Sheriff’s Weekly Report:
March 27th-April 2nd
On 3/29/2023 Chief Deputy Jonathan Byrd took a report from a resident from Dickson Lane, who made an internet sale of a motor vehicle to a subject allegedly from Chicago Illinois. After receiving the $8500.00 cashiers check, it was deposited into a local bank, and the funds were used to purchase another vehicle. A short time later the bank contacted the victim and advised them that the cashiers check was not valid, and their back account was in $7900 in the negative. While this case is under current investigation, scams like this from a hidden source on the internet will prove to be very difficult to solve. We encourage all residents to be very cautious and guarded, when either purchasing, or selling items on internet platforms.
On 3/31/2023 2:00 a.m. Deputy Brandon Posey was dispatched to Portis Street in Mitchellville in reference to a missing motor vehicle. The complainant advised that her 14-year-old Son had taken the vehicle without permission, and she was unable to locate him. Soon, Deputy Hernandez arrived and he and Deputy Posey began searching the area for the vehicle. The Deputies soon located the vehicle travelling on Main Street in Dumas. When Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled onto Highway 65, reaching speeds of over 100 mph. The Deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped on Belmont Street in Dumas, where they arrested two juvenile subjects. The driver was charged with fleeing and unauthorized use of a vehicle. The 14-year-old driver, who was already on Juvenile Probation, was transported the next day to the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center.
On 4/2/2023 at 4:30 p.m., Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe was patrolling on U.S. Highway 65 in Dumas, when he initiated a traffic stop on a 2018 Chevrolet Impala, for running a red light. The vehicle was driven by Tony Green, of Walnut Lake Drive in Pickens. While Deputy Bledsoe spoke with Green, he became very nervous and was sweating profusely. After a consensual search of the vehicle, Deputy Bledsoe located “Crack” cocaine inside the vehicle. Green was placed under arrest and transported to the Dumas City Jail, where he will have a First Appearance for the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II.
On 4/2/2023 at 8:30 p.m., while patrolling U.S. Highway 65 in Dumas, Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by a female subject with an unknown address. Once Deputy Bledsoe made contact with the driver, he smelled an odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. After a probable cause search of the vehicle, Deputy Bledsoe located Marijuana, and Methamphetamine. The driver was charged with Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Controlled Schedule II. The case is under further investigation.