The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of November 23, 2020 – November 29, 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.
November 23, 2020
Report of two stolen vehicles led to the arrest of Barbara G. Braun, 20, of Hatfield on Charges of Possession on Meth or Cocaine with Purpose to Deliver, Fleeing in a Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule I or II, Possession of Schedule VI, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, and to the arrest of Dustin T. Swinney, 31, of Jacksonville, Arkansas on Charges of Possession of Meth or Cocaine with Purpose to Deliver, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons, Fleeing in a Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule I or II, Possession of Schedule VI, and a Parole Hold.
Report of locating a missing truck on Polk 149 near Potter. Deputy responded.
Report of a one vehicle accident on Hwy 71N near Acorn led to the arrest of Joan M. Austgen, 48, of Gary, Indiana on a Charge of Driving While Intoxicated.
November 24, 2020
Report of a vehicle accident on Polk 407 near Cove. Deputy responded.
November 25, 2020
Report from complainant on Polk 92 near Shady Grove of trespassing. Deputy responded.
Arrested was Jacob S. Rowe, 23, of Wickes on a Warrant for Criminal Mischief 1st Degree.
November 26, 2020
Report of child abuse. Deputy responded.
November 27, 2020
Report from complainant on Hwy 8W near Shady Grove of damage done to a mailbox. Deputy responded.
November 28, 2020
Report from complainant on Amber Lane near Dallas Valley of a missing family member. Deputies responded. Family member was later located.
November 29, 2020
Report of a one vehicle accident on Polk 16 near Vandervoort . Deputy responded.
Report from complainant on Polk 21 near Cove of trespassing. Deputy responded.
Report of an unattended death. Deputy responded.
Report from complainant near Wickes of identity fraud.
Report from complainant of a Violation of an Order of Protection. Deputies responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Report of a runaway juvenile. Deputies responded. Juvenile was located and returned to the custody of a parent/guardian.
Report from complainant on Hwy 375E near Dallas Valley of domestic battery. Deputy responded. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further consideration.
Arrested was Troy C. Denton, 29, of Mena on a Warrant for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree, a Warrant for Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, and a Violation of a Protection Order.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked three vehicle accidents this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 21 Incarcerated Inmates, with 9 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.
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