Submitted By Sheriff James Singleton

Warrants Entered and Served  April 1-26, 2017
Entered – 177
Served – 95
Total Locked Up on Warrants – 117

Warrants Entered and Served January 1–April 26, 2017

Entered – 692
Served – 511
Total Locked Up on Warrants – 574
Monday, April 24

Theft of Property
4:28 p.m. Deputy Loe was dispatched to 310 Hempstead 5 in reference to a theft.

Upon arrival, Loe made contact with Brett Trotter who told him that he noticed several metal beams used for building material were missing.

Trotter stated that he had left his residence Friday, April 21 and returned home the night of Sunday, April 23 at around 9:00 p.m. Trotter stated that he didn’t realize the metal items were missing until Monday morning when he went outside in order to start working on a new building.

Trotter stated that he had five 20′ long, 8″ open-C beams and eight 25′ long, 4″ C beams that had all been laying in a pile in the grass in front of his shed.

Trotter stated that there were some other random metal pieces also taken from his yard but he wasn’t sure on the actual number of stolen items.

Breaking and Entering
5:21 p.m. Deputy Loe was dispatched to Hempstead 217 in reference to a house that had been broken in to.

Upon arrival, Loe made contact with Joyce Graves who stated that she was watching the house for the current homeowner who lives in Colorado. Graves stated that she went to the house Monday to throw away some trash that had been sitting underneath the carport and noticed one of the windows was open.

Graves stated that she then called the owner and asked if there was supposed to be any windows open. The owner stated that there were not. Graves stated that she then exited her vehicle and checked the remaining doors and windows. She reported them all to be secure.

Graves also told Deputy Loe that there was a pack of ratchet sockets and a pack of dremel bits laying in the carport that were not there the last time she was at the residence.

Deputy Loe did a walk around of the residence and noticed a side window that had been busted out and raised up. Loe also found tier track on the property.

The HCSO is still investigating the incident.
7:10 p.m. Deputy Loe was dispatched to 500 S Elm in Hope in reference to harassment that originated in the county.

Upon arrival, Loe made contact with a 35-year-old female who stated that her boyfriend’s 36-year-old ex-wife had been texting her throughout the day and would not stop although she repeatedly asked her to. The woman stated that the harassment had started in January and stopped for a while before starting again at around 5 p.m. that day.

The woman stated that the ex-wife began texting her from a number and that she eventually blocked it.

The woman stated that the harassment stems from the fact she is now dating the woman’s ex-husband.

Deputy Loe advised the woman to block the remaining numbers and to not respond to any messages she believes to be from the other woman.
Tuesday, April 25

Domestic Assault
11:20 a.m. Sergeant Bush received a name and number to contact a female in reference to a domestic assault that reportedly occurred on Hempstead 123 on Sunday, April 23.

The female advised Bush that on that date her boyfriend pushed her onto a bed after an argument. She stated that their son then started crying and she picked him up. The female stated that her boyfriend then told her to put their son down and when she wouldn’t he attempted to take him away from her, causing her bump heads with her son.

The female stated that when she tried to get away from her boyfriend he pushed her to the ground, put his knee in the middle of her chest and pressed down. She stated that he then let her up and locked her out of the house. The female stated that she then called deputies for a civil standby. Deputy Turberville responded for the standby.

The female stated that she did not report the incident to Deputy Turberville but requested a civil standby because she did not know if she had another place to go.

The female advised Sergeant. Bush that she now wants to pursue charges on her boyfriend.

Bush asked the victim if she had any injuries at the time and she stated that he did not cause any injuries to her.

Terroristic Threatening
1:30 p.m. Sergeant Bush was dispatched to 2778 Highway 355 South in reference to terroristic threatening.

Upon arrival, Bush made contact with the mother of a 17-year-old female who stated that her daughter was living in Texarkana with a 19-year-old female. She stated that her daughter and the other female had an argument and when her daughter left the 19-year-old tried to run her off of the road with her vehicle in Texarkana.

The Mother stated that the 19-year-old came to her house that day (Tuesday) and threatened to “whoop her ass” and to “whoop her daughter’s ass” over her car. The mother stated that she told the 19-year-old to leave and called 911 when she refused.
Found Property
10:25 p.m. Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to the 500 block of S Main in Blevins in reference to found property.

Upon arrival, he made contact with Jimmy Jordan who stated that he found a credit card laying in the road near his shop. He turned the gray Wells Fargo Credit Card over to Deputy Sorensen who contacted Wells Fargo. The company told Sorensen the card number was no longer a valid account.

False Imprisonment
7:39 p.m. Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to 515 Highway 174 North in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, Sorensen made contact with the female caller who stated that she has been having problems with her 19-year-old son since he came back from California. She reported to Deputy Sorensen that her son has been gradually getting more violent with his temper and he constantly argues, yells and is verbally abusive towards her.

She reported that when she came home that day (Tuesday) her son started “griping” about something as soon as she walked into the kitchen. The mother said she told him that she wished she could come home one day without him bugging her. She reported that her son then became upset and started yelling at her.

