Sevier County
Sheriff's Office
De Queen, Arkansas
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PRESS RELEASE - August 17, 2020


Friday, August 14, 2020 Sgt Gentry and Deputy Stubbs were patrolling on HWY 71 North of De Queen. Deputies noticed a Beige Ford Taurus traveling North on HWY 71 being driven by Barry Talley of De Queen. Deputies knew that Barry had felony warrants out for his arrest. Deputies followed Barry for a short distance and noticed the Ford Taurus also had a brake light out. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Barry. After making contact with Barry. Deputies asked permission to search the vehicle. Consent was given by Barry. Deputies found a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe that also contained a white melted substance in it believed to be Methamphetamine. Barry was arrested for the outstanding warrant for breaking or entering and theft of property. Barry was also arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Both Class D Felonies. Deputy Prosecutor Erin Hunter will be reviewing the case.


Friday, August 14, 2020 Deputy Cross was working stationary radar on HWY 71 South of Lockesburg. Deputy Cross clocked a vehicle running 80-mph in a 55-mph speed zone. Deputy Cross initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and came into contact with the driver of the vehicle Wesley Schooley of Horatio. Deputy Cross explained the reason for the stop. Deputy Cross could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. At this time Deputy Cross asked Schooley for permission to search the vehicle. Wesley gave consent and Deputy Cross and Deputy Alvarado conducted a search. Upon searching the vehicle Deputy Cross located 61.2 grams of marijuana rolled up in individual cigarettes in separate containers. Wesley denied the marijuana being his but his passenger, Kenneth Hoffman of Lockesburg stated to the deputies that the marijuana was his. Deputy Cross issued Schooley a ticket for speeding and Kenneth was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance with the Purpose to Deliver Class D Felony. Deputy Prosecutor Erin Hunter will be reviewing the case.