Beebe Police Officers will be passing out candy this evening at the police station, some area churches and weather permitting in neighborhoods throughout the city.
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Beebe Police Department is located at 201 W. Illinois, Beebe, 72012 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Wayne Ballew. The Beebe Police Department phone number is 501-882-3365.
Beebe Police Officers will be passing out candy this evening at the police station, some area churches and weather permitting in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Mayor Mike Robertson released the following White County Circuit Court Sentencing Orders pertaining to felony cases that were submitted by Officers and Detectives of the Beebe Police Department: Tommy S. Pickel Tommy S. Pickel, 28 of Jacksonville, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver10-200 grams”, “Possession of drug paraphernalia to package Methamphetamine” and “Tampering with physical evidence”. When Pickel was arrested he had an active felony warrant by the Arkansas State Parole Board. For the new charges he received a sentence of 120 months of incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Randall Seymour Randall Seymour, 56 of Austin, entered a plea of guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and "Possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to package methamphetamine". At the time of the arrest Seymour was on parole. The drug paraphernalia charge was Nolle Prossed and Seymour was sentenced to 72 months of incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Dillion Patrick Hales Dillon Patrick Hales, 26 of McRae, entered a plea of guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and "Possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to package methamphetamine". He received a judicial transfer and was sentenced to 36 months with 24 months suspended. Autumn Jessica Starnes Autumn Jessica Starnes, 30 of Beebe entered a plea of guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and "Possession of ecstasy with purpose to deliver". She was sentenced to 48 months of probation on each charge with time to run concurrently. Franklin L. Fortney Franklin L. Fortney, Jr., 27 of Ward pled guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and "Possession of drug paraphernalia to inhale methamphetamine". He was sentenced to 60 months of probation on each charge with time to run concurrently. He was fined $1000.00. Jennifer Lyne Carr Jennifer Lyne Carr, 36 of North Little Rock entered a plea of guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and was sentenced to 60 months of probation. She was also fined $750.00. Stephanie L. Butler Stephanie L. Butler, 30 of Rose Bud entered a guilty plea to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine'. She was sentenced to 60 months of probation and fined $1,000.00. Eric L. Alexander Eric L. Alexander, 30 of Beebe entered a guilty plea to "Delivery of 2-10 grams of methamphetamine" and "Maintaining a Drug Premise". He was sentenced to 72 months of probation on each count with time to run concurrently and he was also fined $1,000.00.
Mayor Mike Robertson released the following White County Circuit Court Sentencing Orders pertaining to felony cases that were submitted by Officers and Detectives of the Beebe Police Department: Julius Spencer Ball Julius Spencer Ball, (21) of Jacksonville, was recently convicted of Criminal Attempt To Commit Aggravated Robbery, Terroristic Act, and two counts of Aggravated Assault. He was sentenced to 144 months of incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and fined $470. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Officers were dispatched to West Kansas and Pear Street where area residents had heard gun shots. Officers responding to the scene observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. They performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and when they approached the vehicle they smelled the distinct odor of Marijuana. The officers performed a search of the vehicle and during the search they discovered a .45 caliber handgun and spent .45 caliber casings in the driver’s seat. All three subjects in the vehicle, Julius Ball, Antonio Williams and a 17 year old juvenile male, were detained and taken to the Beebe Police Department and interviewed by detectives. In the interview Ball stated the three came to Beebe under the guise of purchasing some Marijuana, but in fact they were planning on robbing the people who were selling the drugs. When the subject was unable to provide them with the drugs they became angry and left the area, but they later returned and fired at least nine shots at two men standing on the front porch of a house located at 1305 West Kansas Street. No one was injured in the shooting but several bullet holes and .45 bullet fragments were found in and around the front door where the men had been standing. Sean William Mitchell Sean William Mitchell, (30) of Beebe was recently convicted of Domestic Battery 3rd on a Pregnant Woman. He was sentenced to 72 months of probation and was ordered to pay fines and court cost of $2515. