If there are any problems or concerns please call 777-8644 and speak to Public Works Director, Larry York.
Due to Sewer Construction Work, W Ave D (Between Pritchard & Margaret) will be closed to thru traffic from March 28th (8:00 a.m.) thru March 30th (5:00 p.m.).
If there are any problems or concerns please call 777-8644 and speak to Public Works Director, Larry York.
Local woodworking artists will be featured in a gallery showing sponsored by the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council.
“Works in Wood” will have its gallery opening Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the SWAAC Arts Station, 200 E. Division St., featuring a first-time showing by all male artists. Exhibits will include fishing lures, patterned wood wall hangings, carved pieces, duck calls, serving pieces, vases, urns, furniture, engraved guns and gun stocks, engraved clocks and log cabin lamps.
Some items will be exhibited for purchase, and inquiries can be made during the showing. The opening Thursday will include light refreshments and a wood patterned American flag crafted by local artist Greg Wolf will be raffled.
Admission is free and dress is casual.
The gallery showing will be open Tuesdays – Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April 4 – May 6. Other showing times may be arranged for groups or individuals by calling 777-8200 and leaving information.
Well over 100 people turned out for the annual Hempstead County Master Gardeners Spring Seminar Monday (3-27) evening at Hemptead Hall. The event opened with a number of vendor booths being open with everything from yard rakes to homemade soap and everything in between. Hempstead County Master Gardeners President Gary Martin welcomed the Crow and then Debbie Trapp of the Rosemary Hill Herb Farm. The group then heard from Extension Horticulture Specialist Janet Carson. Carson is a well-known radio and newspaper personality from Little Rock. Carson spoke on "Annuals & Perrenials". Carson said her aim is helping people get into gardening. Carson talked about such plants as "lenten rose", pansies, flowering kale and cabbage, and snap dragons.
There was also a silent auction and vendors out at the event.
Hempstead County Master Gardeners Spring Seminar...President Gary Martin 3/27/17
The Hope Lions Club heard from Hope FFA Vice-President Summer King and President Lath Zimmer Monday March 27th. The pair talked about the upcoming Hope FFA Rodeo which is coming up April 6th, 7th, and 8th at the Fair Park Rodeo Arena. This is the 58th annual Hope FFA Rodeo and it is the longest-running student organization fundraiser in the state of Arkansas. April 6th is old-timer's night and April 7th and 8th will feature Hope High students.
The 58th edition of the Hope High School FFA Rodeo is in the chute and ready to stomp into the Hope Fair Park Coliseum Arena.
The three-night event April 6-8 was the focus of a presentation Monday by FFA President Laith Zimmer and FFA Vice President Summer King to the Hope Lions Club. Zimmer and King, both seniors, are among the veterans of the all-student production organized and performed by FFA members and Hope Public Schools students.
Tickets are $5 each for each night of the rodeo.
“It is the longest-running student organization event in the state of Arkansas,” Zimmer said.
Rodeo action opens on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. with Old Timer’s Night, he said. Events during that performance are geared toward testing the skills of former FFA members and HHS alumni from within the previous five years.
Zimmer said Old Timer’s events include chute dogging, team roping, calf roping, wild steer tagging and barrel racing.
Barrel racing events, which are part of the Old Timer’s and student contests, have evolved, according to King. She said some timed equestrian events have traditionally been girls’ events, but those are opening to both boys and girls.
And, while the female FFA membership has traditionally overseen most of the youngster events such as mutton busting, pig scramble and pig dressing, the girls are breaking into more events, King said.
Students competing in Little Britches Bull Riding must submit an official entry form signed by a parent and notarized no later than April 3. Students in elementary grades competing in certain other events must also submit an official entry form signed by a parent and notarized. Forms may be obtained by contacting the agriculture studies department at Hope High School.
Student events for the two nights of regular competition include bareback horse riding, calf haltering, hide ride, junior bull riding, goat tying, calf roping, pig scramble, wild steer tagging, mutton busting, barrel pickup, chute dogging, barrel racing, bull riding, pole bending, and pig dressing.
Belt buckles are awarded to winners in most events and for overall skill to an all-around cowboy and all-around cowgirl. King said financial support for the prize awards are possible because of community donations and specific family endowments for certain events.
Funds raised from the rodeo finance FFA chapter competition activities, as well as provide scholarships to HHS students, according to Zimmer.
He said some student entry fees are charged, such as a $1 fee for a Little Britches Bull Riding contest, as well as a $5 entry fee for some other contests.
But, entry fees and gate tickets do not cover all costs involved, Zimmer said.
“We can’t do it without the donations from the community,” Zimmer said.
A Junior Queen competition will be included, again, this year. Junior Queen contestants must submit an official entry form signed by a parent and notarized by March 31. Contestants must also provide their own horse to ride in the grand entry and contest.
Theft of Property
On March 27, 2017 at approximately 0744 hours Deputy Matt Dunham was dispatched to 3307 Highway 67 West in reference to a theft.
Deputy Dunham made contact with Billy Porter. Billy told Deputy Dunham that a bumper pull trailer that belongs to the City of Hope had been stolen.
The trailer is described as a Big Tex 18’ pipe trailer Arkansas License plate number of X16041. the trailer has been entered into NCIC as stolen.
On March 27, 2017 at approximately 1201 hours Deputy Dunham dispatched to 137 Highway 353 in reference to a subject being deceased.
Upon arrival, he made contact with a family member who stated that his 84-year-old grandfather had passed away. According to the family member his grandmother found his grandfather on the couch when she got up and called him. According to the family member his grandfather had several medical problems.
Hempstead County Ben Brazzel arrived and pronounced the 84-year-old dead at 1225 hours. The body was taken to a local funeral Home. No foul play suspected.
On March 27, 2017 at approximately 0738 hours Deputy Dunham was contacted by dispatch and advised to make contact with a person from Royal, Arkansas in reference to an incident that happened in Hempstead County.
Deputy Dunham contacted the person by phone. The 31-year-old male told Deputy Dunham that his ex-wife, who lives in Hempstead County violated a court order. The male said that in their divorce papers he had it to where his ex-wife’s current husband, could not come around his kids.
The 31-year-old male told Deputy Dunham that he got word that his ex-wife let the current husband around his kids this past weekend.
The 31-year-old told Deputy Dunham that his attorney told him to file a report with the Sheriff's Department. Deputy Dunham advised the male that he would document the incident but that he needed to speak with his attorney again.
On March 26, 2017 at approximately 0215 hours, Deputy Tuberville was dispatched to 3711 East 3rd Street in reference to a Domestic Dispute call.
Upon arrival, he made contact with 40-year-old female who stated her 39-year-old boyfriend had locked her out of their residence, and refused to let her and her daughter inside.
The caller stated that her boyfriend came back outside, and started to walk towards Hope saying he was going to tear up her vehicle. The caller stated that her boyfriend had been drinking, and was intoxicated.
Deputy Tuberville searched the area attempting to locate the male but was unable to at the time.
At approximately 2304 hours on March 25, 2017 Deputy Luke Sorensen was dispatched to the 800 block of Hempstead 333 in reference to someone driving off of the roadway.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Anita Carrigan. She stated that she had seen a road closed sign down the road and thought that the bridge was out. She stated that when she tried to turn around her car got stuck in the mud and she was unable to get it out. She stated that she had no preference on wrecker so dispatch advised West Wrecker as they were next on rotation. While waiting on West I explained to Anita that the road closed sign was for the county road it was displayed on and not this road. She stated that as it was displayed directly at the intersection she wasn't sure which one it was.
Deputy Sorensen stood by until West Wrecker arrived on scene and removed her vehicle form the mud.
