The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of January 14, 2019 – January 20, 2019. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.
January 14, 2019
Report of a dog bite victim while walking on Polk 138 near Cove.
Report of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 8 East led to a Citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia being issued to Kaitlin M. Whorton, 19, of Mena.
January 15, 2019
Traffic stop on Racetrack Road near Mena led to the arrest of Eric D. Revels, 34, of Mena, on a Charge of Theft by Receiving.
Arrested was Jerrin H. Vaught, 23, of Hatfield, on a Warrant for Battery 2nd Degree.
January 16, 2019
Report from complainant on Polk 282 near Hatfield of three fraudulent checks. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Juston M. Wikel, 34, of Cove, on a Warrant for Probation Violation.
January 17, 2019
Report from complainant on Polk 24 near Cove of the discovery of stolen items on their property. Items were returned to the owner. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Justin Dees, 31, on Charges of Theft of Property, Fleeing in a Vehicle and Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons.
Report from complainant on Polk 77 near Acorn of being harassed by an acquaintance. Investigation continues.
Report from complainant on Polk 113 near Mena of the theft of a cargo trailer and its contents, all valued at $2,950.00. The trailer was recovered and returned to owner. Investigation continues.
Arrested was Stacie L. Shores, 28, of Hot Springs, on a Warrant for Delivery of Meth.
January 18, 2019
Report from complainant on Council Drive in Wickes of a previous disturbance. Deputies responded.
Report from complainant on Polk 16 near Wickes of the theft of documents, checks and a key. Investigation continues.
January 19, 2019
Report from complainant on Polk 53 near Mena of the theft of a stein, jacket, medication and firearm, all valued at $625.00. Investigation continues.
Report of a disturbance on Highway 8 East near Board Camp. Deputies responded.
Report of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 71 South near Potter. Deputy responded.
Report of a hit-and-run accident on Polk 18 near Cove led to Citations for No Driver’s License, No Proof of Insurance and Striking an Unattended Vehicle being issued to Juston M. Wikel, 34, of Cove.
January 20, 2019
Report from a Cove man of a person with borrowed equipment, valued at $1,200.00, that refuses to return the property. Investigation continues.
Report of a disturbance on Polk 195 near Ink. Deputies responded.
Report from complainant on Highway 71 North near Mena of the theft of a mailbox, valued at $30.00.
Report of a vehicle on fire on Polk 482 near Hatton. Deputies responded.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked four vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 23 Incarcerated Inmates, with 7 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.
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