From Conway Police Department reports
Vilonia man admits to having meth during traffic stop
A Vilonia man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he reportedly confessed to having methamphetamine and admitted to being involved in a breaking an entering incident during a routine traffic stop.
A Conway officer was patrolling Dave Ward Drive and Salem Road around 2:30 a.m. July 4 when he noticed a man, later identified as 39-year-old Heath Lunsford, driving along in a gold 2002 Chevrolet Blazer without wearing his seat belt, according to an incident report.
The officer noted in his report that when he pulled up behind the suspect vehicle, it abruptly made a U-turn and suddenly turned into the Wayland Apartments entrance.
"The vehicle stopped by the keypad at the gate to the apartment complex, at this time I initiated my emergency blue lights and the vehicle began to maneuver to what appeared to be another U-turn," the officer wrote in his report, noting the vehicle stopped after he shined his spotlight at the driver.
While speaking to the suspect driver, the man admitted to having a suspended driver's license. The officer also learned Lunsford had an active warrant out of the Vilonia Police Department, and, according to the incident report, the officer found suspected methamphetamine in Lunsford's pocket after handcuffing him.
After searching the vehicle, the officer also found several items including social security cards, debit cards and driver's licenses that Lunsford reportedly admitted to stealing the day before.
"Upon completion of a search of Heath's person, I located a small plastic wrapping that contained a small crystal like substance inside that I knew to be methamphetamine. This was also confirmed by Heath himself when I asked him what exactly the substance inside of the plastic [was]," the incident report reads in part. "I then conducted a search of Heath's vehicle, upon completion of the search, I located the methamphetamine pipe that Heath advised me of earlier exactly where he said it would be,a s well as an open container of alcohol sitting in the passenger seat still cold to the touch."
Lunsford was ultimately charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license and was also cited for having an open container of alcohol and reportedly not wearing a seat belt before he was taken to the county jail.
Oakwood Village resident reportedly attacked last week
A 28-year-old Oakwood Village Trailer Park resident called authorities Wednesday afternoon after he was reportedly attacked.
The alleged victim told police that an unknown suspect "stepped onto his property and approached him about his dog," according to an incident report. The white man was upset that the victim's dog was tied up to his trailer and confronted him about it. However, the victim said the suspect soon turned violent and began punching him in the face several times.
"When [the victim] attempted to get the dog and bring it inside, the male pounced on him from behind," according to the victim's statement. "At this point, the suspect placed [the victim] in a choke hold that was so tight, he lost consciousness. [The 28-year-old] stated at this point, the male fled the scene in a silver Ford Fusion with an unspecified tag number."
The responding officer said he did not notice any abrasions or other signs of injuries on the victim as he spoke with him Wednesday. However, according to the report, the victim maintains he passed out several times during the attack.
The victim further described the suspect as a white, heavy set man with a beard, noting that the man was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt at the time of the alleged crime.