TPD felony arrest report

Thursday, February 22, 2007

On Feb. 14 the Trumann Police Department received a complaint of drug activity at Willow Point Inn on Hwy 69. PFC Gary Henry and Ptl. Eric Willbanks responded with Chief Larry Blagg.

On arrival at Willow Point, police saw a white male standing outside room 114 with the door wide open. Officer's thought this was suspicious do to the extremely cold weather.

Travis Hill, on state parole, and his wife Chasity were staying in room 114. It was learned that the couple had rented two rooms, 114 and 115. Officer's found this unusual as they were married. They discovered the other room was rented by the couple for Vernis and Sheena Farmer, both on probation. All four are residents of Jonesboro.

Consent to search the rooms was received. Probation officer Stephanie Stewart was called to the scene.

According to reports, offers found in room 115 a substantial amount meth ice, the purest form of meth to date, along with miscellaneous pills, marijuana and some items of paraphernalia. The approximate two grams of meth had a value of $400. The Hills were not charged with any crimes in the incident.

Virnis Farmer and Sheena Farmer, both residing at 1929 CR 333 in Jonesboro, were both charged with possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine ice) with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance (pills), felony possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of controlled substance (pills).

Both were given $100,000 cash only bonds and April 25 court appearance dates in Circuit Court at Harrisburg.

In several unrelated cases:

Gladdy Fay Manley, 113 Davis, was arrested on Feb. 8 by Asst. Chief Tony Rusher and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

According to reports, a probation search was performed on Manley's residence and marijuana was found in the residence.

She was given a $1,000 bond.

Michael Douglas Nance, 203 Maple Street ub Jonesboro, was arrested Feb. 7 by Det. Skaggs and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

Det. Skaggs received information that Nance, a convicted sex offender, had been residing in Trumann for longer than ten days and had not registered with the TPD that he was living in Trumann.

He was giving a bond of $5,000.

Manley and Nance were given circuit court dates of March 29.

Teresa Begley, 205 James Paul Lane, was arrested on Feb. 13 by Det. Jonathan Skaggs and Det. Capt. Jerry Foster and charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to reports, Begley was arrested by Det. Skaggs after he received information Manley had delivered some pseudoephedrine pills to a subject for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

She was given a $100,000 cash only bond.

David Lynn Brown, 110 Davis, was arrested Feb. 15 by Asst. Chief Rusher and Ptl. Glen Smith and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, bringing prohibited articles into the jail and possession of a controlled substance (meth).

A consent to search was performed on Brown's residence and items of paraphernalia were found in the residence. Brown told officer's the items belonged to him. Before being transported to jail, he was asked if he had anything illegal on his person and he said no. A pipe allegedly containing meth was found on him.

He was given a bond of $100,000.

Marlon R. Barnes, 6400 Taylor Chapel in Jonesboro, was arrested on Feb. 16 by Det. Jerry Foster and charged with violation of Arkansas hot check law.

Barnes allegedly passes several hot checks.

He was given a bond of $5,000.

All suspects were bound over to circuit court with April 25 court appearance dates.

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