From Conway Police Department reports
Teen accused of using fake money for pizza
A Jacksonville man faces a felony charge after reportedly using counterfeit money to order pizza Monday evening.
Papa John's Pizza employees called authorities around 8:17 p.m. Monday after a delivery driver received two fake $20 bills as payment, according to an incident report.
The delivery in question was to a home in the 130 block of Grand Falls. However, when the delivery driver went to drop off the pizza, he was met in the driveway of a neighboring residence by a black man who appeared to be in his mid-20s and was wearing athletic clothes, according to the delivery driver's statement.
While at the restaurant talking with a manager and the delivery driver who received the fake money, the pizza place received an anonymous call tipping authorities to check the neighboring residence regarding the counterfeit money.
Officers Brad B. Hartwick and Deondrick S. Fells went to the suspect residence and were met at the door by 18-year-old Mya Millsaps who "hung her head down as if she was sad or defeated" and told police they could look for the suspect inside the house, according to a report. Initially, the teen told authorities she was the only one at the house, but officers found the suspect "laying on the floor" in one of the bedrooms.
The suspect, 19-year-old Keithan Artrayl Jackson reportedly admitted to paying for pizza with $40 of counterfeit money.
"Man, I ain't even gonna lie. I was hungry and I bought that pizza with those bills," Jackson reportedly said to police.
The Jacksonville teen told officers he got the money when he "bought a quarter (possibly [of] marijuana) from his cousin but refused to give Conway officers the name of the man he got the counterfeit money from.
"Officer Hartwick told Jackson that he could expect a felony warrant in the near future," according to the report.
The report states Jackson is accused of using the fake money to buy $26.37 worth of Papa John's pizza.
Suspicious driver arrested on drug charge
A Conway man faces drug charges after reportedly driving erratically before pulling up in front of Spruce Street home early Tuesday morning.
According to an incident report, officers Hannah Slajer and Brittany Byrd were patrolling near Siebenmorgen Road around 2 a.m. Tuesday when they noticed a blue 2005 Chevrolet Impala driving erratically. After the vehicle turned abruptly onto Lincoln Street, the two began to follow Impala.
Eventually, the suspect driver pulled into the driveway of a home in the 500 block of Spruce Street and began "knocking on the front door and constantly looking around the area as if he was very nervous."
The report states the two officers continued driving but noticed "shortly after" that the suspect vehicle was still parked in the Spruce Street driveway but that the vehicle was off while two people were sitting in the vehicle.
"Due to the influx in breaking or enterings occurring in the city, along with the time of night, and subject's demeanor, officer Byrd and I stepped out with the vehicle to make contact with the occupants," Slajer wrote in her report.
The driver, 61-year-old Johnnie Hightower, allegedly acted "defensively" toward officers about why they stopped to talk with him. Eventually, the man said he was at the Spruce Street home "to collect a Super Bowl debt."
The man admitted to not having a driver's license and showed to be on probation. The passenger, Hightower's girlfriend, gave the two officers permission to search the vehicle, noting the "should not" be anything illegal in the vehicle. However, while searching the vehicle, Slajer reportedly found "a multitude of individual tissue papers balled up" in the driver's side door panel. While unraveling the collection of tissues, the report states Slajer found two small "while rock-like items" that tested positive for cocaine on scene.
After police found the contraband, Hightower's girlfriend said she knew he "about the 'crack' but was unsure where it was" and that she "was unaware that he had some in the vehicle at that time."
Hightower was arrested on scene and charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to the report.