From Conway Police Department reports
Trespass complaint leads to drug arrest
A local man wanted on an outstanding warrant now faces additional charges after police were alerted Saturday that he was trespassing at an Ash Street residence.
According to an incident report, authorities were called to an Ash Street residence because 32-year-old Rico Deangelo Patton was at the home when the residents did not want him there.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Patton outside. According to a report, he was “standing near the caller’s van with a metal stick.”
Patton immediately became confrontational and began arguing with the individuals who lived at the residence in question.
“Patton also made comments about him doing no wrong, because God was above the police,” just as the residents requested officers issue a trespass warning against the 32-year-old.
Officers soon learned there was an active warrant issued against Patton, who is a parolee and has a search waiver on file. After learning about the search waiver, officers conducted a parole search and found “a glass pipe with a broken end.” According to the report, authorities believed the broken pipe was used for methamphetamine.
Another officer noted finding a digital scale and “several empty, small clear baggies (appeared to be unused) and one large clear bag that contained a large amount of white residue” in Patton’s backpack.
The Conway man was charged with two felonies — possession of paraphernalia to manufacture meth cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia — and taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center following the incident.
Suspected shoplifter jailed
A Conway man was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to steal a nearly $40 worth of items from Walmart.
A loss prevention officer at the Skyline Drive location called the police department around 6:45 p.m. Sunday after a 30-year-old man attempted to walk off with several items he did not pay for, according to an incident report.
The LPO said she saw Jeremiah Grant Noel grab a phone cord and a notebook before hiding the items in one of his pockets and trying to walk out of the store via the Garden Center exit. When the suspect realized the Garden Center exit was locked at the time, he turned around and tried to leave from one of the main exits. At this point, the LPO said she detained Noel in regards to the attempted theft she witnessed.
Once the 30-year-old was detained, employees also learned he had a pair of boxers and a DVD hidden in his pockets as well, the report states.
Noel was ultimately arrested on scene and charged with theft of property. According to the report, the items he attempted to steal were collectively valued at $36.33.
Unruly patient facing public intox charge
A Morrilton man was arrested Sunday evening after reportedly yelling and cursing at Conway Regional staff.
Officer Heath Edens was working extra duty as security for the Conway Regional Medical Center emergency room when one of the ER nurses alerted him that a patient was acting disorderly and that the staff believed the man was intoxicated, according to an incident report.
As officer Edens headed toward the room the suspect was in, he could see Gary Antonio Harris, 58, sitting on a hospital bed. Harris appeared to be talking loudly on the phone as cursing at employees, the report states.
According to the report, as he walked up to the room, Edens turned on his body camera to record the encounter. In his report, he noted Harris “was refusing to cooperate with the ER staff and was yelling at them.”
Edens also noted Harris’ speech was slurred and his eyes were red and watery.
The 30-year-old was told to calm down and allow Conway Regional staff to assist him or he would go to jail. At this point, Harris told Edens “to take him to jail,” the report states.
The Morrilton man faces public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges following the incident. Online records show that Harris is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 in district court for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the aforementioned case.