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on March 31,2018, at approximately 3:08 PM. Officers were dispatched to the area of 1121 W. Dewitt Henry Drive for a domestic disturbance in progress. While in route officers were advised by dispatch that a male had struck his wife while she was driving east on Dewitt Henry Drive and the couple were currently in the parking lot of the business at that address. After an investigation of the incident officers found that Mitchell had gotten angry with his wife and he had hit her in the head, while she was driving, and that the blow had caused a significant mark on the right side of her face. They also discovered she was eight months pregnant. A criminal history report was ran on Mitchell and it was found that he had two prior convictions of domestic battery in the last five years. Because of the prior convictions and because the victim was pregnant the battery charge was enhanced to a felony. Donnie A. Southerland Donnie A. Southerland, (20) of Beebe was recently convicted of Forgery 2nd x three, Theft of Property x two and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. He accepted a plea offer and was given a judicial transfer with an assigned sentenced of 48 months and he was ordered to pay fines and court costs of $930. The charges stemmed from numerous incidents over the past year. On February 1, 2018, representatives with a business in Benton, Arkansas, reported that Southerland had stolen a gas credit card and over approximately a year’s time had accrued charges of $17,352.67 and that most of the charges occurred in the city of Beebe. On January 25, 2018, a local bank reported that Southerland had stolen checks from a senior citizen that lives outside the city of Beebe and that he had forged four of those checks and brought them to a bank in Beebe and cashed them. The total theft was $1485. On May, 29, 2018, the same victim reported that he had stolen another check from her, forged her signature and that he had cashed the $180 check at a business in Beebe. On July 7, 2018, another senior citizen that lives outside of the city limits of Beebe reported Southerland had stolen three of her checks, forged her signature and cashed the checks totaling $992 at a bank in Beebe.
On this special day of remembrance, we honor all those who were lost 17 years ago. We also pay a special tribute to our brothers and sisters in emergency services who were also lost that day trying to save others. "Greater love has no man, than to lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13. We will never forget!!
UPDATE--------------- Vehicle recovered and the suspect has been arrested! Thank you all for sharing the post and assisting us in the investigation. The Beebe Police Department is investigating the theft of a 2008 Jeep that occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, September 3, 2018. If you recognize this suspect or see this vehicle, please send us a private message or contact Detective Steve Hall at 501-882-3365.
The Beebe Police Department is currently accepting applications for Certified Police Officers. Qualified candidates shall: Be a citizen of the United States; be at least 21 years of age; be fingerprinted and a search initiated of state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record; be free of a felony record; be of good character as determined by a thorough background investigation; be a high school graduate or equivalent; possess a valid driver’s license. Starting hourly pay is $15.74 an hour. Each police officer will receive a competitive benefit package including 120 hours/year of paid vacation, paid sick leave after one year and health insurance at no cost to the employee. Each police officer also receives a uniform allowance each year. The application can be picked up at the Beebe Police Department or at the following link: http://www.clest.org/Websites/clest/images/F-3.pdf
Awesome day today! We are very excited to have this station and to be closer to our most valuable treasure......our children! A very heartfelt Thank You to everyone who attended and helped make this a reality.
A new Beebe Police substation will open on the Beebe Public School campus Friday, August 3rd at 11:00 a.m. In collaboration with Beebe Public Schools, the City of Beebe has sought to take additional security measures on the school campus. An agreement was made with the district that a police substation would be housed in an existing structure, located at the corner of West Center Street and Badger Drive. This new substation will allow more patrol officers to be present on the campus. Officers will be able to come to this station instead of the downtown station to complete any type of paperwork that they may have. Officers will also be able to monitor each of the security cameras already in place throughout the buildings in the district. This building will also serve as our training room. In addition to officers from this department, Troopers from the Arkansas State Police will have a satellite office at the same location.
