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Shirley Man Arrested

From the Desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley and Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland


On March 26, 2013, Deputies with the Van Buren County Sheriffs Department went to 115 Fenwood, Shirley to serve a warrant on Fred Wessel, 39 of Shirley.  Deputies were unable to locate Mr. Wessel at the scene. 

 A search warrant was obtained, with the assistance of the Arkansas Sate Police and the 20th Judicial Drug Task Force for Mr. Wessel’s residence.  Several items were recovered at the Wessel residence that resulted in additional Felony charges.  Fred Wessel was apprehended the next day in the Eglantine area.  Fred Wessel is currently being held at the Van Buren County Detention Center on multiple Felony charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture, and maintaining a drug premises. 

Wessel's is currently incarcerated and has a $25,000.00 bond.

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