A dispute over payment for a car resulted in a $17,000 headache for two employees of a car sales establishment.
One of the owners of S&P Motors had purchased a car for $16,500 and was planning on selling it to Prestige Motorplex for $17,800. On the date that the vehicle was to be sold, the owner was out of town and authorized an employee to complete the sale. The employee received a text at 6:45 a.m. from an employee at Prestige Motorplex asking for the title of the truck in order to complete a sale of their own. S&P’s employee called the owner of Prestige to make sure the text was authentic, and he was told to bring the truck and title, and he could pick up a check from the office’s secretary.
After handing over the title and receiving a bill of sale, he drove to the other lot to speak with the secretary, who informed him that she was not to pay for the truck. He then called the owner back and received no response. When he called Prestige’s employee, he was told that they had decided to credit the employee’s personal account for $17,800.
The vehicle was then sold by Prestige for $23,520.
When Conway Police called the employee from Prestige, he said he knew little about the deal, but he was advised by his lawyer not to talk with officers.
Police tried to contact employees at Prestige on Saturday, but the business was locked. The phone number listed at the business was disconnected. A call to Prestige by the Log Cabin Democrat went to voicemail, but the phone number was not disconnected. The case is now being reviewed by the prosecuting attorney’s office for possible criminal action.
A repeat offender charged with public intoxication claimed that he was hunting down "Lucifer" with special handcuffs from God.
On March 31, a call was made to Conway Police about a disturbance at Hobby Lobby by an African American in a cowboy hat. When police arrived, the man was seen getting into the passenger seat of a silver car, and witnesses were claiming he had been in the store, cursing, yelling and screaming bible verses. In addition, he had been accused of breaking several items in the store.
The officer stopped the vehicle, and the man jumped out of the passenger side. After being told four times to get back in the car, he placed his hands on the roof of the vehicle and said, "You’re going to have to come get me."
During the time the officer detained him, the suspect was alternating yelling out bible verses and cursing at the officer. After contact was made with the suspect’s parole officer, it was determined that the suspect may not have a place to stay and that he might have committed a crime in order to go back to jail.
The suspect was uncooperative when attempting to take a mug shot or signing a ticket. He said he wanted to kill himself but he couldn’t because of the bible.
Two weeks later, officers responded to a man in a cowboy hat who appeared to be intoxicated causing a disturbance in the neighborhood of Pine Street and Harrison Street. Police found the man wearing all black with a cowboy hat and carrying a black guitar case and a set of handcuffs. He was identified to be the man arrested two weeks prior, and he was shown to be intoxicated again. When police approached him, he said he began cursing and saying he had contact with the police before, and they needed to "do what you need to do."
When police began to detain him, they asked him why he had a set of handcuffs. He stated the handcuffs were given to him by God and he needed to "go get Lucifer" with them. Although he thanked the officers for taking him to jail, he continued to curse and shout out bible verses and religious topics.