Sheriff’s Weekly Report:
On 1/16/2023 at 10:00 p.m., Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe was patrolling Hwy 65 near Dumas when He made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jeffery Davis of Dermott. After smelling the odor of Marijuana, and a probable cause search of the vehicle, Deputy Bledsoe located 4 grams of Marijuana. Davis was cited and released with a District Court date for misdemeanor possession of Marijuana.
On 1/17/2023 at 11:00 p.m. while patrolling U.S. Hwy 65, Deputy Reshawn Bledsoe observed a North bound vehicle swerving across the traffic lanes. After initiating a traffic stop, Deputy Bledsoe smelled the odor of intoxicants emitting from the driver, 33 year old Eddie McFall of Little Rock. After failing field sobriety tests, McFall was arrested and transported to the Dumas City Jail. After the breath test indicated McFall was over the legal limit, he was charged with DWI. McFall was also wanted out of Jacksonville on felony warrants.
On 1/18/2023 Investigator Mark Allen was requested by the McGehee Police Department to conduct an investigation on an employee of their department. After the investigation concluded, 35 year old Tavion Vaughan was charged with Domestic Battery 3rd Degree. He was released with a District Court date pending.
On 1/19/2023 Sgt. Roland Brown was dispatched to a hit and crash on U.S. Hwy 65 near Pickens, involving a grain truck, and passenger car. The grain truck could not be located. The driver of the passenger car was transported to the Dumas Hospital, and sustained minor injuries.
On 1/21/2023 at 8:00 p.m. Deputy Wayna Green attempted a traffic stop on S.H. 4, on a white SUV. When Deputy Green turned his vehicle around, the suspect vehicle turned their lights off and began to flee. The suspect vehicle crashed in the ditch at S.H. 1, where three occupants got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle was found to have been stolen an hour earlier from Chicot County. The Arkansas Department of Corrections K9 teams were deployed to assist with the search. After an extensive search, the suspects were not located. However, two of the occupants have been identified, and the incident is under investigation.