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SEX OFFENDER NEWLY REGISTERS WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE



Jesse Aaron Avant

    

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Sex Offender has newly registered with the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       JESSE AARON AVANT               

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   01/25/1990

 

ADDRESS:                130 CR 804  
                                   Gamaliel, AR 72537

 

     The offender was convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault on a child on 02/29/2012.  The victim was a 13 year old female.  The offender moved here from Texas. 

 

     This offender has not yet been assigned a community risk assessment level by the State of Arkansas.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER HAS REGISTERED WITH SHERIFF'S OFFICE



David Eugene Juckett

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 (high risk to re-offend) Sex Offender has registered with the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       DAVID EUGENE JUCKETT                   

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   04/03/1953

 

ADDRESS:                4746 Hwy 126 N., #18
                                    Gassville, AR 72635

 

     The offender was convicted of Indecent Exposure on 03/15/2012.  This offense involved the offender exposing his private parts in a public park.  He admitted doing this in public parks numerous times.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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ARREST MADE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL IN COTTER



Clayton Elliott Hatchet

    

     A Cotter man, 26 year old CLAYTON ELLIOTT HATCHET, was arrested Thursday afternoon, March 16th, on charges related to domestic violence.

     The Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 3:18 PM reporting a domestic disturbance in progress at 107 Harding Blvd. in Cotter.   Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the City of Gassville Police Department responded to the scene.  They made contact with CLAYTON HATCHET, who had a .40 cal Glock on his person.  The weapon was secured, and officers then proceeded to make contact with the other party involved in the dispute, being HATCHET’s girlfriend.

     The other party gave officers a written statement saying that HATCHET had pushed her out the door and banged her face off the door.  She then alleged that HATCHET had made verbal threats against her with respect to the handgun he was carrying.

     CLAYTON ELLIOTT HATCHET was arrested and transported to the Detention Center.  He was booked on charges of:

Terroristic Threatening – Felony
Domestic Battery in the Third Degree – Misdemeanor

     HATCHET was released from custody after posting $5,000 bond, and he will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on March 23rd.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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OFFICERS MAKE ARREST ON DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALL



Steven Dewayne Howell

 

     The Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon arrested 41 year old STEVEN DEWAYNE HOWELL of Mountain Home on several charges after responding to a domestic disturbance on Baxter CR 202 in the Norfork area around 2:00 PM.

     The victims and witnesses in the incident alleged that STEVEN HOWELL had assaulted a female and had chased her down the road.  When the woman’s father came to the residence, HOWELL is said to have gone into the residence and retrieved a knife. HOWELL then came back outside brandishing the knife in an aggressive manner and threatened to kill this man. 

     A Norfork police officer arrived first on the scene and took STEVEN HOWELL into custody.  Howell resisted the arrest and appeared to be under the influence of some type of controlled substance.

     STEVEN HOWELL was transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of:

Aggravated Assault – Felony
Assault on Family or Household Member- Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest – Misdemeanor
Disorderly Conduct – Misdemeanor

     HOWELL is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond and is scheduled to make an appearance in Circuit Court on March 23rd.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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JAIL INMATE FACES NEW THEFT CHARGES

 



Milan Sweet

 

     Sheriff’s Office Investigators have sought the filing of charges against a Baxter County Jail inmate in connection with the theft of two all- terrain(ATV/RTV) vehicles. MILAN SWEET, 26 years old of Summit, Arkansas, was already being held in the Baxter County Detention Center since his arrest by the Mountain Home Police Department (MHPD) on March 13th on charges unrelated to these theft investigations.

     On March 6th, a suspect later identified as MILAN SWEET fled on foot from an Arkansas State Police Trooper in the Buford area.  Later that same day, the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a person residing in that same area that someone had entered into his garage and stole a 2011 Polaris 500 Sportsman ATV valued at $4,500. 

     Later still the same day, March 6th, a second ATV was reported stolen, then abandoned on Baxter CR 5 about 1 mile from where it was taken.  A woman informed the deputy who took this report that she had observed a person riding an her father’s RTV, a Cub Cadet side by side valued at $10,000, on the side of the roadway near where it was taken.  She gave the deputy a description of the person riding the RTV and also said she observed him abandon it and get into a small black 4 door sedan being driven by another man.

     Deputies have been searching for the stolen 2011 Polaris 500 ATV, but it has yet to be found.  It is believed to have been abandoned somewhere in a wooded area after it was stolen. 

     Following his arrest by MHPD, Sheriff’s Investigators interviewed MILAN SWEET concerning these thefts.  He admitted to stealing both vehicles and has given deputies information as to the general location where the Polaris ATV can be found.

