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Adult And Juvenile Allegedly Found Behind House With Guns & Ammo; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Garland County Sheriff Patrol Deputy Crow reports the following:

On 08/4/19 at approximately 0030 hours, Garland County Sheriff Sergeant Kellar, Corporal Lane, and I, Deputy John D. Crow, arrived in the area of the 3000 block of Park Avenue in reference to individuals in the woods behind a residence.

While searching the area, Sgt. Kellar and Cpl. Lane located two white males (later determined to be Nicholas Dearmon and a juvenile) walking into the tree line at the 100 block of Devane Place.

Nicholas D. Dearmon, 18, of Dearmon Trail in Lonsdale – allegedly caught in the woods with guns and plenty of ammo behind a house at midnight.

Sgt. Kellar and Cpl. Lane then made contact with the individuals who both appeared nervous and were acting in a beligerant manner.  Upon searching the juvenile for weapons, a W Arms 9mm handgun was located in his right, front pocket of his jeans.  After the handgun was located, a search of the backpack the juvenile was carrying revealed the following: A Western Arms 20 gauge break action shotgun with the barrel sawed off at the end of the fore grip and a shell in the chamber, and (48) 20 gauge shotgun shells and numerous other calibers of ammunition.

Upon searching Dearmon for weapons, a green in color set of brass knuckles was located in his right front pocket.

At 0050 hours, Cpl. Lane read Dearmon his Miranda Rights.  When asked if he understood his rights, Dearmon responded in the affirmative and stated that he would answer questions.  At 0053 hours, Sgt. Kellar then asked Dearmon who the shotgun and pistol belonged to and Dearmon stated that they were both his.  Upon inspecting the shotgun, the serial number plate behind the trigger guard appeared to have been filed off.

GCSO Patrol Lieutenant Ware was notified of the situation.

The minor was then transported to the Garland County Juvenile Detention Center where he was charged with Criminal Use Of A Prohibited Weapon, Minor In Possession Of A Handgun, and Possession Of A Defaced Firearm.  (Bond is not part of the juvenile justice system).

Dearmon was transported to the Garland County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with one count of Criminal Use Of A Prohibited Weapon (Felony), one count of Criminal Use Of A Prohibited Weapon (Misdemeanor), one count of Minor In Possession Of A Handgun, and Possession Of A Defaced Firearm with a bond amount totaling $9,500.