04/28/17  Ouachita County Circuit Court


A 38 year old Camden man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit court with possession of a firearm by certain persons, resisting arrest and fleeing.  The charges were filed on April 19 against Zachary S. Beard of Camden by Deputy prosecuting attorney Phillip A. Stone. According to information filed in court, Camden police were called to an apartment complex on a complaint of a suspicious person looking in windows. Upon investigation, police confronted Beard, who fled from police, attempting to crawl over a fence.  He was tased twice after failing to submit to arrest, dropping a handgun in the process, a .380 handgun.  A check on Beard's record indicated he had a warrant for his arrest, out of Ohio for rape and kidnapping. His record also indicates he had arrests for residential burglary and domestic battery.  He'll be tried as a habitual offender.

On April 25, Stone filed charges in circuit court in Camden against 29 year old John Henry Miller 111 of Camden.  He was charged in March with possession of a controlled substance, meth or cocaine and 5 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  The drugs and paraphernalia were found following a search of a residence at 740 Washington avenue in Camden.  Stone will seek to have Miller tried as a habitual offender as well.  millers' criminal record shows he was sentenced to 5 years in 2005 on a possession charge. In 2014, he was charged with theft by receiving and delivery of a controlled substance that he was sentenced to 2 years for.

Deputy prosecutor Stone also filed charges on April 25, against 29 year old Dorothy McPeters of Weatherford, Texas.  March 17, Camden police charged McPeters with possession of meth or cocaine.  Officer Andrew Tollefson was patrolling in the area of Jim Golden ford and came into contact with McPeters wearing a hoodie and carrying a backpack.  A drivers license and warrant check on her revealed she had a warrant out for her arrest with the city of Fort Worth.  Authorities there said they would seek to extradite her. In the meantime, McPeter's posted $5,000.00 bond and was released on April 21.