Marked Tree Police Department

  • Agency: Marked Tree Police Department
  • Address: 1 Elm St, Marked Tree, 72365 AR
  • Chief: Chester Ford (Chief of Police)
Phone: (870)358-2024
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Marked Tree Police Department is located at 1 Elm St, Marked Tree, 72365 AR. The Chief of Police of the department is Chester Ford. The Marked Tree Police Department phone number is (870)358-2024.

Marked Tree Police Department News

Congratulations to the following for winning in the elections: Mayor elect Danny Johnson, City Attorney Jobi Teague, Council position Ward 1 Louis Bradley, Council position Ward 2 Brad Daniels, Council position Ward 3 Steve Craig, Council position Ward 4 Sierra Tacker, and House of Representatives Johnny Rye. We are looking forward to working with each of you in the upcoming years.

Jack Edward Brown, age 51, of Marked Tree was arrested by the Marked Tree Police Department on Thursday Nov. 1st. Brown was arrested for Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree (Felony) following the filing of an Affidavit for a Warrant filed by Lonnie Myers of Marked Tree. The affidavit alleges that Brown made violent threats toward Myers and Myers' mother. Brown was taken before Judge Ron Hunter who set a $75,000.00 bond. Brown was also served a Parole warrant from the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections. Brown's next court appearance is on December 27th in the Poinsett County Circuit Court.

Michael Leon Wilson, 45, of Marked Tree, AR was arrested on October 28, 2018 at 6:23pm for Driving on a Suspended License, Fail to stop at a Stop Sign, Fleeing and Forgery. On the date and time above officer noticed a white Nissan Maxima driving recklessly on Elm Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle would not stop and a pursuit was initiated. The vehicle turned on to HWY 308 reaching speeds between 70 and 90 mph. After several miles the vehicle finally stopped and the driver (identified as WILSON) was taken into custody. A search of WILSON who is a parolee resulted in the officers locating 3 counterfeit $100 in his wallet. On October 29, 2018 Judge Ron Hunter set WILSON’s bond at $15,000 and scheduled him to be in Poinsett County Circuit Court on December 27, 2018.

Joe Willie Bobo, 49, of Marked Tree, AR was arrested on October28, 2018 at 2:51pm for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) after he was stopped by Marked Tree Police Department for operating a small off-road dirty bike on Industrial Street. BOBO who is a parolee was searched where the arresting officer located inside the lid of an inhaler a clear plastic bag containing a crystal like substance that is consistent with that of methamphetamine. On October 29, 2018 Judge Ron Hunter set BOBO’s bond at $5,000 and scheduled him to be in Poinsett County Circuit Court on December 27, 2018

Lawrence “Dewaine” Tarlton, 33, of Marked was arrested on October 28, 2018 at 8:47am for Carrying a Weapon, Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth), Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after officers patrolling on Wiley Street noticed a Red Dodge Nitro pulled over with a male that appeared to be passed out behind the wheel. Officers made contact with the male passed out identified as TARLTON. When TARLTON opened the vehicle door they noted a strong odor of intoxicants coming from TARLTON’S person. During subsequent search of TARLTON officers located a brown cigar with a green leafy substance appearing to be marijuana. While searching the vehicle officers located a Crown Royal bag containing a clear glass pipe with residue consisted with smoking methamphetamine. Officers located a 22. caliber rifle on the passenger seat as well as a hatchet under the driver’s seat. TARLTON was transported to the Marked Tree Police Department where they located a clear plastic bag containing a white substance consistent with methamphetamine and a one half Xanax pill. On October 29, 2018 Judge Ron Hunter scheduled TARLTON a December 27th court date in Poinsett County Circuit Court and he was released under his own recognizance.

Michael “Phillip” Marquis, 35, of Marked Tree, AR was arrested on 10/25/2018 at 9:55pm for “Breaking and Entering, Battery-2nd Degree x 3, Terroristic Threatening-1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree and Criminal Trespassing” after officers were dispatched to the area of Home Street in reference to a drunken male yelling, making threats and attempting to break in a residence. A second call came a short time later stating the same description of a drunken male yelling, making threats and trying to break in a residence on Home Street (ST. Francis and Home are parallel streets). Officers made contact with the Home Street complainant who stated the suspect just ran through the alley back towards ST. Francis Street. While officers were looking for the suspect the original complaint who stated the suspect was trying to break into the back of her residence. Upon arrival officers located the suspect later identified as MARQUIS inside the back porch of that residence. The residents of the adjoining apartment reported that MARQUIS broke into their apartment and stood over a male minor while he was laying in bed stating “don’t move.. I will kill you”. While securing the suspect officers noted a strong odor of intoxicants coming from MARQUIS’ person. MARQUIS was very irate and combative at the officers, making several threats against the officers and twice lunged at officers attempting to attack them. MARQUIS continued to be aggressive, combative and making threats against officers during the entire transport and booking procedures. On 10/26/18 Judge Ron Hunter set MARQUIS’ bod at $50,000 and scheduled him a Poinsett County Circuit Court date of 11/28/2018.

