In separate incidents, Paragould police have arrested two people on felony charges.
In one incident, they arrested Rowdy Blaze Stout, 19, of Brookland on charges of one count each of second-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony; and of distributing, possessing or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Sgt. Robert Sexton of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), the arrest took place Dec. 29 as the result of information police had received during the month of December from the Dunklin County (Mo.) Sheriff’s Department that outlined a complaint that would fit the description of sexual assault under Arkansas State Law. According to Sexton’s affidavit, the incident described took place in Paragould. So officers interviewed Stout. And after waiving his rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present when questioned, Stout reportedly made incriminating statements.
He was held in the Greene County Detention Center (GCDC) on a $50,000 bond.
In the second incident, police arrested Christina Louise Kinney, 33, as an accomplice on charges of six counts of breaking or entering, and as an accomplice on one of theft of property valued between $1,000 and $5,000. All charges are Class D felonies. According to information from the GCDC, Kinney was arrested Dec. 29 on the listed charges. According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Tron Beesley of CID, the arrest was the result of an investigation of break-ins of several golf cart storage units Dec. 17 at Fox Hills Country Club. According to Beesley’s affidavit, Ruperto Muniz, 39, was observed on video surveillance at Play It Again Sports in Jonesboro selling the golf carts. (Muniz himself was arrested Dec. 18 in connection with the incident on charges of six counts of breaking and entering, one of theft of property valued between $1,000 and $5,000 and one of theft by receiving – all Class D felonies).
Further investigation into the incident reportedly revealed Kinney to be the driver of the vehicle used to transport the golf carts. During an interview (prior to which she was advised of her rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present under questioning), Kinney reportedly confessed to driving Muniz to the country club. She also reportedly confessed to dropping Muniz off and waiting up the road for him for 10 minutes, before returning to Fox Hills.
Kinney also reportedly confessed to helping Muniz load the carts into the vehicle, knowing they had been stolen. She was held in the GCDC on $25,000 bond, conditioned on having no contact with Fox Hills Country Club.