Speeding results in two arrests
After Searcy County Deputy Joey Baysinger, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit, two out of state men were arrested.
Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported on the morning of March 14, Baysinger conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Nathaniel J. Kenney, age 37, of Mesa, Arizona, after he observed Kenney's vehicle traveling in excess of the speed limit.
After asking Kenney for his driver's license, he noticed Kenney was frantically attempting to find his license and his passenger, Keith Palmer, age 35, of Caney, Kansas hands were shaking and his voice was cracking.
When the information returned on Kenney, Baysinger learned that Kenney had a suspended driver's license in Arizona and an expired license in Arkansas. Baysinger then checked Palmer's information and learned he had a valid driver's license and also had a valid arrest warrant.
Since Baysinger was waiting on more information on Palmer, he deployed his K-9 partner, Vader, who conducted a free air sniff around the vehicle. Vader alerted on the passenger side of the vehicle where Palmer had been sitting.
After searching the vehicle, Baysinger found a glass smoking device with a crystal-like substance inside. After conducting a Nar Tec field test kit on the substance, it tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.
Kenney was issued citations for his traffic offenses and told to appear in the Searcy County District Court on May 25 and released. Palmer was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center for processing and booking.