Stone County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff Lance Bonds

Press Release

Breaking or Entering and Aggravated Assault:

On March 25, 2022, Chief Deputy Dammon McGilton arrested Keisha N. SULLIVAN, age 31, of Big Flat for Breaking or Entering at a location in Onia.  While attempting to make an arrest, SULLIVAN began fighting the deputy and swung a small child into Deputy McGilton in an attempt to get away.  SULLIVAN is charged with Breaking or Entering, Aggravated Assault involving the child, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor in the first degree, and resisting arrest.  She is charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor.  She is also being held in the Stone County Jail on a parole violation.   

Drug Bust: 

On March 26, 2022, at approximately 12:11 a.m., Deputies Bryan Rose and Justin Balentine was working patrol on Highway 14 east near Saint James when they observed a Blue Honda Car traveling west bound with a busted tail light and crossing the center line on multiple occasions.  Deputy Rose and Balentine stopped the vehicle.  Deputy Trevor Leonard and Deputy Nathan Masterson arrived to assist on the stop.  Deputies identified the driver as Heath GRIFFIN, age 40, of Oxley.  Deputies learned that the GRIFFIN had a warrant out of Conway and a suspended driver's license.  Deputies also smelled marijuana and Deputy Leonard observed brown powder scattered throughout the front seat and from his training and experience knows that to be KRATOM, a schedule I narcotic.  The vehicle was searched and deputies located marijuana dabs and other marijuana paraphernalia.  Deputy Balentine located a box in the rear of the vehicle containing approximately 4, 056 grams of KRATOM which is approximately 8.9 pounds. 

GRIFFIN was arrested for Trafficking a Schedule I Narcotic over 200 grams.  The charge is a Class Y Felony.  His bond was set at $25,000.00.  KRATOM has been banned in Arkansas since 2016.  It contains Opioid products and is highly addictive with no medical use.  It is banned in several States and other States are attempting to ban the illicit drug.  The street value of the drug is approximately $5,000.00.  GRIFFIN is set to appear in Stone County Circuit Court in April.  

Vehicle theft:

On March 28, 2022, Sergeant Joe Beaudin responded to a residence on Highway 5 south in reference to a truck theft.  A 2005 Ford F-150 was stolen from the residence.  After further investigation, Sgt. Beaudin was able to track down the suspect and vehicle in Mississippi.  The vehicle was located and recovered by authorities in Mississippi and the suspect was named.  The suspect is Casey PATTERSON, W/F, age 25, of Mississippi.  Investigator Justin Meeks obtained a felony arrest warrant for theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000.00.  The warrant will be entered into the system and PATTERSON will be picked up at a later date.