Press Releases


Stone County Deputies are raising funds for Arkansas Special Olympics with the annual Polar Plunge

Stone County Sheriff deputies are going to brave the cold weather of January in Arkansas and take the polar plunge to help raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics of Arkansas.  Several Deputies will take the plunge. Click the link below to donate to the cause. 



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Substancce Abuse Programs

On August 21, 2019, The Stone County Detention Facility began a substance abuse program for the inmates. Currently Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have begun with GED and other substance abuse programs planned to begin by the end of 2019. 

These programs are open to male and female inmates who have a class one rating. It is hoped these programs will help inmates with their addictions upon their release from the facility.

Visitation for Sgt. Mike Stephen has been moved

Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Mike Stephen are as follows:

UPDATED: visitation has been moved to the high school gymnasium so the large number of people expected can be accommodated.
Tuesday July 23rd 6-8 p.m.

Calico Rock High school Gymnasium 
Wednesday July 24th 1:00 p.m.
The entrance by the school sign will be the only entrance to the campus available. Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies will be on site to assist with parking.


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Accepting Application

The Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the following positions:

Reserve Deputy- Volunteer Position

Detention Officer- Full time paid Position

Both positions require an applications which can be found on this website under "Employment" tab. 

The positions require that an application, interview, background check, Psychological must be completed.

For additional information contact (870) 269-3825 or email

M. Stephen


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Meetings to Discuss New Jail

12th - Tonight's meeting at 7pm

Pleasant Grove Fire Dept Dodd Mtn Fire Dept Republican Party Commission Meeting Located at First Service Bank

15th - Friday at 6:30pm

Fifty Six Town Hall Meeting

16th - Saturday

Folklore Society at 6pm

26th - Tuesday at 7pm

Countywide meeting in the new court room. Speaker: Director of Jail Standards Sterling Penix

Rape and Abuse Arrests made

Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds said two arrest have been made by Stone County investigators along with the assistance of the Arkansas Crimes Against Children Division and the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

On December 5th, 2018 CACD/DHS received a report from a minor stating she had been raped for the last 6 years. As a result of the investigation that Lloyd Stair from Stone County was charged with Eight (8) counts of Rape which is a class “Y” Felony. Additionally his wife Stephanie Stair was charged with eight (8) counts of Permitting abuse of a minor which is a class “B” Felony. Both are jailed at the Stone County Detention Center.

Lloyd Stair Stephanie Stair
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Marijuana Grow Operation

On November 24, 2018, Deputies Jim Doss and Darrell Wills were dispatched by Sheriff Lance Bonds to conduct a welfare check on an individual at 4906 Hwy. 5 south in Stone County.  After arriving at the residence, Deputy Doss was invited inside the residence by an individual known by law enforcement.  This individual asked Deputy Doss to "look at the marijuana plants."

Deputy Doss observed a marijuana grow operation inside the residence, as well as marijuana growing outside the residence.  Narcotics Investigator McGilton was immediately contacted, and responded to the scene.  A search warrant was secured by investigators, at which time a search was conducted.  While at the residence, Michael Garner, the suspect in this case arrived at the residence.  Garner was detained and taken into custody at the doorway of the residence.  Located inside the residence was a 4 X 6 room used for the manufacture of marijuana.

While inside the residence, investigators located numerous marijuana plants, LED heat lamp Grow lights, thermometers, water, fans and chemicals.  Outside the grow room, investigators located marijuana trimming scissors, cases of jars and a plastic tote containing numerous jars of finished product (marijuana) that had names of strands labeled on them.

Michael David Garner was placed in custody and turned over to Detention Center Administrator Kirk Green for booking and detention.  Garner's bond was set at $10,000.00.  He is currently being held at the Stone County Detention Center.  He is scheduled for Circuit Court on December 11, 2018.

