On Wednesday, June 26, at approximately 1:30 p.m., members of the Searcy County Sheriff's Department assisted by members of the 20th Judicial Drug Task Force, Arkansas Department of Probation and Parole and Marshall Police Department went to the residences of Clinton Farrell Elliott and Michael Elliott on Hwy. 65N (Saint Joe) in Searcy County to serve a revocation of bond warrant on Michael Elliott.
According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, when law enforcement officials arrived at Clinton Farrell Elliott's resident, the Department of Probation and Parole conducted at home visit. During the visit and search of the residence, law enforcement officials found illegal narcotics.
Since that time, evidence was discovered that Farrell Elliott was also in possession of stolen property prior to this date. On June 13, Cassell and Searcy County Deputy Billy Cordell learned that Farrell Elliott had a lawn mower that had been stolen from the Gassville area and sold it to another person in the same area.
On June 14, Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce contacted the person who had purchased the stolen lawn mower. The person told Pierce he had given Farrell Elliott $2,000 for the mower. He also told Pierce that he purchased the mower from Elliott at Elliott's residence in St. Joe. The mower was seized and taken to the Searcy County Sheriff's Department.
It is unknown at this time if Farrell Elliott was directly responsible for the theft, but he was charged with theft by receiving, Class C felony, for selling the stolen mower to another person.
Both Clinton Farrell Elliott and Michael Elliott were arrested and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center. Both are currently being held in the Searcy County Jail.
Clinton Farrell Elliott was charged with theft by receiving, Class C felony; and possession of a controlled substance scheduled I/II, meth or cocaine, Class C felony. His bond was set at $25,000. He is scheduled to appear in the Searcy County Circuit Court on July 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Michael Elliott was charged with bond revocation. He is currently being held without bond.