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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Independence County Sheriff arrests man passed out in front of store’s diesel pumps

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Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens walked into a north Batesville convenience store and restaurant for a noontime lunch this past Friday. He ended up making an arrest. While there, a member of the store's team asked the sheriff to take a look at someone passed...

Cops bust Baxter County man named Shelby Mustang Gt 500 Miller

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The Smoking Gun highlights the Feb. 2 arrest of a Mountain Home man named Shelby Mustang Gt 500 Miller, age 29. Police say Miller was arrested for driving without a license and two separate vehicular charges. He was booked into the Baxter County Jail on...

Batesville Police investigating phone theft

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A man who was self-checking at the Batesville Walmart last Friday put his cell phone on the counter when he began having issues with the check-out machine. Upon moving to a working machine, he proceeded with his purchase. According to a Batesville Police Department release,...

Sobriety checkpoint yields arrest of man for meth possession

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During a sobriety checkpoint operated Friday evening, Sept. 7,  in Independence County, a 42-year-old man was arrested for possession of a narcotic, namely methamphetamine. The checkpoint was assisted by the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile unit from Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy. When the...

Stone County woman jailed on drug-related charges after traffic stop

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Authorities took a Stone County woman to jail after finding drug paraphernalia used to manufacture or weigh meth along with drug paraphernalia to use meth during a traffic stop. In addition, she is charged with possession of a Schedule IV narcotic -- Valium. All the...

Lyon College couple attends National Prayer Breakfast in D.C.

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Last week, Lyon seniors Taylor Donnerson and Ridge Hester attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. The recently engaged couple were invited to attend the breakfast after attending the National Student Leadership Forum (NSLF) in D.C. back in October. Hosted by the U.S....

UPDATE: Gary B. talks with Batesville Fire Chief Gleghorn regarding Main Street building collapse

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White River Now's Gary B. spoke with Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn this morning about the collapse of the Adler Building's back wall Friday night. Listen to the conversation below. The building is owned by Joey Markowski and Tice Brown, according to Chief Gleghorn.   Get up-to-date local...

Two separate home visits end with arrests; drugs and related paraphernalia found

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Two separate home visits have resulted in arrests and the discovery of drugs and drug-related paraphernalia, Independence County authorities say. The first home visit was conducted on a man identified as Jesse Roberts (pictured below), 29, on Thursday, Dec. 12. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Tate...

COSL announces Independence County tax auction results

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The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Independence County raised over $200,000, the Commissioner of State Lands (COSL) announced in a media release today. The auction drew 21 bidders, who purchased 25 of the 26 available parcels for a total of $200,718.03 for county and...

Man arrested after drugs found during traffic stop

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Under the apparent influence of drugs, a male subject is charged in Stone County Circuit Court with 10 violations of the law.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest. It was not a good Christmas Eve for 38-year-old Charles Lee Smith who was pulled...

Batesville police called to possible domestic disturbance nab absconder after short foot pursuit

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An absconder with the Arkansas Board of Probation and Parole was arrested by Batesville Police Department officers when they were sent to a residence where a possible domestic disturbance was occurring on March 12. The absconder, identified as Aaron Ray Fulcher, 33, also had other...