On the morning of July 18, 2018, Beebe Police Officer Andrew Napolitano was leaving his residence with his two minor children and was preparing to report on duty. As his children got into his vehicle, Officer Napolitano noticed a white male, later identified as Cody Ramsey (age 22), sitting inside of a parked pickup truck beside his police vehicle. The driver door of the truck was close to the driver door of Officer Napolitano’s vehicle. Officer Napolitano asked Ramsey if he was waiting on someone, to which Ramsey stated no. Officer Napolitano informed him that the area was private property and asked him to leave the property. Ramsey then leaned forward in his car seat and pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at Officer Napolitano’s face. Officer Napolitano pulled his duty weapon and ordered Ramsey to drop the gun. Ramsey dropped the gun. Officer Napolitano then ordered Ramsey out of the vehicle. Upon exiting the vehicle, Ramsey physically attacked Officer Napolitano by striking him in the facial area numerous times. A citizen witnessed the encounter and rushed over to assist Officer Napolitano. During the course of the encounter the citizen suffered minor injuries. Ramsey continued to resist arrest, but was eventually taken into custody once backup officers arrived on scene. Subsequent to his arrest, Cody Ramsey admitted to preplanning the attack. He was arrested and charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Battery in the second degree on a law enforcement officer and one count of carrying a weapon.
Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent felony adjudications, from the White County Circuit Court, involving the Beebe Police Department: Richard Leon Baldwin, 38, of Beebe, pled guilty to “Possession of less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine”. He was sentenced to 36 months of probation and ordered to attend Drug Court. Aaron Lee Carothers, 19, of Beebe, pled guilty to “Possession of (4 oz.-25 lbs.) of marijuana with purpose to deliver”, “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Package Marijuana” and “Maintaining a Drug Premises”. He was sentenced to 60 months of probation on each charge with time to run concurrent. Carothers was also fined $1000 plus court fees and fines. Michael Shane Ives, 51, of Beebe, pled guilty to “Possession of less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine” and “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inject Meth”. He was sentenced to 48 months of probation on each charge with time to run concurrent. Ives was also ordered to pay a $1000 fine plus court cost and fees. Tracy Marie Chambers, 41, of Austin, pled guilty to “Possession of less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine”. She was sentenced to 60 months of probation and fined $1000 fine plus court cost and fees. Robert Clay Jones, Jr., 29, of Searcy, pled guilty to “Possession of less than 2 grams of Methamphetamine.” Jones was sentenced to 24 months in a Regional Corrections Facility.
The Beebe Police Department is currently participating in a statewide law enforcement initiative to reduce speeding. The intensified enforcement effort against speeding drivers, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, began on Monday July 16 and ends Sunday July 22. Speeding translates to fatalities on Arkansas roadways. It also greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object on the street, or safely negotiate an unexpected curve. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and other drivers at tremendous risk. According to the United States Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), speeding is a factor in over 30 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths. We ask all of our citizens to please abide by the posted speed limit signs in our city.
Want to give a shout out to a guy who began his law enforcement career with our department and worked hard in various divisions throughout his time. He is someone we are proud to know and call a friend and brother! Tonight, he became part of our State Police. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!! Trooper Robie Puckett!!!!
On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, Captain Brian Duke and SRO Greg Meharg attended the 2018 Arkansas Safe School Conference. Each year department heads that supervise the school resource programs in their respective cities can be nominated for the Leadership Award. This year Captain Duke was nominated for this award. Thank you Captain Duke and Officer Meharg for your continued support and work to make our community and school safe! Congratulations!
We shared this photo with you last week. Mrs. Hollenbeck sent us a clearer photo to use! Thank you again Mrs. Elizabeth Hollenbeck for sharing this photo with us! We are so happy our officers made your little girls day!!
Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent felony adjudications, from the White County Circuit Court, involving the Beebe Police Department: Kyle A. Scritchfield (age 34) of Bald Knob was sentenced to 36 months incarceration for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges stem from a traffic stop made in Beebe in September of 2017 where he was found to be in possession of a syringe containing methamphetamine. Scritchfield was also sentenced for several other charges stemming from incidents that occurred in other parts of the county. Those charges are being ran concurrent with, our charges. Scritchfield was also fined $1045. Jesse C. Gray (age 41) of Amarillo, Texas was sentenced to 60 months of probation for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (meth). In February of 2018 officers responded to a call of motorist assist in the city and while interacting with the subjects in the vehicle saw in plain sight the drug paraphernalia. The suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody and during a search of the vehicle the officers also discovered a small bag of methamphetamine. Gray was also fined $1635. Orville N. Larkan Jr. (age 48) of Amarillo, Texas was sentenced to 60 months of probation for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (meth). In February of 2018 officers responded to a call of motorist assist in the city and while interacting with the subjects in the vehicle saw in plain sight the drug paraphernalia. The suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody and during a search of the vehicle the officers also discovered a small bag of methamphetamine. Larkan was also fined $1635. Shawn M. Morris (age 27) of Beebe was sentenced to 60 months of probation for Theft of Property and Breaking and Entering. In November of 2017 First Baptist Church in Beebe reported that Morris, who was one of their employees, had been caught on video stealing money from the churches safe. The thefts occurred from 01/02/2017 to 11/16/2017. Morris was fined $1510 and is also required to pay restitution in the amount of $6000. Johnathan N. Slaughter (age 20) of Ward was sentenced to 12 months of probation for Leaving the Scene Of An Accident with Property Damage. The charges stem from an accident that occurred at 908 West College Street where Slaughter had ran his vehicle into the building at that address and had struck a pedestrian. Slaughter was also fined $720. Joel C. Boyd (age 45) of Searcy was sentenced to 24 months in a community corrections center as an alternative sanction for Conspiracy to commit Theft By Receiving, Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Meth). The charges stem from an investigation by Beebe Police Detectives where Boyd was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle and during his arrest he was also found to be in possession of the methamphetamine and paraphernalia. He was also fined $630.
On Friday afternoon, May 18, 2018, Chief Wayne Ballew was contacted by officials with the Stone County Sheriff’s Office. They informed him that they had received a tip regarding an absconder, who was also wanted by their Sheriff’s Office, was possibly going to be at a business in Beebe later in the day. The suspect was identified as Phillip H. Callahan, age 47. He was wanted for Felony Kidnapping, Felony Terroristic Threatening, Felony Fleeing, Felony Arson and was also wanted by the Arkansas Board of Parole as an absconder, his bond was set at $100,000. Officers and Detectives with the Beebe Police department set up surveillance at the business. Callahan arrived at the business and he was taken into custody at approximately 6:12 p.m. without incident. At the time of his arrest he was in possession of less than two grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a smoking device used to inhale methamphetamine. An affidavit for those charges well be filed with the White County Prosecutors Office. Callahan was transported to the White County Detention Center where he was held for the Stone County Sherriff’s Office.
Mayor Mike Robertson released the following White County Circuit Court Sentencing Orders pertaining to felony cases that were submitted by Officers and Detectives of the Beebe Police Department. Salandriea Steel On May 29, 2017, officers responded to a call of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor that occurred at 101 Arkansas Street Apartment D. Upon arrival, officers discovered a lady in a back bedroom of the residence conducting CPR on a seven week old infant child. They observed the infant would take a breath then stop breathing for several seconds. North Star Paramedic Service arrived on scene and took the infant from the scene to receive medical treatment. During the investigation by the officers it was discovered that the mother of the child, Salandriea Steel, (age 25) of Beebe, had gotten into a verbal altercation with her husband and had sprayed O.C. Spray at him while he was holding the infant. She was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Domestic Battery on both the man and the child. Salandriea Steel was recently sentenced to 36 months’ probation for the endangering charge. The domestic battery charges were Nolle Prossed. She was fined $1360. Patricia Martin On Saturday, February 