Timmy B. Smith, 54, of Marked Tree, AR was arrested on 10/23/2018 at 3:31pm for “Battery-2nd Degree and Violation of No Contact Order” after officers was dispatched to a disturbance on 8th Street. Residents at this location informed officers that SMITH had got into a fight with a mentally disabled victim. The victim and witnesses stated that Smith became angry with the victim after the victim made a derogatory remark, SMITH then hit the victim knocking him to the ground where he continued to hit the victim. He also hit the victim as the victim was trying to get in a vehicle to leave. Officer noted visible marks on the victim consistent with being punched. It was also discovered that SMITH had a valid No Contact Order with one of the witnesses. On October 25, 2018 Judge Ron Hunter set SMITH’s bond at $25,000 and scheduled him to a Poinsett County Circuit Court date of November 28, 2018.

Marked Tree Officers were very busy again this weekend. 7 arrests were made, 5 of which were Felonies. The arrests are as follows: 1: Lonnie Myers, age 48, of Marked Tree was charged with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threatening, and Obstructing Governmental Operations. According to a report filed, Myers threw gasoline on another person and threatened to set that person on fire. Myers then left the scene. When contacted just minutes later, Myers stated that he was someone other than himself. Myers was taken before District Judge Ron Hunter who found Probable Cause to set the case in Poinsett County Circuit Court on September 25, 2018. Myers' bond was set at $2,500.00 and a No Contact Order was issued for the victim. 2: Macho Foxx, 40, of Marked Tree was arrested on a Felony Burglary and Theft Warrant. Foxx was released on his Own Recognizance to appear before the Poinsett County Circuit Court on September 25th, 2018. 3: Rishawn Omar Hughes, 31, of Jonesboro was charged with Running a Stop Sign, Fleeing, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving on Suspended Drivers' License, and Theft by Receiving. Hughes was observed running a stop sign at Hwy 140 and Hwy 75. Officers conducted a stop on the vehicle. As Officers were approaching the vehicle, Hughes sped off, driving at times in excess of 100 mph on Hwy 75 south of Marked Tree, Hughes then lost control at Joy Land Curve (Ford Rd) and plowed into a bean field. Hughes then fled on foot from the scene. Hughes was later arrested in a vehicle driven by a female from Jonesboro on Hwy 75. The truck driven by Hughes was determined to be stolen from Jonesboro. Judge Ron Hunter set bond for Hughes at $50,000.00 10% bond. The 10% must be made in cash. Hughes is to appear in the Poinsett County Circuit Court on September 25th, 2018. 4: On Sunday 08/12/18 Hunter Rex Boon was arrested by Marked Tree Officers in Delta Pointe. Boon has been an Absconder from the Arkansas Dept of Corrections for some time now. Boon was taken to the Poinsett County Detention Center. 5: Jason Daniels, 37, of Tyronza was arrested on Domestic Battery 3rd Degree charges. Daniels was arrested on site for causing injuries to another person. Judge Hunter set a $2,500.00 bond for Daniels and Ordered a No Contact Order be issued between Daniels and the victim. Daniels is to appear in the Marked Tree District Court on September 6, 2018. 6: Randall Case, 47, of Trumann was arrested Monday morning on charges of Theft of Property and Driving on Suspended Drivers' License. Case was stopped in the early morning hours driving a John Deere lawn mower with a trailer. Upon making contact with Case it was determined that Case had just taken the lawn mower from a residence on Hwy 140 in Marked Tree. Judge Hunter set bond for Case at $5,000.00 cash or surety to ensure his appearance at the Poinsett County Circuit Court on September 25th, 2018. 7: Frank Mote of Marked Tree was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Pay Fines. He was committed to the Poinsett Co. Detention Center with a $5,000.00 cash/surety bond. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the Courts. Good Job Marked Tree Police Department!!

Applications for the Dispatchers position MUST be picked up at the Marked Tree Police Department!

