Two sentenced, trial set for third in meth lab bust at Eureka Springs RV park
BERRYVILLE -- Two persons were sentenced and a trial date was scheduled for a third in a methamphetamine lab case originating in early May at Wanderlust RV Park west of Eureka Springs.
Sentenced were Jon Carroll Farmer, 31, of Springdale, and Mary Lynette Eudy, 48, of Conroe, Texas. They were each sentenced to 15 years in prison with 10 years suspended after charges of possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.
Farmer is to pay a total of $795 in fines fees and costs while Eudy is to pay $1,045. Their co-defendant, and Eudy's husband, Milton Paul Cherry, 37, was scheduled for trial on Feb. 25-26 in Eureka Springs.
Due to Eudy and Cherry having six children, approval was given for the two to meet regarding how the children will be cared for. Cherry also faces federal charges.
The three were arrested in an operation by county deputies and federal marshalls on May 2, when peroxide, iodine, Sudafed, acetone, syringes, spoons, coffee filters, fuel, a hot plate and a match-striker were found in their van.
Apparently Cherry was not arrested at the scene, but his car was found later in the day at Two Jacks Pawn Shop, where he was spotted.
Steven Wilson Webb, 28, of Green Forest, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with seven years suspended after a hot check charge was dismissed in one case and attached to a second case in which he was convicted of commercial burglary and theft.
The hot check charges include checks written to 15 businesses and the Carroll County prosecuting attorney starting in April of this year. The burglary and theft charges arise from incidents in December 2007 and January 2008 at Powell Feed and J&J Pawn,
Webb is to pay $3,135.17 in victim restitution, for a total of $4,405.17, within 10 years. He was released on a transport bond, conditioned by regular Monday check-in with the sheriff's office.
Samuel C.I. Alburtis, 19, of Eureka Springs, was placed on two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to second-degree battery, a Class D felony. He is to also pay $3,230 in fines, fees and costs.
A charge of criminal use of a prohibited weapon, brass knuckles, was dismissed, and Albertis is to have no contact with his victim.
Alburtis was arrested on Aug. 16, 2007, charged with the incident which had occurred 12 days earlier. He was scheduled to have gone to trial last week, before his plea agreement was reached.
In revocation proceedings, Mark Kenneth Pinner, 45, of Monett, Mo., pleaded true to allegations of failure to pay and failure to report.
Pinner was convicted earlier on hot check and forgery chagres using the name Dave Carmony. He was given credit for 45 days served in jail with all conditions of his probation remaining in effect.
Jody Lynne Locklin, 23, of Berryville, is to remain in the Carroll County Drug Court Program, demoted to Phase 2, after completing a six- to 12-month rehabilitation program at Gist House.
Cautioning her that she may overtake the record on length of time in the drug court program, Judge Alan D. Epley told her that she faces prison time if she does not complete the program.
While statewide, methamphetamine arrests are down markedly, two persons were arraigned on meth-related charges Monday morning.
Terry Dean Klein, 47 of Oak Grove, is charged the possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges arise from a visit by his parole officer in August when the drug and accoutrements for its use were allegedly found in Klein's bedroom
Sean Michael Collins, 37, of Carthage, Mo., is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, along with parking in a handicapped zone.
Those charges arise from county deputies being called to the Walmart Supercenter in Berryville where Collins appeared to be passed out in the seat of his vehicle, which was parked in a handicapped space.
While deputies were trying to get Collins to stand up, a Berryville police officer escorted his wife, Denise Brooks, from the store, where she had been cited for shoplifting. While deputies were getting identification from Collins, another officer allegedly found methamphetamine in a child's wet wipe container in the front seat of the vehicle.
Other arraignments Monday morning included:
* Timothy Lars Brush, 25, of Fayetteville -- Violation of Arkansas' hot check law, a Class C felony. He allegedly wrote a $700 check to Walmart Supercenter in 2004 without the funds to cover it.
* Donald Gerald Miller, 39, of Green Forest -- of Green Forest, currently incarcerated in the Department of Corrections -- Twelve counts of forgery, Class C felonies, and misdemeanor theft. Miller was arrested in August in connection with checks written from a checkbook stolen from another man.
* Terri Joann Madewell, 19, of Green Forest -- Theft of property, a Class C felony. She allegedly took a woman's car from a Tyson parking lot and drove it to Eureka Springs.
* John Robert Tallent, 22, of Green Forest -- Second-degree forgery, a Class C felony, and misdemeanor theft of property. He was arrested at his probation officer's office after allegedly passing checks on a woman's account without permission.
* Stanley Eugene Ivy, 57, of Huntsville -- Aggravated robbery, a Class Y felony, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct and public intoxication. He allegedly attacked a man with a knife, fighting a Walmart security officer after he attempted to steal a bottle of cologne.
* David Quid Qualls, 24, of Berryville -- First-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, a Class D felony. He allegedly held a knife at the throat of his two-year-old son while highly intoxicated on Aug. 3