Nevada County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Nevada County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 209 East 3rd Street South, Prescott, 71857 AR
  • Chief:
Phone: 870-887-2616
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Nevada County Sheriff's Office is located at 209 East 3rd Street South, Prescott, 71857 AR. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office phone number is 870-887-2616.

Nevada County Sheriff's Office News

DRUG ARREST On Thursday the 30th day of August 2018 Officers with the 8th North Task Force received information that two wanted individuals were staying at 294 Nevada 275 in Emmet, Ark. Upon arrival at the residence Officers with the Task Force observed several marijuana plants growing in a bucket near the door of the residence. The occupants of the residence identified as 51 year old W/M Gerry Davis and 18 year old W/M Zachary Davis were asked to exit the residence. Further investigation showed that Gerry Davis had a substantial amount of what was believed to drug paraphernalia and Methamphetamine on his person. Both of the individuals were placed in custody and transported to the Nevada County Detention facility. Officers with the Task Force applied for a search warrant for the residence. The search warrant was issued and a search was conducted locating more methamphetamine and paraphernalia inside of the residence. Gerry Davis is awaiting first appearance for the charges of possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear. Zachary Davis is awaiting first appearance for the charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing of a controlled substance.

On Thursday the 23 day of August at approximately 5:23 A.M. Deputy Bo Morris, Deputy Bernard Box and Prescott Investigator Cody Ferguson responded to a call at 4973 Hwy 24 in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked at a residence. Upon arrival contact was made with two white males one outside of the residence and one on the inside. The suspect outside was identified as Coy Raybon from Bearden, Ar. Raybon stated that his mother lived at the residence and that he was staying there. The owner of the residence son arrived on scene and stated that the residence had been vacant for over six months and that no one was suppose to be at the residence. Coy Raybon was placed in custody along with the suspect inside of the residence identified as John Dinsmore from Shreveport, Loiuisana. Coy Raybon was searched finding drug paraphernalia on his person. John Dinsmore was searched finding two baggies that contained a clear crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia. Evidence showed that the residence had damage to the screen door and the lock on the inside door. Deputy Morris noticed that inside of the residence there were marijuana plants hanging from a doorway in plain view. Investigator Robert Missey was contacted at this time. Investigator Missey and the owner arrived at the scene. The owner verified that no one was suppose to be at the residence and gave consent to enter the residence. Deputies entered the residence confiscating two marijuana plants along with other paraphernalia associated with the use of methamphetamine. The owner also identified a trailer that was hitched behind the vehicle parked at the residence as belonging to him. Coy Raybon 33 yr old W/M was transported to the Nevada County Detention facility where he awaits first appearance on the charges of Residential Burglary, Theft of Property,Possession of drug paraphernalia and Manufacturing of a controlled substance. John Dinsmore awaits first appearance on the charges of Residential Burglary, Possession of a controlled substance (Meth), Possession of drug Paraphernalia(Meth) and manufacturing of a controlled substance(Marijuana).

On Friday August 17th 2018 Officer with the 8th North Task Force received information that a wanted individual was staying at the American Value Inn in Prescott. The subject showed to have a felony warrant for his arrest. The individual identified as 37 year old B/M Gary Williams from Hope showed to be staying in Room 217 of the Motel. Task Force Officers made entry into the room placing Williams in custody. Officers noticed in plain sight a large amount of crystal type substance believed to be methamphetamine along with paraphernalia inside of the room. Upon arrival at the jail Williams was searched finding a large amount of currency along with two small baggies containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine on his person. Gary Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, furnishing prohibited articles into a correctional facility along with the valid warrants. Gary Williams awaits first judicial appearance on the above charges.

On Friday the 17th day of August Officers with the 8th North Task Force served a search warrant on 1393 Hwy 53 Emmet, Arkansas. The search warrant was based off information collected that Lawrence Rowdy Purtle 58 year old w/m had been selling methamphetamine from this residence. After entry was made Lawrence Purtle was taken in to custody with no incident and was transported to the Nevada County Detention facility. The search of the residence turned up a undetermined amount of a crystal white substance believed to be methamphetamine along with several glass smoking pipes commonly used to ingest methamphetamine and a small caliber handgun. Lawrence Purtle was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and a firearm, possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Purtle awaits first judicial appearance on the above charges.

On Tuesday the 14th day of August at approximately 2145 hrs K-9 Deputy Jeremy Hendrix working under the 8th North Task Force made a traffic stop on passenger vehicle near the 46 mile marker on Interstate 30. The stop was made due to the vehicle being operated careless. Further investigation into the stop led to a search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle probable cause was established that the spare tire contained some type of contraband. Entry was made into the spare tire locating seven packages believed to contain Methamphetamine. The operator of the vehicle identified as H/M Kendri E Leiva-Rivera from Fresno, Texas and H/M Leyva Rodriguez from Houston, Texas were placed into custody and were transported to the Nevada County Jail. A further investigation was conducted on the packages that were found inside the tire. This investigation showed that the substance tested positive for Methamphetamine and weighed approximately 7.5 pounds. Street value of the controlled substance was estimated at approximately 250,000 dollars.