4, 2017, officers were dispatched to the Beebe Wal-Mart in reference to a theft. Upon arrival they spoke with WalMart Asset Protection Officers that stated they had stopped two African American males and one African American female who were leaving the store without paying for items valued at $1316. While attempting to stop the subjects the younger male, made the statement that he was going to shoot the WalMart employees and stuck his hand in his jacket pocket. The officer recognized the older male as being Brian Walker of North Little Rock. The female was later identified as Patricia Martin (Age 36) from Little Rock. Martin was recently convicted of Theft of Property and sentenced to 72 months’ probation. She was also required to pay restitution to WalMart and fined $1510. John Self On February 10, 2017, officers were dispatched to the area of Highway 31 South and South Apple Street for a "Leaving Scene of an Accident" call. Upon arrival, they made contact with Brian Clark who had been riding a motorcycle and had been hit by pickup truck. He had sustained numerous injuries and was transported to the hospital. The occupants of the truck had fled the area and had left the truck at the scene, as it was inoperable due to leaving the roadway and hitting a tree, after hitting the motorcycle. The following morning, Lisa Self came into the police department and reported that she had been driving the pickup truck when the accident occurred. However, during questioning it was discovered she was not being truthful and had been asked by her son, John Self (age 32) of Beebe, to lie and report that she was driving the vehicle, when in fact Mr. Self was driving at the time of the accident. He recently was convicted of Leaving the Scene of Accident with Personal Injury. He was sentenced to 72 months’ probation and fined $2010. His mother, Lisa Self, was convicted of misdemeanor charges of Hindering Apprehension and Filing a False Report. Christopher Hatfield On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018, officers were dispatched to the Valero Station at 102 South Main Street in reference to a subject attempting to purchase fuel with counterfeit money. Officers arrived at the business and made contact with the store manager and a suspect, Christopher Hatfield (age 31) of Beebe. The manager provided officers with two counterfeit $10.00 bills that Hatfield had passed at the store. Hatfield stated he had acquired the bills at a bank and had attempted to use them at a gas station in Little Rock. He stated that the station employee told him the bills were counterfeit and would not let him use them so he came to Beebe and attempted to pass the bills again. Christopher Hatfield was sentenced to 60 months’ probation, was fined $1510 and was required to pay restitution of $20 to the business. April Wise On March 11, 2017, officers were dispatched to the Budget Inn (2110 West Dewitt Henry) due to a mother of a juvenile reporting her daughter and a friend, April Wise (age 20) of Beebe, had been held hostage in a motel room and forced by a male staying in the room to strip down to their underclothing while he took photographs and later forced the juvenile to participate in a sexual act. An Emergency Response Team was deployed and entrance was made into the motel room by the officers. The male in the room was detained and brought to the police station for questioning. During his questioning it was discovered that he had retained text messages he had with April Wise and the juvenile, where they had propositioned him and agreed to come to his room and have sex in exchange for money. It was later discovered that he did not hold the women hostage and that he had no knowledge that the younger girl was a juvenile. He was later cleared of all charges except solicitation. April Wise was recently convicted of Filing a False Police Report and Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree. She was sentenced to 72 months’ probation and fined $1610. The juvenile involved in this case has not yet been adjudicated. Daniel Howell On December 25, 2017, at approximately 5:50AM, Beebe Police Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling on the roadway before sunrise without its headlights on. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle the officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officer asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. While interacting with the driver the officer observed the passenger, Daniel Howell (age 23) of Beebe, began to move around inside the vehicle as if to attempt to hide something from the officers view. Because of Howell’s actions, he was asked to exit the vehicle. Because of the odor of burnt marijuana, the officer began to search the vehicle. Because of Howell’s actions while sitting in the vehicle, the officer began the search on the passenger side of the vehicle. He located a blue bandana under the passenger seat that contained a small clear glass smoking device that is commonly used to smoke methamphetamines. During an examination of the pipe, the officer discovered a small amount of residue inside. Also during the search of the vehicle, a backpack was found that contained a metal grinder, a small digital scale, and a large amount of plastic baggies. The