From Conway Police Department reports
2 arrested for outstanding warrants, 1 found hiding meth
A Conway man is behind bars in lieu of a $70,000 bond after authorities learned he'd shoved "a large amount" of meth in his rectum during a traffic stop, according to an incident report.
Officer Brad B. Hartwick was patrolling north Donaghey Avenue when he noticed a blue 2001 Chevrolet S10 truck turn onto Hillman Street around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to an incident report, as Hartwick pulled up behind the truck, he noticed there was "an LED light" above the license plate that was "creating [an] excessive glare, making the license plate illegible" to read.
The report states that because of the glare on the license plate, he read off the wrong tag number prior to pulling over the Chevrolet truck. When speaking with the driver, Hartwick learned 33-year-old Nikki Marie Reed of Greenbrier had a suspended license. The report also states the two passengers, 41-year-old Micah Curtis Gabbard and 31-year-old Kelli Michelle Sanders, both had outstanding warrants.
Authorities also located a "black mesh bag containing two scales in the passenger floorboard" that showed to have methamphetamine residue on them. Gabbard said the scales were his and that he used them "for meth," the incident report states.
Reed was issued a citation for reportedly driving on a suspended license and was released from the scene. However, the vehicle she was driving was impounded. Garrard and Sanders were arrested and taken to the county jail.
Officer Austin Clagett, who aided Hartwick with the traffic stop, told jail staff he suspected "Gabbard was dealing and had drugs on his person."
Jail staff said they would thoroughly search the 41-year-old suspect and soon reported finding "a bag of suspected meth in Gabbard's sock and another bag in his anus." According to the incident report found "a large amount" of meth on Gabbard that was "separately packaged."
Gabbard was ultimately charged with three felonies — possession of meth cocaine with purpose to deliver, furnishing prohibited articles and possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture meth cocaine.
Police respond to Conway Regional rehabilitation center
Authorities were called to the Conway Regional Health and Rehabilitation Clinic late Tuesday regarding a disturbance between residents.
Records show police were called to the facility located along Dave Ward Drive shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday because an on-duty nurse suspected there had been a fight in the dining room between two residents, according to an incident report.
When officer Brad B. Hartwick arrived on scene, he soon learned one of the men involved was taken to the hospital. After learning one party suffered from a broken hip and was taken to the hospital, Hartwick began talking with the other man believed to be involved in the incident, the report states.
The 73-year-old resident told authorities he did not injure the other 75-year-old man but instead "stated that he had walked into the dining room and found [the other man] on the floor."
"He said he bend over to help the [75-year-old] up when [the 75-eyar-old] hit him on the right side of the head," the incident report reads in part. "When [the 73-year-old] was struck, it opened up an existing wound. He stated that he didn't know why [the other man] had struck him."
Officer Hartwick told a nurse at the rehabilitation center that he did not suspect foul play but encouraged her to contact authorities if she later suspected otherwise, the report states.