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HCSO log

By submitted, 08/21/18 9:21 AM

Hempstead County Sheriff's Department


Domestic Battery

On Thursday August 16, at 11:36 A.M. HCSO deputies responded to a reported domestic violence call at 5954 highway 29 South.

Upon investigation 27-year-old Joseph Fortenberry was arrested for Domestic Battery in the third Degree. Fortenberry also had a failure to appear warrant from the City Of Hope. He was transported to the HCDF where he was booked on the charges of Domestic Battery 3rd Degree, and Failure to Appear.

Domestic Disturbance

On August 16, at approximately 4:30 p.m., HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 4400 block of Hempstead 2 in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a minor.

Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the father of a 12-year-old, who stated his son tried to his wife and mother of the child.

Incident referred to Juvenile Officer.

Warrant Service/ Possession of Controlled Substance

On Aug. 16 at approximately 8:43 p.m., HCSO Deputies observed a gray vehicle with no license plates on the vehicle.  Deputies conducted a traffic stop on that vehicle at the Saratoga School.

Upon investigation it was discovered that the driver 25-year-old Donishia Stanton of Hope had a Failure to Comply Warrant. Deputies also discovered a clear baggie with what appeared to be marijuana inside her vehicle.

Deputies transported Donishia Stanton to the Hempstead County Jail where she was charged for possession of marijuana. Deputies also served the FTC warrant Stanton was given a court date of Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.

Suspicious Vehicle/ Accident

On Aug. 17 at approximately 12:52 a.m., HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 3431 Hwy 32 North, in reference to a suspicious vehicle in his driveway.

Upon arrival Deputies observed a silver Chevrolet Trax in the driveway of the residence.

Deputies contacted Lennon Davis who stated he was the driver. Davis stated he was driving to work and he hit something in the roadway causing him to drive his vehicle off the road and into the fence of the property.

Deputies requested an ASP Trooper come to the location to work the accident. Due to it being on a State Highway. An ASP Trooper was dispatched and worked the accident.

Domestic Battery 3rd

At approximately 6:01 a.m. on August 17, HCSO deputies were dispatched to the 4800 block of Highway 67 East in reference to a domestic disturbance.

I arrived on scene and contacted the victim a 41-year-old female who advised   that her boyfriend Roger Stockslager, had assaulted her and she had flagged a passing motorist down to call 911.

Upon investigation Deputies arrested, 47-year-old Stockslager for Domestic Battery 3rd charge, Terroristic Threating 2nd, and False Imprisonment charges.

Unlawful Distribution of Sexual Images


At approximately 1:15 p.m. on August 17, HCSO deputies were dispatched to the Sheriff’s Office in reference to Unlawful Distribution of Sexual Images.

Upon arrival, Deputies contacted a 45-year-old male who stated a female added him on Facebook several weeks ago. The 45-year-old stated they began talking back and forth and eventually began exchanging elicit pictures via text message.

The 45-year-old stated today he had two random numbers start calling him demanding one hundred dollars. The unknown subjects that called wanted him to send the money to South Africa. The 45-year-old stated the callers advised if he did not send them the money that they would post his elicit pictures and videos on the internet.

The 45-year-old stated they had already begun sending the pictures and videos to his family.  The 45-year-old stated that he just wanted a report at this time in case anything happened.

Civil Stand By


On Aug. 17, at approximately 12:09 p.m. HCSO Deputies received a call from dispatch about a civil standby in the 1400 block of 28th St.

Upon arriving deputies stood by while the caller conducted her business. There were no incidents. Deputies cleared the scene.

Possible Theft

At approximately 5 p.m. on Friday August 17, HCSO Deputies were given a name and number to call in reference to possible water theft from the city well.

Deputies called and spoke with a person who represented of the City of Washington, who stated approximately 4:40 p.m. all of the City of Washington was without water.

The caller stated her husband went to check on the pumps at the well and noticed a 3-4000-gallon tanker truck turning onto Highway 195 South from Highway 278 approximately 400 yards from the well.

The caller stated she noticed the truck pass her house but did not get a description of the truck other than it has a silver tank with a platform on top.  she stated that a white one-ton pickup was with the truck also.

The caller requested Deputies attempt to locate the truck to see if they were getting the water from the well.   Deputies advised the caller that they would attempt to locate the vehicle.

Deputies drove from Washington to Fulton on Highway 195 South on Highway 73 from the intersection of Highway 278 to Hempstead 14, and were unable to locate the vehicle.

Possession of controlled substance misdemeanor, driving on suspended, no proof of insurance, and a failure to comply

At approximately 11:05 a.m. on August 18, HCSO Deputies observed a grey Chevrolet truck commit a traffic violation of improper use of turn signal, in the 500 block of rail road street in Blevins. Deputies conducted a traffic on the vehicle driven by 34-year-old Jonathan Vires of Blevins.

During the traffic stop deputies discovered a substance believed to be marijuana in the vehicle.

The 34-year-old Vires was charged with possession of controlled substance misdemeanor, driving on suspended, no proof of insurance, and a failure to comply.

