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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING ON FOOT FROM DEPUTIES



Michael Ray Tolliver


Chadwick Dale Whitlow

    

     Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon, February 2nd, after fleeing on foot from deputies at a residence at 3331 Highway 5 North in rural Mountain Home. 

     The Sheriff’s Office had received a citizen tip indicating that a wanted person, 60 year old MICHAEL RAY TOLLIVER, could be found at the residence in question.  Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Davis and Investigators Scott Thrasher and Roger Pike went to the location in an effort to apprehend TOLLIVER. 

     After arriving at the residence, Sgt. Davis radioed that two men were fleeing on foot from the rear of the residence.  Officers gave chase and apprehended the two men approximately 150 yards to the Northeast of the residence in the woods a short time later.  These men were identified as MICHAEL TOLLIVER and 39 year old CHADWICK DALE WHITLOW. 

     While conducting a search of WHITLOW’s clothing, officers found six small white pills in his possession.  These were later identified as morphine, a schedule 2 narcotic, for which WHITLOW did not have a prescription. 

     Both suspects were transported to the Detention Center and incarcerated on the following charges:

MICHAEL RAY TOLLIVER of Norfork:

Failure to Appear – Felony
Failure to Appear  (2 counts) – Misdemeanors
Fleeing - Misdemeanor

     He is currently being held without bond and will appear in Circuit Court on February 11th to answer.

CHADWICK DALE WHITLOW of rural Mountain Home:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony
Fleeing – Misdemeanor
Probation Violation – Felony

     He is currently being held without bond and will also appear in Circuit Court on February 11th to answer.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO MEDICAL CALL WHERE MAN IS FOUND DECEASED

The Sheriff’s Office was called to an address on Eagle Ridge Road in the Lakeview area on Friday evening, January 29th in response to an emergency medical call where a man was determined by emergency medical personnel to be deceased in a vehicle at that residence. 

     The decedent was identified as 59 year old DARREL SATORU KIYUNA of Flippin.  A friend had been driving MR. KIYUNA when he began to feel ill.  They went to a residence on Eagle Ridge Road and called EMS. 

      The body of the decedent is being sent by the Coroner's Office to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine cause of death.   No foul play is suspected.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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LOCAL LE AGENCIES ASSIST ARK COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS WITH ARRESTS



Michael Cody Everett


William Gary Maroney


Sheena Marie Wainscott


Beverly Kay Nielsen


Loretta Sue Russell


Sabrina Nicole Ward


Gerald Phillip Morris


Tabitha Renee Northern


Karoline Rose Sirois-Hanson


Henry Nielsen

    

     Law enforcement agencies in Baxter County provided assistance to the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections (ACC) on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 27th and January 28th, in a concentrated effort to locate and apprehend parole and felony probation violators believed to be in this county, as well as certain other persons with outstanding arrest warrants.

     A task force of officers from the ACC, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, the Mountain Home Police Department, the Arkansas State Police, the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) K-9 tracking team assembled early Tuesday morning.  Teams were formed and given packets of information on the violators being sought.  The Sheriff’s Office helicopter was also deployed to provide observation and assistance.

     As officers went to multiple residences and locations in the county Tuesday and Wednesday, several parole and probation violators were located and taken into custody, as well as several people wanted on other outstanding warrants.  In addition, drugs and drug paraphernalia were found at some of the locations, which resulted in new charges against several.  Some persons arrested were not the object of the operation, but were arrested incidental to it.

     All of those arrested were transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and incarcerated on their respective charges.  Those arrested were:

HENRY NIELSEN, 27 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons – Felony
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution – Felony

His bond is $25,000 on those charges, with an appearance in Circuit Court set for February 4th.

SABRINA N. WARD, 28 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution – Misdemeanor
Non-Payment of Fines (2 counts) – Misdemeanors

Her bond is $ $2,556.73, with an appearance in District Court set for February 11th.

SHEENA MARIE WAINSCOTT, 20 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Revocation Bench Warrant – Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons – Felony
Non-Payment of Fines – Misdemeanor
Contempt of Court – Misdemeanor
Body Attachment – Civil

Her bond is $25,000 on the new felony charges, $2,555.00 on the misdemeanor charges, and there is a no bond hold on the probation revocation charge. She will appear in Circuit Court on February 4th.

