Desha County Ark

Desha County Arkansas Sheriff Department Weekly Report April 3rd-April 9th 2023

On Thursday, April 6th at 10:00 p.m., Sgt. Roland Brown was dispatched to Reed, in reference to an intoxicated subject causing a disturbance. Upon arrival Sgt. Brown made contact with 53 year old William Broomfield of McGehee. After a brief confrontation with Broomfield, Sgt. Brown placed him under arrest and transported him to the McGehee Police Department, where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

On Saturday, April 8th at 8:07 p.m., Deputy Alan Hernandez was dispatched to North Railroad Street in Reed, in regard to a subject breaking into a home. Upon arrival Deputy Hernandez spoke with two subjects who told him that a man named Dock Jordan, who lives in a nearby camper, had been entering the back door of their recently deceased Grandmother’s home, and using it as his own. One witness told Deputy Hernandez that when she tried to get Jordan out of the house, he assaulted her with a knife. Deputy Hernandez located 42 year old Dock Jordan at the residence. Jordan insisted that the residence was his, and he wanted everyone removed. However, Deputy Hernandez soon removed Jordan, in handcuffs, and charged him with Criminal Trespassing, Residential Burglary, and Aggravated Assault. He was transported the to the McGehee Police Department. Jordan is a felon, currently on active parole. After learning of the incident, his Parole Officer placed a parole hold order on Jordan as well.

On April 9th at 11:00 p.m., Deputy Wayna Green, Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe, and Deputy Alan Hernandez, were made aware of a domestic Disturbance, involving several small children. After interviewing the victim at the Dumas Hospital, Deputies located the suspect in McGehee, and placed him under arrest for Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. He was placed in the McGehee Jail, where his is awaiting a First Appearance. Due to the sensitive nature of the case, names and addresses will not be published.

During the month of March, Deputies patrolled over 22,000 miles, answered 55 calls for service, served 27 civil papers, conducted 110 property checks, wrote 26 reports, assisted 13 citizens, transported 14 prisoners, issued 47 tickets, 109 warnings, and made 26 arrest.

For the first time in a very long time, the Sheriff’s Office now has 24 hour coverage, just as the citizens have asked for. We have Deputies working around the clock to protect life and property. We have shortened the response time when you need a Deputy, and we are trying to make it much more difficult for thieves to take other people’s property.

We appreciate the calls from concerned citizens, and encourage everyone to help us, to help you. Remain vigilant in your neighborhoods and let us know if you see something suspicious.

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