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WOMAN FOUND SLUMPED OVER WHEEL IN VEHICLE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES


Kyla Lani May

   

      The Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old KYLA LANI MAY of Mountain Home this morning after receiving a complaint call at approximately 9:54 AM reporting a person being slumped over the steering wheel of a parked vehicle at the intersection of Hwy 5 N. and Canvassback Drive.

     Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Davis was dispatched to investigate.  When he arrived, he found a white Ford Escape with a female, later identified as KYLA MAY, passed out behind the wheel.  Sergeant Davis also observed a green container in her lap that contained a syringe and a small baggie holding a crystal substance suspected to be methamphetamine.  Upon her being revived, KYLA MAY was very disoriented, and EMS was summoned to check on her physical condition. 

     Upon further examination, the substances observed by Sergeant Davis were determined to be approximately 2.8 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, including a syringe, a bent spoon, and small plastic baggies commonly used to package drugs.

     KYLA MAY was ultimately transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where she was booked on charges of:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony

     MAY is currently being held in lieu of bond and will appear in Circuit Court on March 12th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE - MARCH 30TH

79 Crestway
Gassville, AR

 

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE    

     Pursuant to order of the Circuit Court of Baxter County, Arkansas, Case No. CV-2013-82-4, notice is hereby given that the Office of the Sheriff will on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM offer for sale at public auction at the East door of the Baxter County Court House in Mountain Home, Arkansas, to the highest and best bidder, the following described lands and properties in Baxter County, Arkansas, to-wit:

Lot 54 in Red Apple Acres, a subdivision as shown by the recorded plat thereof in Baxter County, Arkansas  (physical address is 79 Crestway, Gassville, AR  72635)

     The sale will be for ready money sold to the highest bidder.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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Parolee and Probationer Arrested in Gassville on Drug and Weapon Charges

Joseph Allen Bermingham

Pamela Grace Pendergrass

Hi-Point 40 Caliber Handgun

Level IIIA Bullet Proof Vest

Paraphernalia-Spoons With Residue

Used Syringes

Seized Roll of Cash House, 95 Moon Hollow Lane, Gassville

February 25, 2015

Joint Press Release – Gassville Police Department and Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, February 24 at approximately 2 pm, Deputies and Investigators with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Officers from the Gassville Police Department, Officers from the 14th Judicial Drug Task force and Officers from the Arkansas Parole and Probation Office conducted a home visit on parolee, Joseph Bermingham at his residence, 95 Moon Hollow Lane, in Gassville, Arkansas.  Bermingham is currently on parole for felony drug convictions out of Baxter County.  Officers also found living at the residence with Bermingham, Pamela Pendergrass, who is currently on probation out of Marion County for drug paraphernalia convictions.

While at the residence, officers located a loaded Hi-Point 40 caliber pistol, schedule IV controlled substance, Alprazolam, schedule II controlled substance, Hydromorphone, suspected marijuana and a grinding device that appeared to have been used to process marijuana, five (5) used syringes with suspected drug residue, two (2) glass pipes with suspected methamphetamine residue, a set of scales and approximately 200 plastic baggies commonly used in drug transactions and a level IIIA bullet proof vest. Approximately $2200 in cash was also found.

In a tool shed located on the property numerous items were found that appeared to be stolen, including wheels, tires, tools, axles and scrap metal. Marion County Investigators were contacted to assist. The investigators identified more than $11,400 worth of items believed to have been taken from a manufacturing facility in Marion County, where Bermingham once worked. Other items were located on property that appeared to have been burned in order to remove the manufacturer's name and markings.

Officers also found surveillance cameras and equipment located at the residence which were active and in use. Officers seized the suspected drugs, drug paraphernalia, scales, computer, DVR Surveillance System Recorder, two cell phones, $2200 cash and the bullet proof vest. Officers also seized the suspected stolen items.

Joseph Allen Bermingham, age 39 of Gassville was charged with:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-     Class D Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Process and Package and Conceal)-     Class B Felony Felon in Possession of a Firearm-     Class B Felony Weapons Possession During Controlled Substance Offense-     Class Y Felony Criminal Possession of Body Armor-     Class D Felony Theft by Receiving-     Class C Felony Theft by Receiving of Scrap Metal-     Class D Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Hydromorphone-      Class D Felony Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance-     Class A Misdemeanor

Bermingham is currently being held in the Baxter County Detention Center on Bond of $50,000 plus a ‘No Bond” Parole Hold. Bermingham is also facing Felony theft charges out of Marion County.

