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Arson and Burglary Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

For More Information: (870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us 

(08/03/2017, Poinsett County, Arkansas) 

Arson and Burglary Arrest 

On August 3, 2017, Joseph McGill, 21 years of age from Harrisburg, was arrested on the following charges.

         2 Counts of Burglary (Felony) 5-39-201          Arson (Felony) 5-38-301          2 Counts of Theft of Property (Felony) 5-36-103          Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons (Felony) 5-73-103 

On July 21, 2017, McGill took a Black Chevy Blazer from a residence in Jonesboro without permission. McGill drove the vehicle to Poinsett County where he abandoned the vehicle around the area of Hwy. 163 and Hwy. 158.

In the morning hours on July 22, 2017, McGill burglarized and set on fire a house located at 13242 Hwy. 163 N. While at the house, McGill stole numerous items of Jewelry and two handguns. The home owner’s vehicle was stolen by McGill and later discovered in a pond off of Raceway Road. 

Around 4:30 pm on July 22, 2017, Investigators learned of a second home that had been burglarized by McGill located on Raceway Road. Another firearm was stolen by McGill at this residence. 

McGill has been incarcerated in our facility since July 22, 2017 for a Felony Parole hold. Judge Ron Hunter set a $100,000 bond. McGill will be taken for a Probable Cause hearing on August 4, 2017 for the new charges.

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Search Warrant Executed in Trumann

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

For More Information: (870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us 

(08/02/2017, Poinsett County, Arkansas) 

Search Warrant Leads to Drug Arrests 

On 08-01-2017, a search warrant was executed at 109 Rosewood, Trumann, AR at approximately 6:26 pm by the Poinsett County Sheriff Department and the Trumann Police Department. A search for illegal drugs and possible stolen property was conducted. Numerous items were found throughout the residence belonging to several people living at the residence. 

After the search warrant was completed, the suspects were transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center and booked in. The name of the individuals and charges are listed below.

1. Atreyal Porter (Trumann, 20 years of age) - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor), Bond 1,500.00 Cash/Surety

2. Paulette Jones (Trumann, 44 years of age) - Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to Inject, Bond 10,000.00 Cash/Surety

3. Jerri Arms Cotton (Trumann, 61 years of age) - Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), 3 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to Inject or Inhale, Bond 10,000.00 Cash/Surety

4. Ashley Howard (Jonesboro, 27 years of age) - Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to Inject, Bond 75,000.00 Cash/Surety

5. Anthony McPhink (Trumann, 25 years of age) - Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to Inject, Bond 100,000.00 Cash/Surety

6. Lisa Richardson (Trumann, 55 years of age) - Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth) with Intent to deliver/distribute, 3 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Felony, Unlawful use of a Communication Device, Bond 20,000.00 Cash/Surety

7. David Richardson (Trumann, 57 years of age) - Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), 2 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful use of a Communication Device, Bond 25,000.00 Cash/Surety 

Judge Ron Hunter set all bonds in this case on August 2, 2017

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

Crop Duster Crash

On July 25, 2017 at approximately 6:36 a.m., the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call stating that a crop duster plane had gone down in a field southwest of Trumann near Maple Grove Lane. The call was transferred to Trumann EMS. The pilot was Micheal Darin Walton age 49 from Trumann, AR. Walton was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. The reason the plane went down is still under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

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Arrests Made On Stolen Property

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

For More Information: (870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us 

(06/26/2017, Poinsett County, Arkansas) 

Arrests Made On Stolen Property 

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office and the Trumann Police Department conducted an investigation concerning stolen property. Trumann Officers and Poinsett Deputies traveled to 1804 W. Main Extended in Trumann Sunday morning and located a stolen 2007 Dodge pick-up truck that had been stolen from Greene County. The stolen truck had a license plate attached to it that had been stolen from Brookland. Hooked to the truck was a 2010 Alumacraft boat and trailer that had been stolen from Jonesboro. 

Heather Wilbanks (DOB 1-22-93) had been sitting in the stolen truck when officers arrived. Upon searching the truck, suspected methamphetamine and a syringe were found. Wilbanks told the officers that Trevor Lung (DOB 9-4-93) had been driving the truck and that he was located inside the residence. After speaking to one of the residents of the house it was learned that Lung, a parolee, was inside the residence. Lung was located hiding inside a closet in the house. When he was ordered out of the closet a syringe fell from his person. Both Wilbanks and Lung were arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center. 

Heather Wilbanks was arrested for Theft by Receiving less than $25,000 but more than $5,000, Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Mike Smith set a $50,000 bond on Wilbanks. Trevor Lung was arrested for Theft by receiving less than $25,000 but more than $5,000, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Mike Smith set a $100,000 bond on Lung. Both were ordered to appear in Poinsett County Circuit Court on July 26, 2017 at 9:00 am. 

