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Aggravated Cruelty to Dogs Investigation

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder or Captain Jeremy Lally

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

(12/31/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Aggravated Cruelty to Dogs Investigation 

On December 26, 2018, the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a person who witnessed a person on Highway 214 and Henderson Lane cutting the throats of several puppies and throwing them in to the ditch. Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office investigators immediately started investigating the incident. Based on evidence and a statement from the witness, it is determined that Jerry D. Miller, 58, of Trumann is the person the witness saw committing the act.

An Arrest Warrant for Jerry D. Miller, 58, of Trumann was issued for 5 Counts of Aggravated Cruelty to a Dog, one count for each puppy on December 27, 2019. Miller was located and arrested.

With the help of the Harrisburg Animal Shelter, Trumann Animal Shelter, and the North East Arkansas Humane Society, the puppies killed were properly buried and all dogs remaining at the Miller’s residence were removed.

Jerry D. Miller, 58, of Trumann, is charged with 5 Counts of Aggravated Cruelty to a Dog.

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Probation Search on N. Pine Street in Trumann Leads to 2 Arrests

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(12/11/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Probation Search on N. Pine Street in Trumann Leads to 2 Arrests 

On December 10, 2018, the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Trumann Police Department conducted a probation search was conducted at 346 N. Pine Street in Trumann AR. During the search of the residence, deputies located three used syringes in the bedroom along with drug paraphernalia containing what is believed to be methamphetamine. Both occupants of the residence were transported to the Poinsett County detention center.

Danny Floyd, 45, of Trumann, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Anna Barnett, 31, of Trumann, is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Parole Search Leads to Arrest in Harrisburg

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(12/12/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Parole Search Leads to Arrest in Harrisburg 

On December 10, 2018, deputies went to Redbud Street in Harrisburg to conduct a Parole search. While there, a Failure to Appear Warrant issued out of Harrisburg Disrtrict Court was served on Carson Clampit. He was arrested on site for the Warrant. Clampit had a black cloth case in his possession. Two used syringes, a baggie containing methamphetamine, and another baggie containing marijuana was in his possession.

Carson Clampit, 36, of Harrisburg is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) With Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Probation Search on 1st Street in Trumann Leads to 2 Arrests

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(12/11/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Probation Search on 1st Street in Trumann Leads to 2 Arrests 

On December 10, 2018, a probation search was conducted by the Sheriff's Office and Trumann Police Department on 1212 1st Street in Trumann, AR. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies observed Joshua Kirkland standing on the front porch. A deputy approached Joshua Kirkland and notified him of the Probation search. The deputy searched him and recovered a used needle inside his right pocket. Joshua Kirkland was placed under arrest and deputies proceeded in to the residence to continue the search. Upon entry Rex Kirkland was observed asleep on the living room couch. Rex was awake but remained lying down. During the search, deputies instructed Rex to stand up and allow them to search the couch. As Rex Kirkland stood up, deputies observed him attempting to cover something in the blanket. When the blanket was removed, a used glass pipe containing what is believed to be crystal methamphetamine was recovered. Rex Kirkland was placed under arrest and the two individuals were transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center.

Rex Kirkland, 64, of Trumann is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Joshua Kirkland, 33, of Trumann is charged with Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Delivery Warrant Served

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(12/11/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Delivery Warrant Served

On December 10th 2018, a Felony Warrant obtained by drug investigators of the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Trumann Police Department was served on James Smith, 43, of Harrisburg. The Warrant was served at Bolivar Cemetery on Massengill Road where Smith was arrested. Smith had been under investigation for approximately two months due to him illegally distributing Methamphetamine. After being arrested on the Warrant, Smith handed investigators a white plastic cylinder that contained three (3) separate plastic bags. Two (2) plastic corner baggies contained a white shard crystallized substance weighing approximately 7.8 grams and one baggie contained white oblong prescription pills. The illegal drugs are believed to be Methamphetamine Ice and Hydrocodones. During a search of Smith’s vehicle, a black automatic handgun in a bag and two (2) separate clear plastic baggies containing green leafy buds were hidden in a glove. Smith was transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center.

James Smith, 43, of Harrisburg is charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth) With Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1 or 2 not Meth or Cocaine With Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) With Intent to Deliver, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Execution of Search Warrant in Pitts Nets 4 Arrests

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(11/08/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Execution of Search Warrant in Pitts Nets 4 Arrests

On November 8, 2018, a search warrant was executed by the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Trumann Police Department at 1024 Rich Road in Pitts, AR. During the search, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia were found in the residence. Deputies also seized over six hundred dollars of US currency after the search. The following individuals were arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center to await a Probable Cause Hearing.

