From Conway Police Department reports
LR man facing DWI charge
A Little Rock man found sleeping in his vehicle in a Subway parking lot early Tuesday morning now faces a DWI charge.
According to an incident report, police were notified shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday that a man had “passed out behind the wheel of a truck” in front of the Subway on Oak Street.
Officer Austin C. Miller soon found 42-year-old Marco Aaron Veasey sleeping behind the wheel of a maroon 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck. In his report, Miller noted the truck was still idling and that he “tapped on the window a couple times” before he opened the driver’s door and “started poking” Veasey to wake him up.
Once the Little Rock man woke up, “he seemed very confused and lost.”
Veasey claimed he was headed to pick up a friend from class but also said he was going to pick up a girlfriend before Miller woke him up, the report states.
Veasey smelled strongly of alcohol and “kept saying random things that did not make any sense,” according to the report.
According to the Miller’s report, Veasey performed poorly on the field sobriety tests and did not give a sufficient breath sample when taking the Breathalyzer test. Because he was unable to provide a sufficient breath sample, authorities requested a judge to sign off on a blood-draw search warrant.
After District Judge David L. Reynolds signed the search warrant, the Little Rock man was taken to the Baptist Health Medical Center to have a blood sample taken before being taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center. However, the report states that while at the hospital, Veasey “refused to have his blood drawn because he was not a fan of needles.”
According to the report, Veasey admitted that “alcohol is going to be in my system, [and] marijuana is going to be in my system.”
Online records show that Veasey is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in Conway District Court for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against him. He faces a DWI charge along with a refusal to submit to a chemical test charge.
Couple accused of attacking each other, arrested
A couple faces domestic battery charges after the two reportedly got in a fight over alcohol at the Motel 6 early Tuesday morning.
Authorities met with Mary Lyn Bruce, 40, of Southaven, Mississippi, shortly before 2:20 a.m. Tuesday regarding an altercation she had with her boyfriend at the hotel. The woman told officer Hannah Slajer the couple began arguing earlier in the day when she threw her boyfriend’s alcohol out the window while driving along the interstate.
According to her statement, Shawn M. Caldwell, 29, of Jonesboro was supposed to be admitted into the Conway Behavioral Health center to receive alcohol abuse treatment but that he talked her into letting him stay at a hotel overnight so that he could have “one last night.”
The woman said she took her boyfriend to the liquor store but that after the two began arguing on the way back to the hotel, she threw out the alcohol on the interstate.
While at the hotel, the two continued fighting, according to the report.
At one point, Caldwell reportedly wrapped Bruce in a sheet and threw her off the bed, the report states.
Caldwell claimed he did not hurt his girlfriend and also said “he was not going to snitch on her.”
Because both individuals had injuries and had contradicting statements about the incident, the two were arrested on domestic battery charges, according to the report.
Customer drops meth while walking into grocery store
A local store manager called police after noticing a customer dropped a bag of meth in front of the store Tuesday evening.
According to an incident report, the closing manager at Harps Food Stores noticed a customer drop “a small baggie of suspected drugs near the front entrance.”
The store manager picked up the suspicious bag and called the police department.
According to the report, police believe the suspicious substance was methamphetamine.