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Brandy Brian Barnes

Amy Carol Wilson

Chantel Aree Biggers

Nathan Eric McDonagh


     The Sheriff’s Office arrested four people early this morning on various charges after a deputy stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle that pulled behind a building at 34 Baxter CR 25 in rural Mountain Home at approximately 2:00 AM.

     The building housed a business at one time, but appeared to be vacant.  Corporal Rockie Morrell made contact with the driver of the vehicle, who was subsequently identified as 40 year old AMY CAROL WILSON of Mountain Home. AMY WILSON was found to have several outstanding warrants for her arrest and was taken into custody. WILSON provided an explanation as to why she had driven behind the building, indicating she was there to drop off a heater. WILSON asked Corporal Morrell if he could try to contact a person said to be inside the building to see if that person could take possession of WILSON’s vehicle without having to tow it. 

     Sergeant Dwight Duch went to the door of the building to try and make contact with someone.  Entry into the building was subsequently made, and several other persons were found to be inside.  One of these persons was 26 year old CHANTEL AREE BIGGERS of Ash Flat, Arkansas.  It was determined that BIGGERS was on probation with a search waiver on file. BIGGERS gave officers conflicting stories and false information as to the identity of other people inside the building.  Officers next encountered a man who refused to identify himself.  A small child was with this man, and officers also observed a handgun protruding from between mattresses on a bed.  This man was ultimately identified as 36 year old BRANDY BRIAN BARNES of Mountain Home, and it was also determined that there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. BARNES was taken into custody.

     Yet another person with an outstanding warrant was encountered in the building.  This man was identified as 34 year old NATHAN ERIC MCDONAGH of rural Mountain Home. 

   Officers also found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the building, including approximately 24.2 grams of marijuana, hydrocodone and alprazolam pills, approximately 3.9 grams of methamphetamine,  a scale, grinder, rolling papers, and pipes.  All of these items were seized and taken into evidence. 

     At the conclusion of the investigation, all four of these persons were transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on charges as indicated:

BRANDY BRIAN BARNES, charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance (3 counts) – Felonies
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms – Felony
Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (a convicted felon) – Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Minor – Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree – Outstanding Misdemeanor Warrant
Violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law – Outstanding Misdemeanor Warrant
Hold for Other Agency

     BARNES has a bond of $36,760 on these charges, and he is set to appear in Circuit Court to answer on January 26, 2017. 

     CHANTEL AREE BIGGERS, charged with:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Possession of Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor
Hindering Apprehension – Felony

     BIGGERS has a bond of $2,500 on these charges, and she will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on January 26, 2017.

     NATHAN ERIC MCDONAGH, charged with:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Non-Payment of Fines – Outstanding Misdemeanor Warrant

     MCDONAGH has a bond of $2,660 on these charges, and he will appear in Circuit Court to answer on January 26, 2017.

     AMY CAROL WILSON was arrested only for the outstanding warrants for her arrest, which included a felony bench warrant for Delivery of Methamphetamine and misdemeanor warrants for Failure to Appear in Court, Contempt of Court, and Probation Violations.  She will also appear in Circuit Court on January 26, 2017 on the felony warrant.

     The child was turned over to the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services.

/s/s John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff