Beebe Police Department

  • Agency: Beebe Police Department
  • Address: 201 W. Illinois, Beebe, 72012 AR
  • Chief: Wayne Ballew (Chief of Police)
Phone: 501-882-3365
Fax: 501-882-5055

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 Department News

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 Department seeks information regarding fraudulent credit card use at Wal-Mart. The two men pictured are believed to have been involved. Anyone with information as to their identities are encouraged to contact the police department at 501-882-3365. Messages can also be sent to our messenger. All help is greatly appreciated.

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.

Beebe Police Department is seeking information as to the identity of the woman in these photos in connection with a theft. Anyone with information may contact us via Facebook Messenger or by calling the Police Department at 501-882-3365. All help is appreciated!!

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.

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding recent adjudications levied by the White County Circuit Court regarding felony arrests made by the Beebe Police Department: On 01-03-2018, Patrick Loren Lucero, 51, of Vilonia, pled guilty to "Robbery" and was sentenced to 17 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. On 01/31/2017 Lucero entered Simmons First Bank on ASU Boulevard and demanded money from a teller and then fled in a red Chevrolet SUV. An investigation by the detectives with the Beebe Police Criminal Investigation Division resulted in the arrest of Lucero in Faulkner County. On 01/03/2018, Rylee Blaze Merriweather, 23, of Searcy, pled guilty to "Theft by Receiving" and "Possession of drug paraphernalia with purpose to Inhale meth". She was sentenced to 60 months of probation, fined $1000.00 and ordered to pay restitution. Merriweather was arrested by the Beebe Special Investigation Unit during a traffic stop on 04/18/2017. She was driving a 2008 Pontiac GS that had been stolen in Little Rock. Officers had previously arrested her for being in possession of drug paraphernalia. The probation time on the drug charge runs concurrent with the stolen car. On 01-03-2018, Kevin L. Ramsey, 52, of Beebe, pled guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and was sentenced to 60 months of probation, fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay court costs and fees. On 06/02/17 officers came upon a vehicle that was stalled on the highway. Officers stopped to assist Ramsey, the driver of the vehicle, and discovered he was intoxicated. During his arrest a small plastic bag containing Methamphetamine was found in his right front pants pocket. On 01-03-2018, Brian L. Walker, 32, of Maumelle, pled guilty to " Theft of Property" and was sentenced to 72 months of probation, fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay court costs and fees. On 02/04/2017, Walker stole two (2) computers and a variety of household items from the Beebe Wal-Mart Store with a total value of $1,316.00. Detectives with the Beebe Police Criminal Investigation Division investigated the case and were able to identify Walker as the suspect. On 01/03/2018, Tommy J. Weeks, 41, of Beebe pled guilty to "Possession of less than 2 grams of methamphetamine" and was sentenced to 48 months of probation, fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay court costs and fees. On 05/20/17 Officers received a tip that a vehicle was seen at an unoccupied house where several break ins had recently occurred. They responded to the area and made contact with occupants of the car and discovered the passenger, Tommy Weeks, had an outstanding warrant. The officer walked to the passenger side of the car and noticed lying on the ground by the passenger door a black cellphone case. The passenger window on the vehicle was down and the ground was wet but the case was completely dry. Inside the case the officers found a loaded syringe. The liquid inside the syringe was tested and found to be Methamphetamine.

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew reports that the Beebe Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division has completed their investigation into a shooting that occurred on West Kansas Street in Beebe on January 28, 2018. They have submitted affidavits on three suspects; Julius Ball, 20 of Jacksonville, Antonio Williams, 18 of Little Rock and a 17 year old juvenile. All three were arrested on the evening of the shooting and charged with Criminal Attempt To Commit Aggravated Robbery. Julius Ball had additional charges of two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Committing a Terroristic Act. During the course of the investigation Beebe Detectives obtained additional information that led to the filing of additional charges on Ball. He is now also being charged with two counts of Criminal Attempt To Commit 1st Degree Murder.

