Couple arrested for alleged Roaring River thefts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Man flees from deputies when girlfriend screams during arrest

Two people were recently arrested at Roaring River and charged with multiple charges relating to theft, drugs and resisting arrest.

Travis Dixon, 42, of Hot Springs, Ark., has two cases, one where he is charged with stealing, and another where he is charged with resisting arrest. Dixon's girlfriend, Jennifer Peschka, 37, is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine precursors, resisting arrest and delivery of a controlled substance.

According to probable cause statements filed by Roaring River State Park Ranger Steve Jabben, Dixon in early March had allegedly stolen a Samsung Galaxy S7, a Great Southern debit card and a Missouri driver's license in shower house one. He allegedly took the items, valued at $750, to Arkansas and was seen on surveillance using the debit card at a Walmart in Rogers, Ark.

On Friday, Dixon was allegedly in shower house two when authorities went to arrest him, but he fled on foot after Peschka began screaming during her arrest. Dixon was later located and transported to the Barry County jail.

He is being held on two bonds, $10,000 cash only fort the resisting arrest charge, and $10,000 for the stealing charge. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for April 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Peschka is being held in the jail on a $25,000 bond. Her charges have been submitted to Barry County Prosecutor Amy Boxx, but not yet officially filed.

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