The mother stated that when she went to get some clothes to leave her son told her that all she ever did was leave him and slammed the door to her room shut, locking her inside. She stated she attempted to open the door but was couldn’t.

The mother stated that her son attempted to help her open it at first and told her it was stuck. She said he then told her she might as well stay in there if she couldn’t open it.

After a unknown period of time trying to get out of the door, the woman said she unblocked the back door to the room, crawled out and called 911. She said her son then ran out of the house.

The mother told Sorensen that she did not want to press any charges, that she just wanted her son to get some help because he had been saying off the wall things to her like he didn’t care what happened with his life because he “was going to burn anyway”.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the 19-year-old.

Probation Revocation Warrant and Possession of a Controlled Substance
6 p.m. Deputy Loe was contacted by Hope Police Officer Dean who stated that he observed Robert Gaines, who had a felony warrant for probation revocation warrant, walking on S Elm headed towards South Pine.

Deputy Sorensen and Deputy Loe arrived at the 400 block of West 7th St in Hope where Officer Dean was standing with Gaines already in handcuffs. Deputy Loe took custody of Gaines. While searching Gaines, Loe discovered a small plastic bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, a hand rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a pack of JOB brand rolling papers.

Deputy Loe transported Gaines to the Hempstead County Detention Facility where he was booked in on the Probation Revocation Warrant and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Welfare Check
7:30 p.m. Deputy Loe was dispatched to Highway 371 in Blevins in reference to a welfare check.

Upon arrival, Deputy Loe made contact with a woman who did not know the reason he was dispatched to her residence. Deputy Loe informed the woman that the Sheriff’s Office had received a call from someone in Florida stating that a 16-year-old at that address had been threatening suicide. The woman stated that was her daughter and that she was perfectly fine. Deputy Loe asked if he could see her daughter and the mother said she would go get her.

Deputy Loe spoke with the juvenile and asked why she stated she was going to commit suicide. She stated that she was never going to actually do it, that she was just angry and that a boy kept harassing her on social media. Deputy Loe told her that there are other ways to handle harassment that don’t involve threatening suicide. She said that she understood.

Pafford EMS arrived on scene and the 16-year-old once again stated that she was ok and did not need any medical attention.

Theft from a Vehicle
10:30 p.m. Deputy Loe was dispatched to 742 Hempstead 55 in reference to a theft.

Upon arrival, he made contact with Brianna Jones who stated that her boyfriend’s green 1998 Ford Explorer had been broken into. Jones advised that her boyfriend was currently incarcerated at the Hempstead County Detention Facility and had called her that night and asked her to check his vehicle to make sure his amplifier and speakers were still there.

Jones stated that when she went outside to check the vehicle she noticed the driver side door slightly ajar but everything else appeared normal. She said that she then opened the rear door and noticed that both the speakers and the amp were missing.

Once Deputy Loe returned to the Sheriff’s Office, he spoke with her boyfriend in the Hempstead County Detention Facility in order to get more information on the stolen items. He advised Loe that the amplifier was a silver Bose 1600 watt and the speaker was a Sony Xplode fitted in a particle board box that he made himself with camouflage wallpaper attached to it. He told Loe he paid approximately $200 for the amp and approximately $100 for the speakers. He stated that he couldn’t remember what brand the radio was in the vehicle, but that he got it from Walmart for approximately $150. He also advised that he had a gold chain hanging from his rearview mirror, and a 14K gold bracelet hanging from the visor that he wasn’t sure was still there.

Deputy Loe advised the man that when he spoke with Brianna she wasn’t sure what was actually supposed to be in the vehicle and didn’t advise whether or not the necklace and bracelet had been taken.

Officer Assist

10:25 p.m. Deputy Sorensen responded to an active armed robbery call at 2605 N Hazel with the Hope Police Department.

Upon arrival, they were told that the suspects had left prior to their arrival. Deputies Loe and Sorensen assisted in securing the scene and disseminating several witness statements. Sorensen then kept the rear of the crime scene secure until he was relieved by Sergeant Steward.
Wednesday, April 26

Residential Burglary
9:00 a.m. Deputy McBride was dispatched to 100 Ogan Street in Fulton in reference to a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, McBride made contact with Karen Jackson who stated that someone broke into Mary Clark’s residence. Jackson stated that she received a phone call from Clark who told her she received a phone call from an unknown caller saying that someone was trying to sell them a television without a cord.

Jackson and Deputy McBride walked to the West side of the residence to where an approximately 2’x2′ window located next to the door was shattered. Jackson stated that the screen door was open when she saw it that morning (Wednesday). Karen stated that the wood door was opened approximately half an inch.

Jackson and McBride went into the house through a sliding glass door on the west side of the residence. Once inside, McBride saw a TV was missing from the entertainment center.

After gathering information in the living room, Deputy McBride went to the front bedroom located on the southeast side of the residence and observed another entertainment center missing a TV and the top drawer of a nightstand was open.