Pamela Grace Pendergrass, age 22 of Gassville, was charged with: 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-     Class D Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Process and Package and Conceal)-     Class B Felony Felon in Possession of a Firearm-     Class B Felony Weapons Possession During Controlled Substance Offense-     Class Y Felony Criminal Possession of Body Armor-     Class D Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Hydromorphone-      Class D Felony Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance-     Class A Misdemeanor

Pendergrass is currently being held in the Baxter County Detention Center on Bond of $35,000 and a ‘No Bond’ Probation Hold.

Chief Tim Mayfield                          Sheriff John Montgomery

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SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES

 


Darrell Smith

 

     One of Baxter County’s Level 3 Registered Sex Offenders was arrested this morning after deputies responded to a disturbance call at his address of 188 CR 900 in Midway.

     The Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 8:50 AM from another person residing at this address indicating that 27 year old DARRELL SHANE SMITH was threatening himself and other persons there with a knife.  Upon arrival at this address, Deputy Chuck Menschik observed DARRELL SMITH exiting the residence holding two knives.  The deputy ordered SMITH to put down the knives.  SMITH began initially to approach the deputy, shouting at the deputy to shoot him, but he then turned to walk back inside the residence.  At this time, the deputy fired his TASER at DARRELL SMITH, which resulted in SMITH being incapacitated.  He was then taken into custody by the deputy.  No injuries were reported.

     Three other people at the residence told deputies that DARRELL SMITH had been threatening them with knives throughout the morning and has pursued them throughout the residence with knives.  SMITH also caused property damage at the residence when he damaged a door.

     DARRELL SHANE SMITH was transported to the Detention Center and incarcerated on the following charges:

Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member (3 counts) – Felonies
Aggravated Assault (1 count) - Felony
Criminal Mischief – Misdemeanor

     SMITH is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond, awaiting an appearance in Circuit Court.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT SUICIDE

 

     The Sheriff’s Office was called to an apparent suicide on February 19 at approximately 4:57 PM at 10716 Highway 5 North.  The 911 Center received a call from a man who reported he found his son, 33 year old ERIC BLOUNT, inside an outbuilding and possibly deceased. 

     Sheriff’s Deputies and EMS were dispatched.  The victim was found to have apparently hung himself and was determined to be deceased.  Sheriff’s Investigators and the County Coroner were called to the scene.  The Coroner took possession of the decedent, who is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

     There is no indication of foul play, however the case will remain open pending receipt of the preliminary autopsy results.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS



Regina Jean Colon

 

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 29 year old REGINA JEAN COLON of Gassville on a number of charges after serving an outstanding arrest warrant for her on Wednesday afternoon, February 18th, at 2777 Hwy 201 North of Mountain Home.

     A report had been taken on February 3rd from a person residing on Baxter CR 1159 stating that approximately twenty (20) prescribed morphine pills had been stolen from his residence.  He named a suspect who had come inside the residence purportedly to use the phone and who had gone into the bathroom where the pills were stored. After she left, the victim discovered the morphine pills were gone.

     On February 9th, the suspect, REGINA COLON, was interviewed in regards to the complaint.  She admitting being at the residence, but did not admit to the theft.  After further investigations, a bench warrant was obtained from the Circuit Court for the arrest of REGINA COLON.  She was found at approximately 1:30 PM yesterday at the Hwy 201 North address and taken into custody.  While at this residence, investigators found additional violations, including COLON being in possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of a schedule III controlled substance (Suboxone), and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Additional items, including a small amount of an unidentified white powder substance, were seized and will be send to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for testing. 

     REGINA COLON has been incarcerated in the Detention Center on charges of:

Possession of Schedule I or II Controlled Substance – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance – Marijuana
- Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony
Controlled Substances – Fraudulent Practices – Felony

     She is currently being held in lieu of $12,635 and will appear in Circuit Court on March 12th to answer.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

     A Sheriff's Sale will be held pursuant to a court writ as indicated below:

DATE:  February 27, 2015

TIME:   5:00 PM

LOCATION:  On Highway 62 W between the Sonic and the Flea Market in Gassville

PROPERTY:  Motor vehicles to be sold by auction

2003 Audi

2002 Saturn

1997 Chevy Suburban

2002 GMC Envoy

1997 Dodge  car

Ford F150 (year unknown)

2000 Ford Windstar

2002 Kia

1997 Pontiac Grand Am

2005 Dodge Neon

1991 Ford LTD

1997 Mitsubishi Galant

Jeep (year unknown)

Ford F250 diesel flatbed

White Limo

1998 Chevy Blazer

1999 Ford Explorer

Nissan Pathfinder

1999 Pontiac Bonneville

Custom drag truck (not street legal)

These vehicles can be viewed by the public from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM on the day of the sale/auction.

