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PROBATIONER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES FOLLOWING HOME VISIT


Thomas Earnest Harvey

     A rural Mountain Home man, 58 year old THOMAS EARNEST HARVEY, was arrested Wednesday, April 23rd, on drug charges after authorities with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, Baxter County Sheriff's Office, and the 14th Judicial Drug Task Force conducted a probationary home visit at HARVEY's residence on Baxter CR 56. 

     During the home visit, officers found white pills identified as Acetaminophen/Oxycodone Hydrochloride, which is a Schedule II Controlled substance.  They also found a used syringe on the floor.  As a result of these findings, THOMAS EARNEST HARVEY was arrested and taken to the Detention Center.  HARVEY has been convicted of at least four (4) felonies in the past.  He was booked in at 12:34 PM on charges of:

Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance - Class D Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Class C Misdemeanor
Habitual Offender Act - Penalty Enhancement
Hold Other Agencies - Marion County Sheriff's Office

     THOMAS HARVEY was released from the Detention Center after posting $15,000 bond on the Baxter County charges and $5,000 bond on the Marion County charge.  He will appear in Circuit Court on May 1st. 

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

    

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71 Year Old Sex Offender Moves to New Address in Baxter County

Harvey Turner Havens

The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified due to the young age of the victim) Registered Sex Offender has moved to a new address in Baxter County. 

NAME:                       Harvey Turner Havens  

DATE OF BIRTH:   11/14/1942 

OLD ADDRESS:      11525 Highway 5 South
                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
 

NEW ADDRESS:     1281 Highway 178 West
                                    Midway, Arkansas 72651 

         Offender was convicted of Sexual Contact- No Consent on 9/5/2008 in Colorado. The offender engaged in Sexual contact with a 13-year-old female neighbor.  

     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.                                               

John F. Montgomery
Baxter County Sheriff

 

    

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SEX OFFENDER EXTRADITED FROM ARIZONA ON BAXTER CO WARRANT


Robert E. Camilli

     A former Baxter County resident, 62 year old ROBERT E. CAMILLI, has been arrested and booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on an outstanding bench warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

     ROBERT CAMILLI was convicted in Baxter County on April 6, 2006 for Sexual Indecency with a Child and Failure to Register.  This particular offense involved CAMILLI exposing himself to an adult female and a 5 year old girl.  CAMILLI had been residing at 661 Nubbin Ridge Rd.  He also had convictions for sex offenses in other states.

     On March 1, 2012, the Sheriff’s Office attempted to verify residency status and found that CAMILLI was no longer living at his stated address.  His whereabouts were unknown.  Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a bench warrant from the Circuit Court on April 25, 2012 for the arrest of ROBERT CAMILLI for Failure to Register.  The warrant was entered into the NCIC system.

     During the past several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office began receiving citizen tips indicating that ROBERT CAMILLI was residing in the Kingman, Arizona area, moving around between RV Parks in the area.  On April 7, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by authorities in Mohave County, Arizona that they had arrested and taken into custody ROBERT CAMILLI on the outstanding Baxter County warrant.

     Earlier this week, Baxter County deputies traveled to Kingman, Arizona to pick up CAMILLI and return him to Baxter County to answer.  ROBERT CAMILLI was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center at 11:41 PM on April 16th, where he is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond.  He will appear in Circuit Court at a later date.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE


Eddie Wayne Patteson

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

NAME:                       EDDIE WAYNE PATTESON 
                                     a/k/a Eddie Wayne Patterson

DATE OF BIRTH:   12/09/1970 

HOME ADDRESS:  64 CR 889
                                    Gassville, Arkansas 72635 

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree (2 counts) on July 7, 2005.  These offenses 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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MAN ARRESTED THIS AFTERNOON ON VEHICLE THEFT CHARGES

 

     A chance occurrence led to the arrest of a man late this afternoon on charges related to the theft of two motor vehicles and a boat and trailer from Baxter County.   

