From Conway Police Department reports

Burglary leads to felony charge

A 25-year-old Conway man faces a felony charge after reportedly stealing several TVs, food and other items from a South Donaghey Apartments tenant who allowed him to stay at his residence.

According to an incident report, the alleged victim called police on July 27 after coming home to find his home was burglarized. The complainant told officer Brad Hartwick he went to stay with his “baby mamma” for three days and allowed Dylan Hudspeth to stay at his apartment while he was away.

When he walked into his home on July 27, the complainant said he immediately noticed his bedroom window was shattered and three TVs were missing. As he walked around the apartment, the complainant said he realized he was also missing a microphone-mixer combo, his cookware, vacuum and all his food. The complainant said he “knew Hudspeth was the one who took his property to sell and buy drugs.”

Authorities were able to pull fingerprints left behind on the window to send off to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for further analysis. During the investigation, a “confidential source” told police the stolen items were being stored in a neighboring apartment.

After receiving the tip, officers went to the apartment in question and asked the tenant if they could search the apartment. Initially, the man refused, but after a “more in depth discussion,” the man said items were at his home and that Hudspeth left the items in his vehicle.

According to the man’s statement, he had come home “and found Dylan Hudspeth and Anthony Perkins asleep in his house.” The man said he immediately told the two they could not stay at his home and gave Hudspeth a ride to Walmart. Before taking Hudspeth to Walmart, the 25-year-old loaded several items into the alleged victim’s neighbor’s vehicle. According to the man’s statement, he allowed the suspect to go inside Walmart but left him there and returned home after 30 minutes passed. When he got home, the man said he unloaded all the items and stacked them neatly in a room at the back of his apartment.

According to a report, police called the alleged victim to the home to confirm if the items on site were his. The victim confirmed the items were his and Hudspeth was ultimately charged with one count of theft of property, a Class D felony following the incident.

Father picks up children without notice

A Garland County man is charged with three felonies after allegedly picking up his three children from Fifth Avenue Park without the mother’s consent.

The children’s mother called police just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday because her three of her four children went missing. According to an incident report, the woman said she last saw her children at 3 p.m. at the splash pad. Her children went to the splash pad with a babysitter. Around 5:15 p.m., the oldest of the boys alerted the babysitter that his brothers were missing, according to reports.

Immediately, the woman said she suspected the children’s father, noting she currently has a no contact order against him that also bars him from communicating with the former couple’s children but that the order had not yet been served.

According to the woman’s statement, she moved to Conway from Hot Springs “a couple of days ago” to get away from 29-year-old James Earl Lawson II.

Authorities were able to get in touch with Lawson and told him he needed to bring the children back immediately before police initiated an Amber Alert. According to a report, Lawson “said he was upset because the children were unattended at the splash pad so he took them to Hot Springs and it would take him an hour to get back to Conway.”

Authorities told Lawson he “had one hour.”

According to the report, Lawson proceeded to call the Hot Springs Police Department and requested to talk with an officer about custody issues. However, authorities arrested Lawson because he reportedly had outstanding warrants against him.

The children’s mother was able to pick them up in Hot Springs.

Online records show that Lawson is scheduled to appear Aug. 26 in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a plea and arraignment hearing.