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GASSVILLE WOMEN ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO MINI-STORAGE UNIT


Rabonna Ann Jones

Ta-Loona Jones

 

     Two Gassville women were arrested Friday afternoon, March 27th, after deputies responded to a complaint call at 3:58 PM reporting that the women had broken into a mini storage unit at 587 W. Main St. just outside Gassville.  They had been caught in the act of removing property from the unit by the renter of the unit.

     The victim told deputies that she had been driving by the units and witnessed two females taking items from the unit.  The victim obtained a license number on the vehicle the suspects were driving and approached the suspects.  The victim observed items belonging to her inside the vehicle of the suspects and called for law enforcement after speaking with them. 

     Deputies interviewed the suspects about the incident.  Deputies learned that additional items of property were stored at a residence on Baxter CR 3, and deputies went there to retrieve those items. 

     An inventory of the stolen property has not yet been finalized.

     RABONNA ANN JONES, 38 years old, and TA-LONNA JONES, 27 years old, both from Gassville, Arkansas, were arrested and transported to the Detention Center.  They were each booked on charges of:

Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony

    They were both released after posting bond in the amount of $20,000 each, and they will appear in Circuit Court to answer on April 16th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

  

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MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING METHAMPHETAMINE


Bobby Don Morris

    

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 51 year old BOBBY DON MORRIS of rural Mountain Home on felony drug charges after investigators made three controlled drug buys from MORRIS using an informant.

     The first buy was made on February 27, 2015 when the informant bought approximately 3.5 grams of methamphetamine from MORRIS for $275.00. 

     The second buy was made on March 3, 2015 when the informant bought approximately 13.8 grams of methamphetamine from MORRIS for $900.00.

     The third buy was made on March 6, 2015 when the informant bought approximately 3.9 grams of methamphetamine from MORRIS for $275.00.

     Each of these transactions was monitored and recorded by investigators.  MORRIS used a cellular telephone to facilitate these transactions.

     BOBBY DON MORRIS was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, March 25th, and transported to the Detention Center.  He was booked on charges of:

Delivery of Methamphetamine (1 count) – Class Y Felony
Delivery of Methamphetamine (2 counts) – Class B Felonies
Unlawful Use of Communication Device (3 counts) – Class C Felonies

     MORRIS is being held on these charges in lieu of $25,000.00 bond.  He is also being held without bond for a Parole Violation.  He is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court to answer on April 16th.

     The 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force was involved with the Sheriff’s Office in this case.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE - APRIL 20th

79 Crestway
Gassville, AR

 

 

UPDATE:  SALE RE-SCHEDULED; LOCATION CHANGED:

     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 Sheriff will on April 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM offer for sale at public auction at 79 Crestway, Gassville, Baxter County, Arkansas 726735-8016, to the highest bidder, the following described lands and properties in Baxter County, Arkansas, to-wit:

LOT 54 IN RED APPLE ACRES, A SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN YB THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. BAXTER COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

     Said sale will be held at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, by auction, for ready money sold to the highest bidder.  The sale will be conducted at the site of the residence and property.

Dated:  March 24, 2015

/s/ Baxter County Sheriff's Office

ORIGINAL NOTICE BELOW:

 

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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UNATTENDED DEATH BEING INVESTIGATED AFTER RESPONDING TO WELFARE CHECK REQUEST

    

     The Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unattended death at 13523 Hwy 62 East in Henderson after responding to a request for a welfare check on the afternoon of March 15th.  Sheriff’s Sergeant Ken Grayham responded and found 56 year old PAUL LYONS of that address to be deceased in the bedroom of the residence.

     The Baxter County Coroner’s Office also responded and took possession of the decedent.  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.

     No foul play is suspected, but the case will remain open until the autopsy results are received.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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TRAFFIC STOP LANDS TWO IN JAIL ON DRUG CHARGES


Ashley Dawn King

Jeffrey C. Sumner

 

     Two Pontiac, Missouri residents were arrested Saturday evening, March 14th, on felony drug charges after Sheriff’s Corporal William Altazan stopped the vehicle they were in for an equipment violation on State Highway 5 North at approximately 8:26 PM.

     The vehicle was driven by 43 year old JEFFREY C. SUMNER and the passenger was 26 year old ALISHA DAWN KING.  The female gave Corporal Altazan a false name during the stop and subsequent investigation. 