Beebe Mayor Mike Robertson reports that on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at approximately 8:47 p.m. Beebe Police Department received numerous calls of gunshots fired in the area of North Pear Street and West Kansas Street. The callers advised a silver vehicle was seen fleeing the area toward West Center Street at a high rate of speed. Officer’s quickly responded to the area and observed a silver vehicle that failed to yield to oncoming traffic at the intersection of Center Street and Dewitt Henry Drive. A traffic stop was performed on the vehicle in the 6200 block of Arkansas Highway 367 South. While the officers were speaking with the driver, later identified as Antonio Williams (18) of Sherwood, and passengers, identified as Julius Spencer Ball (20) of Jacksonville and a juvenile male (17) of North Little Rock, evidence was discovered by the officers linking the three to the shooting. All three suspects were taken into custody. All three suspects were later interviewed by detectives and confessed to their involvement in the incident. Julius Spencer Ball was charged with Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Terroristic Act, and Criminal Attempt to commit Aggravated Robbery. Antonio Williams and the juvenile were charged with Criminal Attempt to commit Aggravated Robbery. All three suspects are being held without bond pending a bond hearing. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending. No one was injured in the shooting.

On December 5th, 2017, Tanya E. Drummond, 27, of Searcy, pled guilty to "Conspiracy to Deliver Hydrocodone 28-200 grams", "Delivery of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance < 200 grams of Clonazepam" and "Use of a communication device". Drummond was sentenced to 36 months’ probation on each violation with time to run concurrent.

On December 5th, 2017, Timothy Wayne Lucky, 40, of Beebe, entered a plea of guilty in the White County Circuit Court to the charge of "Possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to inject/inhale methamphetamine". Lucky was sentenced to 48 months’ Probation and fined $1,000.00. He was also ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees.

On January 3rd, 2018, Rylee Meriweather appeared before Judge Robert Edwards and entered guilty pleas to one count of Theft By Receiving and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Meriweather was arrested on April 12th, 2017, after Beebe Officers determined that the vehicle in her possession was stolen from the City of Conway. Meriweather was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle containing methamphetamine residue. She was sentenced to 60 months supervised probation along with fines, costs and fees.

On January 3rd, 2018, Patrick Lucero appeared before Judge Robert Edwards in White County Circuit Court and entered a guilty plea to one count of Robbery. He was sentenced to 17 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with 338 days of jail credit spent in the White County Detention Center. Lucero was arrested on January 31st, 2017, by the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department after being identified as the person responsible for the robbery of Simmons Bank in Beebe on January 30th, 2017. Beebe Detectives interviewed Lucero who subsequently confessed to the crime. After receiving his sentence, Lucero was given the opportunity to make a statement to the court where he asked that a message of apology be delivered to the staff of Simmons Bank.

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent felony arrests made by the Beebe Police Department. On November 30, 2017, Beebe Police Officers Blake Rogers and Caleb Crump attempted to serve a $300,000 felony warrant that had been issued for Jimmy Flennoy. When Officer’s made contact with Flennoy, a foot chase ensued through the Budget Inn and McDonalds parking lots before Officer’s were able to apprehend Flennoy. After Flennoy was taken into custody, the officers recovered a bag containing methamphetamine that Flennoy had tried to discard while fleeing. Another bag containing Methamphetamine was found inside of Flennoy’s shoes during a search of his person. Officers also located marijuana and scales inside of Flennoy’s hotel room. Flennoy was charged with felony counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Flennoy was also charged with multiple misdemeanor counts including Fleeing and Disorderly Conduct. On November 24, 2017, Officer Bradley West with the Beebe Police Department was on patrol when he conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle due to the driver, Regan Payne, not wearing a seat belt. During the course of the traffic stop, Officer West discovered the license plate that was displayed on the vehicle had been reported stolen out of North Little Rock. After Payne was placed under arrest, officer’s conducted an inventory of the vehicle. During the inventory, a bag containing over an ounce of Methamphetamine was located in the driver’s side floor board of the vehicle. Payne was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Payne was also charged with Theft by Receiving for being in possession of the stolen license plate. Throughout the past several months, Detectives with the Beebe Police Department Special Investigations Unit have conducted multiple investigations of the distribution of Methamphetamine and Prescription Medication from individuals living inside the city limits of Beebe. The prescription medication sold by these individuals includes Oxycodone and Morphine which are Schedule II Controlled Substances and are highly addictive. Warrants for the following individuals were submitted to Prosecuting Attorney’s Office by Detectives and the suspects were later arrested once the warrants were issued. • Louella Vaught: For delivery of a Sch. II Controlled Substance (Oxycontin) and Delivery of a Counterfeit Substance. • Weston Mullins: For delivery of a Sch. II Controlled Substance (Morphine). • Patricia Davis: For delivery of a Sch. II Controlled Substance (Morphine) and Maintaining a Drug Premises within a thousand feet of a Drug Free Zone (school). • Junior Carrier: For delivery of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Drug Premises within a thousand feet of a Drug Free Zone(Park).

