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ARREST MADE IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY CASE



Austin Scott Denstedt

 

     A rural Mountain Home man, 18 year old AUSTIN SCOTT DENSTEDT, has been arrested on burglary and theft charges following an investigation into a residential break-in reported to the Sheriff’s Office on May 24th.

     The front door of the victim’s residence at 69 Greenfield Rd had been kicked in and entry made into the residence.  Two safes were missing.  One safe contained prescription narcotics and the other contained firearms and ammunition.  The loss was valued at approximately $2,040.00.

     A suspect, AUSTIN DENSTEDT, was developed.  He later admitted to investigators his involvement in the crime and indicated others were present with him. 

     AUSTIN DENSTEDT was booked into the Detention Center on charges of:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony

     He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond with an appearance in Circuit Court set for June 23rd.  Additional arrests are anticipated in this case.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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ANOTHER SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE



William Eugene Hood

    

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

 

NAME:                       WILLIAM EUGENE HOOD

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   08/17/1954

 

HOME ADDRESS:  269 Lanny’s Ln. (in Holiday Estates II off Cannie Baker Rd)

                                    Mountain Home, AR 72653                          

 

     The offender was convicted in May, 2011 for Criminal Attempt to Commit Sexual Abuse.  This incident involved the offender traveling to North Little Rock, Arkansas to have sex with who he believed to be an 11 year old girl and her mother. 

 

     (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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A PAROLEE AND THREE OTHERS ARRESTED ON FELONY CHARGES DURING HOME VISIT

 



Johnnie Joe Collins


Frank D. Collins


Patricia Moss-Brandenburg


David E. Flowers

 

     Four people were arrested Monday, May 23rd, when Sheriff’s Investigators and Officers with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections and the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force conducted a home visit of Parolee JOHNNIE JOE COLLINS at 187 CR 458.  Investigators had received information that drugs and a firearm were at the residence.

     During the home visit, officers encountered JOHNNIE JOE COLLINS, FRANK D. COLLINS, PATRICIA MOSS-BRANDENBURG, and DAVID EARL FLOWERS.  They found approximately 2.7 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.    Also found was a .22 cal LR revolver with ammunition, and a set of metal knuckles with an attached folding knife blade. 

     Each of these four persons was arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center with charges as follows:

JOHNNIE JOE COLLINS, 54 years old of Mountain Home, charged with:

Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver – Felony
Weapons possession during controlled substance offense – Felony
Possession of firearms by certain persons – Felony
Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor

     He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond with a Circuit Court date of June 23rd.

FRANK D. COLLINS, 51 years old of Midway, charged with:

Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver – Felony
Weapons possession during controlled substance offense – Felony
Possession of firearms by certain persons – Felony
Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor

     He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond with a Circuit Court date of June 23rd.

PATRICIA ANN MOSS-BRANDENBURG, 47 years old of Midway, charged with:

Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver – Felony
Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor

     She was released from custody after posting $15,000 bond with a Circuit Court date of May 26th.

DAVID E. FLOWERS, 31 years old of Mountain Home, charged with:

Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver – Felony
Possession of drug paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) – Misdemeanor

     He is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond with a Circuit Court date of May 26th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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LAKEVIEW MAN ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING AND DOMESTIC BATTERY

 



David Turner Gengler

 

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 54 year old DAVID TURNER GENGLER of Lakeview on kidnapping and domestic battery charges after his female victim placed a call for help to the 911 Center yesterday evening, May 24th, at approximately 9:55 PM from 14 Greenwood Avenue.

     Upon arrival at the residence, officers found the victim lying on the floor by the front door.  She had marks on her wrists as if she had been bound and was covered with injuries and possible cigarette burns.  Officers also saw blood spatters on the walls of the residence and a large amount of tape on the bathroom floor.  Officers also made contact with DAVID GENGLER at the residence.  Both GENGLER and his victim lived there together.  The victim is 57 years old.

     Further examination of the residence uncovered other evidence that the victim had been confined, tied-up, and that injuries had been intentionally inflicted on her person.  The victim was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center with serious injuries and later moved to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri. DAVID GENGLER was arrested and taken into custody.

     DAVID TURNER GENGLER is being charged with:

Kidnapping – Felony
Domestic Battery in the First Degree – Felony

     He is currently being held in lieu of $250,000 bond and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on June 2nd.  He was also served with a No Contact Order requiring him to keep away from the victim.

