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UPDATE on Domestic Disturbance with injuries from Thursday afternoon


UPDATE:  November 4, 2011:


     No arrests have been made or charges filed as of this time concerning the Domestic Disturbance with injuries at 474 Pioneer Trail Drive in rural Mountain Home that was reported yesterday, November 3rd


     Three participants in the incident had left the scene before arrival of officers, but were stopped a short time later on State Highway 5 South.  They were brought to the Sheriff’s Office and interviewed for several hours Thursday evening. 


     Three (3) persons residing at 474 Pioneer Trail Drive were ultimately treated for injuries at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, including one woman who sustained a laceration from a knife to her left arm.  This woman is identified as 48 year old Tammy Reeb.  The other two injured parties sustained facial injuries from being punched or struck. 


     Sheriff’s Investigators learned that the three people who were later stopped on State Highway 5 South had driven to the residence and became entangled in a fight and brawl with four other people who were at the residence. Some of the persons involved in the brawl are related to one another.   Due to conflicting stories, details are unclear as to exactly what transpired during the fight.  Investigators believe that Ms. Reeb was physically attacking another woman, while this other woman was sitting inside a vehicle.  This other woman is identified as 47 year old Gina Stetka.  Ms. Stetka used a filet knife to slash Ms. Reeb’s arm.  Ms. Reeb was outside the vehicle reaching in and grabbing Ms. Stetka.   A knife was recovered from the car the deputies later stopped. 


     The investigation into the incident is continuing, but it is unknown at present if any arrest will ultimately be made.  Agencies assisting the Sheriff’s Office during the incident were the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers.


ORIGINAL RELEASE from November 3, 2011:


     Although minimal information is currently available, Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies now have three persons detained relating to a Domestic Disturbance call at 3:38 PM from 474 Pioneer Trail Drive in rural Mountain Home that involved injuries to two persons, one of which may be from a stabbing.


     The 911 Center received a call reporting the disturbance with injuries, to which deputies and emergency medical personnel responded.  Prior to the arrival of officers, three persons left the scene in a white station wagon.  Baxter County Deputy Billy Cox located the vehicle at 3:47 PM and initiated a stop on it on State Highway 5 South near the intersection of State Highway 342.  Other officers responded to assist, and the three occupants were detained and have been taken to the criminal investigation offices to be interviewed.  A weapon of some type has been seized.   It appears that two victims from 474 Pioneer Trail Drive were transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries.


     The identity of neither the victims nor the suspects have been confirmed as of this time.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.



     /s/ John F. Montgomery

    Baxter County Sheriff