On 4/22/2023 at 2316, an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of Pine bluff due to the vehicle swerving into oncoming traffic. The suspect vehicle attempted to evade the officer by pulling off the roadway and into a vacant lot. Officers located the vehicle in a field on the corner of NE 8 and Pine Bluff. Officers made contact with the individual in the driver’s seat, Joe David Flores, who advised them that he had not been driving and that the driver, his friend Matt, had fled the vehicle on foot. A witness from a nearby residence corroborated the story and said that the other suspect, a heavy set male with bushy hair had ran west on Pine bluff. The suspect was later located in the 500 block of Pine Bluff. He refused to identify himself but was identified as Matthew Scott Cantrell. He was detained and returned to the location of the vehicle. Various narcotics were observed within the vehicle and more were located upon Cantrell’s person. Both subjects were arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance (Multiple counts) and Possession of Marijuana. Cantrell was found to have an active probation violation warrant for his arrest for Aggravated Robbery. Cantrell was also charged with Failure to ID-Fugitive from Justice and Evading arrest or Detention.
Officers were dispatched to a shoplifting call in the 2400 block of N. Main on 04/21/23 at 1735. Officers located the suspect vehicle exiting the parking lot and stopped the vehicle and occupants in the 2200 block of N. Main. Both subjects were detained. After making contact, officers recovered a pair of boots valued at 199.00 that had been worn from the business by Joshua Eugene Hammonds. Officers also located narcotics within the vehicle. Hammonds claimed ownership of the narcotics but denied the theft of the boots. He was charged with Theft over 75.00 but under 750.00 and Possession of Controlled Substance.
At 00:44 on April 22, an officer stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of NE2nd. St. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Larry Levi Harris, an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage was observed in the back seat of the vehicle. Harris was observed to be in possession of a knife which was temporarily seized for safety concerns and was asked to empty his pockets to check for further weapons. While turning out his pockets, Harris was observed to be in possession of cocaine, which he attempted to discard, unsuccessfully. Harris was arrested and a subsequent search of his vehicle located more narcotics, a large bag of marijuana, a loaded handgun and paraphernalia indicating an intent to package and sell the contraband. Harris was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance, Poss of Marijuana, and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon.
An officer responded to an Shoplifting call on 04/21/23 at 1514 hours in the 3100 block of NE Loop 286. The suspects had already exited the store. The officer made contact with the two and issued a criminal trespass order. During the contact, officers discovered that one of the two suspects, Meaudda Shantrel Symone Jackson, was in possess of medication that did not belong to her as well as methamphetamine. She was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance X 2
On 04/22/23 at 1933 hours, an officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation in the 300 block of N Main. Officer identified the driver as Kenneth Royce Lane and found Lane to be intoxicated. Lane had one previous conviction for DWI. He was arrested for DWI 2nd.
Officers made 95 traffic stops, 9 arrest, and answered 287 calls for service from April 21-23, 2023