     An Arkansas State Parks Ranger assisted at the scene.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER MOVES FROM MIDWAY INTO MOUNTAIN HOME


Nicholas Acevez

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 Sex Offender (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) has moved from the Midway area into the City of Mountain Home.

 

NAME:                       NICHOLAS ACEVEZ                                

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   10/18/1987

 

OLD ADDRESS:      116 CR 772

                                    Midway, Arkansas 72651

 

NEW ADDRESS:     1214 Victory Court #49
                                   Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

 

     The offender was convicted Sexual Indecency With A Child on 06/16/2009.  Documentation indicates this offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 14 year old female.  Community notification is justified due to the young age of the victim at the time the crime 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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MAN CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF BIG FLAT WOMAN



Michael Scott Haddock

    

     The Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 12:20 AM this morning, May 18th, that a person was trapped underneath a vehicle and was injured at 8649 Hwy 14 in Big Flat.  The call originally went to the Stone County 911 system and was ultimately transferred to the Baxter County 911 Center. 

     Baxter County deputies, Stone County deputies, Arkansas State Police, and EMS first responders with the Big Flat Volunteer Fire Department responded to the address.  While Sheriff’s Deputies were enroute, they were notified by radio that the EMS first responders were advising that the victim was deceased and were asking that the County Coroner be dispatched.  The victim was identified as 26 year old BRANDY LYNN HONEYCUTT, who resided at that residence.

     Upon the arrival of Sheriff’s Investigators, statements were obtained from two people who were present at the scene when the incident occurred.  One witness told investigators that he was assisting the victim in changing a flat tire on the vehicle when the jack slipped and pinned the victim under the car.  Another witness, who was inside the residence, gave investigators a conflicting version of events.  Physical evidence at the scene caused investigators to believe that the victim had been struck by the vehicle and run over.

     Further investigation determined that 26 year old MICHAEL SCOTT HADDOCK, from Southaven, Mississippi, had been driving the vehicle and had run over the victim, causing her to be trapped underneath. MICHAEL HADDOCK then walked to a relative’s residence approximately one mile away to inform his relative what had happened, even though several other residences were close by from where emergency help could have been summoned. No call was placed for emergency assistance when HADDOCK arrived at the relative’s house either.  Instead, other persons in the area were notified of what had happened and went to the residence to see if they could provide assistance.    Finally, the victim’s husband, who had been asleep inside their residence, was awakened and told of what had happened.  It was only then that a call was placed to 911 for emergency medical assistance.  When the vehicle was lifted off the victim, all of the tires were found to be full inflated with no apparent defect.

    The victim was pronounced deceased by the County Coroner at 2:14 AM.  The body of the deceased is being sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy. MICHAEL SCOTT HADDOCK, who was found to be under the influence of alcohol, was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office.

     The Sheriff’s Office helicopter was launched this morning in order that aerial photographs of the scene could be taken.  Observations from the air suggested that HADDOCK had been operating the vehicle in a reckless manner when he ran over the victim. HADDOCK later admitted to investigators that he had consumed a significant amount of whiskey over a period of several hours prior to the incident.

     Additional interviews with witnesses and others were conducted this morning by investigators.  After conferring with the Prosecuting Attorney, MICHAEL SCOTT HADDOCK was charged with Negligent Homicide.  He was incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.  HADDOCK will appear in Baxter County Circuit Court to answer on May 19th.

     The matter remains under investigation, as additional arrests are possible for obstruction of the investigation.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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BOONE COUNTY INMATE MAKES APPEARNCE IN BAXTER COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ON BAXTER CO CHARGES



Steven Allen Miller

    

     A Harrison, Arkansas man, 51 year old STEVEN ALLEN MILLER, was served  Wednesday, May 11th, with an outstanding Baxter County bench warrant charging him with multiple felony crimes related to numerous break-ins and thefts reported last summer. STEVEN MILLER has been incarcerated in the Boone County Detention Center in Harrison for several months following his arrest on charges in that county.  He was transported to Baxter County on May 11th to be served with the outstanding warrant and to make an appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court the next day, May 12th.  His son, DONALD JOSEPH MILLER, had been simultaneously arrested in Baxter County on similar charges on August 23, 2015, which was previously reported.  This occurred in Lakeview when a vehicle occupied by DONALD MILLER and STEVEN MILLER was pulled over by a Lakeview Police Officer, and STEVEN MILLER fled on foot.  The vehicle they were in had been stolen in Harrison, Arkansas. 

