From Conway Police Department reports

Clerk reports man who stole nearly $100 in gas

A 45-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing nearly $100 in gas.

According to an incident report, a cashier at the Gulf gas station on Harkrider Street called police Sunday afternoon after a man allegedly pumped $93.91 in gas without paying for it.

Before authorities had arrived on scene, the suspect returned to explain himself to the clerk. According to the incident report, the 45-year-old suspect said that he was trying to get the money to pay for the gas.

In her statement, the clerk told police that the suspect, later identified as Jose Hernandez, became angry and cursed her when he came back to the gas station to explain himself. After telling him the situation was out of her hands and that she'd already contacted the Conway Police Department, the 30-year-old clerk said Hernandez began cursing her.

Authorities were out at the man's house looking for him when they learned Hernandez had gone back to the gas station and immediately headed to the Gulf gas station to question the suspect about the incident.

"Upon arrival, I made contact with a Hispanic male wearing a blue button up shirt and jeans, standing at the register," one of the responding officers wrote in his report. "I asked him what happened, and he advised that he pumped gas but didn't have the money to pay. He then said that he drove off to get money and was trying to pay for the gas at this time."

Hernandez initially provided officers with a fake name. After positively identifying Hernandez, CPD learned he had an active warrant out of Pulaski County. Hernandez, who according to the report, still did not have money on him to pay for the gas, was ultimately cited for theft of motor fuel and obstruction of governmental operations and taken to the county jail.

Woman cited with DWI early Monday morning

A 25-year-old Conway woman was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

According to an incident report, an officer was patrolling East Oak Street around 3 a.m. when he noticed a 2008 gray Toyota Yaris "approaching at a high rate of speed." The officer clocked the suspect driver at 56 mph in a 40 mph zone.

As the officer spoke with the 25-year-old driver and gathered her driver's license and proof of insurance, he also noted smelling "a faint odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle."

The woman, identified as Savannah Johnson, told the officer she had been drinking wine earlier in the night, "but that she had had a bunch of water since then" and agreed to take a few field sobriety tests.

Based on her performance during the tests, the officer cited Johnson with a DWI and for speeding. While at the police department, she agreed to take a breathalyzer test, which showed her blood alcohol content was 0.09.

Former lover attacks ex's new boyfriend

A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after reportedly going to his ex-fiance's house and attacking her boyfriend.

According to an incident report, Michael Barnes went to his former fiance's house on Meadowbrook Drive and woke the woman and her boyfriend around 5 a.m. Monday.

The woman said Barnes "came into the house and proceeded to punch [her current boyfriend] in the face several times."

In her statement, she also said that Barnes slapped her "several times" and threw her up against a wall.

When questioning Barnes about the incident, he admitted to attacking the couple before being cited with domestic battery and being taken to the county jail.