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02/01/2012

Three People Arrested After Anonymous Tip


Stephen Wayne Gessner


Amy Munden Henson


Christopher Ray Croteau

     February 1, 2012-Three Baxter County Residents were arrested yesterday on outstanding Child Support (Body Attachment), and Misdemeanor warrants after Sheriff’s Investigators received an anonymous tip overnight on the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office ‘Tip Line’.  The unidentified caller stated they had observed the suspects names on the Sheriff's Website and left the suspects names and the address they were located at.  Sheriff’s Investigators, Sgt. Brad Hurst and Larry Walters responded to a residence on Arkansas Avenue in Mountain Home and found the three suspects.  They were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center.

Christopher Ray Croteau, age 31 of Mountain Home was charged with two Body Attachment warrants, both dealing with Child Support.  Croteau is being held pending posting of bond totaling $3,000.  He is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court on February 16.

Stephen Wayne Gessner, age 51 of Mountain Home was charged with two Body Attachment warrants, both dealing with Child Support and a Misdemeanor Contempt of Court.  Gessner is being held pending the posting of bond totaling $2,725.  He is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court on February 16.

Amy Munden Henson, age 31 of Mountain Home was charged with two counts of Misdemeanor Contempt of Court and a Misdemeanor charge of Violation of Condition of Arrest.  Henson is being held without bond pending her appearance in Baxter County District Court on February 16.

 

 

     The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the community for their continued support.   We receive several tips each week on crime related incidents and suspects as well as tips on locations of people with outstanding warrants.  Since the warrant section was put back online on our website on December 12, 2011, (after being down for a hacking incident) the Sheriff’s Office has served 344 warrants.  This in large part is because of the ‘tips’ the Sheriff’s Office has received from the public.

     We would like to remind everyone there are several ways to report crime or leave tips for people who are wanted.  You can remain anonymous if you wish.

Anonymous Tip Line – 870-424-INFO (4636)
Email – Click on ‘Crime Tip’ on the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office Website or cid@baxtercountysheriff.com
Phone- 870-425-7000

     Together we can make a difference.  Together we can reduce crime.  Together we can make our communities a better and safer place to live.

Sheriff John Montgomery

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