MAN ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING U S ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS REPRESENTATIVE
James Michael Sloan
A 73 year old man, JAMES MICHAEL SLOAN with a last known address of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, has been arrested by the Sheriff’s Office on charges from two separate incidents that had been reported and were under investigation.
On May 26th, the Sheriff’s Office took a report that JAMES SLOAN had rented a cottage at an area resort the previous day. The credit card he had given the resort employee was determined not to be valid. SLOAN had left the premises before the deputy arrived, and a report was taken for Theft of Services.
Two days later, on May 28th, the Sheriff’s Office took a report that a man was in the Robinson Point Park on Lake Norfork falsely identifying himself as a U. S. Army Corp of Engineers volunteer campground coordinator. He was directing campers to evacuate the campground because of potential flooding. When one of the campers challenged the statement, the suspect said “we will evacuate or die”. The suspect was wearing a U. S. Army Corp of Engineers uniform cap. He again left the area before the deputy arrived.
JAMES MICHAEL SLOAN was arrested by the City of Mountain Home Police Department on May 30th on a separate charges unrelated to the two above incidents, and he was brought to the Detention Center for booking. Sheriff’s Investigators were able to identify SLOAN as the suspect in the campground incident, and he was also then arrested on charges related to the two incidents under investigation.
JAMES SLOAN remains in the Detention Center on charges of:
Criminal Impersonation – Misdemeanor
Theft – Misdemeanor
Disorderly Conduct – Misdemeanor
Criminal Trespass – Misdemeanor (Mountain Home PD charge)
SLOAN made an appearance earlier today in Baxter County District Court. He has a bond of $1,230 on all charges and will re-appear on June 8th.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff