Traffic stops in Izard County lead to charges in two separate cases


A Wideman, Ark., man was found not to be in compliance with his sex offender registration requirements after being stopped by an Izard County Deputy Sheriff on Jan. 16, according to a release from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office.

Edward Prado

Edward Prado (pictured above), 30, was charged in Izard County Circuit Court with failure to register or verify his sex offender registration, a felony. His bond was set at $10,000.

As a result of Prado’s traffic stop, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to register a vehicle, no proof of liability insurance, and no driver’s license.

He will have to be in district court on those charges on Feb. 6. Prado’s felony sex offender charges will go to Izard County Circuit Court on Feb. 18.


The arrest by Izard County Sgt. Mike Smith of a suspect on DWI and other misdemeanor traffic violations led to an investigation and then an arrest on felony charges, the release also noted.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Charley Melton says on Jan. 14, Smith stopped a vehicle in Calico Rock driven by Clinton James Tinin (pictured below), 35. According to Melton, Tinin was driving while intoxicated and had no vehicle license, had no proof of liability insurance, and had a violation on an interlock device. Tinin also refused to submit to a chemical test, Melton said.

James Clinton Tinin

Smith inventoried Tinin’s vehicle after his arrest, and during the investigation, it was found that the articles in Tinin’s vehicle matched property stolen during two recent residential burglaries in Calico Rock. the release said.

As a result, Tinin was charged with two counts of theft of property, residential burglary, and breaking or entering, all felonies.

Tinin’s bond for the misdemeanor charges was set at $3,010 with a court date of Feb. 6 in district court. On the felony charges, his bond was set at $5,000 with a date in Izard County Circuit Court of Feb. 18.

Images via Izard County Sheriff’s Office

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