4th, inmate Gary Patrick Topham escaped
from the Logan County Detention Center in Paris. Topham is a 49 year old white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches weighing 160 lbs. Normally wears glasses but they were left behind. Last seen wearing black and white striped jail uniform. His jail orange jail issue flip flops were also left behind. Topham was being held on Failure to Appear warrant in Circuit Court on Drug Charges and fleeing, manufacturing meth or cocaine, possession controlled substance and was being held on a $250,000 bond. Topham
escaped from the exercise yard of the detention center by climbing over a
chain-link fence topped with razor wire. It is believed that Topham was cut and bleeding after climbing over the fence. The public is asked to notify law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 if they see Topham.
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U of O freshman cross country runner Ryan Holt receives his ASC Freshman of the Year award from ASC Commissioner Amy Carlton Saturday in Abilene, Texas. Holt, from Belfast, Ireland, placed second at the 8K race with a time of 26:49.68.
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On Thursday evening, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department received a call from an individual saying that he believed he may have shot someone in his field. The caller said that someone had shot at him with a crossbow and he fired back with a shotgun. Several deputies responded to the scene. The investigation at the scene led authorities to believe that no one had been shot and the caller, James P. Sexton age 44, was arrested for possession of firearms by certain persons. He was booked into the Johnson County Detention Center.
TWO ARRESTED AFTER LATE NIGHT SPREE
Two Clarksville residents were arrested on Thursday, October 17 after a
late-night spree which left damage to 4 yards, one vehicle and the destruction
of 5 headstones and the theft of another at Liberty Cemetery near Hunt.
Dean Vangorp, age 22 and Zachary Hunter Boydston, age 18 were arrested after evidence was obtained that linked them and a third person to the incidents. Lt. Eddie Richards responded to the Hunt community on Thursday to take multiple reports of vandalism to yards and vehicles. Upon further investigation it was determined that a single vehicle had spun around in 4 different yards, struck a vehicle parked in one of the yards and drove through Liberty Cemetery causing damage to 5 headstones.
Based upon information gathered by Richards, Detective Jacob Shook located a vehicle at a Clarksville residence which showed damage consistent with the
damage in the Hunt community. The owner of the vehicle, Boydston, gave consent to a search of the vehicle and a stolen headstone was located in the trunk. Boydston was interviewed as well as passenger Vangorp and both were arrested on Felony charges of Defacing Objects of Public Respect, Felony Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree and Felony Theft of Property.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.
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The Arkansas Tech University trustees named Bruce Sikes the new chancellor
for the ATU-Ozark Campus on Thursday. Sikes has served as chief academic officer
of the two-year college campus since 2007 and as acting chancellor since July 1
while the search for a new campus head proceeded. Sikes succeeds former
Chancellor Jo Alice Blondin, who resigned in June to take the president’s
position at Clark State Community College at Springfield, Ohio
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UPDATE...Authorities in New Mexico arrested Rainy Whitsitt on Thursday afternoon after she and 5 year old Quinn arrived at her home in New Mexico. The investigation is ongoing.......An Amber Alert was issued Thursday morning October 10th in connection with the search for a 5 year old boy in Central City. The boy lives with his grandparents who have custody of the child and said that they last check on him at 1am on the 10th and he was asleep in bed. At 6am, the child was gone and both the interior and exterior garage doors were open. 5 year old Quinn Whitsitt is a white male about 3'1" tall weighing 42 lbs with short dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue pajama pants with a white tank top that was on backwards. Authorities have also released the picture of Quinn's non-custodial mother Rainy Whitsitt who lives in New Mexico and drives a white 2010 Toyota Camry with New Mexico tags. It is possible she could have taken the child. A second person of interest is Rainy's possible boyfriend, Rodney Romero W/M DOB 1966/08/17 driving an unknown color 2013 Ford CMAX, which may be unlicensed. Rainy has a protection order against the Romero subject.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office at 479-783-5195. Below is the picture of Rainy Whitsitt age 25, a white female 5'1" tall with brown hair and brown eye of medium build.