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Baxter County Man Charged with Violation of Burn Ban


Joseph David Young

December 11, 2017

At approximately 12:45 pm this date, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Tracy Volunteer Fire Department were called to 6032 County Road 55 for an out of control fire.  When Deputy Jacob Zappa arrived the fire had already spread onto the neighbor’s property. 

Deputy Zappa made contact with Joseph Young who admitted to burning boxes and the fire got away from him and spread.  Deputy Zappa told Young to stay there while he assisted the Fire Department.  Salesville and Mountain Home Fire Departments arrived later to assist with the fire.

When Deputy Zappa came back the house, Young had left the scene. A check of ACIC showed that Young had an outstanding warrant out of the Gassville Police Department and his driver’s license was suspended.  Phone contact was made with Young and he drove back to the scene with his teenage daughter.  Young was placed under arrest and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center. The Daughter was arrested on outstanding warrants and turned over to Baxter County Juvenile Services.

Joseph David Young was charged with:

Violation of County Burn Ban Criminal Mischief, 2nd Degree Driving on a Suspended License Gassville PD Warrant

Young is currently being held on $2,535 bond pending his appearance in Baxter County District Court on January 18th, 2018.

Sheriff John Montgomery