BERRYVILLE, Ark. — A Carroll County deputy is now behind bars, held on felony assault and drug charges.
Jonathan White, jailed in Benton County, Ark. on assault and drug charges from Carroll County.
The says the wife of Deputy Jonathan White reached out to his department Wednesday, reporting White had assaulted her several hours earlier.
“So we immediately started investigating it and we came up with probable cause to arrest him, that he had done it,” says Sheriff Randy Mayfield.
Mayfield says White has been with the department just over two years and worked as a detective, primarily on drug cases.
“We have the public’s trust, so we should be held to the same or higher level as the public,” Mayfield says.
The sheriff says they were tracking Jonathan White much of the day and found and arrested him at a house on the west side of Berryville, in the Birch Tree Acres subdivision. “He was treated exactly like anybody else would have been for the allegations and evidence, just exactly,” Mayfield says.
That’s where Sheriff Mayfield says they also found evidence for drug charges. Jonathan White is being held one county to the west, in the Benton County Jail, to prevent an uncomfortable situation for his colleagues.
“We’d do it again tomorrow if we had to; that’s just how we’re going to operate,” Mayfield says.
White was booked on felony charges of Aggravated Assault on a Family/Household Member, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
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