The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of April 13, 2020 – April 19, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit documentation to us at a later date that the charges have been dismissed or that they have been found innocent and we will include that information in this space in a timely manner.


April 13, 2020

No reports were filed.


April 14, 2020

Report from complainant on West Johnson near Hatfield of fraudulent use of a credit card. Investigation continues.

Report from complainant on West Johnson near Hatfield of a vehicle accident led to Citations for No Driver’s License, No Vehicle License, and No Vehicle Insurance being issued to Aramis Candelaria, 18, of Hatfield.


April 15, 2020

Arrested was Hunter J. Hogan, 21, of Mena on Charges of Murder 1st Degree and Abuse of a Corpse.


April 16, 2020

Report of a theft in the amount of $200.00 led to a Juvenile male being issued a Citation for Theft of Property. The juvenile was released to the custody of a parent/guardian.


April 17, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 15 near Vandervoort of a telephone scam. Investigation continues.


April 18, 2020

Request for a welfare check on a family member on Hwy 8E near Boardcamp.

Report from complainant on Polk 252 near Grannis of a missing juvenile. Juvenile was located with a family member.


April 19, 2020

Report from complainant on Polk 45 near Shady Grove of unauthorized persons on their property. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office for further consideration.


Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked no vehicle accidents this week.


Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 12 Incarcerated Inmates, with 10 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.




4-20-20 11:32 a.m. KAWX.ORG 

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