TABITHA RENEE NORTHERN, 31 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Delivery of Methamphetamine – Felony
Unlawful Use of Communications Device – Felony
Distribution of Controlled Substance Near Certain Facilities – Felony
Failure to Appear in Court – Felony Bench Warrant

Her bond is $10,000 on the new felony charges, and there is a no bond hold on the failure to appear charge. She will appear in Circuit Court on February 4th. 

MICHAEL CODY EVERETT, 31 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Revocation Bench Warrant – Felony
Failure to Appear – Misdemeanor
Non-Payment of Fines – Misdemeanor

His bond is $1,233 on the misdemeanor charges, and there is a no bond hold on the probation revocation charge. He will appear in District Court on February 11th.

GERALD PHILLIP MORRIS, 35 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Parole Violation – Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor
Failure to Appear – Misdemeanor

He has a bond of $15,000 on the new felony charges, $400 on the misdemeanor charges, and there is a no bond hold on the parole violation charge. He will appear in Circuit Court on February 4th.

BEVERLY KAY NIELSEN, 59 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Possession of a Defaced Firearm – Felony
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution – Felony

Her bond is $5,000, with an appearance in Circuit Court on February 4th.

KAROLINE ROSE SIROIS-HANSON, 22 years old of the Lone Rock area, charged with:

Revocation Bench Warrant – Felony

She is being held without bond with a court date in Circuit Court of February 4th.

LORETTA SUE RUSSELL, 48 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Contempt of Court – Misdemeanor
Non-Payment of Fines – Misdemeanor

Her bond is $2,980.01, with an appearance in District Court set for February 11th.

WILLIAM GARY MARONEY, 45 years old of rural Mountain Home, charged with:

Non-Payment of Fines – Misdemeanor

He has a bond of $855, and he will appear in District Court to answer on February 11th.

     Some of these people have already posted bond and been released from custody.  Others remain in custody pending a court appearance.

     Not all of the violators being sought in Baxter County were located.

  

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

/s/ Carry A. Manuel,
Mountain Home Police Chief

 

 

 

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INVESTIGATORS MAKE ARREST IN BURGLARY CASE



Jessica Denise Clark

 

     The Sheriff’s Office has arrested 31 year old JESSICA DENISE CLARK of Jordan, Arkansas on burglary and theft charges following an investigation into a burglary report that was made on January 17th on Fan Leaf Ln. in the Norfork area.

     The victim reported she came home and found the door to her residence open.  When she went inside, she saw the residence had been burglarized and she contacted the Sheriff’s Office.  Stolen during the burglary were two wooden jewelry boxes, ten homemade knives, two ammunition boxes containing various ammunition, and a metal gun locker.  In the gun locker were five firearms of various calibers.  The approximate value of these items is undetermined at this time.

     Investigators developed JESSICA CLARK as a suspect in the burglary.  She was found at a residence on Wild Fern Ln and brought to the Sheriff’s Office on January 25th on an outstanding traffic warrant.  During questioning, CLARK admitted to burglarizing the residence in question. CLARK took investigators to a location where some of the stolen items had been stored.  Investigators recovered two of the stolen firearms, two ammunition boxes with various types of ammunition.  A jewelry box and jewelry were also recovered.  Two additional firearms were later recovered as well.  At this time, one firearm, one jewelry box, and the ten homemade knives are still missing.

     JESSICA CLARK was transported to the Detention Center where she was booked in on the evening of January 25th on charges of:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property (6 counts) – Felonies

     She is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond and will appear in Circuit Court to answer on February 4th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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GASSVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING METHAMPHETAMINE TO PERSON COOPERATING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT



Danielle M. Wilkinson

     A Gassville woman, 37 year old DANIELLE M. WILKINSON, was arrested Monday morning for selling methamphetamine after investigators used a cooperating individual (CI) to make controlled buys from her during the past month.

