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Desha County Arkansas Sheriff Weekly Report February 21 to 25th

Sheriff’s Weekly Report:

On Tuesday evening, February 21st, Chief Deputy Jonathan Byrd was dispatched to a hit and run crash on State Highway 165, at Gill Loop Road, where he made contact with a White Female, 62 year old Mary Kuruvilla, who stated that a White Male, 35 year old Scott McTigrit rammed the rear of her vehicle, after a verbal altercation over a trailer. McTigrit claimed Kuruvilla pointed a firearm at him, however after a search of Kuruvilla and her vehicle, no firearm was located. After Chief Deputy Byrd’s investigation concluded, McTigrit was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license and criminal mischief.

On Tuesday night, February 21st at 11:30 p.m., Chief Deputy Jonathan Byrd and Deputy Wayna Green responded to a robbery call on Ringo Street in Mitchellville. Upon arrival the 52 year old Black Male victim told Chief Deputy Byrd that while he was driving down Ringo Street, a Black Male wearing a white face mask dressed in black, walked in front of his car and pulled out what appeared to be a rifle from his clothing. Once the victim stopped the vehicle, two other Black Males, wearing black clothing and white face masks appeared. The victim was ordered out of his vehicle. Cash, credit cards, and keys were taken from the victim, as the suspects got into the vehicle and drove to Highway 65. It was soon learned that minutes earlier, three black males wearing black clothes and white face masks entered Cash’s travel Plaza in Dumas, and shoplifted food and drinks.
While Chief Deputy Byrd and Deputy Green searched the area for the stolen vehicle, Chief Deputy Byrd discovered an abandoned vehicle on Kirtley Road, near Mitchellville, that had heavy damage, a flat tire, and Mississippi license plate. After running the plates, the vehicle was found to be stolen from Madison County, MS. Once contact was made with victim, it was discovered that his 15 year old Grandson had stolen the vehicle. The stolen vehicle from Mitchellville was entered into the National Data Base Stolen Vehicle Registry. The Following day, Investigator Mark Allen began working the case. On Wednesday night, Investigator Allen was contacted by Investigators in Jackson, MS., who advised their Officers had spotted the stolen vehicle from Mitchellville. They advised the vehicle had fled from the Police, and was involved in a traffic crash. While one subject was taken into custody, two escaped, and later car jacked another vehicle in Jackson. On Thursday, Feb. 23rd, Investigator Allen received word that all three subjects had been taken into custody. All three were 15 years old, from Jackson, MS, and were being held in Juvenile Detention Facilities in Mississippi. Desha County now has arrest warrants for the arrests of the three juveniles, who may be charged as adults. Once extradition is waived, the subjects will be transported to Desha County on the charges of aggravated robbery, and vehicle theft.

On Thursday night, Feb. 23rd, Deputy Brandon Posey was dispatched to a disturbance in progress at a residence on Hawthorne Road, between a Hispanic Male, and White Female. Deputy Posey was able to defuse the situation, after the male subject agreed to leave the residence and not return for the evening.

On Saturday, Feb. 25th at 4:45 p.m. Deputies Brandon Posey and Reshawn Bledsoe responded to a residence on S.H. 138 in the Jefferson Community, in reference to trespassers. Upon arrival Deputies made contact with two White Male subjects. After running the subjects through the data base, 35 year old David Pennington of McGehee, was arrested on misdemeanor warrants out of Desha County, and a felony warrant out of Jefferson County. After a search of the vehicle yielded nothing, both subjects were warned not to return to the property. We appreciate the watchful eyes in the Jefferson Community, and encourage all residents to continue to call the Sheriff’s Office when you see something suspicious.

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