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Incidents reported to the Maumelle Police Department through Aug. 14:

Arrests

1701 Club Manor Drive Apartment No. 1: On July 26, Natasha Denise Wesson was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances. According for a reports, Wesson tried to use a forged prescription, which is currently considered evidence. The Maumelle Police Department received notification from Pulaski County Jail that Wesson had showed up for community service and showed to have a warrant out of Maumelle. At the request of Sgt. Joseph Poole, a hold was placed on Wesson.

6 Platte Drive: On July 30, Brandon Cade McDowell, 19, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with breaking or entering and theft of property.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 7, Marquis Lee Mays, 23, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

2002 Murphy Drive: On Aug. 7, Adam Jones, 34, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with failure to appear and criminal contempt.

2002 Murphy Drive: On Aug. 7, Kurt Timothy Buffenbarger, 24, of Benton was arrested and charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 9, Johnny Lee Reed, 28, of Conway was arrested and charged with criminal contempt.

117 Audubon Drive: On Aug. 9, Nefertari Gay, 32, of Little Rock was arrested and charged with possession of schedule I or II controlled substance, two counts of possession of schedule IV or V controlled substance, drinking on highway and possession of methamphetamine/cocaine with purpose. Also arrested was Jeremy Mackey, 35, of North Little Rock who was charged with possession of methamphetamine/cocaine with purpose, possession of schedule I or II controlled substance, two counts of possession of IV or V controlled substance, driving on a revoked/suspended drivers license, careless and prohibited driving and defective/no brake lights or signals. While on routine patrol, Officer Justin Woods saw a white Nissan Altima stopped in the southbound lanes of traffic on State Highway 100 at the intersection of Odom Boulevard South. The vehicle appeared to have tried to stop at the stoplight, but it stopped in the middle of the intersection. When the light turned green the vehicle turned left onto the northbound lane of Highway 100. While making the left turn the vehicle drove onto the curb with both driver side tires. While following the vehicle, Woods saw the driver side brake light was not functioning and the driver was driving approximately 10 to 15 miles per hour below the speed limit. Woods stopped the vehicle at Audubon Drive and instead of pulling over to the side of the road or into a parking lot, the driver stopped in the middle of the right late. Woods then made contact with the driver, Mackey, and the passenger, Gay. While speaking with them, Woods said he could smell an odor of marijuana and intoxicants coming from the vehicle. Sgt. Joseph Poole arrived on the scene to assist with the stop. Woods asked Poole to have Mackey exit the vehicle so he could speak with him. While speaking, Mackey’s speech was slow, slurred and at times incoherent. Mackey said he was dropping a couple of friends off at their residence after work. When asked if he had anything to drink, Mackey said he drank a few beers at Bar Louie before coming to Maumelle. When asked about the smell of marijuana Mackey said he had not smoked any, but his friends may have while in his vehicle. Mackey then gave verbal consent to search the vehicle. Woods asked Gay to exit the vehicle and while she exited, he saw two half-empty open beer cans in the passenger floorboard where Gay was sitting. Gay said she had been at the Club Elevation all night and had consumed an entire bottle of vodka. Gay said she and “her friend” Mackey were dropping off two of their friends. Neither subject could tell officers where their friends lived or their names. Poole said Mackey said that he only knew the friend as “James.” Woods then began to search the vehicle. Near the gear shifter he found a match box containing several white pills, which were later identified as oxycodone, carisoprodol and clonazepam. Woods then read both subjects their Miranda Warnings. Woods then found a clear plastic bag containing a white substance believed to be cocaine in the center console. while searching Gay’s purse, Woods found a white pill that was later identified as ibuprofen. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to Maumelle Police Department for processing. Once at the police department, officers asked Mackey to take off his shoes and socks. When Mackey took his shoes and socks off, officers found another bag of cocaine in his left sock and another oxycodone in his right shoe. Once at the station house, both subjects were processed and transported to Pulaski County Jail with a $25,000 bond per City Attorney JaNan Davis and held for court.

