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SEX OFFENDER MOVES TO NEW ADDRESS



Michael Evan Cagle

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) Sex Offender has changed residences and moved to a different address in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       MICHAEL EVAN CAGLE                       

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   02/27/1990

 

OLD ADDRESS:      50 Monarch Ln.
                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

 

NEW ADDRESS:   611 Baypoint Drive
                                 Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

 

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree on April 18, 2012.  The offense involved the offender going to pick up a 15-year-old acquaintance and her 13-year-old female friend who was staying with her.  The girls consumed alcohol, and the offender engaged in sexual contact with the 13-year-old victim.  Community notification is justified due to the young age of the victim at the time the offense occurred.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

    

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LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE



Gary Joseph Mravlag

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 (High Risk to Re-Offend) Registered Sex Offender has moved outside the City of Mountain Home and has now registered with the Sheriff’s Office.

 

NAME:                       GARY JOSEPH MRAVLAG

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   10/08/1959

 

ADDRESS:             75 Cochran Drive
                                  Mountain Home, AR 72653              

 

     The offender’s most recent conviction was for Sexual Misconduct on May 27, 1999.  This crime involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with an 11 year old female.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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RESULTS FROM DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENT SATURDAY

     During this past Saturday's drug take-back event, members of the public turned in approximately 177 pounds of unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals to be destroyed.

     In addition to what was collected Saturday, the Sheriff's Office has also received approximately 1,315 pounds of additional pharmaceuticals during the past six months since the last take-back event. 

     All of these drugs and medications collected will be transported to Jonesboro in the near future and will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

    

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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY THEFT



Paul M. Gardner

 

     A Springfield, Missouri man has been arrested on felony theft charges by the Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into a complaint filed on December 13th.  The complaint alleged that the arrestee, 32 year old PAUL GARDNER, had defrauded a Baxter County couple out of approximately $9,000.00 given as a down payment to build a deck on their residence, which work was never completed.

     In June, 2015 the victims hired a company to install log siding on the residence. PAUL GARDNER was working on that project as a sub-contractor.  The victims contracted with GARDNER separately to build a deck with an invoiced cost of $12,450.00.  The victims paid $9,750.00 down toward this project. GARDNER came to the victim’s residence one time, on September 5th, worked approximately four (4) hours, and used approximately $100.00 in materials.  He never returned to do any further work on the deck, and GARDNER refused to return any of the down payment money. 

     A bench warrant was procured on February 9, 2016 for the arrest of PAUL GARDNER.  He was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center Wednesday, April 27th on one charge of Theft of Property – Class C Felony.  He is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond, and he is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court to answer today.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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FOUR MEN ARRESTED DURING SERVICE OF SEARCH WARRANT



Herbert L. Kasinger


Jonathan R. Rouse


Karl J. Cox


Michael C. Stanislawski

 

     Four persons were arrested Monday afternoon, April 25th, when authorities served a search warrant at 101 Dupont Lane in the Whiteville area.  Investigators obtained the search warrant for the residence after they had made controlled buys of methamphetamine from there.

     During the search, numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found throughout the residence, garage, and a camper on the property.  Also found in the garage was a Rossi S.A. .410 gauge shotgun.  The barrel and stock had been sawed off, with the barrel being cut down to approximately  11 3/8 inches.  The loaded shotgun was in arms reach of one of the suspects.  One of the four persons present claimed ownership of this shotgun. 

     All four persons at the residence were arrested and transported to the Detention Center and booked on the following charges:

HERBERT LEONARD KASINGER:

Delivery of Methamphetamine – Felony

He has a bond of $40,000 on this charge and remains in custody.

JONATHAN ROBERT ROUSE:

Criminal Use of Prohibited Weapon – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony

He was released after posting $5,000 bond.

KARL JOSEPH COX:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor

He was released after posting a $415 bond.

MICHAEL C. STANISLAWSKI:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Failure to Appear (outstanding warrant) – Misdemeanor
Contempt of Court (outstanding warrant) – Misdemeanor
Probation Violation (outstanding warrant) – Misdemeanor

He remains in custody with a bond of $2,060.

