08/02/17  Fordyce Police Blotter


According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, officers made a total of 12 arrests between July 24 and July 31.

July 24, officer Chad Hubanks arrested James Hunter Dorrell of Carthage and charged him with forgery.

July 25, officer Michael Rhodes arrested Morgan Skylar Wylie of Fordyce and charged her with theft.

July 26, Rhodes arrested Jasmine Shantrice Gregory of Fordyce and charged her with aggravated assault. Gregory was also charged by Rhodes with failure to comply with a court order.

July 28, Officer Rhodes arrested Carrie Jacole Childs of Fordyce and charged her with 3rd degree battery and criminal mischief. Rhodes also charged Childs with illegal passing, driving on a suspended license and driving with no liability insurance.

July 29, officer Chad Hubanks arrested Michael Ross of Fordyce and charged him with 1st degree terroristic threatening and endangerment of a  minor.

July 30, officer Hubanks cited Anthony Moore of Fordyce for driving on a suspended license and not wearing a seat belt.

Dallas County District Judge Ronnie Phillips issued some bench warrants for individuals who failed to appear in court recently. Warrants were issued for Melvin Davis of Fordyce on a failure to appear charge. Shanetta Wright of Little Rock, failure to appear. Patrick Brown of Fordyce, failure to appear and Kenny Rogers of Bearden, failure to appear. According to district court records in Bearden, Rogers is in the Ouachita County Detention Center on a circuit court charge.

The 239th traffic fatality of the year was recorded in Sebastian County on U.S

Highway 71 at Brooken Hill Drive in Ft. Smith.

According to a preliminary state police report..63 year old Janet Kessler died of

injuries suffered in a crash involving three vehicles. Kessler's 2014 Chevrolet

Cruze..eastbound on Brooken Hill Drive was hit broadside by a southbound

2006 Toyta Tacoma..the light changed and the driver of the Tacoma attempted

to stop..but not in time and struck Kessler's vechile on the drivers side..Kessler's

car then spun into a light pole and then collided with a a north bound 2015

Hyundai Sonota..who was stopped in the northbound turning lane of U.S. 71.

The drivers of the other vehicles not available in the report.

The injured were taken to a Ft. Smith hospital..where Kessler died of her

injuries. Weather conditions were clear..the roadway dry at the time of the

crash at 11:14 Thursday morning. Ft. Smith PD investigated.