Baxter County woman arrested for stealing mail and possessing drugs

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Mountain Home, Ark. – The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 38-year-old man ERIKA MAGAN RORIE of rural Mountain Home on multiple counts after a deputy on patrol found her sitting on the side of the road on Sunday morning August 28 at around 6.30am.

Sheriff’s Deputy Selena Harris came across RORIE on Baxter CR 28 while patrolling the area. RORIE was sitting on the side of the road and the deputy stopped to check on the woman’s welfare. During a brief investigation, the woman gave vague and conflicting information as to who she was and why she was sitting at the side of the roadway. The woman said she was picking up her boyfriend’s mail, but could not provide her boyfriend’s name or address.

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While the deputy was speaking with the woman, the deputy noticed several pieces of mail strewn around where the woman was seated. The mail was addressed to various other people living in that area but who were in the possession of this woman, who was later identified as ERIKA MAGAN RORIE.

Deputy Harris placed RORIE under arrest for theft, as she was in possession of mail belonging to other people. RORIE asked if she could just be allowed to return the mail to the people it belonged to rather than be arrested.

During a search of property in RORIE’s possession after the arrest, Deputy Harris found 33 pieces of mail belonging to seven different people. Deputy Harris also found approximately 3 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in RORIE’s purse, along with various prescription pills, marijuana, and brass knuckles.

ERIKA MAGAN RORIE was then transported to Baxter County Detention Center where she was arrested and incarcerated for the following offences:

Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) – Crime
Possession of drug paraphernalia – felony
Criminal use of prohibited weapons – Crime
Possession of controlled substance (2 counts) – misdemeanors
Theft of property (33 counts) – Misdemeanors

RORIE was released after posting $15,000 bond. She will appear before the Circuit Court to answer it on September 19.

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