backpack also contained what looked to be a broken clear glass smoking device. Both suspects were read their Miranda Rights and agreed to speak with the officer. Howell confessed that all of the found drug related items were his. He stated that he uses the baggies, scale, and grinder to buy, package, and sell marijuana. Daniel Howell pled guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale Meth and was sentenced to 48 months’ probation. He was also fined $1635. Weston Mullins Weston Mullins (age 34) of Beebe recently pled guilty to Delivery of Schedule II drug (morphine) and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and was sentenced to 60 months’ probation. The delivery charges stem from an undercover drug purchase conducted by the Special Investigations Unit and Beebe Police Detectives. The Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card charge stems from Mullins finding a lost wallet and using a credit card in the wallet on four different occasions. Mullins was also fined $1895. Junior Carrier Junior Carrier (age 63) of Beebe recently pled guilty to Maintaining a Drug Premise, Delivery of Methamphetamines and Possession of Methamphetamines. He was sentenced to 48 months incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The charges stem from an undercover drug purchase conducted by the Special Investigations Unit and Beebe Police Detectives. Carrier was also fined $1020. Brent Allen Shifley On April 4th, 2018, Brent Allen Shifley appeared in the White County Circuit Court and plead guilty to one count of "Rape" before Circuit Judge Robert Edwards. Shifley was arrested on December 28th, 2017, after an investigation by the Beebe Police Department and Cabot Police Department. Shifley was sentenced to 324 months or the equivalent of 27 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Shifley is expected to serve 70% or an estimated 18-19 years of incarceration before being eligible for parole. At the time of his arrest, Shifley was employed by Harding University as an IT Analyst in the Admissions Department. Shifley is charged in Lonoke County Circuit Court with a similar offense. He is currently awaiting a court appearance in that case. Justin D. Varnadore On April 24, 2018, Justin D. Varnadore appeared in the White County Circuit Court and plead guilty to Possession of Drug Paraphernalia To Inhale Meth and Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons. On November 16, 2018, Beebe Police Officers received a tip that Varnadore, who had an absconder warrant out of the Arkansas State Parole Board, was staying at a residence on South Cypress Street. Varnadore was arrested and a search of the residence produced the drug paraphernalia and firearm. Varnadore was sentenced to 18 months incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and fined $595. Ricky Lee Sipes Jr. On April 3, 2018, Ricky Lee Sipes Jr. appeared in the White County Circuit Court and plead guilty to Theft of Property. On June 10, 2017, WalMart Store in Beebe reported a theft of over $1200 worth of merchandise. The store provided the Beebe Police Department with images of the suspects involved. Detectives shared the images on the departments Facebook page and with the assistance of the citizens in the community they were able to identify one of the suspects as Sipes. He was also found to have an absconder warrant out of the Arkansas State Parole Board. Ricky Sipes was sentenced to 36 months incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections and fined $1510.
On April 30th, 2018, Beebe Police Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the city and apprehended Houston Owens, age 25, after he escaped from Cleburne County authorities a few days prior. Owens was transported back to the custody of Cleburne County where he has been booked on a felony charge of Escape in the 3rd degree. Additionally he was charged in Beebe with misdemeanor Criminal possession of a prohibited weapon.
On May 3rd, 2018, Members of the Beebe Police Special Response Team and the Criminal Investigation Division apprehended a wanted fugitive after information was received from Texas authorities Crimestoppers tip line. Jeremiah Thomas, 35, was taken into custody on mutiple felony warrants from Texas and Lonoke County for Felony Probation Revocation and Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Reporting Requirements. Charges from the Beebe Police Department are pending at this time.
Mayor Mike Robertson released the following White County Circuit Court Sentencing Orders pertaining to felony drug and misdemeanor drug related cases which were submitted by Officers of the Beebe Police Department. On March 6th, 2018, John D. Mackey, 43, of Lonoke entered guilty pleas to two counts of Delivery of Hydrocodone. On 05/15/2017, the Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover investigation which led to the "Delivery of 29 to 200 grams of Hydrocodone" by Mackey. He was sentenced to 60 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with 12 months suspended. An additional undercover effort on 07/13/2017 led to the purchase of "2 to 28 grams of Hydrocodone" from Mackey. He was sentenced to 60 months in the ADC Community Corrections Center regarding count two (2). On March 6th, 2018, Erika Shea Sexton, 26, of