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent felony adjudications in the White County Circuit Court. On November 7, 2017, Max E. Russell, 27, of Cabot entered a guilty plea to “Delivery of more than 10 but less than 200 grams of Methamphetamine”. He was sentenced to 84 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. On August 2nd, 2017, Russell was arrested by the Special Investigations Unit and pled guilty to Theft by Receiving (a stolen vehicle) and received a 24 month term in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. On November 7th, 2017, Brandon E. Donovan, 27, of Jacksonville pled guilty to “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale Meth”. Donovan was sentenced to 60 months probation and fined $1,000.00. The charges stem from a search warrant that was served on April 28, 2017 at 633 Glenn Lee Drive. Donovan was in the home at the time of the search and was found to be in possession of glass pipe with Methamphetamine residue on it.

Two Sentenced On Methamphetamine Charges Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following information regarding recent felony adjudications of the White County Circuit Court. On November 7th, 2017, James S. Collison, 23, of Jacksonville, pled guilty to “Possession of Methamphetamine” and was sentenced to 18 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections. Collison was on parole at the time of the violation. On November 8th, 2017 a sentencing hearing in the circuit court was held regarding Tony Lee Pemberton, Jr.. Pemberton had previously pled guilty to the Court for “Delivery of 10-200 grams of Methamphetamine” X 2, “Distribution Near Certain Facilities”, “Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver 2-10 grams” and “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale Methamphetamine”. A charge of “Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearm” was Nolle Prossed. Pemberton was sentenced to 72 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Search Warrant Yields Over A Pound Of Marijuana Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew reports that on November 14, 2017, at approximately 6:08 a.m. officers from the Beebe Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police executed a search warrant at 903 April Lane in Beebe. Discovered during the search of the home were: six zip-lock plastic bags containing over a pound of Marijuana, an AR 15 rifle, a 22 rifle, $897 in US currency, a set of digital scales and other types of drug paraphernalia. Arrested at the time of the search were Aaron Lee Carothers, Vernon Lee Carothers and Deanna Lynn Carothers. Aaron Lee Carothers was charged with: Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs And A Firearm, Possession of A Schedule VI Drug With The Purpose To Deliver, Maintaining A Drug Premises, Drug/Narcotics Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia x 2. Vernon Lee Carothers was charged with: Possession of A Schedule VI Drug With The Purpose To Deliver, Maintaining A Drug Premises. Deanna Lynn Carothers was charged with: Possession of A Schedule VI Drug With The Purpose To Deliver, Maintaining A Drug Premises.

The following Sentencing Orders from the White County Circuit Court were released by Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew. The following individuals entered guilty pleas: Tommy Dewayne Hollis, 44, of Searcy was sentenced to 24 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for Felony Fleeing and Felony Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor In The First Degree. Detective Steven Hall and Detective Barron Dickson observed Hollis’ vehicle parked in a wooded area near the Northside Church of Christ on west Mississippi Street. When they attempted to make contact, Hollis fled the area in the vehicle. The detectives pursued the vehicle that was traveling at speeds of more than 120 MPH. Officers from Beebe as well as officers from Lonoke County and Cabot Police Department joined in on the pursuit that lasted over 25 miles. The vehicle finally came to a stop on Highway 89 outside of Cabot after Hollis’ vehicle hit spike strips that had been deployed by a Cabot Police Officer. Herburt Townsell, 45, of North Little Rock was sentenced to 36 months’ probation with the Community Correction Center for Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons. The charges stem from a traffic stop that was conducted by Officer Andrew Napolitano. Officer Napolitano stopped the vehicle driven by Townsell due to an expired registration. Inside the vehicle officers found a loaded and chambered firearm. Hubert Townsell is a convicted felon and it is illegal for him to be in possession of a firearm. Riley Franklin Weems, 24, of Hazen pled guilty to Theft of a Credit Card and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation. His original charges also included Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Those charges were Nolle Prossed. Weens' charges stem from the theft and usage of a family members credit card. Jimmy Aron Little, 37, of Beebe was sentenced to 60 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on each of the following charges. 1. Possession of Methamphetamine 2-10 grams / 2. Tampering with Physical Evidence / 3. Possession of a Counterfeit Substance / 4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale/Inject Meth. The seizure of narcotics resulted from a traffic stop by Officer Andrew Napolitano near the intersection of Indiana & Peach Streets. Felony charges were pursued by S.I.U. detectives. Christy L. Stephens,30, of Beebe was sentenced to 48 months’ probation with the Community Corrections Center for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inhale Meth. She was also fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $635 in Court Costs and Fees. Detective Barron Dickson, Detective Steven Hall and Officer Blake Rogers arrested Christy Stephens for DWI Drugs and while they were conducting an inventory of her vehicle the drug paraphernalia was discovered. Candis N. Sumler, 25, of McRae was sentenced to 54 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for Possession of Methamphetamine 2 to 10 grams. She was also ordered to pay $635 in Court Costs and Fees. The seizure of methamphetamine resulted from a traffic stop made by Officer Andrew Napolitano near the intersection of W. Indiana & Peach. Felony charges were pursued by S.I.U. detectives.

