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SERVICE OF SEARCH WARRANT NETS THREE ARRESTS

02/21/2019


Walter Waylon Pittaway

Walter Patrick Pittaway

Frank Elmer McElyea

     Three people were arrested Wednesday morning, February 20th, on a variety of drug and weapons charges after officers with the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mountain Home Police Department served a search warrant at 1020 Baxter CR 27.

     The search warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation into drug distribution involving controlled buys from that residence. 

     Officers encountered 40 year old WALTER WAYLON PITTAWAY inside the residence.  They also encountered 61 year old WALTER PATRICK PITTAWAY and 45 year old FRANK ELMER MCELYEA sitting inside a pickup truck on the property.  During the search, officers found a small amount of methamphetamine and used syringes inside the residence.  Inside the pickup truck officers found approximately 8.2 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and also alprazolam and clonazepam pills.  In addition, a loaded .410 gauge shotgun was found in the truck.

     All three of the men were arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where they were booked as follows:

WALTER WAYLON PITTAWAY of Mountain Home charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies

He has a bond of $15,000 on those charges and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on March 7th.

WALTER PATRICK PITTAWAY of Mountain Home charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms - Felony

He has a bond of $20,000 on those charges and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on March 7th.

FRANK ELMER MCELYEA of Mountain Home charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts) – Felonies
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms – Felony
Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons (convicted felon) – Felony

He has a bond of $25,000 on those charges and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on March 7th also.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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