At approximately 1900 hours on March 24, 2017 Deputy Luke Sorensen was dispatched to #10 Clingan Country drive in reference to a domestic battery.
Upon arrival, he made contact with a 25-year-old female who stated that she had arrived home a short time ago and her ex-boyfriend, was at her residence. She stated that he has been living there with her but was moving out today. She stated that when she got there he took the television from her bedroom. She stated that as he was walking out he hit the bedroom door and pulled the hinges off of the wall.
She stated that she didn't want him to take it so she tried to grab it from him. She stated that he pulled it away from her and tried to kick at her. She stated that she fell back against the wall and attempted to grab the television again. She stated that he swung his fist at her and she raised her arm to stop him. She stated that she believes he hit her wrist but she wasn't sure. She stated that her wrist was sore but she wasn't sure if he had hit it or if it happened when she fell. She stated that she didn't want to press any charges she just wanted a report made.
Clinton Primary School third grade teacher Mrs. Cynthia Murphy is the subject of a four-video series produced by the Arkansas Department of Education for its “Teach Again” campaign to encourage veteran teachers to return to the field. Murphy and a dozen former students, other teachers, parents and administrators were interviewed by ADE during filming in May, 2016. Filming also took place in Murphy’s classroom as student intern Patience Walker taught the class. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools
An initiative of the Arkansas Department of Education features longtime Clinton Primary School third grade teacher Cynthia Murphy in a series of videos designed to encourage former teachers to return to the field.
The series of four videos for the Teach Again initiative was filmed at CPS in May, 2016, and incorporated into the campaign, which was announced last year by the ADE. ADE Director of Communications Kimberly Friedman developed the videos in conjunction with the Hope Public Schools after ADE Deputy Director Deb Caufman obtained Murphy’s cooperation.
The videos are part of a series of a dozen interviews conducted over two days at CPS with former students, other teachers, parents, and administrators who have known Murphy.
ADE Director Johnny Key unveiled two of the videos at the Hope Rotary Club Teacher of the Year dinner in February.
“These videos are part of an effort to say, ‘We want you to come back; and we are going to make it easier to get back into teaching,’” Key said.
The choice of Murphy was based, in part, upon the common themes which were evident in the series of interviews, including her emphasis upon confidence, celebration, respect, collaboration and responsibility in her classroom.
“No matter how long ago they were in her classroom, they always talk about her that she treated them like they were the only student in the room,” Hope Superintendent Bobby Hart said during the filming. “They don’t come around like her all the time.”
The choice of Murphy for the initiative also revolved around her ability to remain involved with changes in public education.
“The other staff members have taught me a lot; and, that I don’t have to know everything, that I can go to them, especially about things like technology,” Murphy noted.
In her interview, Murphy shows the confidence of her 43 years as a teacher. She is straightforward; and, during the filming process her answers were often too short and to the point for the interviewers, requiring them to ask her to elaborate.
But, that, as learned from other interviewees, is characteristic for Murphy.
“Everybody in the building knows the skill set she has,” Hart explains. “She can teach people who teach better than anybody I’ve ever seen.”
Murphy’s style in the classroom is a classic memory for many of her students, and a template for new teachers.
“I was always big into music, and she would always play jazz music in the morning,” former student Adriana Rivera explained. “One of things that stuck in my head was Louis Armstrong singing ‘What a Wonderful World.’”
Former students who became teachers, including Julie Lively and Emily Davis both recalled the confidence which Murphy instills in her students; a theme carried over by teacher intern Patience Walker, who taught in Murphy’s room.
“She had the class bring me things I’d need for my first class; folders, pencils, all sorts of things,” Walker said. “And, they made a card for me. She is just so wonderful.”
She said after telling the class that she wasn’t feeling well because of a recent accident, all of Murphy’s students gave her hugs and promised to be on their best behavior while she recovered.
“She shows the class exactly what they need to learn,” Walker said. “The process works because it builds confidence.”
