Three wanted for forgery of city checks

July 31, 2007 Three men from Independence County are wanted by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony forgery of checks stolen from the city of Cushman, according to a court affidavit f

Quail Valley raid allegedly yields drugs

July 31, 2007 With search warrant in hand, police raided a Quail Valley residence Friday morning where they reportedly found a large quantity of marijuana in a picnic cooler.

One arrested in forgery attempt

July 31, 2007 An arrest has been made in a case of attempted forgery reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning.

Calico Rock church to host fundraiser for mortgage

July 31, 2007 CALICO ROCK — Everything from a 1985 Ford LTD II to 30 yards of gravel to a 12-gauge single shot shotgun make up the list of prizes in Calico Rock’s Gospel Truth Church fundraiser.

Death ruled suicide by crime lab

July 31, 2007 The preliminary autopsy report from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory says the cause and manner of death of Elizabeth Yvette Crutcher was suicide by hanging.

News of Other Days

July 30, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Metal thefts, other burglaries reported

July 30, 2007 A number of burglaries and thefts were reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend, starting with the theft of a large quantity of scrap metal from an old salvage yard.

Caught on tape, burglar fesses up

July 30, 2007 Three burglaries in as many months prompted a local businessman to install hidden cameras, which then led to the arrest of a Batesville man as a suspect following a fourth incident, according to a cou