From Conway Police Department reports

Wife reports feeling uneasy during custody exchange

A 33-year-old woman contacted authorities after her soon-to-be-ex-husband made her feel threatened during a custody exchange of their daughter over the weekend.

According to an incident report, the two met at Chick-Fil-A on April 28 for a custody exchange of their 2-year-old daughter. When they met up, the two agreed for the three of them to sit down and eat lunch at the restaurant.

The woman told officers she is currently in the process of divorcing her husband because of a previous domestic battery incident. According to the woman's statement, her husband became upset Saturday after she looked at her phone. She began to feel threatened after he repeatedly demanded to know who she was talking to and attempted to take her phone away several times.

"During their meal, [the woman] began looking at her phone. [Her husband] then demanded to see her phone to see who she was talking to," the incident report reads in part. "[The woman] stated that she declined to give him her phone twice [and] that [her husband] left the table to take [their daughter] to the restroom and walked up behind her her and attempted to grab the phone out of [her] hands unsuccessfully."

The woman said her husband tried several times to take her phone away, noting he became increasingly angry with each failed attempt to take her phone.

At one point, she and her daughter got up from the table and stayed in the restroom for 15 minutes "because she was afraid the next time [her husband] grabbed the phone, that he was going to end up hurting her or [their daughter]."

After the woman's ex texted her that he'd left the restaurant because he had to leave for work, she and her daughter left the restroom and finished their meal. The woman told police that she let her daughter play on the jungle gym inside the restaurant for about an hour before they left.

As the woman and her 2-year-old daughter attempted to leave the restaurant, the 45-year-old suspect "pulled into a parking spot next to her and approached the driver's window of the car."

The woman said she locked her doors and windows and called the police department as her husband began driving in circles around her car.

Man arrested for drinking by pool

A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly drinking in public after authorities received several complaints about loud noises coming from the pool area at the Wayland Apartments on Dave Ward Drive.

According to an incident report, Conway police were called out around shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday regarding a "loud noise" coming from the pool area at the Wayland Apartments. As the responding officer arrived on scene, he reportedly parked by the main office, where he "could clearly hear loud music coming from the pool area," which was about 75 yards away from where he was.

According to the incident report, authorities had received three complaints about the noise issue Saturday.

The officer said the suspect was drinking whiskey when he walked up to confront the group of individuals who were out by the pool about the complaints against him.

"As I approached the group around the speakers playing the loud music, I observed a black male, later identified as Ldonta Howard, drinking from a bottle of Wild Turkey Whiskey," the officer wrote in his report. "In Howard's other hand was a can of Frio beer."

Howard was ultimately arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and taken to the county jail. According to the incident report, the officer told the rest of the group to leave the area.