Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported on March 9 that Searcy County deputies with the Searcy County Sheriff's office arrested 25 year old Jordan Tyler Wallis of Big Flat while assisting Marshall Police Officer Sam Holliman who was conducting a traffic stop.
According to Cassell, Holliman, who made the traffic stop on Hwy. 65 near Harps, explained to the driver the reason for the stop and noticed Wallis was acting nervous. Since both had prior drug history, law enforcement asked if either the driver or her passenger, Jordan Wallis, had anything illegal in the vehicle. After asking the occupants to exit the car, Holliman's K9 performed a free air sniff around the vehicle and alerted on both sides of the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, Holliman found four small plastic bags in the glove box. Searcy County Deputy Lt. Billy Cordell found a plastic box that tested positive for methamphetamine. Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger and Reserve Deputy Dustin Rosenberger assisted with the arrest.
The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning ticket for expired vehicle tags. Wallis was arrested and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver, Class A felony.
Wallis was ordered to be held in the Searcy County Detention Center without bond. He is scheduled to appear in the Searcy County Circuit Court for a pre-trial hearing on April 13.