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A hidden yellow pill leads to a felony charge in Independence...

As an Independence County woman was being booked into the Independence County Detention Facility and escorted into a bathroom to be strip-searched, as per...

Follow-up: Inmate facing felony charge after sprinkler head vandalization

An inmate at the Independence County Detention Facility has been officially charged with a felony for damaging a sprinkler system in his jail cell....

Another jail inmate breaks a sprinkler in his cell, causing flood

Another inmate at the Independence County Detention Facility has broken a sprinkler head in his cell and flooded the room. The incident occurred on Sunday,...

Inmate charged with felony after busting sprinkler head at jail

The “busting” of a sprinkler head in an Independence County jail cell is being prosecuted as a felony. Inmate Lee Robert Payton (pictured), 23, of...

E-cigs, social media posting discussed at last night’s law enforcement committee...

by Madeline Pyle At last night's Independence County law enforcement committee meeting, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were the hot topic. County Attorney Daniel Haney recommended the court...

Independence County woman tries to escape custody several times during arrest

An Independence County woman who asked to speak to law enforcement about "a recording" she had eventually ended up behind bars. And during the...

Inmate at Independence County Detention Facility can’t explain how meth ended...

A Mountain Home woman incarcerated in the Independence County Detention Facility recently had some difficulty explaining to authorities exactly how methamphetamine ended up in...

Batesville Police target drug community with five charged in various cases

The Batesville Police Department (BPD) continues to hammer away at the drug community and its sellers and users. On Monday, Aug. 5, Dillon Sallas, narcotics...

Sheriff’s Department: Batesville woman arrested after meth found in vehicle

A Batesville woman admitted to a daily drug problem after she was caught with methamphetamine in her vehicle early this (Tuesday) morning, according to...

Gary B.: Quick notes from Sheriff Shawn Stephens for Wednesday, July...

Here are some "quick notes" from a visit this morning with Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens: A 2013 green Honda Rancher and miscellaneous tools were...

Jail strip search yields meth pipe in underwear of Independence County...

An Independence County woman was charged Friday with two felonies and a misdemeanor after she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Independence...