Our Deepest Sympathies go out to the Arkansas State Police for the loss of their K9 last night. We Pray that the Handler receives comfort in knowing that his Partner gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to save others. There is a special place in Heaven for Police K9s. We also Pray that the other Trooper involved heals from his wounds. Both Troopers are Great men that have dedicated their lives to uphold the Law. Prayers for All involved.

We've had several reports of a young Black male soliciting for money for the school. Superintendent Wright and Principal Smith have both stated that no one should be asking for money for the school. This person has been in the Union St. area carrying a bucket. He is going door to door. This is NOT a school sponsored activity. Thanks

We had an eventful weekend. Officers responded to a "shots fired" call on Elder St. late Friday night. When they arrived, Officers spoke with witnesses who stated that James Sparks had come to the residence with a handgun looking for another person. When Sparks was told the person was not at the house he went out and fired random shots from a handgun, then left the area. Sparks was located at his residence on W. Poinsett St. shortly after the incident. While being detained for investigation several pills were located on Sparks' person. Officers checked the area and did not locate the weapon. Deputies from Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Department arrived and assisted in attempting to locate the weapon. A magazine containing live rounds was located on the roof of the residence. With the assistance of the Poinsett Co. Sheriffs' Dept. a Search Warrant was issued to search Sparks' residence. During that search, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located in the kitchen area. Later in the day Marked Tree Officers located the weapon used hidden under a shed next door to Spark's residence. Sparks was charged with Aggravated Assault, Simultaneous Possession of Controlled Substance and Firearms, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sparks was taken before Poinsett Co. District Judge Ron Hunter on Monday, July 23rd. Judge Hunter set a bond of $250,000.00. Sparks is to appear in the Poinsett Co. Circuit Court on August 27th.

Congratulations MTPD on 2 Felony arrests so far this weekend. Also thanks to PCSO for their assistance. Details Monday.

We've had a lot of people call and ask about concealed carry classes. Here is one close to town and put on by good folks. Conceal Carry Classes are back on...for a little while anyway. Aug 11th 9 am, will be the next one, if we have enough to sign up. Cost is $50.00 for new and $30.00 for recertifications. Corners Chapel Baptist Church in Payneway. Let me know if you will be there! Please share! Thanks

Joseph Wilson, 26, of Marked Tree was arrested Monday and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. With the assistance of Probation and Parole Officers Wilson was found to be in possession of what is believed to be Methamphetamine. Wilson was arrested and taken before Judge Ron Hunter who set a $25,000.00 bond to ensure Wilson's appearance before the Poinsett County Circuit Court on August 27th.

Travis Hillis, 20 of Tyronza was arrested early Monday morning on charges of Residential Burglary and Theft of Property. Officers took a report of a residence in Marked Tree being broken into with items taken. During an investigation, Hillis was developed as a suspect. Officers went to an address in Marked Tree and arrested Hillis. The items taken from the Burglary were recovered. Hillis was taken before Judge Ron Hunter who set a bond of $75,000.00 cash/surety to ensure Hillis' appearance in the Poinsett County Circuit Court on August 27th, 2018.

The Marked Tree Police Department has been busy over the weekend and early week. Three Felony arrests have been made with a Residential Burglary being solved. Jeffrey Foster, 33, of Marked Tree was arrested early Sunday morning on the charge of Terrorist Threatening. Officers were notified that Foster had made a post on social media regarding killing all police officers. Foster was arrested without incident at his residence. He was taken before Poinsett Co. District Judge Ron Hunter, who set a $100,000 cash bond with an August Circuit Court Date in Harrisburg.

Meet the newest Full Time member of the Marked Tree Police Department, Zac Fleming. Zac has been with the department for some time as a part-time officer. His diligence and hard work always shows out. He is a great asset to our department. Congratulations Zac!!! Be Safe!!

The TORNADO WARNING has been allowed to expire, however we are now under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UNTIL 3:15PM. Again, large hail and strong winds are indicated in these storms.

The NWS has issued a TORNADO WARNING for POINSETT CO until 2:45pm today. The storm is located near Weiner and is moving in an easterly direction. Radar had indicated rotation and large hail in this storm. We will keep you informed, meanwhile check your local TV stations for weather updates.

As far as I know, today is National Nothing Day. So go out and do what we should each and every day and shake hands with someone, wave at someone, smile at someone. You never know what kind of an impression you may have on that person's life. Be kind to one another!! Have a Great Day!!