Michael Vann, 50, of Pitts is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Purpose to Deliver, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Child Endangerment.

Tasha Mckellar, 29, of Pitts is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Purpose to Deliver, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Child Endangerment.

Brian McKellar, 33, of Pitts is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Purpose to Deliver, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Anna McKellar, 42, of Pitts is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Purpose to Deliver, Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Execution of Search Warrant in Harrisburg Netted 2 Arrests

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(10/22/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Execution of Search Warrant in Harrisburg Netted 2 Arrests

On October 18, 2018, a Search Warrant was served at Danny and Julie Wheeler’s residence at 8810 Rolling Hills Lane in Harrisburg, AR. The warrant stemmed from an active drug delivery investigation by our investigators. 8 guns, methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were seized from the residence. 2 of the guns seized were stolen and one of the guns is believed to be the gun used in the shooting at Tulot on October 2, 2018.

The following people were arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center.

Danny Wheeler, 48, of Harrisburg is charged with Furnishing a Handgun or a Prohibited Weapon to a Felon, Theft by Receiving, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, and Felony Drug Paraphernalia. A bond of $55,000 was set on October 19, 2018.

Julie Wheeler, 44, of Harrisburg is charged with Theft by Receiving, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, and Felony Drug Paraphernalia. A bond of $20,000 was set on October 19, 2018.

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Search Warrant in Trumann Nets to 2 Arrest

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(10/12/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Execution of Search Warrant in Trumann Nets 2 Arrests

On October 11, 2018, a search warrant was executed by the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Trumann Police Department on 421 Harrison Street in Trumann. During the search, Methamphetamine, OxyContin’s, Hydrocodone’s, Alprazolan’s, Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia were found in the residence. The following individuals were arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center.

Cody Watts, 26, of Trumann is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (OxyContin) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Alprazolam) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Child Endangerment. A $20,000 bond was set today.

Martha Burges, 36, of Trumann is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (OxyContin) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Alprazolam) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Child Endangerment. A $25,000 bond was set today.

 

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Joint Search Leads to an Arrest

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(09/04/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Joint Search Leads to an Arrest 

On October 9, 2018, the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and Marked Tree Police Department conducted a probation search at a house located on Sam Anderson Ave in Marked Tree, AR. During the search, methamphetamine and marijuana was located on Michael Nesby’s pocket. Nesby was arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center.

Michael T. Nesby, 45, of Marked Tree, AR is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). Judge Ron Hunter set a $15,000 bond. Nesby’s first appearance in Poinsett County Circuit Court is scheduled on November 28, 2018.

Sheriff Kevin Molder

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Shooting in Tulot

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Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Sheriff Kevin Molder

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

(10/02/2018, Poinsett County, Arkansas)

Shooting in Tulot Outside of Trumann

***October 3, 2018 Update on Bonds***

A one million dollar cash bond was set on Wheeler and Halfacre by Judge Ron Hunter today. 

*****Update*****

Tony Wayne Wheeler, 47, of Trumann was arrested around 4:15 pm for his involvement in this incident. He is charged with Battery in the 1st Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Trumann Police Department notified the Poinsett County Dispatch Center that Michael Craig Ervin, 44, of Trumann was at the Trumann Fire Department with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the fire department from a residence on Tulot Road outside of Trumann, AR. The shooting took place at the residence on Tulot Road. The victim was transported to the hospital where he is being treated for his wounds.

Upon arrival, the shooter was identified as Steven Edward Halfacre, 44, of Trumann. Investigators and deputies from the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Trumann Police Department, Arkansas State Police, and Arkansas Highway Police immediately began searching for the suspect. At approximately 7:18 a.m., a tip from a citizen in the community notified law enforcement that a person matching Halfacre’s description was walking on Cash Road. Deputies and Officers saturated the area and found Halfacre on Odell Lane off of Cash Road. He was taken in to custody without incident at approximately 7:22 a.m.

Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and processing evidence since the shooting. One person was taken in to custody, but released earlier this morning. More arrests related to this incident are possible.

Steven Edward Halfacre, 44, of Trumann is currently charged with Battery 1, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Aggravated Residential Burglary.

The sheriff’s office is very appreciative of the assistance we received from the agencies listed above. A special thanks to Kait and Michael Steele at The Wolf for disseminating the information on the suspect so quickly to the public. We are also thankful for the citizen who gave the tip and for the dispatchers from Poinsett County and Trumann who worked so hard communicating the information to law enforcement and EMS. The coordinated effort from all led to the quick capture of Halfacre.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family.

Sincerely,

Sheriff Kevin Molder

 

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