It is a process that emphasizes responsibility for each student, where every student is assigned a daily task that is theirs all year. And, where every student has a unique voice.
“I let them know that everything you are saying is important,” Murphy said. “I let them know that I think every child is important, even if I can’t hear it right now.”
The appeal of the learning environment in Murphy’s classroom is evident.
“Making learning fun is important, because they can’t wait to get into the classroom the next day; and, you can see it on their faces,” Murphy said. “Any time I have a student that has that sparkle in their eye and smile on their face, and I know they’ve learned; that takes the cake.”
Former student Callie Gilbey recalls a skit about the solar system which she still remembers.
“It was something that we learned, that we taught to others,” Gilbey said.
She said taking the expectations which Murphy set in the third grade with her into the fourth grade made her a better student.
“She is the most patient human being I’ve ever been around,” Hart said. “She has a really good gauge of what her students need. Mrs. Murphy makes her classroom a family in the way that no-one knows where they are or that they are below grade level at the start of the year; they all believe they’re superstars.
“It’s not vain praise,” he said. “She makes everybody feel that they are a part of her classroom.”
The four video series may be accessed online at www.arkansased.gov under the “Teach Again” tab.
According to the ADE, Arkansas ranks in the top 20 percent of states nationwide for “teacher attractiveness.” But, the challenges for hiring and retaining teachers has grown as reflected in a 58 percent decline in six years in the employable first-time teacher pool, the ADE notes.
“The Arkansas Department of Education has launched the Teach Again Campaign to create an additional teacher pipeline by bringing outstanding teachers back to the classroom,” the initiative website states.
Murphy serves as the quintessential example of the impact of effective teachers, according to the website.
Eligibility for the Teach Again program is open to teachers who have left the profession and are no longer licensed in Arkansas; teachers who received an initial Arkansas licensure but did not convert that to a standard license; and, retired teachers who do not have a current Arkansas licensure.
Licensure renewal under the program requires an application be submitted to ADE; payment of a $75 fee; completed background check; and completion of 36 hours of professional development.
The professional development requirement is valid through March 31, after which the regular 60-hour rule will apply.
Formerly licensed teachers age 62 and older may be eligible for lifetime licensure under the program.
Additional information regarding Teach Again is available by calling 501-682-4475.
Permitting Livestock to run at large
At approximately 2145 hours on March 23, 2017 Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to 498 highway 73 west in reference to livestock at large.
Caller stated that a neighbor’s horse had gotten out and got in with his mares.
Deputy Sorensen made contact with the owner of the horse and the owner responded and retrieved the horse.
On March 23, 2017 at approximately 1725 hours Deputy Landon Loe was dispatched to the 200 block of Hempstead 179 in reference to a camper on fire.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Charles Butchbeck who stated that he was the owner of the farm. Charles stated that he was attempting to burn a round hay bale and an ember flew from the fire and ignited a nearby camper on his property.
Charles stated that after they noticed the top right of the camper was on fire, one of his farm hands then got into a backhoe and tore that part of the camper off in order to stop the spread of the fire. Deputy Loe noticed the fire had begun to spread slightly into the woods, but wasn't burning out of control. Guernsey Fire Department arrived on scene and handled the remainder of the incident.
On 3-23-17 at approximately 10:15 am Inv. Josh Powell was dispatched to the Springhill Store on Highway 355 West in reference to 2-year-old child that was unattended.
Upon arrival, he met with Darrell James. Darrell stated that he was sitting at the store in his truck and noticed a young child walk from Foley Lane onto Highway 355 West then started towards the store. Darrell stated that the child was wearing nothing but a diaper. He noticed that the house between the child and the store had some dogs in the yard that started barking at the child. Darrell said he was not going to let the dogs get to the child so he went to the child.
Darrell had his family with him and they started looking for where the child came from. The first house on Foley Lane they noticed the door open, they knocked on the door but no one came to the door. Then a male subject came out with a baby in his arms and told them that the child was his and that the mother was supposed to be watching him. The child went back to the father and they left.