100 Park Drive at 112 Audubon Drive: On Aug. 12, Ezequiel Gomez, 37, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with violation of the Omnibus DWI Act, obstructing governmental operations, operation of vehicles without license plates, defective brake lights or signal, drivers license required/expired and refusal to submit. At approximately 8:22 p.m., dispatch advised officer to a BOLO for a white cargo van driving erratically on Maumelle Boulevard. While travelling southbound on Maumelle Boulevard, Officer Andrew Garber turned saw a vehicle matching the description travelling northbound in between Country Club Parkway and Odom south. Garber turned around and was able to catch up to the vehicle at the intersection of Audubon Drive and Club Manor. Garber saw the right rear brake light on the vehicle was not functioning so he initiated a traffic stop. After putting on his emergency lights, the vehicle made a left turn onto Park Drive and came to rest before the entrance to the Park Apartments. After the vehicle came to rest, Garber saw the license plate number showed an expiration of June 2013, which was confirmed through ACIC. When Garber made contact with the driver, he seemed extremely nervous and said he did not have any identification with him The driver identified himself as Ezequiel Terrance and said he was born Feb. 28, 1978. A check of the name and date of birth through ACIC/NCIC provided no return. Sgt. Scotty Bryant arrived as back up and made contact with the driver. Garber told Bryant that he saw an open Bud Light beer can laying under the driver’s seat. Bryant had the driver exit the vehicle. The driver kept saying all of his identification was at his house at 100 Park Drive Apartment No. 126. The driver also said he had two to three beers while at work. Garber asked the driver to perform horizontal gaze nystagmus test and he complied. He showed six clues on the HGN and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Garber took the driver to Maumelle Police Department for processing and once there, he identified himself as Ezequiel gomez and stated his date of birth was Aug. 28, 1975. An ACIC/NCIC check if that name showed Gomez to have an active warrant for failure to appear for DWI out of West Fork Police Department. Gomez was provided the Spanish version of the DWI Statement of Rights form and read along as an officer read them in English. Gomez refused to submit to a breath test. Garber initiated the Walk and Turn test and the One Leg Stand at the station house, which Gomez failed. While on the scene, Gomez answered officer’s questions in English and said he understood what was being told to him. Once at the police department, Gomez revealed his true identity, he said he did not speak English and did not understand what was being told to him. Gomez was cited with a court date of Sept. 10 and released to a responsible party. The vehicle was released to Anna Gomez and the beer was discarded at the scene. Due to being out of extradition limits, West Fork Police Department, Gomez was advised to contact them in reference to their warrant.

2002 Murphy Drive: On Aug. 13, Blake Anthony Sowell, 25, of Maumelle was arrested and charged with failure to appear and having a headlight out.

16095 Maumelle Boulevard at 201 Carnahan Drive: On Aug. 13, Canditta Dun, 40, of Benton was arrested and charged with false evidence of title or registration, operation of vehicles without license plates and careless and prohibited driving. At approximately 3:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Carnahan Drive and Highway 100 South in regards to a two-vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the driver, Dunn. Officers found Dunn had an active and confirmed warrant out of Bryant Police Department. Dunn was detained and placed in Unit 62. During the accident investigation, officers found the license plate she had on her vehicle, a red 2003 Ford focus, was fictitious. The license plate came back to a 2000 Silver Dodge Durango. On the license plate, officers found the year tab came back on a 2004 white Ford F150. Officer Brock Waldo read Dunn her Miranda Rights and she agreed to speak with him. Dunn said her father in law placed the license plate on her vehicle until she could pay her personal property taxes. Dunn said she did not know where the year tab came from. Dunn was charged and transported to the Maumelle Police Department where she was processed, cited and released. Bryant Police Department requested to give Dunn a court date of Oct. 3. Blue Hill took possession of Dunn’s vehicle.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 14, William Howard Barnett, 41, of Benton was charged with failure to appear.

100 Millwood Circle: On Aug. 14, Keely Furrow, 28, of Conway was charged with criminal contempt.

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