Bond Set at $1 Million for Repeat Offender

Monday, January 12, 2004 10:57 PM CST

PARAGOULD DAILY PRESS

PARAGOULD -- A 38-year-old woman is being held on a $1 million bond after she was arrested for the third time in recent months on drug charges.

Janet Morrisette, a.k.a. Janet Sweaney, 38, 904 Sunrise Circle, was arrested over the weekend after being pulled over by Cpl. Brad Davidson. As Davidson spoke with Morrisette, he noticed her attempting to conceal some contraband in her hand.

Davidson then gained consent to search her vehicle with the help of the department's drug dog, Toska, and discovered two grams of methamphetamine.

Upon taking her to the Greene County Detention Center, she was found to have eight more grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana on her person.

Arkansas State Police Special Agent Scott Pillow and Davidson arrested her for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, second-offense possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morrisette is being held at the Greene County Detention Center on a $1 million bond set by Judge Daniel Stidham.


Half Million Dollar Bond Set in Meth Case

Wednesday, September 3, 2003 12:00 AM CDT

Paragould Daily Press

Two local men arrested for drugs

PARAGOULD -- Two Paragould men were arrested Aug. 27 in connection with drug-related activities.
According to Capt. Jamie Martin, Investigator Bruce Drope received information that some drug activity was taking place at the residence of Buck Wood, 32, 1280 Greene 715 Road.

A search warrant was obtained to search the rest of the house. Martin said that once they arrived at the sheriff's office to question Wood and Lamb, they learned that some liquid methamphetamine could be found in a wooded area behind the residence.

Martin, Drope and Langston obtained a warrant to search the property and, after some time of searching, "We located a blue pitcher containing one-gallon of liquid meth." Martin added that an anhydrous ammonia tank was located in Lamb's vehicle.

Lamb and Wood are being charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to Martin, this is Lamb's third methamphetamine charge in five months. A bond was set at $500,000 by Judge Dan Stidham. Wood has a $50,000 bond set by Stidham.


Judge Sets $1 Million Bond for Attacker
Paragould Daily Press
Friday, May 24, 2002 12:00 AM CDT

Bond has been raised to $1 million for a Jonesboro man who attacked a Greene County Sheriff's Department secretary Thursday.

Greene County District Court Judge Dan Stidham held a probable cause hearing at the Detention Center on Friday for Nathan Balew, 41, of Jonesboro, who is now charged with attempted murder.

Balew was being held on a $200,000 bond set by Stidham for rape, burglary, second-degree domestic battery and terroristic threatening -- a bond also set at the Detention Center due to the man being considered a security risk.

On Thursday afternoon, Balew attacked Connie Gilbert, as she sat at the booking desk in the Detention Center, with a "spork," which had been fashioned into a stabbing device by filing the tip to a point and window caulk made into a handle.

Balew attacked Gilbert after leaving the facility's day room, where he had been making a phone call, leaving her with cuts and abrasions to the face. He was subdued by jailers with help from Chief Deputy Rudy Ring, Tony Rowe and Mike Carter of the Arkansas State Police.

According to Ring, Balew has told other inmates at the facility that he was going to "kill a guard;" statements that he said show intent and premeditation.

When questioned about the incident, Balew allegedly told Ring he "just wanted to go watch TV."


Judge Sets High Bond in Drug Case
Paragould Daily Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 12:00 AM CDT

PARAGOULD -- Bond was set in the case of a Trumann man who was allegedly involved in drug activity while working on a construction site on the Paragould High School campus.

The Paragould Police Department, arrested Kenneth David Richards, 34, Trumann, on Tuesday. Richards is charged with felony possession with intent to deliver, fleeing on foot, and felony distribution on a school property.

Bond was set at $150,000 in Greene County District Court on Wednesday by Judge Dan Stidham.


Bond Set at $1 Million for Man Charged With Drug Possession

Paragould Daily Press - Monday, January 28, 2002 12:00 AM CST

Bond has been set at $1 million for a Greene County man arrested for the fifth time on drug possession charges.

District Court Judge Dan Stidham bound over Kelly Flannery, 35, of 2844 Greene 707 Road and William "Bill" Nance Jr., 48, of Brookland, to Circuit Court on felony drug charges Monday.

Friday, Circuit Court Judge David Burnett found probable cause and set Flannery's bond at $1 million and Nance's at $500,000 after the two men were arrested as Probation/Parole Officer Enoch Allbritton and assisting officers from the Greene County Sheriff's Department attempted a probation search at Flannery's residence. He had allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana.


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