INMATE GRANTED FURLOUGH BY COURT RETURNS TO JAIL WITH METHAMPHETAMINE

06/08/2018



Andrew Lee Beyer

    

     A Baxter County Jail Inmate who was ordered by a Circuit Judge to be released from jail custody on a one day furlough has been charged now with Furnishing Prohibited Articles after returning from his court-ordered furlough with methamphetamine concealed on his person.  He had been in custody since April 25th on charges of a Probation Violation and for non-payment of child support.

     ANDREW LEE BEYER, 33 years old of rural Mountain Home, was granted a furlough from jail custody on June 4, 2018 by Circuit Judge Gordon Webb in a written order filed with the Circuit Clerk on June 1st.  The Sheriff’s Office was ordered to release BEYER at 9:00 AM on Monday, June 4th, and he was to return to the jail to be re-incarcerated at 3:00 PM the same day.

     After BEYER had returned to the jail from his court approved furlough, other jail inmates informed jail staff that BEYER had brought methamphetamine back into the jail concealed in a body orifice.  It was also alleged that BEYER had shared the methamphetamine with another inmate assigned to the same cell.  Investigators relied on video surveillance footage from the jail camera system to gather evidence to support the accusations against BEYER.  The other jail inmate who BEYER was accused of providing the methamphetamine to refused to take a drug test when so directed by jail staff. 

     A bench warrant was obtained to charge ANDREW LEE BEYER with one felony count of Furnishing Prohibited Articles.  The warrant has been served on him.  The warrant had a bond of $20,000 on this charge. BEYER has been booked into the Baxter County Jail a total of 12 times since 2015.

     It should be noted that the Sheriff’s Office had no part or involvement whatever in arranging for this furlough for ANDREW BEYER.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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