Theft of Property

On Aug. 18 at approximately 11:24 a.m. HCSO Deputies received a call from dispatch to respond to 104 Hempstead 108 in reference to a theft.

Upon arriving at the Deputies contacted Jacob Reynolds who identified himself as the caller.

He stated someone had stolen and damaged some property. He stated a person who had been working for him up until a couple of days ago when he told the person if he couldn’t pass a drug test that he could no longer work with him and kicked the person off of his property.

He stated sometime during the night of Aug. 17 while he was gone his cousin saw the same person leaving Jacobs property in a red older model dually truck.

Victim stated a red craftsman tool box topper with misc. tools, a Black and Decker tool box with misc. tools, a small red tool box with misc. tools, a black Bushnell flashlight, a black Bushnell spotlight were stolen. Suspect (s) damaged a white window AC unit.

The victim provided deputies with the former employee’s name Deputies are investigating.


On August 18, at approximately 2:04 p.m. HCSO Deputies were contacted by dispatch and advised that an anonymous caller contacted them and advised that a white truck drove down to Dennis Sutton and Melinda Osborn’s mobile home that recently burned.

Upon arrival at 3395 Highway 278 East As deputies were halfway down the driveway They observed a white male look at the patrol unit and run into the woods.

Deputies searched the area but did not locate the subject. Deputies have obtained a name of the possible suspect and are investigating.


At approximately 2 p.m. on August 18, HCSO Deputies were dispatched to a call-in reference to a disturbance.

Deputies arrived on scene and spoke to a Kawana Jones in reference to a individual being on her property. Jones stated the individual had pulled up to see his son

Deputies spoke with the 18-year-old son, who stated he did not wish to see the individual. Deputies issued a warning advised the individual if he came back on to Jones’ property he would be charged with Criminal Trespassing. The individual advised he understood and he left the property at that time.


On Aug. 17 at approximately 8:10 p.m., HCSO Deputy Orlando Dennis was stationary on Hwy 29 North just north of Hempstead 24 facing southbound. When he observed a beige Buick that was traveling northbound make a right turn onto Hempstead 24 failing to use its signal as it turned.

Deputy Dennis conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Hempstead 24.

Deputy Dennis approached the driver side of the vehicle and contacted the driver later known to be Jeffery Moore. I observed a white male in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Deputy Dennis asked Jeffery for his driver’s license, registration, and insurance. Deputy Dennis also asked the passenger later known to be Ian Moore for his identification. Both subjects provided him with the information requested. As Deputy Dennis was walking back to his patrol unit, he looked into the back seat of the vehicle and observed a white female later known to be Brandy Stanhouse crouched down on the back floorboard of the vehicle. Deputy Dennis asked the Stanhouse what was she doing, and she stated nothing.

As deputy Dennis went back to his patrol unit to check Jeffery’s by D.L. number through Central Dispatch. Dennis observed Stanhouse open the driver side back passenger door, get out of the vehicle, and start running.

Deputy Dennis exited his patrol unit and chased after Stanhouse Dennis observed Stanhouse cross a barbed wire fence on the north side of the roadway.  Deputy Dennis continued to pursue her northbound on foot through brush, and woods. Dennis observed Stanhouse run directly into another barbed wire fence, causing her to fall on her back.

Stanhouse got up off the ground, and went through the fence and continued running north. Deputy Dennis ordered Stanhouse to stop several times before deploying his taser. Deputy Dennis observed the taser proms contact Stanhouse causing her to fall to the ground. Stanhouse was told to place her hands behind her back.

Stanhouse snatched the wire from the taser prongs causing them to lose connection. Stanhouse again got up and continue to run. Deputy Dennis caught up to Stanhouse and assisted her to the ground. Stanhouse was told again to place her hands behind her back. Stanhouse would not comply and would not place her hands behind her back.

Deputy Dennis warned Stanhouse if she did not comply and cease to resist he would deploy his taser again.  Stanhouse continued to resist arrest and not place her hands behind her back. Deputy Dennis placed his taser to Stanhouse’s back and stunned her. Stanhouse complied with Deputy Dennis. Stanhouse placed her hands behind her back, taken into custody.

Deputy Dennis checked all three through Central Dispatch who advised that Stanhouse had an FTC warrant for $2,610 with the City of Hope. Dispatch advised that Jeffery was clear of city and county warrants. Dispatch then advised that Ian have an FTA for $1,500 out of Clark County for violation of probation and they wanted him.

Ian Moore Arrested on the warrant from Clark County he was transported to the HCDF by Deputy Derrick Bunn. Deputy Dennis transported Stanhouse to the HCDF, and booked in for fleeing, and criminal mischief 2nd.   Clark County came and picked up Ian Moore.

Welfare Check

At approximately 11:46 a.m. on Saturday August 18, HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 207 Highway 299 in reference to a welfare check.  Dispatch advised to meet the caller at the gas station in Emmett.

Upon arrival Deputies made contact with the caller who stated she needed to check on her son,  The caller stated her son had someone living with him that would take his phone and not let him have it.  The caller stated she has not heard from her son in a few days.  Deputies advised the caller they would go to the residence and attempt to contact her son.