Inv. Powell made contact with the child’s father at on Foley Lane. The father said that his wife went to the doctor this morning around 0800 hours. He said she woke him up but he went back to sleep. Father said that the child, evidently can open the door now. The father said he was getting child proof stuff for the doors today.
On March 23, 2017 at approximately 1830 hours Deputy Loe was dispatched Hempstead 104 in reference to a welfare check.
Upon arrival, he made contact with the caller, who stated he first knocked on the door to ask the owner if she would mind if he picked some flowers from in front of her house. caller stated that no one answered the door, but that he noticed a suspicious smell coming from the house. caller stated that he then contacted the Sheriff's Department in order to make sure everything was ok. Deputy Sorensen and Loe knocked on the door, but was unable to solicit a response. Deputy Sorensen and Loe then checked all the windows and doors on the house and noticed them all to be locked and no one answering any of them. Deputies were unable to smell an unusual odor permeating from any crevices located around the house.
Upon investigation Deputies discovered that the resident was in a local nursing home in Hope.
On March 23, 2017 at approximately 2200 hours, Deputy Loe was dispatched to the 3000 block of West Avenue B in reference to a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, he made contact with the female victim who stated that her and her boyfriend had been in a verbal argument, but nothing physical had come of it. She stated that he left and she wasn't sure of his location at that time. Victim stated that the argument transpired when a girl she was letting stay at her apartment had begun messaging her boyfriend. Victim stated that a verbal altercation ensued and the woman had left the residence. Victim also stated that she wasn't sure of the woman's location.
On March 24, 2017 at approximately 0132 hours, Deputy Loe was dispatched to 414 Hempstead 248 in reference to a suspicious vehicle.
Upon arrival, he made contact with the female caller who stated that her ex-boyfriend had been driving passed her house multiple times throughout the night. caller stated that he's been messaging her constantly and that he's been trying to find her when she was alone in order to confront her. Caller stated that she had a female friend come to her house in order to have someone there to discourage him from coming up her driveway.
Deputy Loe spoke with the friend who stated that the ex-boyfriend was even following her home just to make sure she wasn't at the caller’s residence so he could go over there. The female friend stated that the last time he had driven passed the house was right before they contacted the Sheriff's Department.
Deputies searched the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.
Breaking and Entering / Theft
At approximately 0934 hours on 03/24/17 I was dispatched to 1685 Hempstead 35 North (Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center) in reference to a breaking or entering.
Upon my arrival, Sgt. Bush made contact with John Sandlin. John stated that he parked his 2010 Dodge Ram truck in the parking lot of the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center at approximately 1730 hours on 03/23/17 and returned to at approximately 0845 hours today. He stated that when he returned he found that someone stole a Sears and Roebuck 20 Gauge pump action shot gun out of the back seat of the truck. He stated that the shotgun had a wooden stock with blued barrel and an adjustable choke and was in a leather scabbard. John stated that he does not have a serial number for the gun and does not have a way to get one because it was handed down to him. John also noted that whoever stole the shotgun did not take the bow or other shotgun that was also in the back seat. Bush also noticed that there were two DVD players mounted on the back of the head rest that also were not taken. The incident remains under investigation.
At approximately 1352 hours on 03/24/17 Sgt. Jim Bush was dispatched to Highway 299 in reference to a suicide threat.
Prior to his arrival dispatch advised me that they received a call from an unknown male that stated that he received a message from a 52-year-old female and she stated that she was going to kill herself.
Upon my arrival at the address Bush was unable to make contact at the door. he then spoke with a male individual which lives on the same property but in a different trailer. The male stated that he knows she is home because he just saw her not too long before we got there.
Sgt. Bush attempted to enter the front door and it was open. he called out and identified myself but did not get any reply. he then entered the house and located the female on a bed asleep in the east end of the house. he woke the female up and advised her why he was there.
