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FIRST DEGREE BATTERY

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on September 5th, 2017 The Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a stabbing that had taken place at a residence on highway 14. Witnesses' told authorities that the suspect, Jerry Williams of Stone County, had left the residence.

When Investigators arrived at the Stone County Medical Center, the victim, a white male and witnesses' were interviewed. According to the information received, Williams and the victim began arguing over a car title while at the victim's residence. After a short time, the argument became physical and Williams brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the left side of the body. After stabbing the victim, Williams left the residence in a vehicle.

During the initial investigation, Williams turned himself into authorities. In a post Miranda interview, Williams stated that he and the victim had fought, and at one point he (Williams) had taken his knife and stabbed the victim.

While in custody, Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer formally charged Jerry Williams with First Degree Battery, a Class B Felony. His bond has been set at $50,000.00.     

 

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Deputy Sergeant Mark Long

During the early morning hours of August 28, 2017, Sergeant Mark Long passed away while in route to a local hospital in Mountain View, Arkansas, after concluding his shift. The cause of death is believed to be natural causes.

Sergeant Long was a six year veteran of the Stone County Sheriff's Department, where he was assigned as Patrol Supervisor. Sergeant Long will be missed by many in the community, and his law enforcement brothers and sisters.  Our condolences go out to the Long family and the Stone County Sheriff's Department during this difficult time.

Visitation will be August 29, 2017 from 6PM - 8PM, at the Flatwoods Baptist Church in Mountain View.

Funeral will be August 30, 2017 at 10AM, at the Flatwoods Baptist Church in Mountain View.

 

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TERRORISTIC ACT - / AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on July 28th, 2017 Stone County deputies responded to a report of shots fired on Prince Loop in Stone County. After arriving in the area, deputies met with the victim/complainant.

The complainant stated that EDWARD CONDREY, the suspect, and another person had a conflict between one another and the victim was "black and blue". The complainant stated that the victim wanted to go somewhere to get away from the suspect so he was taken her somewhere. The victim stated that the suspect had been beating on her all week, but she hadn't told anyone.

The complainant stated that once they were in the vehicle, the suspect kicked the side of his vehicle, and then he heard a gunshot. As he continued to drive away, a second shot struck in front of the vehicle.

Officers began a search for CONDREY and located him hiding underneath a residence on Prince Loop. When CONDREY was located, he was unarmed however, Investigator Justin Meeks located the weapon believed to be used inside a shed in close proximity to CONDREY'S location.

Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer has formally charged EDWARD CONDREY with TERRORISTIC ACT a Class B FELONY/AGGRAVATED ASSAULT a Class D FELONY, DOMESTIC BATTERY THIRD DEGREE a Class A MISDEMEANOR and INTERFERENCE WITH EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE a Class A MISDEMEANOR.  His bond has been set at $100,000.00.

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INTIMIDATING A WITNESS

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on July 27, 2017, information was received that the suspect in this case, MATTHEW MING had been contacting the victim in a pending case. During the investigation, it was learned that MING was attempting to coerce the victim into altering her original statement to investigators.  

Upon reviewing evidence, between February 23, 2017 and August 2, 2017, investigators discovered more than ten instances where Ming had attempted to coerce the victim. The evidence of these acts have been placed in the original case file. 

Ming’s current charges include Rape, a class Y Felony, Introduction of a Controlled Substance into the Body of another Person, a Class Y Felony, Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, a Class B Felony, Crime of Video Voyeurism, a Class D Felony. These are the charges about which Ming is attempting to influence the victim to change her testimony.

On August 3, 2017, Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer formally charged MATTHEW MING with ten (10) additional charges of INTIMIDATING A WITNESS, Class C FELONY. Ming's bond has been REVOKED.  

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THEFT OF PROPERTY / HABITUAL OFFENDER

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on July 21st, 2017, the complainant in this case contacted the Stone County Sheriff's Department, in regard to a stolen vehicle. According to the complainant, Darlene Huckabee, the suspect, had refused to return his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, after driving it to work.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Huckabee failed to return the vehicle to the owner. Information was gathered that showed Huckabee had left Mountain View and traveled to Missouri without the permission of the owner. As of July 27, 2017, the vehicle has been entered NCIC as stolen. The suspect, Huckabee, has an active warrant for probation violation/shoplifting, which is unrelated to this investigation.

HUCKABEE has been formally charged by Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer with 1 COUNT OF THEFT OF PROPERTY and being a HABITUAL OFFENDER. Her bond was set at $10,000.00.  At this time she is at large.    

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RAPE / INTIMIDATING A WITNESS / ACCOMPLICE

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on August 3, 2017, the Stone County Sheriff's Department received an allegation of sexual abuse concerning an existing case. The victim was listed as a three (3) year old male from Stone County.  The suspect was listed as GADEL SHAI BIGHAM of Independence County.

Sheriff Bonds states that a witness came forward and stated that BIGHAM had been seen assisting in the RAPE of a three (3) year old juvenile in Stone County. After receiving the information, investigators located BIGHAM and transported her to the Stone County Sheriff's Department for questioning.

In a post Miranda interview, GADEL BIGHAM confessed to assisting MARK WAYNE MARTIN in the RAPE and SEXUAL ASSAULT of the three (3) year old victim, as well as threatening the witness if anything was said. BIGHAM has been formally charged by Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer with 2 COUNTS OF RAPE, 1 COUNT OF INTIMIDATING A WITNESS and being an ACCOMPLICE.  Her bond was set at $100,000.00.    

