Marked Tree Police Reports

Friday, August 26, 2011

Brandon Roark, 35, of Marked Tree, was arrested Aug. 15 after an investigation into a stolen truck hitting a house and another vehicle on the night of Aug. 11.

According to police, officers with the Marked Tree Police Department were dispatched to 501 Ninth Street after the residents called 911 reporting a vehicle struck their house on two occasions.

While investigating that scene officers received another call about a truck matching the same description hitting a vehicle three times on Frisco Street. Officers located the suspected vehicle in an alley behind Eighth Street and learned the vehicle had been stolen.

On Aug. 15, Roark was interviewed in connection with the incidents and admitted to stealing the truck and hitting the house. He did not remember hitting any vehicles, stating he was heavily intoxicated that night.

Judge Ron Hunter found probable cause to charge Roark with theft of property over $2,000, criminal mischief first degree and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Bond was set at $50,000 with a Sept. 26 court date.

Kevin Brown, 25, of Marked Tree, was arrested Aug. 15 following a report from Brown's 63-year-old father that he had been assaulted by him. Officers noticed apparent injuries to the victim's face. Brown was located walking down a nearby street and appeared to be intoxicated.

Judge Hunter found probable cause to charge Brown with battery second degree, violating a no contact order and public intoxication. Bond was set at $10,000 cash with a Sept. 26 court date.

Rhonda Highfill, 50, of Marked Tree, was arrested Aug. 19 in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Aug.17. Officers were called to a residence in Marked Tree after the victim reported that Highfill had shot at him. Highfill had fled the residence prior to police arrival, but was located approximately 30 minutes later at another residence and transported to a Jonesboro hospital after becoming unconscious.

Evidence at the scene and statements made by Highfill after her release from the hospital indicated the victim had gotten into an argument with Highfill's adult son and she retrieved the handgun and fired it at the victim.

Judge Hunter found probable cause to charge Highfill with attempted second degree murder, endangering the welfare of a minor first degree and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bond was set at $50,000 cash with a Sept. 26 court date.

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