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DEPUTY ARRESTS THREE ON METH POSSESSION CHARGES

09/04/2019


Joshua David Dunn

Kristy Sue Wood

Joseph Michael Lopez

     Three persons were arrested Tuesday evening, September 3rd, after drugs and paraphernalia were found during a traffic stop.

     At approximately 7:36 PM, Sheriff’s Corporal Craig Gates stopped a GMC pickup truck in the 4000 block of Arkansas State Highway 5 South for failing to use a turn signal.  The vehicle was driven by 32 year old JOSHUA DAVID DUNN of Norfork.  Passengers were 40 year old KRISTY SUE WOOD of Mountain Home and 36 year old JOSEPH MICHAEL LOPEZ of Republic, Missouri. 

     Corporal Gates found that JOSHUA DUNN was a parolee with the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections with a search waiver on file.  KRISTY WOOD was found to have an active arrest warrant for revocation of a suspended sentence.

     Corporal Gates conducted a search of the vehicle.  During the course of the search, he found approximately .4 grams of methamphetamine and a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.  These were found under the front passenger seat.  Corporal Gates also found a loaded .380 caliber handgun, which JOSEPH LOPEZ claimed to have been in his possession.   None of the three occupants would claim  possession of the drugs or paraphernalia.

    All three persons were arrested and taken into custody.  They were transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked as follows:

JOSEPH DAVID DUNN booked on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Fail to Signal – Misdemeanor

     He was given a bond of $2,500 and will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on September 5th.

KRISTY SUE WOOD booked on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Revocation Bench Warrant - Felony

     She was given a bond of $2,500 on the new charges and will also appear before the Circuit Court to answer on September 5th.  She is being held without bond on the revocation warrant.

JOSEPH MICHAEL LOPEZ booked on charges of:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms – Felony

     He was given a bond of $5,000 and will appear as well before the Circuit Court to answer on September 5th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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