Several receive probation in circuit court

Updated: February 9, 2018

By Quinton Bagley

Little River News

Randy Ray Bivins, 39, of Ashdown, Ark., appeared before 9th West Judicial Circuit Judge Tom Cooper on Tuesday, January 30, at the Little River County Courthouse.

Bivins was charged with second degree battery and interference with custody – both Class C felonies. The charges stem from a July 2017 incident in which Bivins allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and then later kidnapped their daughter.

Bivins pled guilty to second degree battery and received five years probation, $750 fine plus court cost.

Sidney Charles Horn, 18, of Ashdown, was charged with aggravated assault, a Class D felony, from a June 2017 incident. Horn pled guilty to the charge and received five years probation, $1,000 fine plus court cost.

Amy Rhodes, 46, of Wilton, Ark., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia a Class D felony. The according to an affidavit, Rhodes was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by an Ashdown Police Officer on December 25, 2017. The driver of the car was taken into custody for active warrants. According to the affidavit, Rhodes told a Little River County Sheriff’s Deputy that she had used methamphetamines earlier in the day. The deputy located a needle commonly used for injecting methamphetamines intravenously and a clear baggie with meth residue in Rhodes’ purse.

Rhodes pled guilty to the charges. She received 270 days in Arkansas Community Corrections, three years probation and court cost.

Kirklon Jacoby Walker, 26, of Ogden, was charged with theft by receiving property worth more than $1,000 but less than $5,000.

In October 2017, officers with the South Central Drug Task Force and Ashdown Police Department learned from an informant that Walker was trying to sell a .243 rifle that was allegedly stolen.

The officers arranged, through the informant, to purchase the rifle for $125. Walker allegedly told the informant that the gun would be behind a monument in a cemetery in Ogden and that he was to take the gun and leave the money under a towel.

The officers retrieved the gun and confirmed by serial number that the gun had been stolen from a Little River County residence earlier that month.

Walker pled guilty to the charge of theft by receiving, a Class D Felony. He was given three years probation, a $1,000 fine and court cost and has to pay restitution of $250 to the Drug Task Force.

Arthur Williams, 56, of Foreman, appeared before Judge Cooper charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

In October 2017, a deputy with the Little River County Sheriff’s Office observed Williams riding a bicycle down Schuman Street in Foreman at approximately 1 a.m. The deputy stopped Williams and asked what he was doing out so late. Williams stated that he was going to Young’s Thriftway to get a coke. The deputy reported that Williams was acting nervous and kept putting his hands in his pockets. For safety, the deputy asked Williams if he had any weapons on him. Williams stated that he had several knives in his pocket. After again reaching into his pockets, Williams was placed in handcuffs. He was informed that he was not under arrest but being detained for both his and the officer’s safety. The deputy then removed a knife from Williams’ pocket at well as a glass pipe that was burnt on one end. The pipe also head white residue inside. Williams told the deputy that the “meth pipe was not his and that he was holding it for someone else.”

Williams pled guilty to the charge and received three years probation, a $500 fine and court cost.

Jessica McCoy, 23, of Fort Smith, Ark., appeared in court charged with terroristic threatening in the first degree.

In September 2017, McCoy got in a dispute with her ex-husband over visitation with their children. At the direction of Winthrop City Marshall Joe Jones, McCoy agreed to leave the residence with one of the couple’s children while the other stayed with her father, who was the custodial parent.

According to a court affidavit, shortly after leaving her ex-husband’s residence, McCoy sent him a text message allegedly stating that she was going to drive herself and their child off a bridge because she was mad at her ex. A be-on-the-lookout order was placed for McCoy. She was later taken into custody on U.S. Hwy. 71 by a Sevier County Sheriff’s Deputy.

McCoy pled guilty to the charge and received three years probation, a $500 fine and court cost.

Scarlett Schlomer, 21, of Ogden appeared before the judge charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

On January 13, 2018, Schlomer was observed by a Little River County Sheriff’s Deputy of crossing left of center twice on U.S. Hwy. 71 in a gold Nissan Altima.

The deputy performed a traffic stop and placed Schlomer under arrest for public intoxication. The deputy observed that she was disoriented and that Schlomer admitted to smoking marijuana and methamphetamine.

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy observed a long, round cylinder with a white crystal-like residue that appeared to be methamphetamine. He also observed a green flashlight with the same white crystal-like residue.

Schlomer pled guilty to the charge and received three years probation, $500 fine plus court cost.