Beebe Police Department Recent Arrests and Pleas

Apr 26th, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

Beebe Police Captain Eddie Cullum reported the following felony arrests and pleas.

On April 12th, 2012, Officer Steve Hall stopped a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Satterfield, 49, of Beebe for an equipment violation on Dewitt Henry Drive.  The front seat passenger was identified as David A. Ballard, 24, of Ward.  Lt. Brian Duke responded and backed up Officer Hall.  Both men appeared very nervous and as contact was made with them. Ballard, was observed to place something in the rear floor board of the 1997 Saturn car.  Further investigation led to the seizure of a prescription type bottle containing numerous small zip-loc plastic baggies two of which contained a substance later field tested as methamphetamine. Both men were arrested for “Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to Deliver” and “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia”. According to the Captain, Ballard was on parole and notification was made to the Searcy parole office. Both men were transported to the White County Detention Center in Searcy and held in lieu of a $25,000 bond. Ballard had a no bond hold placed on him by ADC.

On April 15th, 2012 at 11:56 p.m., Curtis Don Jones, 34, of Rose Bud, was arrested after he entered the BBPD in an intoxicated state asking to use the restroom.  Jones was charged with the misdemeanor offenses of “Public Intoxication” and “Carrying a weapon”. Jones had a clip knife in his possession. As he was further searched officers removed a plastic container from his left front pants pocket which held a used syringe, small plastic baggies, two of which contained methamphetamine, a section of red straw with powder residue and a glass pipe with residue. Jones was charged with “Possession of methamphetamine with purpose to Deliver” and “Possession of Drug Paraphernalia”.  He was transported to the White County Detention Center in Searcy and held in lieu of a $15,000 bond.  Jones was also on parole and is being held by parole/probation with no bond.

On March 7th, 2012, Christopher J. Jefferson, 21, of Lonoke pled guilty in the White County Circuit Court to “Commercial Burglary”.  Jefferson was sentenced to five (5) years probation, ninety (90) days in jail, fined $1,000 & $150.00 court costs.  The plea by Jefferson was for his involvement in the burglary of Jacksonville Steel building on Dewitt Henry Drive in Beebe which took place on September 30th, 2011.