McRae, entered guilty pleas to "Possession of under 2 grams of Methamphetamine" and "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inject Meth". She was sentenced to 24 months on each count to the ADC Community Corrections Center with time to run consecutive on the paraphernalia charge. Sexton was arrested on November 18th, 2017 by Beebe Police Patrol Officers and Special Investigation Unit Officers. On March 6th, 2018, Louella L. Vaught, 48, of Beebe entered guilty pleas to "Delivery of Oxycodone". On April 21st, 2017, a Special Investigation Unit Officer assumed an undercover role and purchased the Schedule II Narcotic Drug from Vaught in the parking lot of a local business in Beebe. She was sentenced to 60 months’ probation after 30 days confinement in the White County Jail and fined $1,000.00 plus court costs and fees. On March 6th, 2018, Jimmy Lee Flennoy, 59, of Beebe, entered guilty pleas to nine (9) felony charges and two (2) misdemeanor charges listed as: 1. "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Package Meth" 2. "Possession of Meth with purpose to Deliver" 3. 'Tampering with Physical Evidence" 4."Possession of Meth with purpose to Deliver" 5. "Maintaining a drug premises" 6. Tampering with Physical Evidence" 7. "Possession of drug paraphernalia to Inhale Meth" 8. "Possession of marijuana with purpose to Deliver" 9. "Possession of drug paraphernalia to package marijuana" 10. "Assault 1st Degree" 11. "Fleeing". He was sentenced to a total of 12 months in the White County Jail regarding the misdemeanor counts and 66 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on the felony charges with time to run concurrent. Jail time accredited to Flennoy totaled 158 days. On March 7th, 2018, Parnell McGee, 52, of Beebe, pled guilty to "Possession of Cocaine" and was sentenced to 60 months’ probation, fined $1,000.00 plus court costs and fees. McGee was arrested on March 3rd, 2017 by Patrol Officers. On March 7th, 2018, Mack Tamer Long, 22, of Cabot, entered a guilty plea to "Possession of a Schedule III Narcotic". He was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and fined $500.00 plus court costs and fees regarding the misdemeanor charge. Long was arrested by Special Investigation Unit Officers. On March 7th, 2018, Gabriel L. Smith, 41, of Beebe pled guilty to "Delivery of methamphetamine", "Possession of methamphetamine" and "Possession of drug paraphernalia to Inhale meth". Special Investigation Unit Officers accomplished the felony affidavits regarding the charges. Smith was sentenced to 60 months’ probation and ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine, court costs and fees. On March 7th, 2018, Rylee B. Hulsey, 20, of McRae pled guilty to "Possession of methamphetamine" stemming from an arrest by Beebe Patrol Officers. She was sentenced to 60 months’ probation, fined $500.00, court costs and fees. March 7th, 2018, Dewayne C. Lockhart, Jr., 33, of Beebe, pled guilty to three counts of "Delivery of methamphetamine". The charges were the results of undercover purchases of the narcotic drug by officers with the Special Investigation Unit. Lockhart was sentenced to 120 months incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. On April 3rd, 2018, Ricky L. Payne, 28, of Beebe, entered a plea of guilty to "Possession of Methamphetamine" and was sentenced to 60 months’ probation. Payne was arrested on December 13th, 2017 by Special Investigation Unit Officers.
Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent felony adjudications, from the White County Circuit Court, involving the Beebe Police Department: Bobby Allen Smart was sentenced to 18 months incarceration for violation of the sex offender registration act. Smart was to appear at the Beebe Police Department in December of 2016 but failed to do so by April 0f 2017. He was questioned by his probation officer after he had missed the registration date and asked why he had not yet registered and he informed the officer that he was not going to register. Smart was also fined $1870. Gregory Lamar Smith was sentenced to 24 months of probation for domestic battery 3rd degree on a pregnant woman. On March 8, 2017, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of College Street and met with a female who stated that Smith, who was her boyfriend and the father of her nine month old unborn baby, had hit her numerous times in the head and had bit her on her face. Officers could see visible signs of teeth mark on the female’s upper left arm and redness and swelling on her face. Smith was also fined $1495. Thomas Glenn Chambers was sentenced to 12 months of probation for domestic battery 3rd degree. On March 31, 2017, officers responded to a call of a fight in progress on West Center Street. Upon arrival they encountered a vehicle on the side of the road. Chambers and a female were outside of the vehicle involved in a verbal altercation. Chambers reported that the female had been drinking, had gotten mad at him and attempted to jump out of the vehicle while he was driving down the road. The female had redness in her face and dried blood on her lips. Chambers stated he was only trying to reach across her and keep her in the vehicle and that’s how she sustained the injuries to her face and lips. Chambers was also fined $1245.