According to Chief Deputy Dammon McGilton of the Stone County Sheriff's Department, deputies, Mountain View City Police, Drug Task Force Agents, Arkansas Game and Fish Officers, and other agencies have been busy with investigations throughout Stone County over the last week.
- On November 14, 2021, Game and Fish Officers Corporal Chad Cruse, Sergeant John Crisman, and U.S. Forest Officer James Necessary investigated two hunters in the Sylamore-Ozark National Forest. Game and Fish Officers observed a hunter hunting just a few feet off the roadway in a pick-up. They recognized the hunter to be Danny Joe BRAMLETT, age 60, of Clinton who is a convicted felon. Contact was made with BRAMLETT and he was found to be in possession of two firearms. BRAMLETT was arrested for possession of a firearm by a certain person. He was also found to be in possession of a meth pipe which is his second offense. BRAMLETT told officers that he got the firearms from his hunting buddy, Terry LOVELL, age 54, of Clinton. LOVELL pulled up to the officers on a four-wheeler and admitted to giving the guns to BRAMLETT. LOVELL was also found to be in possession of a meth pipe. After further investigation, Officers learned that the two were camping just over into Baxter County. The investigation continued and meth and other firearms were located in Baxter County by Baxter County Investigators. The Stone County Sheriff's Department assisted in the filing of charges in this case. BRAMLETT was charged in Stone County with a Class "C" and Class "D" Felony. His bond was set at $5,000. LOVELL was charged with two Class "A" Misdemeanors and cited with a court date. Both were later transported to Baxter County on felony related drug charges.