February proves busy for SCSO
During the month of February, the Searcy County Sheriff's Department responded to a variety of calls and handled a number of arrests.
According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, on February 2, his office learned that 24 year old Leslie resident, Austin Haggerty was at the Glen Echo Apartments. While enroute to the apartments, Searcy County Deputies Dakotah Springstead and Troy Dye learned Haggerty had been banned from Glen Echo by the apartment manager.
When the deputies arrived on scene, they located Haggerty in one of the apartments. Haggerty was arrested for criminal trespass and transported to the Searcy County Detention Center where he was processed and held pending a bond revocation.
On February 4, Searcy County District Court Judge H.G. Foster, reinstated Haggerty's $10,000 bond subject to daily drug test at the Searcy County Sheriff's Office. He has been scheduled for an arraignment on March 29 at 9:00 a.m. in the Searcy County District Court.
On the evening of February 4, Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger arrested 30 year old Fabian J. Jackson of Lowell, AR following a traffic stop after he noticed Jackson driving erratically.
Baysinger reported during the stop, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. After asking Jackson to step out of the car, he began a search of the Lincoln Town Car. As Jackson exited the vehicle, he dumped the contents of a plastic bag in the seat. After performing a Nar Tec field test on the substance, it tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.
After running Jackson's information through the crime information system, they learned he had a warrant from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.
Jackson was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for processing. The evidence was turned over to the Drug Task Force. Searcy County Deputy Logan Backer assisted with the stop.
On February 6, the Marshall Police Department requested the assistance of Searcy County Deputy Troy Dye at the scene of a possible intoxicated driver later identified as 57 year old John Baysinger of Marshall.
While Dye was administering the standard field sobriety test, Baysinger had problems responding to the commands, so he asked if he was willing to take breathalyzer test which he agreed to do. The result of the test was .139. Baysinger was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for processing.
On February 24, 62 year old Leslie resident, Rusty Galbreath was arrested after he was seen driving an ATV on High Street in Leslie. When Searcy County Deputy Dakotah Springstead attempted to stop Galbreath, he fled the scene shouting profanity and making obscene gestures at the deputy.
Springstead then called Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce and Deputy Lt. Billy Cordell for assistance. Springstead then located Galbreath and placed him under arrest. While checking Galbreath for weapons, Springstead found a pocket knife and pill bottle.
Galbreath was taken to the Searcy County Detention Center for processing where the following charges were filed: felony possession of a scheduled narcotic; unlawful operation on public street or highway; fleeing; and DWI.