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Accidents

April 12

Antonio Barnum of Little Rock said when he arrived at Sam’s Club there was a truck in Bay 3 and so he backed into Bay 2. Barnum said he went inside and when he came outside the truck in Bay 3 was pulled out and he observed damage to his driver’s side mirror and door. The driver of the truck, James Wright, of Batesville, Miss., said he did not hit the other vehicle.

April 13

Holliest Jernigan of North Little Rock said he was driving into the parking lot circling toward a pump at the Wildwood Phillips 66 Gas Station. Jernigan said he was pulling in when an Avalanche driven by Tracy Haynes of North Little Rock hit his Kia Optima, causing Jernigan’s car $1,000 worth of damage. Hayes’ 2002 Avalanche sustained $200 of damage.

Kenneth Matthews of North Little Rock said he was backing out of a parking space in the Apple Valley Shopping Center, did not see another vehicle driven by Carman Paige of North Little Rock, and struck the Paige’s vehicle in the right rear section. Paige’s vehicle sustained $300 worth of damage.

April 15

Loretta Hardy of Jacksonville said she was operating a Pathfinders Inc. passenger van headed northbound on Brookswood Road, stopped for a traffic light in the left turn lake for East Kiehl Avenue, and was bumped from behind by a 2004 Dodge Stratus operated by Amy Harrell of Vilonia. Harrell said she was also traveling northbound on Brookswood. Harrell said she did not come to a complete stop before she made contact with the other vehicle. Minimal damage was reported. Harrell was determined to be at fault for following too close but she was not cited.

Edward Bonner of Jacksonville said while he was backing out from a parking space at the Gravel Ridge Dollar General on Arkansas 107 that he made contact with another vehicle that was backing from another parking space. Bonner said that an Hispanic female got out of the vehicle and asked him if he was looking while he was backing up. The woman returned to her vehicle and left the scene. Bonner’s Chevrolet sustained a very minor scratch to the rear bumper.

April 16

Carrie Parsley of Searcy said she was being another vehicle driven by Shelby Owens of Sherwood on Brookswood Drive approaching Kiehl Avenue. Parsley aid she apparently got too close and bumped Owen’s 2010 Toyota 4 Runner from behind. Police noticed minor damage to Parsley’s 2008 Ford Edge and minor scuff damage on the rear bumper of Owens’ vehicle. Parsley was found at fault for the accident for following too close.

April 17

Angela Jones of Jacksonville said she was traveling southbound on Arkansas 107 when she observed a truck approaching her at a high rate of speed. Jones said she merged into the curb, trying to avoid the truck from striking her Chevy Malibu vehicle. Damage totaling $300 was done to her front-rear passenger tires.

April 18

Jerry Bass of Little Rock said that traffic was stopped in front of him on Arkansas 107 at North Hills Boulevard. Bass said he was unable to stop in time before striking the rear of a vehicle in front of him driven by Michael Eden of North Little Rock. Both vehicles sustained $200 of damage.

Police were dispatched to Morgan Pools and Spa, 8600 Landers Road, at the scene of an accident where officers observed tire ruts in the grass on the east side of the street. Brandon Whitemore said he was traveling northbound on Landers when a vehicle from Morgan Pool and Spa’s parking lot pulled out in front of him. Whitemore stated he could not make an evasive maneuver to the left due to another vehicle so he suddenly applied his brakes and went off the roadway due to the wet conditions. Whitmore said he struck one of the mini storage buildings in the parking lot which resulted in $300 in damage.

Arrests

April 12

Michael Collins, 35, of Sherwood was arrested on charges of DWI, careless and prohibited driving, disregarding a stop sign and speeding after police observed someone driving a white Ford Explorer on Christopher Drive run off the road and strike a guide wire cable, resulting in the front tires coming completely off the ground.

April 16

Jerry York, 45, of North Little Rock was arrested on charges of loitering and driving with a suspended license after police were dispatched to T-Ricks in Gravel Ridge on Arkansas 107 in reference to a man in a white SUV trying to sell items to the clerk and other customers.

April 18

Brandi Ballentine-Jones, 24, of Cabot was arrested on charges of DWI and driving left of center after a policeman observed her driving behind him on East Kiehl Avenue and she was driving on both the inside and outside lanes of roadway.

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