     Due to the demeanor and statements of the vehicle occupants, Corporal Altazan asked for consent to search the vehicle for contraband, which was denied.  A Mountain Home Police certified drug dog was called to the location of the stop to sniff the vehicle for contraband.  The drug dog alerted on the vehicle, and a search was then conducted.

     During the search of the vehicle, officers found several syringes loaded with controlled substance, several pills later identified as Oxycodone and Cyclobenzaprine, and other drug paraphernalia.  Both subjects were taken into custody as a result of the search and were transported to the Baxter County Detention Center for booking.

     Following the booking process, the fingerprint scan returned an identity on the female as ALISHA DAWN KING, who had given Corporal Altazan a different name prior.

     JEFFREY C. SUMNER was charged with:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony

     ALISHA DAWN KING was charged with:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Obstructing Governmental Operations – Misdemeanor
Hold for Other Agencies – Greene County, Missouri Felony Warrant

     JEFFREY SUMNER was released after posting $10,000 bond.  He will appear in Circuit Court on March 19th.

     ALISHA KING remains in the Detention Center with a $10,000 bond on the Baxter County charges and without bond on the Greene County, Missouri hold.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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DATE SET FOR QUALIFICATION SHOOT FOR RETIRED OFFICERS

 

     The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a firearms qualification shoot for Retired Law Enforcement Officers on Friday, April 17, 2015 beginning at 8:00 AM.  This will be held at the firing range on Baxter CR 782 off State Highway 201 North. 

     The cost for this process is Ten Dollars ($10.00), payable in advance.  The retired officer must furnish his or her own firearm and ammunition (certain restrictions apply).  Any retired law enforcement officers interested in participating in the firearms qualifications shoot will need to come to the Sheriff’s Office to register in advance by filling out a written application and sign a release and waiver of liability form. 

    The qualification course has been developed and selected by certified firearms instructors of the Sheriff’s Office.  Those officers who successfully pass the course will be issued an official card from the Sheriff’s Office attesting to their having satisfactorily completed the course.   Retired officers will not be issued a qualification card from the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, as the Sheriff’s Office does not participate in that process.   

     Firing range rules and other limitations will apply.  Contact the Sheriff’s Office for further details (870) 425-7000. 

/s/ John F. Montgomery
    Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE



Anthony Tompkins

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 (high risk to re-offend) Sex Offender has registered with the Sheriff’s Office and is residing in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       ANTHONY TOMPKINS               

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   09/28/1981

 

ADDRESS:                49 Pioneer Trail Drive
                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

 

     The offender was convicted of repeated Sexual Assault of children on July 16, 2002.  The offense involved the then 18 year old offender engaging in ongoing sexual contact with two female acquaintances, ages 9 and 11.  These offenses occurred while the offender and victims were residing in the same home.

 

     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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PARAGOULD MAN SURRENDERS ON BURGLARY WARRANT


Kenneth Dwayne Freeman 2nd

 

     A Paragould man, 28 year old KENNETH DWAYNE FREEMAN 2nd, turned himself in at the Detention Center Sunday evening, March 8th, on an outstanding felony bench warrant.

     Sheriff’s Investigators had obtained the arrest warrant for KENNETH FREEMAN after investigating a complaint filed against him in June, 2014 by his former employer in Gamaliel.  The business reported thefts had been going on for about a year. The business owners suspected FREEMAN and had confronted him about it.   In May, 2014, the business received information that FREEMAN had been stealing from them the entire time he had been an employee.  On June 11th, FREEMAN left a voice mail for the owners apologizing because he had violated their trust.  He was fired the same day.

     The business provided investigators with a list of missing property totaling $5,290.  This included missing cash, tools, and a credit card.  After FREEMAN was discharged, the business owners discovered that a shop building had been broken into and that tools were missing, as well as an air conditioning unit that was owned by FREEMAN. 

     The case was referred to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and a bench warrant was finally issued on February 3, 2015, with FREEMAN surrendering himself yesterday.

     KENNETH D. FREEMAN 2nd was booked into the Detention Center on charges of:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony

     He was released from custody after posting $25,000 bond and will appear in Circuit Court on March 12th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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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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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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