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Misty Skiver

Ashley Dawn Tharp

     Two women were arrested on Wednesday, October 29th, on charges related to Furnishing Prohibited Articles (drugs and drug paraphernalia) after Jailers observed one of them passing items to the other while seated on the bench in the booking area of the Detention Center.

     One of the women, 27 year old MISTY SKIVER of Gassville, had been arrested by the Mountain Home Police Department on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear in court.  She had been taken to the Detention Center and was awaiting the booking process.  The second woman, 30 year old ASHLEY DAWNTHARP of Jordan, had been arrested by the Arkansas State Police on outstanding warrants and traffic violations.  She had also been brought to the Detention Center for booking.

     While both prisoners were sitting on the bench in the booking area, a Jailer observed ASHLEY THARP pass an item to MISTY SKIVER.  A Jail Matron was called to booking and conducted a strip search of both prisoners.  During this search, MISTY SKIVER was found to have in her possession marijuana, a smoking pipe, two spoons, and two syringes, one of which was filled with an unknown substance.  All of these items were seized and taken into evidence.

     Subsequent viewing of the video surveillance system shows THARP passing several items to SKIVER while they were seated on the bench.  A Sheriff’s Investigator is obtaining bench warrants on both for Furnishing Prohibited Articles.

     ASHLEY DAWN THARP is charged with:

Furnishing Prohibited Articles – Felony
Failure to Appear – Misdemeanor Warrant
Obstructing Governmental Operations – Misdemeanor
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
Fictitious Vehicle License – Misdemeanor
Child Support Non-Payment Body Attachment – Civil Writ

    THARP has a bond on all charges of $17,940 and will appear in Circuit Court and District Court next month.

     MISTY SKIVER is charged with:

Furnishing Prohibited Articles – Felony
Failure to Appear – Misdemeanor Warrant

     SKIVER was released on $15,770 bond pending an appearance in court next month.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff