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Bond set for Hogues

On Thursday, February, 14, law enforcement officials arrested Ronnie Hogue, age 67, of Dongola and Thurman Hogue, age 34, while executing a search warrant at Ronnie Hogue's residence in Dongola.

According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, a joint investigation between the Searcy County Sheriff's Department , Marshall Police Department and Twentieth Judicial Drug Task Force resulted in the issuance of the warrant.

During the search, narcotics were located along with evidence of an indoor marijuana grow operation, and drug paraphernalia. Ronnie Hogue and Thurman Hogue were both arrested and taken to the Searcy County Jail where Ronnie Hogue was charged with manufacture of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Thurman Hogue was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Schedule VI narcotic less than four ounces.

During a hearing held Friday, February 15, in the Searcy County Circuit Court, Thurman Hogue's bond was set at $2,500.

Ronnie Hogue's bond was revoked do to a previous charge that not yet been adjudicated in circuit court.

Both are scheduled to  appear in the Searcy County Circuit Court of February 25.

Search Warrant results in two arrests

According to Sheriff Kenny Cassell, on February 14, 2019, a joint investigation between the Searcy County Sheriff's Department, Marshall Police Department and the Twentieth Judicial Task Force, resulted in a search warrant being issued for, and executed at  the residence of Ronnie Hogue of Dongola, Arkansas.

During the search, narcotics were located. Also located was evidence of an indoor marijuana grow operation, as well as drug paraphernalia. The owner of the residence, Ronnie Hogue, and another individual, Thurman Hogue, were taken into custody as the result of the investigation.

Ronnie Hogue is charged with MANUFACTURE of MARIJUANA and POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, 2 COUNTS.

Thurman Hogue is charged with POSSESSION of DRUG PARAPHERNALIA and POSSESSION of SCHEDULE VI NARCOTIC LESS THAN 4 OUNCES.

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Trespass results in Felony Charge

Sheriff Kenny Cassell reports that on February 13, 2019, Deputies were called to a residence on Oxley Road, in Oxley.  According to the complainant, a female, later identified as Leah Lord, AKA: Leah Baker, had entered his residence without permission and was refusing to leave.  While inside the residence, Lord quoted bible scripture and stated she wasn't leaving. 

After arriving on scene, Lord was contacted by Deputy Trammell of the Sheriff's Department.  Leah Lord was arrested and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center.  After arriving at the detention center, and during the booking process, a baggy containing methamphetamine residue was located on the person of Lord.

Leah Lord has been charged with Criminal Trespass, a Class A Misdemeanor and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class D Felony.  She is currently awaiting a first appearance in Searcy County Circuit Court.      

A person commits criminal trespass if he or she purposely enters or remains unlawfully in or upon:

(1) A vehicle of another person; or

(2) The premises owned or leased by another person.

A person who possesses drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use the drug paraphernalia to inject, ingest, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance in violation of this chapter upon conviction is guilty of:

(1) A Class A misdemeanor; or

(2) A Class D felony if the controlled substance is methamphetamine or cocaine.

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Traffic Stop near Martin Box leads to Arrests

 

From left to right: Brian Armand and Kassey Armand

According to Sheriff Kenny Cassell, on February 8, 2019, deputies with his agency observed a vehicle driving erratically on Hwy. 27 near the Martin Box community. 

After conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle, two individuals (Kassey Marie Armand and Brian Christopher Armand of Louisiana) were contacted.  Kassey Armand was the driver.  When deputies approached the vehicle,  it was determined that no one had a valid driver's license. 

Evidence of narcotics were detected by the deputies, which resulted in a search of the vehicle.  During the search, an undisclosed amount of illegal narcotics, alcohol, drug paraphernalia used to ingest methamphetamine, and a handgun  were located.

Both subjects were transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for booking and detention.  Once inside the detention center, it was discovered that Brian Armand possessed drug paraphernalia inside his boot.

 Kassey Armand is charged with Possession of a Schedule VI narcotic and having an open container.  Brian Armand is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles.

Court dates and bond amounts have yet to be issued.

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Rape Suspect In Custody

On February 7, 2019, Marshall Police Chief Lang Holland arrested Israel Salas, JR. on the charges of RAPE (Class Y Felony) and RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY (Class B Felony).

The arrest comes after the issuance of a Bench Warrant issued by Twentieth Judicial Prosecutor Carol Crews.  Sheriff Kenny Cassell said that Salas was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was processed and booked.

Israel Salas, JR. has a Searcy County Circuit Court date of February 8, 2019 for a first appearance.  No bond has been set at this time.

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Joint Investigation Leads to Arrests

 

Kenny Harris Ronnie Harness
Donald W. King Mistie B. Hargrove
Marlene Michael Shelly A. Kilby


Six Searcy County residents were arrested on Monday, February 4, following a joint investigation between the Searcy County Sheriff’s Office and the 20th Judicial Drug Task Force have been formally charged in connection with the case.

The simultaneous search of three residences in Searcy County resulted in the seizure of narcotics, drug paraphernalia, weapons, money and vehicles by law enforcement officials. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, the following charges have been filed:

Kenneth “Kenny” David Harris, age 64 of Searcy County, has been charged with ten counts of possession of meth or cocaine with intent to deliver, class B felony; use or possession or paraphernalia to manufacture meth or cocaine, class B felony; possession of a controlled substance Schedule I/II not meth or cocaine, class D felony; offenses relating to records maintaining premises, etc., class D felony; possession of a controlled substance Schedule IV/V, class A misdemeanor; and possession of a controlled substance Schedule IV, class A misdemeanor.

Ronnie Harness, age 64 of Marshall, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest/inhale, class D felony; and theft by receiving a firearm valued at less than $2,500, class D felony.

Donald W. King, age 62 of Marshall, age 62, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, Schedule I/II, meth or cocaine, class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, inhale, etc., class D felony; and possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI, class A misdemeanor.

Mistie B. Hargrove, age 41, of Marshall, age 41, has been charged with possession of controlled substance, Schedule I/II, meth or cocaine, class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, inhale, etc., class D felony; and possession of controlled substance, Schedule VI, class A misdemeanor.

Marlene Michael, age 48 of Marshall, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, inhale, etc., class D felony; use or possession of paraphernalia to manufacture, etc. (but not store, contain or conceal) meth or cocaine (8/1/2017 and thereafter); and possession of firearms by certain persons (offense date Aug. 13, 2001 or thereafter.

Shelly A. Kilby, age 40, of Marshall, has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia to ingest, inhale, etc. class D felony.

Bond amounts are Kenneth Harris, $90,000; Marlene Michaels, $18,000; Ronnie Harness, $7,500; Mistie Hargrove, $5,000; Donald King, $5,000; and Shelly Kilby, $2,500.

All six are scheduled to appear in the Searcy County Circuit Court on February 25.

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SEARCH WARRANTS RESULT IN SIX SEARCY COUNTY ARRESTS

Six Searcy County residents were arrested on Monday, February 4, following a joint investigation between the Searcy County Sheriff’s Office and the 20th Judicial Drug Task Force. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, a simultaneous search of three residences in Searcy County netted narcotics, drug paraphernalia, weapons, money and vehicles.

Arrested and charged with numerous felony and misdemeanor charges in the investigation were Kenneth “Kenny” David Harris, age, 64, of Hwy. 14 W in Searcy County; Marlene Michael, age 48, of Hwy. 65 N in Marshall; Ronnie Harness, age 64, of Hwy. 65 N in Marshall; Shelly Ann Kilby, age 40, of Marshall; Mistie B. Hargrove, age 41, of Hwy. 27 in Marshall; and Donald W. King, age 62, of Hwy. 27 in Marshall.

The six individuals were arrested and transported to the Searcy County Jail. No bond or trial date has been set at this time.

Assisting the Searcy County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation was the Marshall Police Department, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Mountain View Police Department and the Stone County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Cassell extends his sincere thanks to all involved in this investigation.

More details will follow once formal charges have been filed.

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Arrest follows Order of Protection

Sheriff Kenny Cassell states that on January 25, 2019, Jesse Craig Graham was arrested for violating an "Order of Protection."  According to reports, Graham was served with two Orders of Protection on January 23, 2019.  On January 25, Graham went to a residence he had been excluded from, and removed a trailer from the property.

A short time later, Deputy Kevin Trammell observed Graham driving a Suzuki Samurai on Hwy. 27, with a trailer being pulled behind it.  After conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle, Graham was contacted and placed into custody.  He was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he awaits a court appearance.

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Clark County Suspect Apprehended

Sheriff Kenny Cassell states that on January 24, 2019, his agency received information of a wanted person on Frolic Lane in Searcy County.  According to the information, the individual, Brock Alton Henthorn of Bismark, Arkansas, was wanted on charges of Violation of Probation.

Sheriff Cassell contacted Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson concerning details of the individual, when he learned that Henthorn was also being sought in an active homicide investigation from Clark County.  Earlier in the day, the body of John Ratton had been discovered north of Amity, Arkansas.  Amity is 33 miles southwest of Hot Springs.

According to Sheriff Cassell, officers and agents from the Searcy County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Community Correction SRT Team, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Community Corrections and the North Central K-9 Team descended on the residence on Frolic Lane at approximately 7:30pm.

Once at the residence, Henthorn was contacted via telephone.  He was given instructions to exit the residence, with which he complied.  Brock A. Henthorn was arrested without incident and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for holding.

On January 25, 2019, Clark County authorities arrived at Searcy County and transported Henthorn back to Clark County.

Sheriff Cassell praised all agencies involved during the apprehension of Brock Henthorn.  

 

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Canine Endy assists on traffic stop

Sheriff Kenny Cassell states that on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at approximately 8:30pm, his department assisted the Marshall Police Department in providing canine assistance on a traffic stop. 

During the stop, Canine Endy demonstrated a positive alert on the trunk and side passenger door of the vehicle.  During an investigative search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located in a bag. The bag was located in the floor board of the rear passenger side of the two door vehicle.

After bringing the evidence to the individuals’ attention the male subject stated “My bad officer.”  The male subject was cited and released with a citation to appear in Searcy County District Court.

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