Open Modal

Stone County law enforcement round-up

Four people have recently been charged with felonies in Stone County Circuit Court.

In one case, law enforcement moved to arrest a wanted man, and ended up arresting not only him, but also a female companion on drug charges.

Rusty Sims.jpg

Rusty M. Sims (pictured above), 42, was wanted by the Arkansas Board of Parole and was spotted by law enforcement in Mountain View last Wednesday, Sept. 25. According to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest, Lt. Dammon McGilton and Special Agent Blake Cruz with the drug task force had Sims under surveillance, and when Sims attempted to leave the area in his truck, he was boxed in by the officers.

Sims was taken into custody as well as a female passenger, identified as Tonya G. Nesbitt-Robey, 50. She was seen by the officers attempting to get rid of a glass smoking pipe by throwing it under the vehicle, according to the affidavit. In addition, inside the pickup truck officers found a black case containing numerous baggies — one with meth residue — and a set of digital scales. Also found was a substance commonly used as a “cutting agent” when quantities of meth are being handled, the affidavit said.

Both individuals are charged with two felonies: possession of drug paraphernalia to test or analyze meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use. Sims is also being charged as a habitual offender. His bond was set at $10,000. The bond on Nesbitt-Robey was set at $5,000.


In another case, Paul H. Wallis, 29, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use meth, according to court papers. His arrest came during a home visit when probation agents Janna Pinkston and Jimmy Carter along with McGilton, who located a glass meth smoking device that field-tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.

Wallis was taken to jail and placed on a $1,500 bond.


Gary Ankeney (pictured below), 42, was taken into custody at his residence on Sunday, Sept. 29, and charged with first-degree terroristic threatening. Prosecutors say his arrest came as a result of Ankeney going to the residence of his ex and threatening to kill her and her male friend. The victim told authorities Ankeney called and wanted to pick up their children for the day, but she refused because she told police it was quite evident that Ankeney was intoxicated, according to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest. She told authorities Ankeney came anyway, and began beating on the door and screaming threats.

Gary Ankeney.jpg

Ankeney’s felony charge of first-degree terroristic threatening will be heard in Stone County Circuit Court.

His bond was set at $5,000.

Layout 1Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark Newsline on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZWhite River Now updates are also broadcast weekday mornings on 93 KZLEOutlaw 106.5, and 99.5 Hits Now. If you have a news tip or event to promote, email White River Now at news@whiterivernow.comBe sure to like and follow White River Now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Recommended Posts