On June 10, Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported 35 year old Marshall resident, Thurman Hogue, was arrested for making a false report.
Cassell said the arrest occurred following a 911 call that was made on June 2. As a result of the call, all of the local law enforcement officers as well as National Park Service rangers were dispatched to the Grinder's Ferry swimming hole.
Thurman Hogue, who placed the 911 call, stated there were over 30 people at the swimming hole and they were busting out windows, smashing bottles and chasing people. Searcy County Deputy Kevin Trammell along with other county deputies and members of the Marshall Police Department responded to the scene and when they arrived they spoke to everyone there. Each person present stated there was a man and woman on the bluff who were screaming at the others and throwing rocks at them.
The couple on the bluff was found at the Shine Eye campground area and identified as Hogue and his female companion. They were transported to the Searcy County Detention Center on other charges.
After Trammell returned to the Searcy County Sheriff's Office, he listened to the 911 call and learned the caller was Thurman Hogue and the information he provided proved to be false. Trammell stated that no evidence of any kind was found to be true concerning the allegations made by Hogue on the 911 call.
On June 10, Searcy County Probation Officer Bill Sellers arrested Hogue, who was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was charged with communicating a false alarm causing action by an official or agency, a Class A misdemeanor.