Arson investigation leads to two arrests in Izard County

MELBOURNE, Ark. – Two have been arrested in connection with an alleged arson that destroyed a home.

On April 23, there was a structure fire on the Vest Cemetery Road at Boswell. The house belonged to Elizabeth Daigle and Linda Cooper. The owners advised that the house was valued at $10,000 to $15,000 it was a total loss. On April 25, James Adam Horness, 19, of Calico Rock and Shelby Jay Autry, 19, of Big Flat were both formally charged with criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor and arson, a class B felony. Both are incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond. Horness and Autry are scheduled to appear in Izard County Circuit Court on May 23.

 

On April 28, Joshua Dean Thomas, 39 of Higden, Ark. was arrested by Deputy Evan Jones and charged with failure to pay fines. Thomas is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $440 cash bond. Thomas is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court in Melbourne on May 4.

On April 27, Ronald Junior Hill, 22, of Salem was arrested by Deputy Evan Jones for endangering the welfare of a minor 3rd degree and domestic battering 3rd degree. Hill is scheduled to appear in Izard County District court in Melbourne on May 8.

On April 25 Dalton Lee Chris Morgan, 26, of Violet Hill was arrested by Deputy Richard Crowe for domestic battering 3rd degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested in the same incident was Corey Joe Bushman, 26, of Violet Hill. Bushman was also charged with Domestic Battering 3rd degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Morgan and Bushman are scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court on June 15.

On April 30 William Vachel Key, 52, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested by Deputy Toby Smith for domestic battering third degree and terroristic threatening second degree. Key is incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,740 bond. Key is scheduled to appear in Izard County District Court, Horseshoe Bend on May 2.

News Release, For Immediate Release, MAY 1ST, 2017, POC: Sheriff Jack Yancey, 870-368-4203




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