McBride then checked the master bedroom located on the northwest end of the residence where another TV was missing.

Deputy McBride spoke to Clark via telephone. She stated that all three televisions were 45″; one a Samsung and the other two Vizios. Clark stated that she received a phone call from an unknown caller who stated that someone had attempted to sell them a television without a power cord. Clark stated that the caller received her name and telephone number from the back of the television.

Deputy McBride located a power cord on Highway 355 S, west of the residence.

Deputies know the identity of the person who attempted to sell the televisions and are actively looking for him. The matter is under investigation.


7:15 a.m. Deputy McBride was dispatched to the 4000 block of Highway 278 West in reference to an accident. Upon arrival, Trooper Darren Henley was already on scene, investigating the accident.

While Trooper Henley conducted his investigation, Deputy Mc Bride directed traffic.

Domestic Dispute
9:27 p.m. Deputy Kyle Malone was dispatched to number 7 Clingan Country Road in reference to a missing person. At approximately 9:53 p.m. while enroute to the address, dispatch advised that the reporting party contacted them and advised that the individual that was missing had returned home. Deputy Malone made several attempts to contact the reporting party by phone with no success.

Upon Malone’s arrival, he made contact with the reporting party, a female, who stated that her husband was missing for 3 hours and she found out that he was at another woman’s house drinking. The reporting party stated that her husband came home and they got into an argument over the situation. She stated that the argument was verbal and did not get physical.
Welfare Check
9:47 p.m. Deputy Turberville was dispatched to Saratoga Landing, Lot 1 in reference to a welfare check call. Prior to his arrival dispatch advised him that a man had locked himself inside of a bathroom inside an unknown residence. Dispatch also advised Deputy Turberville they the man on the phone and he told them he has been off of his medication for the past three weeks. Dispatch advised that the man stated he was feeling suicidal and they could not get an address to his location.

Upon arrival to Saratoga Landing Tuberville observed a white male, later identified as the subject of the call, running towards him from the campground at Saratoga Landing. Turberville made contact with the subject who told him he had been talking to his therapist all day. He stated he has not be able at afford to buy his medication, so he has been without it for the last three weeks. The subject told Deputy Terberville he wanted to go to the hospital to be checked out.

Pafford EMS transported the subject to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope to be further checked out. He told Pafford EMS he never intended on causing harm to himself at any time.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Possession of Controlled Substance & Drug Paraphernalia/Juvenile Pick-Up Order
Investigator Justin Crane was contacted by the father of a 15-year-old male juvenile who stated that a juvenile pick-up order had been issued for his son by the Circuit Court of Howard County for him failing to appear in court.

The father stated that his son was supposed to be at a drug dealer’s house and provided the name of the dealer. Investigator Crane advised the father that he was familiar with the location and that he had recently been working in that area due complaints about narcotic activity. Investigator Crane then confirmed that the juvenile pick up order was valid.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. Investigator Crane and Officer Reyn Brown of the Arkansas Parole & Probation Office went to 1513 Hempstead 37 where Crane knew of the dealer to possibly be staying.

Investigator Crane knocked on the door to the residence and observed a black male he knew to be involved in drugs peeping out the window. Crane advised the male to come to the door but a female answered the door instead. The male later came outside. Crane asked the female if the 15-year-old juvenile was inside and she stated that he left sometime during the night.

Crane received permission from the female to enter the house and look for the 15-year-old. The female accompanied Crane inside her residence along with Officer Brown.

After clearing the residence, Investigator Crane went to the next door on the front of the residence, knocked and announced his presence. A male known to Crane as Jerry Pauley answered the door. Crane asked Pauley if the juvenile was inside and he said that he saw the 15-year-old on the porch that morning but told him to leave.

Pauley told Crane that he was living at the residence for about a month. Crane advised Pauley that he was on parole and had a warrantless search waiver on file. Pauley said that he understood.

Investigator Crane entered the room with Officer Brown where he observed a set of digital scales on the dresser next to the bed. Crane asked Pauley about the scales and he said they weren’t his. Crane then walked over to the dresser where he observed an Ever Start jump starter box and could see syringes and a glass pipe inside of it. Crane told Pauley that he could see a glass pipe with residue on it that is commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and several syringes inside the box.

Crane placed Pauley under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia.

After he was in custody, Pauley told Crane and Brown they should check the room next door where another female had been staying to see if the 15-year-old may be in there.

Crane went to the neighboring room and knocked on the door. The 15-year-old juvenile came to the door and Crane placed him in custody due to the pick-up order. While conducting a search of the juvenile, Crane located a syringe in his right, front pocket.

While Investigator Crane spoke outside with Pauley and the 15-year-old Officer Brown conducted a search of the room the juvenile had been in and located a syringe on a box next to the couch. The syringe had a clear liquid substance in it believed to be methamphetamine. The 15-year-old told Officer Brown that the syringe was his.

Pauley was transported to the Hemsptead County Detention Center and booked for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The 15-year-old was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia and turned over to Howard County Juvenile Officers.

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