Ripley County Sheriff’s Report

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Jervie Rico McFerren, 44, Paragould, Ark., was arrested Jan. 5 after a deputy was called to a report of a man driving erratically on the parking lot at Reynold’s Convenience Store on Highway 21 North.

Reports said upon arrival the deputy observed the suspect parked at the fuel pumps in a yellow Chevrolet Blazer. A female was standing at the back of the vehicle and was crying.

Reports said during questioning the suspect swung at the deputy and knocked off his hat and glasses and repeatedly made threats to kill him.

With the help of some others, the suspect was taken to the ground and handcuffed.

McFerren was booked at the Wayne County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault (two counts), assault of a law officer and possession of marijuana.


A Naylor resident reported Jan. 7 a package was believed stolen after being left outside by a delivery man.


A break-in at a storage unit was reported Jan. 4 on Highway 21 North. Items taken were recovered and returned to the owner. A report was sent to the prosecuting attorney.


Deputies were dispatched Jan. 2 to a report that a Naylor woman was in pursuit of her car, which allegedly had been stolen and was being driven by another female.

Deputies reported finding the suspect and the vehicle owner on County Road H-1 after the stolen vehicle had run into a ditch.

Megan O. Cates, 36, Doniphan, the alleged driver of the stolen vehicle, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and booked at the Butler County Jail.


A burglary was reported Jan. 5 at a residence on County Road N-2. Items missing included money and a fireproof safe containing jewelry.


A property owner on County Road 21N-18 reported Jan. 2 the theft of three game cameras.