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew released the following sentencing orders by the White County Circuit Court. All suspects entered guilty pleas to the Court. Benny E. Hefner (II), 48, of Beebe was sentenced to 60 months Probation for "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth". He was fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees. Michael W. Wade, 42, of Little Rock was sentenced to 60 months Probation for "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth" and an additional 60 months Probation for "Possession of Drug Paraphernalia to Inject Meth". Wade was fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay $636.00 in Court Costs and Fees. Chase D. Benson, 24, of Beebe was sentenced to 18 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections - Community Corrections Center for "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth" and an additional 18 months for a second charge of "Possession of less than 2 grams of Meth". He was also ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees. Andre DeKeith Stewart, 20, of Little Rock was sentenced to 36 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for "Breaking and Entering". Robert Stacy Hill, 49, of Beebe, was sentenced to 24 months in the Arkansas Department of Corrections - Community Corrections Center for "Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons" and an additional 24 months for "Terroristic Threatening in the 1st Degree". Jessica M. Ridings,31, of Greenbrier, was sentenced to 60 months’ Probation for "Theft of Property" and fined $1,000.00 and ordered to pay $635.00 in Court Costs and Fees.

Eight Arrested On Drug Charges During The Execution Of A Search Warrant Chief Wayne Ballew reports that on September 18, 2017, Beebe Police Department (BPD) Detectives obtained a Search Warrant for a residence at 602 N. Cypress Street in Beebe, Arkansas. At approximately 5:00 p.m. that same day, detectives and officers with the BPD executed the search warrant. Eight individuals were found in the residence when the search was conducted. Inside the home officers also found; methamphetamine, marijuana, un-prescribed prescription medication, drug paraphernalia and items used to package and sale illegal narcotics. All eight individuals were arrested on various felony and misdemeanor charges. Michael NOKES was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of LT 2g with Purpose to Deliver Methamphetamine (Felony) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Inhale Methamphetamine (Felony) 3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Pack Methamphetamine (Felony) 4. Maintaining a Drug Premise (Felony) 5. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) Donald BURNETT was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Cameron COPUS was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) 3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Pack Methamphetamine (Felony) Ashley COPUS was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Joseph HOWARD was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). James BUNKER was arrested on the following charge: 1. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Inhale Methamphetamine (Felony). Junior CARRIER was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor). Patrick DOUGHERTY was arrested on the following charges: 1. Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor) 2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor).

Mayor Mike Robertson released the following information regarding a recent arrest made by the Beebe Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU). On August 27, 2017, Austin Ceal (19) reported that two subjects, one of which was armed with a handgun, entered his residence and attempted to rob him. Ceal reported that the subjects were not successful in stealing any items or money from him, but they both attacked him. Ceal reported that he had to go to the hospital due to the seriousness of the attack. During the course of the investigation Detectives came to suspect that the incident occurred over a bad drug deal. On Thursday, September 7, 2017, members of the Special Investigation Unit obtained and executed a search warrant at the residence of Austin Ceal. Officers discovered two sets of digital scales with suspected marijuana residue, a box containing zip bags and two bags containing a felony amount of marijuana located in CEAL’s bedroom. Ceal’s residence is located approximately 450 feet from a Church. Austin Ceal was arrested and charged with Possession of schedule VI with the purpose to deliver a class D felony, Possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to weigh/package marijuana a class D felony and maintaining a drug premises within 1,000 feet of a certified drug free zone a class B felony.