A 27-year-old Benton County man was arrested Wednesday after arranging to meet up with who he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
Ronald Wayne Breland II of Hiwasse, who is currently being held in the county jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond, faces one count each of internet stalking of a child and sexual indecency with a child after allegedly sending inappropriate messages and arranging to meet up with who he thought was an underage girl.
A Conway Police Department investigator reported receiving a text through Facebook Messenger from Breland on Oct. 2.
The investigator reported that he typically uses the profile Breland messaged as a fake account "used to initiate drug transactions," according to a probable cause affidavit. The account was made under the name Sloan Jacobs.
"Hey sexy text my phone," the first message read.
In attempt to keep Breland from continuing to message the account, the undercover investigator said he was an underage female "and that she had made the fake profile because she was not allowed to have a profile of her own," the affidavit states.
This statement did not deter Breland. Instead, he asked how old Jacobs was and continued to send messages after the undercover officer said the fake profile was 13 years old.
Breland sent messages to Jacobs stating he wanted to kiss her body along with photos exposing himself. In return, Breland requested the investigator's fake profile to send him photos.
"Maintaining the undercover identity of a  year old female names Sloan, I responded to Breland's messages when he sent them," the investigator wrote in his report. "Breland frequently called her 'beautiful' and 'baby,' as well as asking her if she would 'date' him. There were numerous times during our interactions that Sloan expressed to Breland that she could not send him pictures because she was in school, and that she was worried about sending him pictures because he was so much older than she was. He told me that 'no one would find out and if they do I don't care what they say.'"
By Oct. 5, Breland had called the fake profile's phone several times. According to the affidavit, the investigator was able to get a female CPD officer to pose as Jacobs and speak with Breland over the phone.
During the phone conversation, Breland said he would drive to Conway to pick up the young girl to take her to a rodeo in Texas the next week.
After sending the 13-year-old fake profile an exposed photo of himself late Oct. 5, he continued to message Jacobs the next day, questioning her about whether she liked the photo he sent. On Oct. 6, he decided he wanted to come shower with her and said he'd make it to Conway around 11:45 p.m. Breland said he would arrive in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck that had a large Confederate flag on a pole in the bed of the truck.
The two arranged to meet up in the Hobby Lobby parking lot. However, Breland never showed up. He continued to message the 13-year-old fake profile over the next few days, asking if it would be worth it for him to make the trip to Conway and said he still planned to take Jacobs to the rodeo in Texas.
CPD recorded all text messages and phone conversations between officers and Breland while building the case against him.
He was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of stalking a minor online and sexual solicitation of a child.
Online records show he was booked in the county jail at 7:04 p.m. and that he is set to appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a plea and arraignment hearing at 9 a.m. Jan. 16.