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STATE POLICE CID ARREST MILLER COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR

December 27, 2013

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have arrested Melissa Barnes, 45, of Texarkana.  The arrest occurred on Thursday, December 26th) following an initial investigation that arose from a request submitted by Carlton Jones of the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Barnes is charged with Theft of Property (Class D Felony).  She was transported to the Miller County Detention Center and bond was set at $ 10,000.

It is alleged Barnes stole cash proceeds from the Miller County Tax Collector’s Office.

The State Police investigation is continuing as well as an audit conducted by the Arkansas General Assembly Division of Legislative Auditing.