Bush asked her if she has taken any medication and she stated that she has only taken her prescribed medication as it was prescribed to her. She at first denied that she was suicidal, Bush asked the female if she would let him look at her text messages. She agreed to it and unlocked her phone and handed it to Bush, he then read in messages that were sent to a male subject, that she stated that she wanted out of this world. Sgt. Bush asked her what she meant by that and asked her if she meant that she wanted to take her own life and she stated that she did.
She then went with Pafford EMS to Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope for treatment.
At approximately 2140 hours on March 19, 2017 Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to 3000 West Avenue B in reference to a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, he made contact with the 38-year-old female victim She stated that her boyfriend had been harassing her and she wanted him out of the house. She stated that he had been staying there since last summer.
Deputy Sorensen then spoke with the 51-year-old suspect. He stated that he had been in the house when the victim came in fussing at him about calling her too much. He stated that she became irate and called the sheriff’s office at that point. He stated that he had nowhere to go as he has been living there for almost a year.
The victim stated that she was going to go to a friend's house for the night and she didn't care if the boyfriend stayed.
Neither party wanted to pursue charges, Deputy Sorensen found no evidence of a physical altercation or injury. Incident Closed.
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 1559 hours, Deputy Tuberville was dispatched to the 4000 block of Hempstead 3 in reference to a Criminal Mischief call.
Upon my arrival, he made contact with the caller. Who stated she has 40 acres of land for sale in the 400 block of Hempstead 133 after feeding her cow's she made a trip around to Hempstead 133 to check on the property she has for sale.
Caller stated when pulling up to the property she noticed a section of the property was smoking as it had been burning. She stated she got out of her vehicle, and looked around when she noticed that a few acres of her property had the underbrush burnt off.
Caller stated on March 19, 2017 late at night she heard noises coming from outside of her residence, and looked outside and saw people caring flashlights walking around the end of Hempstead 132 and Hempstead 3. Caller stated she did not see a vehicle parked around the area, or which way the people were traveling towards. Caller stated she believed the voices sounded like young people.
Report of Animal Cruelty
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 1631 hours, Deputy Kyle Malone was contacted in reference to animal cruelty.
Reporting party stated that she and her mother were driving towards Millwood Lake from Highway 32 West, and she saw a horse that looked to be in poor condition.
Deputy Malone made contact with the Horses Owner who told him the he has contacted a vet and the vet determined that the horse had been taken care of, it was just old. The other two Horses were determined to be in good health.
Deputy Malone called the reporting party and advised them that the horse is just old, but it is being well taken care of.
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 1956 hours, Deputy Malone was dispatched to Highway 278 West in reference to a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, he made contact with a 30-year-old male who was sitting out on the front porch of the residence. The male stated that he and his 30-year-old wife got into an argument because she allowed one of her friends to spank their son. During the argument, the female stated that the male pushed her and she fell in the bathroom. Upon investigation Deputy Malone did not observe any injuries
The female she did not want to press charges, she just wanted to move into her new apartment without any problems.
Deputy Malone gave the female a Laura's card and preformed a Domestic Violence Lethality screening, he Informed her that she could go stay at Hope in Action until her new apartment was ready, and that the information for Hope in Action is on the back of the Laura's card. Anita stated that she would call Hope in Action while she was at work tonight.
Financial Identity Fraud
At approximately 0948 hours on 03/21/17 Sgt. Jim Bush was dispatched to the Hempstead County Sheriff Office lobby in reference to Financial Identity Fraud.
Upon my arrival, he made contact with the victim who stated that he is in the process of getting a divorce. He stated that after him and his soon to be Ex-Wife separated she without his knowledge applied for a Master Credit Card under his name. He stated that she has since charged around $400-$500 to the card. He stated that she told him in a phone conversation that she used his card to buy something and he asked her what she was talking about and she told him she got a card under his name. Victim stated that he does not want to pursue charges and only wants to report it so he can report this to the Master Card Fraud Department to have them close the account.