Questions may be directed to Sgt. Lee Sanders, Civil Process Section, at 870-425-7000.

Baxter County Sheriff's Office
Mountain Home, Arkansas

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UNATTENDED DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Office was called by emergency medical personnel to investigate an unattended death this morning at 1152 Cranfield Road, East of Mountain Home.  EMS had been dispatched for an unresponsive female at this address.  After EMS arrived, they determined the female to be deceased and called the Sheriff’s Office at approximately 8:14 AM to investigate.

     Sheriff’s Investigators and the County Coroner arrived at the address and found 48 year old MIKELANN STEINBECK deceased there.   Another person residing at the residence with MIKELANN STEINBECK stated that STEINBECK had been alive when he saw her earlier at approximately 6:00 AM.  The decedent is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

     There is no foul play suspected, but the investigation will remain open pending the results of the autopsy.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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PAROLEE ARRESTED AFTER BRIEF VEHICLE PURSUIT


Robert D. Willett

 

     A local parolee, 31 year old ROBERT D. WILLETT, was arrested this morning on multiple charges after fleeing from Sheriff’s Investigators during a traffic stop.

     At approximately 9:30 AM, Sheriff’s Investigator Trey Edings conducted a traffic stop on ROBERT D. WILLETT on the U. S. Highway 62/412 Bypass near Walmart and Charles Blackburn Drive for a moving traffic violation.

     During the course of the stop, the Investigator sought permission and consent to search the vehicle.  WILLETT denied consent, and the Investigator then told WILLETT that his parole officer would be called to the scene to authorize a search.

     After being told that his parole officer would be called, ROBERT WILLETT suddenly drove away from the Investigator, who then got back into his car and gave pursuit.  The pursuit lasted approximately two minutes in duration.  The pursuit began going West bound on the U. S. Highway 62/412 Bypass, with WILLETT then turning right on State Highway 178 (also called Buzzard Roost Road)  heading toward the Mountain Home city limits.  WILLETT got behind slow moving traffic, and officers were able to get him stopped a second time near the golf course on Buzzard Roost Road.  During the brief pursuit, WILLETT was seen to throw items from the vehicle.  At least one item he threw out was recovered and found to be drug paraphernalia (a syringe). 

     WILLETT was taken into custody.  He was found to have a weapon, a hatchet, in the front seat of the vehicle with him.  ROBERT D. WILLETT was transported to the Detention Center and incarcerated on charges of:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs or Paraphernalia and a Weapon – Felony
Reckless Driving – Misdemeanor
Fleeing from an Officer – Misdemeanor
Disobeying a Stop Sign – Misdemeanor

     Bond on these charges is $20,000, with an appearance in Circuit Court set for March 12th.  It is also likely that the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections will shortly  place a no bond parole violation hold on WILLETT.

     Agencies assisting the Sheriff’s Office were the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish, and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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DEPUTY MAKES DRUG ARREST DURING TRAFFIC STOP


Robert Gene Bennett

 

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 48 year old ROBERT GENE BENNETT of rural Mountain Home on several drug charges after he was stopped by Sheriff’s Deputy Rockie Morrell early Sunday morning for having a fictitious license displayed on the vehicle he was driving.

     Deputy Morrell pulled ROBERT BENNETT over at approximately 12:33 AM in the area of Rossi Road near Mountain Home.  Bennett was asked to produce a driver license, but he told the deputy he did not have a license.  A subsequent computer check indicated BENNETT’s driver license was suspended, and he was then placed under arrest.  During a search of the vehicle, Deputy Morrell found drugs and drug paraphernalia, including approximately 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 1.1 grams of suspected marijuana, and smoking pipes. 

     ROBERT GENE BENNETT was transported to the Detention Center and incarcerated on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
Fictitious Vehicle License – Misdemeanor

     BENNETT was released Sunday afternoon after posting bond in the amount of $15,000.  He is scheduled to appear in the Circuit Court to answer on February 12th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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