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Justin Guy Arrest

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on May 29, 2018, Dispatch received a 911 call of a single car roll over at 540 Big Springs Rd. Deputy arrived on scene and subject was standing over what appeared to be a victim of the accident. The 1st Responders told the deputy that Subject was trying to get the injured person up. During the process of first responders helping the injured subject on the ground, Mr. Justin Guy pushed on the emergency workers who are both over 60 years old. The deputy was familiar with the subject from a previous incident having occurred in Stone County in March 2018. From that incident, the deputy had prior knowledge that the subject was a felon. The deputy was able to get the subject moved away and he stated that he was driving the vehicle. He continued by saying that he was going to get a DWI. The deputy attempted to place him under arrest as he began to make threats to the first responders and the deputy. The subject made threats and continued resisting. Additional Deputies arrived on scene and he was placed in the back of the patrol vehicle. The subject still resisting arrest kicked the glass out of the passenger rear vehicle. Guy then crawled over the back seat and grabbed a shotgun. Deputies responded by pulling their duty weapons and wrestling the shot gun away from Guy. Deputies were able get him back in the rear seat. He continued making threats and exhibited behavior of being under the influence of narcotics. The subject stated that he had enough guns at his house to kill all of the deputies. Mr. Guy singled out two deputies with his threats saying “ I will kill you and your entire family.” And “I will disembowel that guy.” He kept stating to deputies that he will kill all of their family members and there is nowhere to hide.


Following Mr. Guy’s transport to jail, a search warrant was executed on his residence where a firearm and ammunition was recovered. Mr. Guy’s behavior in his cell was destructive. He flooded his cell damaged the fire sprinkler and continuously hit the walls, door and ceiling with his feet and fist. Guy was incarcerated awaiting formal charges.


On May 30, 2018, Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer formally charged Guy with:


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT  (A.C.A. § 5-13-204(a)(1)(2)(b)


BATTERY IN THE SECOND DEGREE (A.C.A. § 5-13-202(a)(3)(B)(i)(C)(E)(iv)(b)


TERRORISTIC THREATENING.  (A.C.A. § 5-13-301(a)(1)(A)



RESPONDER.  (A.C.A. § 5-60-123(a)(1)(2)(b)(c)







ENHANCEMENT – HABITUAL OFFENDER.  (A.C.A. § 5-4-501(a)(1)(A)(ii)



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Video Visitation

Sheriff Lance Bonds states that the Stone County Detention Facility has installed video visitation in the facility. Visits with inmates can be done remotely on any computer or smart phone by downloading the app from the website listed below. This will eliminate the need to come to the Detention Facility for visitation.

To set up an account with City TeleCoin, you can go to their website https://www.citytelecoin.com/landing.php#videocall and set up an account for video calls. 

Effective June 1, 2018, visitation at the facility will be only allowed through the video system during the hours posted in the Detention Center section of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office website. Visitation through the glass visitation area will no longer be done at the facility.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Detention Administrator Kirk Green at 870-269-3825 or kgreen@stonecountysheriff.com.

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Narcotics Arrest

Below: Investigator Zach Alexander & Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce with David and Allen Ivy

Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds states that on May 24, 2018, at approximately 11:30am Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce, Lieutenant Zach Alexander and a member of the Sixteenth Judicial Drug Task Force executed an arrest warrant on David Sterling Ivy / A.K.A. Dandy Dave (62 years of age), at his residence in Stone County (Highway 14 E.).

In 2017, Ivy is alleged to have sold a quantity of methamphetamine to Stone County Investigators and Agents with the Drug Task Force. Ivy's residence had been under surveillance, prior to and after the sales.

Ivy has been formally charged by Sixteenth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Holly Meyer with (1) Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule II Methamphetamine a Class C Felony and (2) Maintaining a Drug Premise a Class C Felony.

While at the residence of Ivy's, a second individual, Allen Ivy (60 years of age), was contacted, it was discovered that Allen Ivy was a wanted individual.  Allen Ivy was wanted for undisclosed charges from Mountain View and the Izard County Sheriff's Department.

Both are in custody at the Stone County Sheriff's Detention Center awaiting a first appearance in Stone County Circuit Court.

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