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    Burglary arrest in Cleburne County turned drug bust

    3:19 PM, Nov 11, 2013   |    comments
    (Photo: Shane Baugh, top left, Patricia Newman, top right, Anthony Miles, bottom left, Anthony Miles, bottom right)
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    CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - On November 7, Cleburne County investigators located a man who was responsible for a McJester Road residential burglary.

    In May of this year, investigators and deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office attempted to locate and arrest a man who had fled the scene of a burglary, 24-year-old Gerald Shane Baugh.

    Baugh ran away after being located at a mobile home on McJester Road and managed to evade both the officers and tracking dogs from the Department of Corrections. Since that incident, the Sheriff's Office has worked to locate Baugh and serve outstanding warrants for Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons a class 'D' Felony, Non-payment of fines and Fleeing the scene.

    On November 6, Cleburne County Investigators developed information that Baugh was staying at a home near Judsonia. Cleburne County Investigators, along with a variety of other agencies, went to the home of Baugh's mother, Patricia Newman in Judsonia, in an attempt to locate Baugh.

    A search of Newman's home resulted in the seizure of approximately 11.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 180.5 grams of suspected marijuana, a pistol, $1,260, and items of drug paraphernalia.

    Newman, 48, and Anthony Miles, 47, of Judsonia were arrested for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance With Purpose to Deliver, namely methamphetamine, a class "B" felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a class "B" felony, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, a class "Y" felony, and Maintaining a Drug Premises, a class "D" felony. Newman was incarcerated in the White County Detention Center on $25,000 bond and Miles was incarcerated on $10,000 bond.

    Officers subsequently developed information that Baugh was at a Bald Knob motel and proceeded to the motel where Baugh and Jacob James, 23, of Heber Springs attempted to flee. When apprehended, Baugh was found to be in possession of approximately 71.1 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately 11.5 grams of suspected marijuana, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, and $600.

    Baugh was arrested on the Cleburne County warrants, and transported to the Cleburne County Detention Center, where he is currently being held. Additional drug and firearms charges are pending federally. James was arrested for fleeing, a misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a class "B" felony. James was transported to the White County Detention Center where he was found to be in possession of approximately .1 gram of suspected methamphetamine, and arrested for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance namely Methamphetamine, a class "D" felony and Furnishing Prohibited Articles, a class "C" felony. James is incarcerated in the White County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

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