The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this incident with Craighead County Sheriff’s Office and Greene County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

   

    Trevor Lung                                              Heather Wilbanks

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Man Arrested for Battering a Child

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

For More Information: (870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us 

(06/24/2017, Poinsett County, Arkansas) 

Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man on Battering a Child 

On June 23, 2017, Jacob L. Vest, 31, of Harrisburg, AR was arrested for Felony Domestic Battery in the Second Degree on a Child and Felony Endangering the Welfare of a Minor in the First Degree. A warrant was sought and received after our detectives and deputies determined Vest had beaten his 6 year old son. Vest was arrested without incident and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center. 

Vest is currently being held in the Poinsett County Detention Center. Judge Ron Hunter issued a $50,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in Poinsett County Circuit Court on July 26, 2017 at 9:30 am. The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children, and the Department of Human Services are actively investigating this incident. 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office Receives New Body Armor

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

For More Information: (870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us 

(06/24/2017, Poinsett County, Arkansas) 

Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office Receives New Body Armor 

The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office received a grant for $3,500. It was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance for 14 Premier Durus 8000 Body Armor Systems. The total costs of the vests were $5,447.00. The county funded $1,947.00 and the grant covered $3,500. 

I would like to thank the Poinsett County Quorum Court for approving the $1,947 that the grant did not fund. For more information on how this body armor works, please click on this following link. Deputy E.J. Roach is demonstrating how the body armor is worn in a situation where extra body armor is needed. The deputies will continue to wear their body armor under their uniform shirt. 

https://www.premierbodyarmor.com/

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Body Found on Railroad

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder or Chief Deputy Chris Crews

For More Information: (870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us 

(05/17/2017, Harrisburg, Arkansas)

Body Found on Railroad 

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at approximately 4:53 p.m., Poinsett County Dispatch received a call that Marvin Hugh Jones was possibly missing on the levee in the Tulot area outside of Trumann, AR. Deputies were dispatched to the scene. After further investigation, the Poinsett County Search and Rescue Team, Poinsett County Deputies and the Trumann Fire Department were requested to help search the area for Mr. Jones. After searching the area, Mr. Jones was not located. 

Poinsett County Investigators, Deputies, and Criminal Investigators with the Arkansas State Police continued to investigate this incident throughout the night. At approximately 5:08 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, BNSF Railway Company called Poinsett County Dispatch and advised one of their Trains had located a body on the tracks. The body was identified as Marvin Hugh Jones, 74, of Paragould. 

The body is being sent to the Medical Examiner in Little Rock. The Arkansas State Police and BNSF are assisting with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing at this time. 

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

 

Poinsett County Deputies Receive New Medical Equipment

Poinsett County Sheriff's Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

For More Information:

(870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us

 

We would like to thank Trumann EMS, Medic One, Riverside Ambulance, and The Hospital Wing for their incredibly generous donations. We are now able to outfit our deputies' Go bags with an assortment of airway management and bleeding control supplies.

This is going to help our deputies to be better equipped in the event of a mass casualty event such as an active shooting situation or natural disaster. These supplies coupled with upcoming BLS and Bleeding Control certifications, ALERRT, and other applicable training classes are going to be instrumental in keeping our guys prepared to handle a variety of situations as first responders! 

 

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Poinsett County Sheriff's Office Launches New Website

Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder
For More Information:
(870) 578-5411 or kevin.molder@poinsettcounty.us

Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website

The Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office launched a new Website on February 22, 2017 where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the Sheriff’s Office as well as locate area sex offenders.

The new Website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts.

The new Website, www.poinsettcountysheriff.org, features press releases, messages from Sheriff Kevin Molder which are updated frequently, pages on the services of each division of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as a link to submit crime tips via email.

“The safety of county residents is our primary concern at the Sheriff’s Office. We feel the sex offender Website map feature allows us to better-protect county residents by keeping them informed,” stated Sheriff Molder.

Other features of the Website include:

Social Media Links – allows the public to follow the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

Most Wanted Listings – allows the public to view photos and descriptions of wanted individuals.

Sex Offenders – allows the public to view photos and information for sex offenders living in the county. The interactive map feature on the Website allows the public to view sex offender locations on the map, view offender photos and profile information about the offenses.

“Posting information on the Website improves the efficiency of the Sheriff’s Office by reducing the number of inquiry calls handled by our office. This tool allows us to devote more resources to the safety and security of our residents. The new Website provides greater transparency for the Sheriff’s Office and encourages the public to take a more active role in community policing efforts. Our intent is for every County resident to visit the site and become familiar with how to locate sex offenders, how to submit a crime tip and where to find the latest news and updates from the Sheriff’s Office. We believe the Website is a huge benefit to the Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Poinsett County as well,” said Sheriff Molder.

MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas, developed the Website. The firm specializes in Website solutions for law enforcement and government offices.

For more information about the Website please contact the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office at 870-578-2116 or visit www.poinsettcountysheriff.org.

 

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