Theft of Property
At approximately 1222 hours on 03/21/17 Sgt. Jim Bush was dispatched to Highway 278 West in reference to a theft.
Upon my arrival, he made contact with the reporting party who stated that his land lord took his cats and will not return them. He stated that she is mad because she had some work done on her house and the cats got foot prints in her concrete. Reporting party stated that there are only two cats that he is worried about one was in a cage under her car port and the other is a black one that she already hauled off somewhere. Reporting party stated that he didn't want to pursue any charges and that he only wants those two cats back.
Sgt. Bush then made contact with the landlord who stated that the cats were causing her problems and left foot prints in the concrete she had them taken to a hay barn that belongs to a friend of hers.
Sgt. Bush told the landlord that the reporting party only wanted two of the cats back and that was the one under the carport and a black one that she has already had taken to the barn. The Landlord allowed the man to take the cat she had and stated that she would return the black cat as soon as she can get it caught.
On 3-21-17 a 55-year-old male victim came to the sheriff’s office to report harassment. Inv. Josh Powell took the report.
Victim stated that he has a cell phone that he keeps in case he needs to call 911. Victim said that he has not had that phone active in a year or so. About six months ago victim received a notification on the phone. He looked at the phone and went into the gallery that contains pictures he saw nude pictures with drugs around a person Victim said all the pictures were of men.
The last time he received a picture was about a month ago. Victim said that he has been working and has not been able to take off to come to report this.
Victim showed Inv. Powell his phone and said that he could look at the pictures that were stored in it. There were several pictures of his kids, and pictures of a boat and water and taken while driving in a vehicle. Victim said that there were a lot of pictures that were just dark. Victim stated he did not take those and did not know how they got on there. Victim left the phone for examination.
On March 21, 2017 at approximately 1532 hours, Deputy Malone was dispatched to Wadley Regional Medical Center in Hope, Arkansas in reference to one of their Emergency Room patients being involved in an assault.
Upon arrival, he made contact with hospital staff who stated that the patient told them that her boyfriend had beaten her up.
Deputy Malone spoke with the victim a 21-year-old female who stated that at approximately 0100 hours this morning her boyfriend got mad at her, and started hitting her with his fists. Victim stated that she does not remember what her boyfriend was mad about.
Victim stated that she told her boyfriend Identified as Curtis Toliver 21, of Prescott to stop and tried to walk away from him, but he would not let her. She stated that Curtis knocked her out, and she woke up at approximately 1200 hours this afternoon at her residence at 102 East 2nd Street in Blevins, Arkansas. Victim stated that she then called 911, and asked for an ambulance to come to transport her from her residence to Wadley Regional. Deputy Malone asked the victim where Curtis might have gone, and she stated that he lives in Prescott, Arkansas, but could not provide an address.
Deputy Malone observed that the victim’s lips are swollen, and she stated that her right foot is broken. Deputy Malone’s investigation revealed that Curtis Toliver, has a Warrant for Hempstead County. Nevada County was informed of Toliver’s address and that Hempstead County had an active warrant as well as pending charges in this incident. Matter is under investigation.
The Suspect Curtis Toliver is described as a 21-year-old black male 5’6” 140 pounds, he is wanted in connected with this incident if anyone has information as to Toliver’s whereabouts please contact the HCSO or local law enforcement.
On March 21, 2017 at approximately 1945 hours, Deputy Tuberville was dispatched to the 4600 block of Hempstead 3 in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Michael Moore. Michael stated he was traveling South on Hempstead 3, when he noticed a vehicle stopped at the stop sign on Hempstead 132 East. Michael stated he started to stop, when all four tires on his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer locked up. Michael stated he tried to regain control of his vehicle as it begins to skid across the North bound lane of Hempstead 3 coming to rest in the ditch.
Deputy Kyle Malone made contact with property owner at 4574 Hempstead 3. Deputy Malone advised the owner that Michael had ran off the road, and ended up in the ditch on his property.