     MILAN SWEET is now charged additionally with:

Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property (2 counts) – Felonies

     He will have a bond of $15,000 on these charges and will appear later this month in the Circuit Court to answer.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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DATE SET FOR QUALIFICATION SHOOT FOR RETIRED OFFICERS

     The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a firearms qualification shoot for Retired Law Enforcement Officers on Friday, April 21, 2017 beginning at 8:30 AM.  This will be held at the firing range on Baxter CR 782 off State Highway 201 North. 

     The cost for this process is Ten Dollars ($10.00), payable in advance.  The retired officer must furnish his or her own firearm and ammunition (certain restrictions apply).  Any retired law enforcement officers interested in participating in the firearms qualifications shoot will need to come to the Sheriff’s Office to register in advance by filling out a written application and sign a release and waiver of liability form. 

    The qualification course has been developed and selected by certified firearms instructors of the Sheriff’s Office.  Those officers who successfully pass the course will be issued an official card from the Sheriff’s Office attesting to their having satisfactorily completed the course.   Retired officers will not be issued a qualification card from the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, as the Sheriff’s Office does not participate in that process.   

     Firing range rules and other limitations will apply.  Contact the Sheriff’s Office for further details (870) 425-7000. 

/s/ John F. Montgomery
    Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER MOVES TO NEW ADDRESS



Anthony Tompkins

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 (high risk to re-offend) Registered Sex Offender has changed addresses and moved to a new location in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       ANTHONY TOMPKINS               

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   09/28/1981

 

OLD ADDRESS:      49 Pioneer Trail Drive
                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

 

NEW ADDRESS:     62 Sweet Fern Ln.
                                  Midway, Arkansas 72651 

 

     The offender was convicted of repeated Sexual Assault of children on July 16, 2002.  The offense involved the then 18 year old offender engaging in ongoing sexual contact with two female acquaintances, ages 9 and 11.  These offenses occurred while the offender and victims were residing in the same home.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

    

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SEX OFFENDER MOVES OUT OF BAXTER COUNTY



Quanderius Finch

 

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 2 registered sex offender (moderate risk to re-offend with community notification justified) has moved out of Baxter County and has provided a new address in Jonesboro, Arkansas. 

 

NAME:                       QUANDERIUS A. FINCH

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   05/04/1993

 

OLD ADDRESS:      234 CR 618

                                    Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653     

 

NEW ADDRESS:       1616 Westwood Dr.
                                     Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401  

 

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree on 10/07/2013.  This offense involved the then 18-year-old offender meeting a 13-year-old female at a park.  Over time, the two of them began meeting and engaging in sexual contact over the course of a year.  Community notification is justified due to the young age of the victim at the time the crime occurred.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

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JAIL INMATES FACES NEW FORGERY CHARGES FOR COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY



Christie Lynn Lundholm

    

     A Baxter County Jail Inmate, 49 year old CHRISTIE LYNN LUNDHOLM, who was jailed on February 19th on a felony theft of property charge, now faces additional felony forgery charges.

     CHRISTIE LUNDHOLM had been implicated in the possession of counterfeit United States currency when Sheriff’s Investigators were called to a storage unit in Baxter County on February 24th.  Relatives of LUNDHOLM were at the storage unit and had been asked to clean it out at the request of LUNDHOLM.  In the process of doing so, they opened a piece of luggage that contained several counterfeit bills.  These counterfeit bills were seized and taken into evidence.  When sorted there were found to be one hundred twenty-three (123) counterfeit bills in $5, $20, and $50 denominations.   The Mountain Home Police Department indicated it had received a report that a counterfeit $50 bill had been passed at a business in Mountain Home.

     Sheriff’s Investigators also learned that counterfeit bills had been found by the McCreary County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office at a compound where LUNDHOLM had stayed.

     CHRISTIE LYNN LUNDHOLM has been charged in Baxter County with 123 counts of Forgery, which are Class B Felonies.  She has a bond of $50,000 on these charges and will appear before the Baxter County Circuit Court to answer on March 23rd. 

     The original felony theft charge for which LUNDHOLM has been in jail for is not related to the counterfeiting and forgery charges.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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SEX OFFENDER MOVES TO NEW ADDRESS



Jimmie Lee Martin

    

     The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a Level 3 Sex Offender (high risk to re-offend) has moved and changed addresses in Baxter County.

 

NAME:                       JIMMIE LEE MARTIN                             

 

DATE OF BIRTH:   11/27/1957

 

OLD ADDRESS:      4215 Hwy 178 West #6

                                    Lakeview, Arkansas 72642

 

NEW ADDRESS:     97 Hwy 178 West
                                   Midway, Arkansas 72651

 

     The offender was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree on February 26, 2004.  This offense involved the offender engaging in sexual contact with a 7 year old female.

 

     This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.  This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders.  Citizen abuse will not be tolerated.  Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.   

                                               

 

     /s/ John F. Montgomery

   Baxter County Sheriff

    

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