     STEVEN MILLER had been identified as a suspect in at least nine (9) separate incidents of breaking or entering, with multiple storage units having the locks cut and entered into.  Items stolen included a radio controlled boat and airplane, porcelain dolls, personal documents, golf clubs and bags, and other items.  Some of these items were later recovered at a residence in Boone County after authorities served a search warrant there.

    In Baxter County, STEVEN ALLEN MILLER has been charged with:

Breaking or Entering (41 counts) – Felonies
Theft of Property (5 counts) – Felonies
Theft by Receiving (1 count) – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth- 1 count) – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (1 count) - Felony
Theft of Property (18 counts) – Misdemeanors
Criminal Mischief (54 counts) – Misdemeanors Fleeing – Misdemeanor

     Following his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court, STEVEN MILLER was returned to the Boone County Detention Center where he remains.  His bond on the Baxter County charges is $85,000.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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Lengthy Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Gassville Man

Roger Lyle Benedict

On 5-12-2016 at approximately 09:35 AM investigators executed a search warrant at the address of 87 Homestead Ln in rural Gassville AR. This search warrant was the culmination of a joint and lengthy investigation by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, the Mountain Home Police Department, the Arkansas State Police and 14th Judicial Drug Task Force.               

            Investigators working together had conducted multiple controlled buys from the defendant at the residence. During at least one of these controlled buys video evidence was obtained where the defendant could be seen weighing out methamphetamine in very close proximity of several guns in a bedroom inside the residence. During the search, these guns were found and three of them were loaded with a round in the chamber.  

Also found during the search was a cigarette package that contained 6 plastic bags of a white crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Five of these bags contained pre weighed out amounts of methamphetamine.  The total weight of the methamphetamine when weighed in the packaging was approximately 9.4 grams with a street value of approximately $1000. Also found in the cigarette package were  pills identified as Acetaminophen and Codeine a schedule II controlled substance,  Alprazolam a schedule IV controlled substance, Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate a schedule II controlled substance, Clonazepam, a Schedule IV controlled substance and  Zolpidem Tartrate a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Roger Lyle Benedict, age 58 of Gassville was taken into custody without incident and charged with:

5-64-420 (b) (2) Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to deliver (9.4 Grams) --- Class B Felony

 5-64-443 (a) Drug Paraphernalia (Methamphetamine Pipes) --- Class D Felony

 5-64-432 (b) (1) Possession of a schedule IV Controlled substance with purpose to deliver ---- Class D Felony  -- 3 counts

  5-64-424 (a)(5) Possession schedule II controlled substance with purpose to deliver --- Class C Felony --- 2 Counts

 5-74-106 (b) Weapons Possession During Controlled substance offense --- Class Y Felony

 Benedict was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center and is being held on Bond of $25,000 pending his appearance in Baxter Count Circuit on June 23, 2016.

Sheriff John Montgomery                               Chief Carry Manuel

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"CLICK IT OR TICKET" CAMPAIGN BEGINS MAY 16TH.

    

     The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign starting May 16th.   This is a national campaign involving law enforcement agencies from around the country.  The campaign runs until June 5th.

     As Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season kicks off, law enforcement wants to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a traffic accident:  buckling up.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in accidents in 2014 were unrestrained.  At night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., that number soared to 57 percent of those killed.  That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement.

     The bottom line is that seat belts save lives.  If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention, and get them to buckle up, then law enforcement has been successful in one of its primary responsibilities……..promoting the welfare and safety of the public.

Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

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SEX OFFENDER MOVES BACK TO TEXAS

 



Edward Joseph Mendlik

 

   

       The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Gamaliel area man who had registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office has moved out of Baxter County and back to the State of Texas.

 

NAME:                       EDWARD JOSEPH MENDLIK

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   12/03/1963

 

OLD ADDRESS:      3543 Hwy 101 N #2

                                    Gamaliel, Arkansas 72537

 

NEW ADDRESS:  16928 Hwy 1778
                               Farmersville, Texas                                 

 

     The offender plead guilty to Sexual Assault in the State of Texas on 05/07/2007.  This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 16 year old female.

 

     (This offender had 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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