Moore was issued a citation for No Proof of Insurance, failure to pay registration with a court date of April 3, 2017 at 0900 hours at the Hempstead County Court House.
On March 22, 2017 at approximately 0151 hours, Deputy Tuberville was dispatched to the 500 block of Hempstead 23 in reference to a vehicle fire.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Frankie DeVenny. Frankie stated he was traveling South on Hempstead 23 towards Hope, when coming up on a curve he noticed a amber glow. Frankie stated when rounding the crave he saw an unknown make or model vehicle on fire in the middle of the road. Frankie stated he did not find anyone around the vehicle, and when he arrived at the vehicle the cab of the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.
Deputy Tuberville was able to get the Arkansas tag number of 838 UOI off of the vehicle, and ran the tag through dispatch. Dispatch advised me the 838 UOI returned to a 2016 white Ford F-250 belonging to a Randy Fatherree of Nashville Arkansas.
Deputy Tuberville made contact with Randy Fatherree at 205 Pine Creek Road. Randy stated he left the vehicle at his shop in Mineral Springs, Arkansas at approximately 2030 hours. Randy stated the truck was unlocked, and he had both sets of keys. Randy stated he made contact with the Howard County Sheriff's Office to report the vehicle stolen from his shop in Howard County.
The vehicle was a complete loss.
At approximately 1340 hours on 03/22/17 Sgt. Bush was dispatched to the Allen Ferry Landing in reference to a breaking or entering.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Kenneth Perry. Kenneth stated that last night while driving on Highway 355 South he got a flat tire and decided to drive it to the parking at the end of Allen Ferry Road to park it so it would not get towed. He stated that he left his 1995 Jeep Cherokee there at approximately 2000 hours and then returned to get it at approximately 1330.
Kenneth stated that someone stole both front tires and rims. He stated that the rims were stock rims and the tires were Dextero brand tires. He stated that they also pulled the hood open and stole the Everlast car battery and floor jack that he had the Jeep lifted up on when he left it. Kenneth also stated that they damaged the ignition and when they set the car down on a stump they caused $900 worth of damage to the front end.
Theft of Property
On March 22, 2017 at approximately 1551 hours, Deputy Loe made contact with Donna Smith in reference to stolen dogs.
Donna stated that she normally lets her dogs roam around the area when she lets them out to use the bathroom. Donna stated that at the most, the dogs will wander around for a few days before returning to her residence. Donna stated that she has not seen her dogs since Friday March 17, 2017 when she let them outside. Donna stated that she didn't have any idea who might have taken the dogs, but that she believes somebody might have taken them for dog fighting.
At approximately 1635 hours on March 22, 2017 Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to 4120 Hempstead 21 in reference to a medical emergency.
Upon arrival, he made contact with the caller. Who stated that she had just been released from the hospital for pneumonia this morning? Deputy Sorensen stayed with the caller until Pafford EMS transported the caller to Saint Michael in Texarkana.
Sexual Misconduct 4th Degree
On March 22, 2017 at approximately 1830 hours, Deputy Loe was contacted by Officer Justin Dean of the Hope Police Department stating they were out with a subject who wanted to report a crime that happened in the county.
Deputy Loe made contact with the parents of a 14-year-old female who stated that they had learned their daughter, had snuck out of the house the night prior to meet up with 17-year-old male, who then talked her into having sexual intercourse outside of his truck at an address off Hempstead County Road 7.
The incident is under investigation by the HCSO.
At approximately 0003 hours on March 23, 2017 Deputy Sorensen was dispatched to 659 Hempstead 56 in reference to a suspicious person.
Upon arrival, he made contact with Judy Evans. She stated that she didn't see anyone but she thought she heard a voice so she wanted a deputy to come and walk around her house. Deputy Sorensen then walked around the house but was unable to locate anyone or any sign of anyone having been there.