     The first two controlled buys took place on December 22, 2015 at the Walmart parking lot in Mountain Home.  The CI first bought approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine from WILKINSON for $100.  Later the same day, at the same location, the CI bought approximately 9.1 grams of methamphetamine from WILKINSON for $500.

     A third controlled buy was made from WILKINSON by the CI on January 11, 2016, also at the Walmart parking lot.  This time, the CI bought approximately 14.4 grams of methamphetamine for $1,000.

     Each of these transactions were monitored and recorded by investigators.  WILKINSON utilized a cell phone to facilitate these transactions.  While searching her residence today at 336 Stephanie Dr. in Gassville, investigators also found a set of digital scales containing methamphetamine residue.

     Today, Investigators arrested DANIELLE WILKINSON and transported her to the Detention Center.  She was booked on charges of:

Delivery of Methamphetamine (3 counts) - Felonies
Unlawful Use of a Communications Device - Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Felony

     She is being held in lieu of $53,000 bond and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on February 4th. 

     Agencies participating in the investigation and arrests were the Sheriff's Office, Gassville Police Department, 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Mountain Home Police Department.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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PAROLEE ARRESTED DURING HOME VISIT



Joseph Allen Bermingham

     A Gassville man currently on parole, 40 year old JOSEPH ALLEN BERMINGHAM, was arrested Monday afternoon on drug paraphernalia charges after investigators conducted a home visit of the parolee at 336 Stephanie Drive in Gassville.

     The home visit was precipitated by the fact that an individual cooperating with law enforcement had made controlled buys of several grams of methamphetamine from another person residing at this same residence.

     During the home visit, investigators found a set of digital scales that contained methamphetamine residue.  JOSEPH BERMINGHAM was arrested and taken to the Detention Center on a charge of:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Felony

     He is being held in lieu of $3,000 bond on this charge with an appearance in Circuit Court set for February 4th.  He is also being held without bond for violating his parole.

     Agencies participating in the home visit and subsequent arrest were the Sheriff's Office, Gassville Police Department, 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Arkansas Department of Community Corrections, and the Mountain Home Police Department.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER MOVES AGAIN



Jason Paul Hohn

    

      The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 (High Risk to Re-Offend) Registered Sex Offender has again changed addresses and moved to a new location in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       JASON PAUL HOHN

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   02/08/1981

 

OLD ADDRESS:      87 CR 466, Apt #3

                                    Mountain Home, AR 72653  

 

NEW ADDRESS:     3230 Hwy 5 South
                                  Mountain Home, AR 72653              

 

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault 2nd 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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SEX OFFENDER MOVES FROM MTN HOME TO MIDWAY AREA



Nicholas Acevez

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Sex Offender is now residing in the Midway area of Baxter County after moving from the City of Mountain Home. The offender has been designated as Risk Level 2 (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified).

 

NAME:                       NICHOLAS ACEVEZ                                

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   10/18/1987

 

HOME ADDRESS:  116 CR 772

                                    Midway, Arkansas 72651

 

     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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COTTER MAN REGISTERS AS SEX OFFENDER



Gary Dale Robertson

 

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

 

NAME:                       GARY DALE ROBERTSON

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   02/19/1969

 

HOME ADDRESS:  148 Valley Street, #5

                                    Cotter, Arkansas 72626                                 

 

     The offender has been convicted of two (2) counts of Statutory Rape in the State of Missouri on 03/26/2010 and was convicted of Failure to Register as Sex Offender in Baxter County, Arkansas on 01/08/2016 and placed on probation.  Information concerning the particulars of the rape convictions is not available at this time.

 

     (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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SEX OFFENDER REGISTERS IN GAMALIEL AREA



John Alfred Bell

 

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

NAME:  ALFRED JOHN BELL

DATE OF BIRTH:   10/28/1979

HOME ADDRESS:  1126 Red Bank Rd.

                              Gamaliel, Arkansas 72537                             

The offender has been convicted in the State of California of multiple crimes, including several counts of indecent exposure, child molestation, assault with intent to rape, and sexual battery.  His most recent conviction was in 2009.  Documentation available at this time indicates there were multiple female victims, ages 16 and above.

(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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