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RAPE / SEXUAL INDECENCY WITH A CHILD

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on July 31, 2017, the Stone County Sheriff's Department received an allegation of sexual abuse. The victim was listed as a three (3) year old male from Stone County.  The suspect was listed as Mark Wayne Martin (21 years of age), also of Stone County.

Sheriff Bonds goes on to say that on July 31, 2017, investigators with his agency and the Arkansas State Police Crimes against Children Division interviewed Mark Wayne Martin of Mountain View at the Stone County CID office.  In a post Miranda interview, suspect Martin, confessed that he had sexual contact on at least two occasions with the victim.

Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer has charged Mark Wayne Martin with two (2) counts of RAPE, a Class Y Felony and Sexual Indecency with a Child, a Class D Felony. Martin is currently being held in the Stone County Detention Center.  His bond has been set at $100,000.00.  

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Back to School 2017

Back to School Time in Stone County

 

Dear Friends,

 

Back to school time is an important event for our entire community. Students are back in class. Teachers are implementing new lesson plans for the school year. Administrators are working with budgets, school bus routes, staffing and school safety concerns. Parents are coordinating work and school schedules, car pools and support for their student’s activities and studies. Businesses are equipping families, teachers and administrators with the supplies they need for a successful school year. Back to school is a busy time for us all.

 

During this busy time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be mindful of our school traffic zones especially during the morning hours and early afternoons. Keep an extra look out for potential hazards around our schools and in neighborhoods where children play. Slow down and increase your stopping distances.

 

School buses are back on the road. Be aware of school bus routes in your area and throughout your daily travel. Leave plenty of time and space for buses. With school traffic, anticipate delays in your travel and leave early so you’re not in a rush. And, when approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.

 

I want to thank all of you who help make our education system an integral, positive force in our community. Our children are counting on us – let’s work together to make “back to school” a rewarding, fun, and safe time for all Stone County residents.

 

Thank you,

 

 

Sheriff Lance Bonds

 

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Freeman Search Warrant

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on July 18, 2017, after a month long investigation, the Stone County Sheriff's Department and the Sixteenth Judicial Drug Task Force conducted a search warrant at a residence on Rogers Road in Alco, Arkansas.

The investigation consisted of investigators utilizing confidential informants in an undercover capacity to purchase illicit drugs from the suspect, Stanley Freeman of Alco.

During the search warrant, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located and seized from inside Freeman's home. Prior to the warrant and weeks leading up to the execution of the search warrant, controlled deliveries of methamphetamine were documented by investigators.

During the search warrant, Freeman was located at another location and taken into custody by Sheriff Lance Bonds. Sixteenth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyers has formally charged Freeman with:

1) Three (3) counts of Delivery of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

2) Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule II, (Crystal Methamphetamine),more than 2 but less than 10

 grams with Purpose to Deliver

3) Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule II, (Oxycodone), more than 2 grams but less than 28 grams with

   Purpose to Deliver

4) Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule II, (Hydrocodone), more than 2 grams but less than 28 grams with

   the Purpose to Deliver

5) Maintaining a Drug Premises

6) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with Purpose to Use Meth Habitual Offender (Enhancement).

Sheriff Bonds wants to thank Searcy County Sheriff Joey Pruitt for his assistance during this investigation as well as Sixteenth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer for her aggressive approach in prosecuting the drug dealers in Stone County.  

 

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Pringlemeir Turns Herself In

Update to original press release below:

Rebecca Pringlemeir


Thank you for your community support, Rebecca Pringlemeir turned herself in on Sunday, July 9, 2017, and charged with Delivery of Controlled Substance - H ydrocodone.

Michael Pringlemeir is still at large.

 

 

 


 

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on July 6, 2017, after a six month long investigation, the Stone County Sheriff's Department, the Sixteenth Judicial Drug Task Force and the Mountain View Police Department devised a "Joint Agency Warrant Sweep."

Since the beginning of the investigation, some of the drug dealers have been arrested through search warrants or being individually approached by officers in the county. The investigation consisted of investigators utilizing confidential informants in an undercover capacity to purchase illicit drugs in Stone County.

The objective of the operation was to target crystal methamphetamine and illicit drug dealers throughout Stone County. Sheriff Bonds also included other Felony warrants in this operation.

Sheriff Bonds wants to thank Sheriff Shawn Stephens of the Independence County Sheriff's Department for his assistance in the operation, as well as the Sixteenth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer, Sixteenth Judicial Task Force, Mountain View Police Department, Arkansas State Police Criminal Division, Izard County Sheriff's Department, Cleburne County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Game and Fish Enforcement and Arkansas Parole and Probation.

Pictured below are the individuals taken into custody, as well as two still at large

Sheriff Lance Bonds
Stone County, Arkansas

Arrested


Elisha Honeycutt

Kevin Brown

Shontaye Rushton

Jerry Lawrence

Jonathon Pitts

Lucas Collins 

Eric Hibshman

John Gillihan

Joshua Hallman

Cody Brewer

Louis Burkhart

James Brown

Steven Tyler 

Waylon Withrow

Victor Osborn Jr.

Cody Brackett

Richie McCarroll

 


At Large


Michael Pringlemeir
 
Rebecca Pringlemeir
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