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‘Spring cleanup’ for investigators

A four-month investigation by Lonoke police department investigators recently netted eight arrests for drug offenses. A press release by Lt. Randy Mauk listed the arrests and the charges being sought.

The lead investigators were Cpl. Doug Carter and officer Tyler Barber.

Those arrested are:

Johnny Pierce, 51 – delivery of marijuana

Dexter Washington, 33 – delivery of crack cocaine

Derrick Dodson, 32- delivery of crack cocaine

Allen McGee, 29 – delivery of crack cocaine

Daran VanBuren, 45- delivery of crack cocaine, delivery of marijuana, possession with intent – crack cocaine

Sylvester Williams, 59 – possession of crack cocaine

Marcell McPeace, 25 – Delivery of crack cocaine; delivery of marijuana; possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug premises in a drug-free zone.

Ron Dodson, 41 – delivery of crack cocaine.

The report notes that all have been arrested and are awaiting trial.

In other police reports:

Possession of Controlled Substance (felony): Richard Whitaker, 37, Benton – officers inventorying the contents of an abandoned vehicle, prior to it being towed, discovered a box containing dried mushrooms. A check of the license number showed the vehicle belonged to Whitaker.

Fleeing; causing serious injury to police officer: Donapher Carter, 29, Jacksonville [Officer Travis Browing] – July 4, about 8:30 p.m., Carter fled on approach of an officer, and in the pursuit the officer suffered injury when his hand was impaled on a metal object.

Driving on a suspended license: Cordell Coleman, 27, North Little Rock – July 8, about midnight – officer responding to a disturbance complaint observed a vehicle with a malfunctioning taillight and conducted a traffic stop. The driver identified as Coleman, was found to be driving on a suspended license.

Theft (less than $500): Maria Annetee Coleman, 19, Lonoke [officer Malcom Cole] – July 2, about 1:40 p.m. - officer responded to a complaint of theft at the Lonoke Walmart. According to the report, complainant said Coleman had concealed merchandise in her purse and then attempted to exit the store. Coleman admitted the theft and offered to pay for the merchandise. Coleman was transported to the police department, booked and then released on her own recognizance.

Endanger Welfare of a Minor; obstructing governmental operation, fleeing, driving on suspended driver’s license - Tequila Michelle Rice, 28, Lonoke [officer Daniel Page]: July 2, about 1:15 p.m.

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