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Beans and Cornbread Dinner (November 9, 2017-6 pm to 8 pm)

Everyone is invited for our citizens appreciation night at the sheriff's office on November 9, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Beans, cornbread and deserts will be served. 

Please join us for fellowship and to get to know our staff. We will be giving tours of our jail.

The wives club will be collecting donations for the local food pantries in the county. We hope to see you there. 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Trunk or Treat

 

 

Please join us for our first Trunk or Treat for the kids in the County. Not only will the kids receive candy, but they will also get to visit with deputies and see the sheriff cars.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

 

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Customer Service Shop and Report Scam

******New Scam Alert******   The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a Poinsett County citizen yesterday stating they were a victim of a scam. A USbank Cashiers Check in the amount of $2850.95 was sent to them with instructions on how to participate in a Customer Service Shop and Report at Walmart and possibly Target stores.   This is a scam. In no way is this affiliated with Walmart, Target, or any other legitimate company. If you receive a check with instructions, please contact the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office immediately. I have included photos of the instructions for review.   Sincerely,   Sheriff Kevin Molder    
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Probation and Parole Searches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(09/08/2017, Poinsett County, Arkansas) 

Parole and Probation Searches 

On September 7, 2017, the Poinsett County Sheriff Department and officers from the Arkansas Community Correction’s Department (ACC) conducted a joint operation throughout the county to search for illegal drugs. This operation was intended to send a message to those who are on Probation or Parole that we have a zero tolerance for illegal drugs in Poinsett County. We will continue to work closely with ACC and other agencies to root out illegal drugs. Arkansas Game and Fish, Lepanto Police Department, and Tyronza Police Department assisted with the operation. 

The following were arrested during the searches: 

4 people were arrested at 40314 Pritchett Road in Lepanto, AR. Drug Paraphernalia and Methamphetamine was found in the residence. This was a Parole search. 

      Darryl South, 52 yoa from Tyronza, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $15,000 bond on South.        Elvin Scott, 30 yoa from Marked Tree, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $100,000 bond on Scott.        Cody Cockrell, 24 yoa from Lepanto, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $50,000 on Cockrell.        Jennifer Terrell, 21 yoa from Lepanto, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $10,000 bond on Terrell. 

2 people were arrested at a residence Payneway, AR. Drug Paraphernalia and methamphetamine was found in the residence. This was a Parole Search. 

      Randy Dunavin, 48 yoa, from Payneway, AR is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $35,000 bond on Dunavin.        Leona Willcockson, 48 yoa, from Trumann, AR is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $5,000 bond on Willcockson. 

2 people were arrested at 181 Indian Village in Tyronza, AR. Several Meth Smoking pipes and burned Foil were found in the residence. This was a Probation Search.     

Preston Gann, 39 yoa, from Tyronza, AR is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $35,000 bond on Gann.        Phoebe Vinson, 27 yoa, from Tyronza, AR is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). Judge Ron Hunter set a $10,000 bond on Vinson. 

2 people were arrested at 20608 Lewis Road in Harrisburg, AR. Marijuana was found inside the residence. This was a parole search. **No Booking Photo is available. They both were cited to Harrisburg District Court. 

      Brian McCormick, 20 yoa from Harrisburg, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana (Misdemeanor)       Brandon Davis, 37 yoa from Wynne, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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