KASINGER and ROUSE will appear in Circuit Court to answer on April 28th, while COX and STANISLAWSKI are set to appear in District Court on May 5th.

Agencies involved were the Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Home Police, and Arkansas State Police.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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VEHICLE PURSUIT AND MANHUNT THIS AFTERNOON LANDS ONE IN JAIL; ONE REMAINS AT LARGE



Danny A. Sturgis


Sturgis being taken into
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Sturgis being searched
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Sturgis' vehicle

Sturgis after officers
have made contact

     One man is in custody and another man remains at large following a vehicle pursuit and manhunt this afternoon.  The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office became involved after being notified at approximately 1:18 PM today by the Izard County Sheriff’s Office that they had deputies in pursuit of a vehicle on State Highway 5 heading toward Baxter County. 

     At approximately 1:26 PM, Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Cox joined the pursuit in Baxter County on Sheid Road near the City of Norfork.  One suspect had already bailed from the vehicle near the Baxter County-Izard County line on State Highway 5 in the area of Moccasin Creek. 

     The driver of the suspect vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, eluded deputies on Sheid Road for a short time.  About five minutes later, Baxter County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Rick Lucy found the suspect vehicle in a field to the East of Sheid Road up against a wood line.  A dog tracking team from the Arkansas Department of Corrections – North Central Unit in Calico Rock arrived at the abandoned vehicle not long after.  They began tracking away from the vehicle.  The suspect was discovered hiding in the woods approximately 25 yards from where he had abandoned the vehicle.  This suspect was taken into custody.  He was identified as 60 year old DANNY A. STURGIS, believed to reside in Izard County.  Suspected methamphetamine was found on the ground adjacent to where STURGIS, who is a Parolee, was taken into custody.

     DANNY A. STURGIS was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) – Felony
Fleeing from Officers by Vehicle – Felony
Parole Violation – Felony
Hold for Izard County – Other Charges

     Bond for DANNY STURGIS is $25,000 on the new charges, while he is being held without bond for the Parole Violation.

     Authorities continued searching for the other suspect who had bailed form the vehicle near the county line.  Authorities have information as to this suspect’s identity, but the identification has not been confirmed at this time.  He is described as a white male, approximately 30-35 years old, wearing shorts and carrying a black t-shirt in his hand.  He was last seen in a wooded area along Moccasin Creek.  This suspect has not been apprehended and remains at large after the search for him was discontinued at approximately 4:00 PM once the canine tracking team could no longer detect a track.  The suspect is believed to have warrants, but there is no indication that he presents any danger to the general public. 

     Agencies involved in the pursuit and manhunt were the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Izard County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers, and the Canine Tracking Team from the North Central Unit – Arkansas Department of Corrections.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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NEWLY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER RESIDING IN BAXTER COUNTY



Allen Perkins

    

      The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Baxter County man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County. 

 

NAME:                       ALLEN PERKINS

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   10/30/1982

 

HOME ADDRESS:   61 Doreen Dr.

                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653                 

 

     The offender was convicted in Randolph County, Arkansas on 04/11/2016 of  two counts of Sexual Assault and placed on probation.

 

     This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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WATSON DEATH FROM JAN 4TH DETERMINED TO BE FROM NATURAL CAUSES

 

 

UPDATE WITH MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CONCLUSION: 04/12/2016

The Sheriff’s Office has received the report from the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office concerning the unattended death of 20 year old BRENNAN M. WATSON of Mountain Home that was reported on January 4th.

According to the Medical Examiner’s Report, BRENNAN WATSON’s cause of death was “Unknown Natural Causes”, and the manner of death was “Natural”. The report indicated no evidence of external or internal trauma, and the toxicology results were negative for all substances.

Sheriff John Montgomery

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE: 01/04/2016 

The Sheriff’s Office was called by Baxter Regional Medical Center Ambulance personnel to an unattended death this afternoon at 1505 Hicks Road in rural Mountain Home.  The Sheriff’s Office received the notification at approximately 2:07 PM.  Sheriff’s Investigators and personnel from the Coroner’s Office responded and were on scene until approximately 3:46 PM.

