From Conway Police Department reports

Local manager cited for reportedly driving on a suspended license

The manager at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was cited for allegedly driving on a suspended license last week.

Quadarius Dewone Gatewood, 22, was charged early Wednesday morning for reportedly driving on a suspended license, having fictitious tags and not having insurance, according to an incident report.

Records show Gatewood was initially stopped shortly after midnight Aug. 1 after an officer noticed his tags had expired in February.

When asked for his driver's license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration information, Gatewood told officer Don Newton Jr. he did not have any of the requested documents. According to the incident report, Gatewood said he had a valid license "but simply did not have it in his possession" at the time he was pulled over. However, the officer soon learned Gatewood's license was suspended and the tags were registered to a different vehicle.

Gatewood was ultimately cited on the aforementioned charges and his vehicle was released on scene to a licensed driver.

Conway couple jailed

CPD arrested a couple at the Days Inn hotel last week after learning one of the tenants had an active felony warrant and the other was reportedly found with drug paraphernalia hidden in a shoe.

Officers learned Michael Adkisson was staying at the hotel and went to his room to confront him shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday after confirming he was a tenant.

Moments after Adkisson was detained, authorities asked him if there was anyone else in the room with him. According to an incident report, Adkisson hesitantly admitted at this point his girlfriend was also staying with him and was hiding in the bathroom.

"As the warrant was confirmed, I asked him if there was anyone else in the room," the responding officer wrote in her report. "He hesitated before informing me that his girlfriend was in the bathroom. I then walked to the bathroom and asked her to step out and speak with me. A white female stepped out and I asked her why she was hiding in the bathroom. She mumbled an incoherent statement and looked away from me. In my training and experience, I know this to be indicative of nervous behavior."

After the woman was identified as 31-year-old Jennifer Leigh Phillips, authorities soon learned the woman was a parolee with an active search waiver on file.

Upon searching Phillips' belongings, officer Haley Hudson reportedly located a glass pipe with "a small, usable amount" of suspected methamphetamine hidden in a shoe.

According to the report, Phillips was charged on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Mother jailed on suspicion of shoplifting

A local mother was jailed after reportedly attempting to return stolen items to a Dollar General store Wednesday.

Kelly Lee Keathley, 27, of Conway was charged with theft by receiving and two separate counts of possession of a controlled substance following the Aug. 1 incident.

Keathley's charges stem from an incident where Conway officers were called out shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday after an employee at the Dollar General on Oak Street said Keathly was at the store returning items she allegedly stole earlier in the day, according to an incident report.

According to the allegations against Keathley, the items she was attempting to return at the Oak Street location were stolen from the Dollar General on Donaghey Avenue earlier that day.

As police spoke with Keathley and gathered statements from store employees, she reportedly tried to leave the scene several times, the report states.

"I asked her for identification and she identified herself as Kelly Keathley," officer Haley Hudson wrote in her report. "As I asked her this, she tried to leave the store and again tried to do so moments later. She was determined to [have] exit[ed] the establishment and passed the theft alarms, setting them off. At this point, [an employee] informed me they that they had gone off when Keathley entered the store earlier as well."

Once officer Hudson began searching Keathley's purse, the suspect "exclaimed in spontaneous utterance that the items it contained were stolen and began pleading with me to let her leave."

Keathley was handcuffed when she told police her children were out in the car, the report states.

Officers checked on her children, who were found sitting in Keathley's van. Officers noted the van was left running and the air conditioner was on. The children were released to their aunt after police also reportedly found a small amount of suspected marijuana and two Alprazolam pills.

According to the incident report, Keathley said she was returning the stolen items (valued at $49) to get money for school supplies for her children. The woman also reportedly told police she had a plastic bag filled with urine in her bra and "that it was going to be used to falsely pass a drug test for employment later on."