Road hunting complaint leads to two arrests in Sharp County, Arkansas
May 16, 2011
Alan Chaffin (Source: Sharp County Sheriff's Office)
Marilyn Mitchell (Source: Sharp County Sheriff's Office)
SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT)- An illegal road hunting complaint in Sharp
County results in two arrests and the discovery of several weapons.
According to the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, on May 3rd officers
responded to a complaint of someone road hunting on Turkey Pin Road east
of Highland. Officers say they made contact with Marilyn Mitchell who
was near the vehicle described in the complaint and found a turkey in
the back of her truck.
Mitchell told officers she hit the bird with her truck and had to put
it down with a pistol. Officers followed Mitchell to a cabin to locate
the pistol. Officers could not find the pistol at first, but noticed
something sticking out of a brush pile. After that officers say they
located two shotguns, a tactical vest with two pistols along with a box
that contained an AK47 assault rifle and an ammo can that had a large
amount of ammunition.
Mitchell and her sister were questioned and officers learned that the
guns belonged to Alan Chaffin, 31 of Jonesboro. Chaffin, police learned,
was a convicted felon and fled to the woods before officers got to the
Police located Chaffin a short time later and took him into custody.
Officers found a receipt for the purchase of the AK47 in Chaffin's
Chaffin was charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons a
class D felony and felony fleeing a class D felony. Bond was set at a
total of $16,040 for both charges.
Marilyn Mitchell was arrested for possession of a controlled
substance, was cited and then released.
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