The Van Buren County sheriff’s office reports the following incidents in August:
On Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, the sheriff’s office conducted a vehicle safety check point in Formosa near the junction on State Highways 336 and 9, and Scotland near the junction of State Highway 95 West and Game and Fish 389. About 12 citations where written for numerous traffic offenses. Deputies will be conducting vehicle safety check points in different areas in the county. Utilization of check points should have a positive impact on discouraging traffic-related offenses and possibly getting drunk drivers off the roadways, says Sheriff Scott Bradley.
On Aug. 3, 2014, Deputy Bobby Lockard gave pursuit of a 4-wheeler driven by a female on the New Road near Shirley. Lockard was able to block the path of the 4-wheeler on a lease road off the New Road. Lockard made contact with 42-year-old Penney Gail Mahaney of Shirley. Mahaney was arrested and charged with misdemeanor fleeing.
On Monday, Aug. 1, 2014, Deputy Todd Bonds responded to a call from a female who stated that Markey Jones had slapped her six times, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Bonds made contact with Jones and after an investigation into the incident arrested 25-year-old Marc Alan Jones of Choctaw. Jones is being charged with misdemeanor battery-third degree, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, the news release states.
On Monday, Aug. 1, 2014, at approximately 11 p.m., Deputy Todd Bonds responded to a call about man trying to run over another man, but hitting a truck instead, the sheriff’s office reports. Bonds made contact with the suspect at approximately 12:25 a.m. and after an investigation into the incident, arrested William Chris Patterson, 28, of Choctaw. Patterson is being charged with misdemeanor battery in the third degree, according to the sheriff’s office.