Montgomery County
Sheriff's Office
Mount Ida, Arkansas
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New Release 2016-02-05 James Shultz


On February 5, 2016, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into a man who was believed to be distributing metahamphetamine. Sheriff David White, Inv. Mike May, and Inv. Jeremy Lea were working in the south end of the county around the Caddo Gap area at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Joe Weston and Deputy Looney were also working in the area. While parked in a parking lot, officers had a vehicle approach and stop next to the sheriff’s patrol car. The vehicle then started moving again and the tires lost traction and started to spin throwing gravel towards the sheriff’s vehicle. Sheriff White with Inv. May and Inv. Lea made a traffic stop on the vehicle. Deputy Looney who was also present when the vehicle took off, backed up the other officers. When Sheriff White approached the suspect vehicle, he identified the driver as Mr. James Shultz of Caddo Gap. Sheriff White knew that Mr. Shultz was on probation from a previous incident over in Pike County. Inv. Lea and Inv. May got Mr. Shultz out of the vehicle and a search was conducted of the vehicle. While searching, Sheriff White located a firearm, cash,a small bag with a white crystal like substance in it, and a hypodermic needle in the vehicle. Inv. Lea was notified and processed the vehicle. Mr. Shultz was arrested at the scene. He is being charged with Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Careless/Prohibited Driving. He is currently in the Montgomery County Jail with a bond set at $40,000.00 and has a hold for probation. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.