Police Reports: Week of June 28

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6/29
On June 29 at approximately 7:10 p.m., a Greenwood officer made a traffic stop on a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser on US 71 North near its intersection with State Highway 10 Spur for having no brake light. The officer made contact with the driver, Amy Jenkins, 41 of Fort Smith. After asking Jenkins for her driver’s license, insurance, and registration, she advised that the vehicle was her daughter’s, Destiny Burkhardt. Burkhardt, who was sitting in the backseat, provided an expired insurance card and an expired registration. The officer advised them of the issues with their paperwork and returned to his vehicle. The officer discovered Jenkins had one confirmed warrant. The officer had Jenkins exit the car, and she was placed under arrest. While completing paperwork, Jenkins advised that there were some “roaches” in the vehicle and that they were hers. The officer asked Burkhardt to exit the car so he could speak with her. He explained to Burkhardt that her mother advised him of the marijuana in the vehicle and sought consent to search, which she granted. During the search of the vehicle, the officer discovered a very small amount of marijuana in a partially burnt hand rolled cigarette. The officer asked Jenkins if she had anything on her person and she advised that she had “dope” in her bra. Jenkins was transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center without incident. Upon arrival, the officer advised the detention deputies that Jenkins needed to be searched for contraband. The search turned up a small plastic bag containing two smaller plastic bags with a white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. After recovering the contraband, Jenkins was charged with possession of schedule I or II controlled substance and the outstanding warrant.

7/2
On July 2, at approximately 10:30 p.m., while conducting neighborhood patrol on West Dogwood Street, a Greenwood office noticed an individual known to him as Spencer Kite, 18 of Greenwood. After seeing Kite in the apartment complex around the 200 Block of West Dogwood Street, the officer asked Sebastian County Dispatch if Kite had any outstanding
warrants. Dispatch advised him that they were showing three possible warrants for Kite’s arrest. The officer parked his patrol vehicle and approached the apartments located at 220 West Dogwood Street.
The officer saw Kite near the front door of the apartment and asked if he would provide him with his name and date of birth, which he provided. After dispatch confirmed the three outstanding warrants, Kite was placed
under arrest and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center and booked on the warrants without incident.
Warrant #2020-WCG-397352 ($10,000.00 Legally Sufficient)
Warrant #2020-WCG-397362 ($5,000.00 Legally Sufficient)
Warrant #2020-WDG-187225 ($400.00 Cash)

7/3
On July 3 at approximately 10:02 p.m., a Greenwood officer was traveling west on West Center Street behind a gold Chevrolet Impala with tags that expired in March of 2020. After observing the violation, the officer initiated a traffic stop at West Center Street, near its intersection with Park. The officer made contact with the driver, Haylie Reese 21 of Fort Smith. Reese was advised of the reason for the stop, and she responded that she knew her tags were expired, but that she was waiting on her insurance card to
come in so she could tag the vehicle. The officer took Reese’s driver’s license and returned to his vehicle. A confirmed warrant was discovered
for Reese’s arrest for theft of property. After returning to the vehicle, Reese was placed under arrest and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center without incident. The vehicle was driven from the
scene by a passenger in the vehicle who was a licensed driver.

7/5
On July 5 at approximately 10 p.m., a Greenwood officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at West Center Street near its intersection with Timberland Drive. The driver, Melissa Catlett, was the registered owner of the vehicle. The officer asked Catlett for her driver’s license, insurance, and registration. Catlett provided him with the information. The officer asked Catlett to exit the vehicle and she was advised that there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Also in the vehicle, Billy Catlett.
The officer asked Melissa Catlett for consent to search the vehicle, which she granted. The officer had Billy Catlett exit the vehicle. Billy Catlett advised another officer on scene that he had marijuana on his person. The marijuana was then recovered from him. While searching the vehicle, dispatch advised that Logan County confirmed the warrant within extradition for Melissa Catlett, but that they would not extradite at this time. After searching the vehicle, Melissa Catlett received a warning for not having the required mirrors on her vehicle. Billy Catlett was
issued a citation for possession of schedule VI controlled substance.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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