From Conway Police Department reports
Man abandons vehicle, falls asleep in roadway
A Conway man reportedly found sleeping in the roadway early Friday morning was jailed on suspicion of public intoxication.
Police were alerted shortly before 3:30 a.m. Friday that someone had abandoned a red 2006 Mazda MZ3 near the intersection of Harkrider Street and Sixth Avenue.
Officer William Lipsmeyer noticed no one was in the vehicle and “opened the door to try to find information on a possible owner and front that [the suspect’s] phone, cash, and other personal item were just left in the vehicle,” according to the report.
Authorities were able find out who the vehicle belonged to and contacted the 24-year-old’s parents to come pick up the vehicle.
Soon after the Conway man’s parents agreed to get the vehicle, “a car pulled up to us and said there was a man in the middle of the road just a couple blocks away from us,” the report states.
Other officers responded to the scene and identified the man who was sleeping in the Factory and Third streets intersection as Triston Phillips, who is the owner of the red Mazda, according to the report.
“As I walked upon him, I attempted to get his attention but was unsuccessful,” officer Joseph Manno wrote in his report. “I was finally able to wake him and he looked up at me and closed his eyes again. The male … finally stood up and an intense odor of intoxicants immediately hit me.”
According to Manno’s report, the 24-year-old stumbled and nearly fell as the officer walked him to his patrol unit. Phillips was ultimately arrested and charged with public intoxication following the incident.
Benton woman faces public intox charge
A Benton woman who allegedly yelled at Tobacco Warehouse customer’s about former President Andrew Jackson having a drug addiction was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication Friday morning.
According to an incident report, authorities were called to conduct a welfare check at the tobacco store on Oak Street just after 7 a.m. Friday.
Nikki Roxanne Jackson, 34, of Benton “was making bizarre statements” and appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant, officer Hannah Slajer wrote in her report.
“Nikki was experiencing severe mood change and would be screaming and yelling one moment and crying the next,” the report reads in part.
According to the report, the 34-year-old benton woman “would not stop moving and flailing her arms” while talking with officer Slajer and “would raise her voice and begin trying to tell the individuals passing by about President Andrew Johnson’s narcotic addictions and problems.”
Slajer soon learned that Jackson was a parolee. While the suspect did not have any contraband on her, the Conway officer opted to arrest Johnson on suspicion of public intoxication, adding that she felt the 34-year-old “was a danger to herself and others and could not be left in the public due to the disturbance she was causing.”
Employee finds meth at grocery store
Police were called to the Harps on East German Lane last week after an employee reportedly found drugs on the floor.
According to an incident report, Conway officers were called to the grocery store around 1:30 p.m. Friday after a manager alerted police that one of her employees “found what appeared to be narcotics on the floor.”
Officer Hannah Slajer went to the store and identified the suspicious substance as methamphetamine and LSD.
The officer alerted the narcotics division about the incident, including “possible suspects as well as photographs of the narcotics” in her email to the department, the report states.