On July 4th 2018 Chief Deputy Larry Miller and Deputy Bernard Box were dispatched to a residence on Nevada 8 near the Columbia County line in reference to a Residential Burglary. Upon arrival family members were met at the residence whom stated that the owners Franklin and Jane Pennington had been contacted and were on their way home. After the Pennington's arrived they found that numerous jewelry and coin items were missing along with a safe. Chief Deputy Miller contacted investigators with the Columbia County Sheriff's Department advising them of the burglary due to location of the burglary. On Thursday the 12th day of July Chief Deputy Miller was contacted by Investigator Leroy Martin with the Columbia County Sheriff department stating that he had recovered a safe from the side of Columbia County Road 29 and that items inside of the safe had the Pennington's name on them. Investigator Martin also advised that Lafayette County had individuals incarcerated at their facility that were in possession of items matching the description of possible property from the Pennington burglary. Chief Deputy Miller contacted Sheriff Obie Sims from the Lafayette County Sheriff's department, obtaining pictures of the items the suspects were in possession of. These items were later identified by the Pennington's as belonging to them and were missing from their residence. Chief Deputy Miller and Investigator Robert Missey traveled to the Lafayette County Sheriff's department and interviewed the suspects in custody there. Kalvin Jacob Bailey W/M from Magnolia, Ar was interviewed along with Shaunna Hageness W/F from Stamps. Hageness eventually confessed to the burglary at the time. Warrants were issued from Nevada County for the arrest of Kalvin Bailey and Shaunna Hageness for the burglary and theft of property. Kalvin Bailey was interviewed at the Nevada County Sheriff's department and also confessed to the crime. Due to statements given by both Bailey and Hageness a warrant was issued for another W/F Kady Phillips from Texas. Kady Phillips was picked up on the warrant and confessed to the burglary also. Numerous items were located that were stolen from the Pennington residence and returned to the owners. Anyone with any information on the location of other items stolen from this residence are asked to call the Nevada County Sheriff's Department at 870-887-2616.

On July the 23rd and 24th 2018 Investigator Robert Missey and Deputy Bo Morris along with Dispatcher Dana Marlar attended an ALERRT class put on by the Texarkana Police Department. This class brings together Law enforcement agencies, Fire Department agencies and Medical Transport agencies to better work together in a crisis of mass casulties in an Active Shooter Event. K-9 Deputy Jeremy Hendrix, Deputy Justin Hughes and Dispatcher Mavi Wayne are set to attend this class on August 6th and 7th. The Nevada County Sheriff's department would like to thank the sponsors of this class. This is just another way the Sheriff's Department is set to further it service to our community and continue our working relationship with other responding agencies. Image 1

The Nevada County Sheriff's Department and the Prescott Police Department will be having a warrant amnesty Starting: August 1st-August 12th 2018 If you have a misdemeanor warrant with either department come in and get it served with no money or jail time. This does not include warrants for domestic battery or fail to appear on a domestic battery charge.

This Atv was stolen from the country junction store building in Willisville sometime between 7am and 7pm on April 11th to April 12th 2018. Anyone with information on the stolen Atv is requested to contact the Nevada County Sheriff's department at 870-887-2616

Everyone one from the Sheriff's Department would like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR and remember don't DRINK AND DRIVE we hope 2018 brings peace and joy to all.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Department regrets to have to inform the community that K9 Max passed away last night. Max became ill and handler Jeremy Hendrix rushed him to the animal hospital in Little Rock on the evening of December 29th. The hospital determined that Max had a chest infection diagnosed as Pyothorax. The hospital attempted to treat Max but were unsuccessful. K9 Max had been with the department since July 2017 and will be greatly missed.

Sheriff Danny Martin and the employees of the Nevada County Sheriff's Department would like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We pray everyone traveling have a safe trip and remember if you Drink Don't Drive. We're only one call away.

We want to give out a big thanks to Brazzel funeral homes for their donation of a Glock 42 handgun that was given to the officer of the year. Eddie and Ben and their staff are great guys and we appreciate their support to the Sheriff's Department. Thanks again Eddie and Ben Brazzel

Random photos from the 2017 Sheriff's Department Christmas party

Chief Deputy Larry Miller presents Sheriff Danny Martin with a certificate of appreciation from all the employees of the department. Sheriff Martin has worked hard in improving the salaries and equipment for the employees and is greatly appreciated for his hard work.

911/Dispatch operator Dana Marlar was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her hard work and committment to the department. Marlar is a great asset to the department and is appreciated for her hard work.

Sergeant Karen Ghormley was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her service as Sergeant in the detention facility . Ghormley is an asset to the detention facility and is appreciated for her hard work.

Reserve Deputy Bernard Box was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his commitment and service to the department. Box contributes numerous hours working as an unpaid Deputy and is a great asset to this department.

K9 Deputy Jeremy Hendrix received two appreciation certificates recognizing his accomplishments in working drugs in the county. K9 Hendrix has made numerous drug arrest and convictions this year. Hendrix was able to get donations from citizens and the prosecutors office to purchase K9 Max. Max was awarded one of the certificate also.

Investigator Robert Missey named Officer of the Year. Robert was presented a certificate and a gift certificate for a Glock 42 that was donated by Brazzel Funeral Homes. Robert is a great asset to the Sheriff's Department and is recognized for his service and committment to the department.