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Mineral Springs burglary suspect enters guilty plea at arraignment

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NASHVILLE – A Mineral Springs man arrested earlier this month in connection with an alleged burglary entered guilty pleas to the resulting charges Wednesday in Howard County Circuit Court.
Arron Lewis, 21, was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction with five suspended on charges of residential burglary and theft of property. Lewis made the pleas during his arraignment.
The charges against Lewis stem from an investigation that began June 5, when a pair of computers, two flat screen televisions and a large variety of stereo equipment were reportedly stolen from a Gains St. residence.
After being contacted by the residents of the burgled home the following afternoon, Nashville officers Jimmy Steely and Wayne Epperly quickly found witnesses who stated that a red Pontiac car was seen in the area the night before, which the alleged victim said was of the type that he had seen Lewis in on a previous occasion. The statement went on to say that the point of entry at the residence was difficult to determine, as multiple doors and windows were open after the reported burglary and the residence was left in disarray and damaged by those committing the crime.
Lewis and another man, 23 year old Dalton Jordan, of Nashville, were interviewed separately and both allegedly confessed to their roles in the burglary. Jordan was also arraigned Wednesday, but plead not guilty to charges similar to Lewis’s. He is scheduled to return to court July 8.
The defendants were just two among a host of other criminal suspects who entered pleas during Wednesday’s court session. Other proceedings were as follows:
• Ronald Morris, 53, of Mineral Springs, was sentenced to four years in the Arkansas Department of Correction with two suspended after pleading guilty to felony possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Timothy Hartness, 52, of Nashville, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles and was ordered to return to court Aug. 5.
• A mental evaluation was ordered for Jeremi Johnson, 30, of Nashville, after he entered a not guilty plea to charges of first degree false imprisonment and aggravated assault on a household or family member.
• Creighton Flowers, 21, of Texarkana, entered a not guilty plea to charges of attempted residential burglary and theft of property, and was ordered to return to court Sept. 16.
• Bobby Murphy, 36, of Nashville, entered a not guilty plea to charges of residential burglary and theft of property, and was ordered to return to court Aug. 5.
• Johnnie Hughes, 39, of Dierks, made a first appearance on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to return to court June 24. Her bond was set at $2,500.
• Angelia Getts, 45, of Dierks, made a first appearance on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to return to court June 24. Her bond was set at $2,500.
• A mental evaluation was ordered for Rashard Garland, 18, of Nashville, who faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana.
• Paul Golston, 55, of Ozan, was sentenced to seven years in the Arkansas Department of Correction with three suspended after entering a guilty plea to a charge of possession of a controlled substance with purpose.
• Anthony Lynn, 41, of Nashville, was sentenced to four years of probation and ordered to pay $2,595 in restitution after entering a guilty plea to a charge of theft of property.
• Kenneth Brown, 42, of Dierks, was sentenced to three years of probation and fined $3,000 after entering a guilty plea to a charge of possession of firearms by certain persons.
• Kenneth Hickman, 41, of Nashville, was sentenced to four years of probation and fined $1,500 after entering a guilty plea to a charge of theft of property.
• Lacresha Purifoy, 41, of Lewisville, was sentenced to five years of probation and fined $1,500 after entering a guilty plea to felony possession of marijuana.