TPD makes arrests

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Richard K. Walker, 42, of Searcy was arrested by Officer Blake Permenter of the Tyronza Police Department on Feb. 15. After witnessing Walker disregard a stop sign and driving from lane to lane, Officer Permenter conducted a traffic stop and after making contact with Walker noticed a strong odor of intoxicants. A search of the vehicle lead to the discovery of two apparently used syringes, several full and empty beer cans, a busted steering wheel and the vehicle had been hot wired.

Officer Permenter contacted Chief Tony Turner and together they collected the evidence, and Walker was placed under arrest. The car was placed in hold until the ownership of the vehicle could be verified.

Walker was charged with disregarding a stop sign, driving left of center, DWI IV, refusal of BAC, no seat belt and possession of an instrument of crime. Walker was transported to the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department. Judge Steve Inboden set the bond at $50,000 cash with a court date of March 29.

Jeremiah Jay Permenter, 26, of Tyronza was arrested by Chief Tony Turner on Feb. 15. Turner observed Permenter pulling into the BP station parking lot and knew Permenter's driver's license had been suspended so he initiated a traffic stop. When Turner approached the vehicle, he saw Permenter placing his right hand between the seat and console toward the floor board. After placing Permenter under arrest, Turner conducted an arrest search and inventory of the vehicle and discovered a clear ink pen with what appeared to be white residue in it and a plastic baggie with a usable amount of white substance in it.

Permenter was charged with driving on suspended driver's license, possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime. He was transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center.

Permenter appeared before Judge Inboden in Trumann for a probable cause hearing and bond was set at $100,000 cash with a court date of March 29.

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