Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Economy Inn, 820 E. Oak St.
A Morrilton man met with an officer at the police station to report that his 15-year-old daughter was missing and that when he accessed the girl’s Facebook account, he read a post from one of her friends that indicated that she might be at a hotel in Conway. The man stated that he had gone to the hotel before coming to the police station but he was unable to find his daughter. The officer advised that he would speak with officials at the Morrilton Police Department and work with them to find the man’s daughter. The man left the police station but called about five minutes later to report that he had just received a message from a number he did not recognize that said "I’m okay Dad". The man stated that the number didn’t look like a normal phone number and the officer believed the message was sent from a program used by wireless devices such as an I-Pod. The man stated that he felt like his daughter may have seen him at the hotel when he was there and that is why she sent the message. The officer proceeded to the hotel but checked with the department’s database and found that the girl had been present at a party in January where officers responded and attempted to match the names of people at the party with guests at the hotel. He was able to find one guest listed with a Morrilton address and the officer made contact with the occupants of the room. An 19-year-old man answered the door and stated the girl was in the room. The girl spoke with the officer and then was released to her father. Two more people were in the room, an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman. The group advised they thought the girl was 16. They also admitted to knowing it was wrong to hang out with her all night and encourage her to avoid her parents. The officer arrested all three and charged them with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The girl told the officer that she had left her home at 2 a.m. and had been driven to Conway to the hotel to meet up with her friends, but she had not been drinking.