The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of March 6, 2023 – March 12, 2023. 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.
March 6, 2023
Deputies responded to a report of a possible suicidal individual.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Polk 76 E near Acorn in reference to a trespasser.
March 7, 2023
Michelle Crawford, 30 of Mena was arrested on charges of Criminal Trespass, Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hwy 71 near Acorn in reference to a vehicle being broken into.
March 8, 2023
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Polk 121 near Mena in reference to a welfare check.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Polk 121 near Mena in reference to a verbal domestic disturbance leading to the arrest of Matthew Owen, 26 of Mena on a charge of disorderly conduct. Owen was also served Felony Warrants for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Probation Violation.
Deputies responded to a residence on Polk 419 in reference to a domestic disturbance leading to the arrest of Darrell Sanders, 53 of Mena on charges of Violation of a Protection Order and 3rd Degree Domestic Battery as well as being served Felony Warrants on nine charges.
Deputies responded to a report of Identity Theft.
Michael Laws, 36 of Mena was arrested on a Felony Warrant for Failure to Comply with Registration and Reporting Requirements.
March 9, 2023
March 10, 2023
A traffic stop led to the arrest of Jeremiah Kahn, 37 of Mena on a Parole Hold and a Misdemeanor Warrant.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Hwy 246 E near Hatfield in reference to a trespasser.
March 11, 2023
Christopher Chandler, 42 of Grannis was arrested by an officer with the Arkansas Sate Parks on charges of Obstructing Governmental Operations and Probation Violation.
Deputies were dispatched to a church near Wickes in reference to a broken window.
Deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver. Information has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney for further consideration.
March 12, 2023
Deputies responded to a walk-in complainant in reference to missing property.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked 1 vehicle accident this week.
Polk County Detention Center Jail Population: 20 Incarcerated Inmates with 14 Inmates currently on the Waiting List for a State Facility.
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