Desha County Ark

Desha County Arkansas Sheriff Department Weekly Report Monday February 6th To Sunday February 19th 2023

Sheriff’s weekly report:
Monday Feb. 6th-Sunday Feb. 19th

On February 8th at approximately 5:15 p.m. Dumas dispatch advised that shots at been fired at a residence in the Meadow View community in Dumas. Chief Deputy Jonathan Byrd, Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe, Deputy Wayna Green, and Sheriff Mitch Grant responded to the scene to assist the Dumas Police Department. After getting suspect information, Deputy Bledsoe located the suspect, identified as 22 year old Khalid Benton, standing in a yard at his Mother’s residence on Pecan Street in Dumas. Both Dumas and County units responded to the residence. After a short standoff, Benton exited the residence and surrendered to authorities. He was transported to the Dumas City Jail and charged with Terroristic Act, Discharging Firearm from a Vehicle, and he was also served with an existing warrant for Battery 1st degree.

On 2/10/2023 at approximately 9:35 p.m., while patrolling U.S. Hwy 65 in Dumas, Deputy Wayna Green observed vehicle swerving across the traffic lanes. Deputy Green initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle by Simmons bank. After the investigation, 35 year old Auturo Torres Mondragon was taken into custody and transported to the Dumas City Jail, where he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, no Drivers License, driving left of center, No Insurance, Open Container, and refusal to submit to a breath test.

On 2/12/2023 at approximately 6:16 a.m., Deputy Brandon Posey and Chief Deputy Jonathan Byrd were dispatched to a residence on Tucker Street in Watson, in reference to a disturbance involving a knife. Upon arrival, Deputies were confronted by 29 year old Diaquon Phillips, who seemed to be under the influence of drugs. After a short confrontation with Deputies, Phillips was arrested and transported to Dumas Jail. Family members told Deputies that Phillips showed up at the residence brandishing a knife in a state of paranoia, saying people were chasing him, trying to kill him. Phillips was also found to have a Misdemeanor warrant for his arrest from Dumas, as well as a Felony warrant for his arrest by the Arkansas Board of Parole, for failure to comply with conditions of his release from a previous residential burglary conviction.


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