Deputies were able to find out that the son was at work and notified the caller.

Assault on A Family or Household Member

At approximately 12:15 a.m. Sunday August 19, HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 507 South Orleans Street in reference to threatening and fighting.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted Sendia Bullock.  Bullock stated her boyfriend, Greg Walker, and her got into an argument about her 28-year-old son, not helping around the house.  Bullock stated Walker got mad and pushed her several times.  She stated when Walker pushed her, at that time the 28-year-old son came out of his room and told him to stop.  Bullock stated Walker told her son that he needed to get back in his room or he was going to kill him.  Bullock stated Walker continued to argue and push her.

Deputies placed Walker under arrest for Assault on a Family or Household Member, and Terroristic Threatening.  He was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he was booked in.


At approximately 3:30 a.m. August 19, HCSO Deputies were dispatched to 3000 West Avenue B to the area near apartment 64 in reference to a possible disturbance.  Dispatch advised that an anonymous caller stated there were several people standing outside near apartment 64 and they appeared to be fighting.

Upon arrival, Deputies observed two subjects, sitting outside apartment 64.  Deputies spoke with both subjects and they stated there had not been any sort of altercation; the subjects stated she and several of her friends got off work at the same time and all met at her apartment.  She stated they might have gotten a little loud while they were talking and joking outside but no one argued or fought.

Deputies did not observe any marks on either of the subjects or any evidence there had been any physical altercation near that apartment at this time.

No Further action was taken.

Theft of Property

On Aug. 19 at approximately 6:50 p.m., HCSO Deputies was dispatched to the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office in reference to a theft.

Upon arrival, Deputies contacted Charlie Scoggins. Scoggins stated someone stole his Smoker Grill from his residence at 267 Hempstead 116. Scoggins stated he last saw his grill on last Sunday Aug. 12. and noticed his grill missing on Aug. 17, but he did not think anything of it because he thought his friend might have used it.

Scoggins stated he spoke with his friend today at church on Aug. 19 and his friend told him he did not get the grill. Scoggins stated his grill is solid black with a big firebox on the back of the grill, and has a smoke stack on the same side as the firebox. Charlie stated his grill is made out of a two-hundred-and-fifty-gallon butane tank, and two axles and you will need a truck with a two-inch ball to pull it. Charlie stated he do not know who stole his property, and it his worth $3,000.

Anyone having information please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Agency Assist

At approximately 7:05 a.m. on August 19, HCSO Deputies were dispatched to Highway 67 in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted Arkansas State Trooper 1st Class Christina Busse and assisted her directing traffic while she worked the accident.

Livestock Running at Large

On Aug. 19 at approximately 12:42 p.m. HCSO Deputies received a call from dispatch for a herd of sheep in the middle of the road a couple of miles outside of Shover Springs on Hwy 32.

Deputies searched the area of Hwy 32 off of 278 E and drove down 32 until they encountered the Nevada county line where we turned around and made their way back to 278 E. They were unable to locate the sheep.

Domestic Disturbance

On Aug. 19 at approximately 1:24 p.m., HCSO Deputies received a call from dispatch for a possible domestic disturbance at 3208 Hwy 355 S. Dispatch advised there were injuries and the victim was bleeding.

Upon arriving at 3208 Hwy 355 S Deputies contacted Theresa Eskew who identified herself as a witness to the incident. The suspect Damon Moten had already left the property.

Deputies contacted Dennis Moten who identified himself as the victim. Dennis had an obvious cut over the bridge of his nose that was bleeding and his right hand, he was visibly shaken and upset. Dennis stated he had walked outside to confront Damon who was hollering and in the face of his girlfriend, Eskew.

When Dennis confronted Damon, he asked him what he was doing yelling at his old lady. Dennis stated Damon turned to him and said this is what I’m doing and proceeded to punch him in the face. Dennis stated after the first punch Damon pushed him down into a corner of the porch and kept punching him.

Eskew stated Damon had gotten upset over something she couldn’t remember and when she said something to him he got in her face and started spitting in her face and yelling at her. She stated she was scared he was going to hit her so she picked up a bar to protect herself. She stated she tried to walk away from him around the house but he followed her. Eskew stated when Dennis came out of the house to try to stand up for her Damon started punching Dennis and pushed him into a corner and kept punching him. She said at that time she tried to break the fight up and jumped on Damons back. She stated right after that Damon stopped punching Dennis and left in a black and white Toyota FJ Cruiser.

EMS arrived on scene and checked the injury of Dennis. They did not transport.

Damon Moten left the residence in a 2007 black and white Toyota FJ Cruiser lic-296846. Deputies searched the area for Damon and the vehicle but were unable to locate him.

The incident is under investigation.


At approximately 7:45 p.m., on Sunday August 19, HCSO Deputies were dispatched to the 2100 Block of Highway 73 West in reference to a one-vehicle accident to assist the Arkansas State Police due to power lines being down across the roadway.

Upon arrival Deputies assisted with diverting traffic until the power company arrived to clear the downed lines.  Once the lines were removed from the roadway Deputies assisted with traffic until the vehicle was removed from the ditch.