Law Enforcement Handles Several Calls
Local law enforcement handled a variety of calls in the past week.
Pollard Area Crash
Deborah Gordon, 65, of Rector, was airlifted to a Jonesboro hospital Wednesday, Oct. 21, after a vehicle driven by her husband, Joel Gordon, 67, crashed at 10:58 a.m. north of Pollard.
Reports indicated the couple was headed southbound on Highway 139, near the Arkansas and Missouri state line when the mishap occurred. Apparently, the vehicle crossed the road and plowed into a bridge embankment which caused it to spin into the eastside ditch. The Pollard and Piggott fire departments responded to the scene and used the jaws of life to free the couple. Mrs. Gordon was transported from the scene by air-evac helicopter to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, according to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller.
Single Vehicle Accident
A single vehicle accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 on Clay County Road 406 resulting in two Rector residents being transported to the hospital.
According to law enforcement report, Nick Gore, 22 of Rector, lost control of a Ford Explorer owned by Mike Edwards of Rector while negotiating a curve, over-corrected and rolled the vehicle. Gore was transported by ambulance to the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Passenger William Douglas, 19 of Rector, was transported by ambulance to Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Drug Arrests at McDougal
Cory Hobbs, 37, and Melissa Terry, 35, both of Piggott, were arrested at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.
According to a press release from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, deputies pulled their vehicle over as part of a routine traffic stop on Oakwood Drive in McDougal. A search was conducted resulting in the pair's arrest.
Both have been charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine. The two were transported to the Clay County Detention Center, where they awaited a bond hearing at last report.
The CCTD reminds readers an arrest is not an indication of guilt, and all suspects remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.