An afternoon swim at Grinders Ferry on the Buffalo River led to the arrest of two Searcy County residents. Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell stated Thurman Hogue, age 35 of Marshall, and Latisha Crumley, age 33 of Marshall, were arrested after his office received a call from officers from the National Park Service asking for assistance concerning a disturbance at the Grinders Ferry and Shine Eye Recreational area.
Cassell said when Searcy County Deputy Kevin Trammell and Marshall Police Chief Lang Holland responded with officers from the National Park Service to the scene they did not find any type of disturbance. However, during the search, officers found Crumley and Hogue, in a swimming area, on the Shine Eye side of the river, which is a violation of Crumley's "house arrest" order. Holland also noticed the smell of alcohol coming from both individuals.
Hogue was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant out of Harrison, Arkansas. Crumley was arrested for absconding.
Crumley's arrest occurred for not abiding the court order which she is currently bound to. After being transported to the Searcy County Detention Center, she was given a urine test which registered positive for alcohol.
Crumley is currently being held in the Searcy County Detention Center awaiting an appearance before the Searcy County Circuit Judge. Deputy Prosecutor Benjamin Fruehauf has charged Crumley with absconding, a Class D felony.