     Emergency responders had found 20 year old BRENNAN M. WATSON of the residence to be deceased inside the house upon their arrival. He was found unresponsive by a member of the family, and a call was placed to the 911 center.   No cause for the death was apparent.   The decedent will be sent by the Coroner’s Office to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine cause of death.  There is no indication of foul play.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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JOINT OPERATION NETS NUMEROUS ARRESTS



Cindy M. Piatt


Mikel B. Short


Heath D. Lee


James Tyler Davis


Hannah McBride Miller


Jamie Lee Southard


Jesse Ray Bowman

 

     The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office joined with the Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Mountain Home Police Department, and other agencies last week in a three day enhanced enforcement operation looking for wanted persons and for violations of the Arkansas Controlled Substance act.  The operation took place last Thursday, March31st, and Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd. 

     During the course of the joint operation, numerous persons were arrested and incarcerated on various felony and misdemeanor charges during vehicle stops and probation home visits.  Those arrested on one or more felony charges included the following:

CINDY MARIE PIATT, 27 years old of Midway, arrested while present during a probation home search on charges of:

Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Exposure of child to methamphetamine – Felony

She was released on $7,500 bond and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th.

MIKEL BLAINE SHORT, 44 years old of Midway, arrested during a probation home search on charges of:

Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance with Purpose of Delivery – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Exposure of child to methamphetamine – Felony

He was released on $7,500 bond and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th.

Both PIATT and SHORT were charged with the Exposure of child to methamphetamine offense due to the fact that drug paraphernalia containing methamphetamine residue was found on a table adjacent to an open baby food container, a teething toy, and a feeding/play chair of an infant who also resides there.

HEATH D. LEE, 37 years old of Midway, arrested from a vehicle during a detention on charges of:

Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance (2 counts) – Misdemeanors
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony

He has a bond of $2,500 and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th.  He is also being held without bond on a Parole Violation charge.

JAMES TYLER DAVIS, 22 years old of Norfork, arrested during a probation home visit on charges of:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor

He has a bond of $2,500 and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th.  He is also being held without bond on a Parole Violation charge.

HANNAH M. MILLER, 23 years old of Mountain Home, arrested during a probation home visit on charges of:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor

She has a bond of $2,500 and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th.

JAMIE LEE SOUTHARD, 24 years old of Jordan, arrested during a vehicle stop on charges of:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor
Habitual Offender – Penalty Enhancement

He was released on a bond of $5,000 and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th. 

JESSE RAY BOWMAN, 24 years old of Midway, arrested following a vehicle stop and a brief manhunt after fleeing from officers on foot, on charges of:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor
Fleeing on Foot – Misdemeanor
Habitual Offender – Penalty Enhancement

He has a bond of $5,000 and will appear in Circuit Court on April 7th.  He is also being held without bond on a Parole Violation charge.

Seven additional people were arrested and booked into the Detention Center on misdemeanor charges and outstanding warrants during vehicle stops by deputies.

In addition to these particular arrests, there were a combined total of 36 citations and warnings issued by deputies during vehicle stops for moving traffic, licensing, and equipment violations.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue working jointly with other law enforcement agencies in enhanced enforcement operations in this county.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SECOND PERSON CHARGED IN THEFT OF RIDING MOWER



Jessica D. Clark

    

     A Jordan area woman, 31 year old JESSICA DENISE CLARK, has been charged in connection with the theft of a Snapper riding lawn mower that was taken from inside a garage on Hwy 177 South on April 22, 2015.

     TYLER HUDGENS was previously arrested in connection with this case, and CLARK has now been charged as well.  The Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip on October 8, 2015 that there was stolen property at a residence on Hopewell Hollow Road.  Both HUDGENS and CLARK were named as suspects in this tip.

     A search of the property was later conducted, and the stolen Snapper mower, among other items, was found there. JESSICA CLARK recently admitted to Investigators that she had been with HUDGENS when the garage was entered into and the mower stolen.

     JESSICA CLARK was booked into the Detention Center yesterday, March 24th, on charges of:

Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property – Misdemeanor

     She was released on her own recognizance by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office pending a court appearance on May 5th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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