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Swank Back in Custody


      Tuesday afternoon In the Cleburne County Circuit Court, Timothy Swank (top left photo), a thirty-seven year old Rosebud resident was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Judge John Dan Kemp. After being moved to the rear door of the court room, Swank bolted down the stairs before he could be handcuffed and secured. Swank fled the court house area on foot and disappeared into the residential area south of the court square. Late Thursday afternoon Heber Springs Police Department contacted the Sheriff’s Office with information that Swank was still in Heber Springs. Following the lead, a group of seven Investigators from Heber Springs Police Department, Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation, Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Homeland Security Investigations, spotted Swank in a vehicle pulling into the Fred’s parking lot on 7th Street. Swank was taken into custody without incident, charged with 3rd Degree Escape and transported to the Cleburne County Detention Center where he is being held on a $150,000 bond. The driver of the vehicle was interviewed and released. Providing transportation or assistance to a known fugitive can result in being charged with Hindering Apprehension, in this case a Felony. Investigators are currently working to determine if there is sufficient evidence to charge the driver.


      On August 9th a Felony, Theft of Property arrest warrant was served on forty-four year old Lewis Don Hannah (top center photo) of Rosebud. The warrant stemmed from the Sheriff’s Office’s investigation of a report filed by Sherwood Tractor in Hopewell. The property reported stolen in the report has been recovered and is being help at the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office. Hannah posted a $10,000 bond the same afternoon and was released from custody.


      Shortly before eleven PM, August 8th, Wilburn Township Constable Daniel Fedora (top right photo) was booked into the Cleburne County Detention Center. Twenty-eight year old Fedora’s charges included Domestic Battery III, Assault on a Family or Household Member and Public Intoxication. All charges were Misdemeanor. The arrest stemmed from a reported domestic dispute on Valley Oaks Drive. Fedora posted a $2,035 cash bond and was released from custody.  


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