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Desha County Arkansas Sheriff’s Office Weekly Round Up 01/30/23 To 02/05/23

Sheriff’s weekly Report:
Monday Jan. 30th- Sun. Feb. 5th

On Sunday Feb. 5th the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a victim of alleged domestic violence in Watson, at 3:00 p.m. Deputies Reshawn Bledsoe and Wayna Green responded to the area. After talking to the victim, and searching the area for the alleged suspect, Deputies arrested 33 year old John Deaton, of Arkansas City. Deaton was transported to the McGehee City Jail, where he will await a first appearance for Domestic Battery 3rd degree.

On Feb. 5th at 11:37 p.m., a vehicle was reported stolen from Glossup Drive, to the McGehee Police Department. A short time later, a resident in Arkansas City reported that a subject knocked on their door, and when they opened the door, the subject came into their home, sat down, and asked them to cook him breakfest. Arkansas City Police Officer Jonathan Cowen responded to the scene. Officer Cowen requested back-up from County Units. Deputy Wayna Green responded to the scene. After a short confrontation, 34 year old Cameron French was arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The vehicle that had previously been reported stolen was soon found in Arkansas City, where it ran out of gas. French was transported to the McGehee City Jail. Information was gathered by the McGehee Police Department, that lead Officers to also charge French with vehicle theft. French will be awaiting a first appearance on the above charges.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1st, the Sheriff’s Office received calls from both the Cherokee County Texas Sheriff’s Office, and Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office, in regard to a 77 year old male subject, who was missing from Texas, may possibly be in the Snow Lake area. Using the grid coordinates from the missing subjects phone, Sheriff Mitch Grant and Officer Alan Hernandez traveled to Snow Lake. The missing subject was found on the Mississippi River Levee, cold, but otherwise in good condition. His vehicle had slid off the side of the levee, and he was out of fuel. His family was contacted, and travelled 6 hours to Dumas, where the elderly subject was reunited with them. It was discovered the subject suffers from demencia, and believed he was near his home in Texas.

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