Independence County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Independence County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1750 Myers, Batesville, 72501 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 870-793-8838

Independence County Sheriff's Office is located at 1750 Myers, Batesville, 72501 AR. The Independence County Sheriff's Office phone number is 870-793-8838.

Independence County Sheriff's Office News

The Independence County Sheriff's Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints tonight in various locations around the county.

~Press Release~ ​On Monday, 09/17/2018, The Independence County Sheriff’s Department, Batesville Police Department, 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, and Arkansas Community Corrections Probation and Parole conducted a warrant sweep in Independence County and the City of Batesville. During this round up, we picked up people that have been selling Methamphetamine and some that have been caught possessing it. During the last few weeks all agencies combined have seized over 10 pounds of Methamphetamine and over $50,000.00 dollars in cash. ​With the round up, there were new charges that are being filed. The people that were caught are: Charity McDougal W/F- 1 count delivery of meth(10 to 200 grams), 1 count use of a communication device, Possession of meth less than 2 grams. William Tyrone Harper B/M- 2 counts of delivery of Meth(2-10 grams), Possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver (10-200 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, habitual offender. Chara Roxanne Shetron W/F -3 counts of Possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver meth, hydrocodone, and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to use meth. Geneva Stracener W/F – Possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver (10-200 grams), simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, maintaining a drug premises, 2 counts delivery of crystal methamphetamine 2-10 grams. Stephen A McCarroll W/M – 1 count of delivery of meth 2-10 grams. Jason Malin W/M – 2 counts delivery of meth 2-10 grams. Daniel Renfrow W/M – Possession of controlled substance less than 2 grams. Jacqueline Marie Taylor W/F – misdemeanor warrant and possession of meth less than 2 grams. Adam McDaniel W/M – Absconder Parole. Whitney Pickens W/F – Possession of controlled substance meth less than 2 grams, and 3 misdemeanor warrants. Shanice Aubrey Varela W/F – 1 misdemeanor warrant. A stolen car from Alabama was also recovered along with a stolen four wheeler from Poinsett County at two different locations.

Suspect David Basinger has been charged in the shooting incident that took place on Saturday 9/15/18 in the Sulphur Rock area. More details will be reported at a later time.

There was a shooting incident that took place around 6:00a.m. this morning at a residence in Sulphur Rock. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and the suspect is in custody. ~More details will be released at a later time.~

Safetypup along with Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Fire Department, Ruddell Hill Fire Department, Probation and Parole and Sulphur Rock Fire Department attended Batesville Preschool and Sulphur Rock School today. Remembering 9/11 and interacting with the children!

Thank you Sulphur Rock for allowing us to be apart of your day.

~United We Stand~ A Day We Will Never Forget.

White River Water Carnival Parade Cancelled.

**UPDATE** **JACOB ALBERT IS IN CUSTODY** Thank you for your assistance in helping us locate this individual.

**Wanted by Batesville Police Department** **Considered Armed and Dangerous** Jacob Albert born in 1994 is wanted in connection to an incident that took place in Batesville this evening. Albert could possibly have a firearm so do not approach. Contact Law enforcement immediately if you see Albert or if you know of his whereabouts. Police Dispatch 870-698-2450.

Stay alert.