     This afternoon, a man who lives in Baxter County was driving along the highway in Izard County when he came up behind a truck that was pulling a trailer with a car on it.  After several minutes, this man realized that the car on the trailer, a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang that was being restored and valued at $38,000, was his car, which was supposed to be at a garage in Baxter County.  The owner placed a call to the Izard County Sheriff's Office in Melbourne for assistance.  The owner subsequently followed the truck and trailer to a location in Izard County where the driver stopped.  The owner confronted the driver of the truck about the car on the trailer and waited until the arrival of Izard County Sheriff's Deputies. 

     Once deputies arrived, the driver of the truck was identified as 58 year old DANNY AUBREY STURGIS with a Fayetteville address.  DANNY STURGIS originally told deputies that he had bought the vehicle from an unnamed person.  Upon further questioning, STURGIS admitted to having stolen the vehicle from a garage on Highway 201 North in Baxter County, as well has having previously stolen from the same location a 1969 Plymouth Satellite that was undergoing restoration and valued at $20,000, and the Celebrity boat and trailer valued at $10,000.  Deputies later found the Plymouth Satellite at the location where STURGIS had stopped, and the boat and trailer were found at another location in Izard County after further investigation.

    DANNY AUBREY STURGIS was later turned over into the custody of Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies and was transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of:

Theft of Property (1 count) - Class B Felony
Theft of Property (2 counts) - Class C Felonies
Breaking or Entering (3 counts) - Class D Felonies

     DANNY STURGIS is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond, and he will appear later this month in Circuit Court.  STURGIS was already out on bail awaiting trial on previous felony Theft by Receiving charges.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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SEX OFFENDER RECEIVES COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT LEVEL


Alton Bruce Cooke, III

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a previously registered by unassessed sex offender has now received a risk assessment classification level from the State of Arkansas.  The following offender is now classified as Risk Level 3 (High Risk to Re-Offend). 

NAME:                       ALTON BRUCE COOKE, III

DATE OF BIRTH:   05/04/1991

HOME ADDRESS:  348 S. Johnson St.
                                    Gassville, Arkansas 72635 

     The offender was convicted in Marion County, Arkansas on September 5, 2013 of Computer Child Pornography.  This offense involved the then 21-year-old offender engaging in sexually explicit conversations via the internet with a 14-year-old female stranger during which he discussed meeting her for sex.  The offender was placed on ten years supervised probation. 

         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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Death Investigation of a 21-Year Old Male by the Sheriff and Coroner's Office

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at 415 Buzzard Roost Cutoff Road in Mountain Home.  Deputies found a 21 year old male, who lived at that residence, lying on the floor in the living room area. Sheriff’s Investigators were called to process the scene and interview witnesses. Baxter County Coroner, William Snow was called to the residence where he pronounced the victim, Andrew Scott Whitfield deceased.   

The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime lab to determine the cause and manner of death. There is no foul play suspected, however the investigation is continuing.

Sheriff John Montgomery

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SEX OFFENDER MOVES TO NEW ADDRESS


Jared James Householder

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

NAME:                       JARED JAMES HOUSEHOLDER 

DATE OF BIRTH:   11/11/1985 

OLD ADDRESS:      714 Gray Street
                                   Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
 

NEW ADDRESS:     100 Fair View Lane
                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 

     The offender was convicted of Carnal Knowledge on 10/08/2004.  This offense involved then then 19-year-old offender forcing a then 13-year-old female acquaintance to engage in sexual activity.  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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SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE


Jason Paul Hohn

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

NAME:                       JASON PAUL HOHN  

DATE OF BIRTH:   02/08/1981 

HOME ADDRESS:  3230 Highway 5 South
                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree on May 28, 2003.  This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 5 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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TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF METH


Randall Scott Beard

     A Norfork area man was arrested early this morning on felony drug charges after he was stopped by a Sheriff’s Deputy for a traffic violation.  At approximately 4:08 AM, Deputy William Altazan pulled over 32 year old RANDALL SCOTT BEARD on State Highway 5 South of Mountain Home for a driving violation.  Upon inquiry, it was found that RANDALL BEARD had a suspended driver license.

     RANDALL BEARD was taken into custody.  During a search of the vehicle, deputies found approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, including scales and a pipe.  BEARD was ultimately taken to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges of:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
Driving Left of Center – Misdemeanor.

     RANDALL BEARD is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond, and he will appear in Circuit Court to answer on April 3rd.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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