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Doyle Gene George

Kathleen Elaine Pieri
(prior booking photo)


     Two Baxter County residents, 44 year old DOYLE GENE GEORGE, a current probationer,  and 50 year old KATHLEEN ELAINE PIERI,  were arrested today and booked into the Detention Center on drug charges after having sold methamphetamine to an informant.

     The informant made three separate buys from KATHLEEN PIERI between March 13th and March 22nd of approximately 3.4 grams of methamphetamine in total. PIERI delivered the drugs on two dates, and DOYLE GEORGE delivered the drugs to the informant on the other date. PIERI utilized a cellular telephone to facilitate these drug deals.  Each of these transactions was monitored and recorded by Investigators.

     Arrest warrants were obtained for PIERI and GEORGE, and both were arrested and taken into custody today.  According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Investigators, DOYLE GEORGE has been booked into the Baxter County Jail at least 118 times since 1995.  He has been sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Corrections four separate times and has been on parole or probation five separate times for a total of approximately 15 years. 

     KATHLEEN ELAINE PIERI is charged with:

Delivery of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – 3 counts – Felonies
Unlawful Use of a Communication Device – 3 counts – Felonies

   PIERI has a bond of $15,000 and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on May 25th.

     DOYLE GENE GEORGE is charged with:

Delivery of Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – 1 count – Felony
Probation Violation – Felony
Habitual Offender – Penalty Enhancement

     GEORGE has a bond of $15,000 on the drug charge but is being held without bond on the probation violation.   He will also appear in Circuit Court to answer on May 25th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff