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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Originally published to the AR911NEWS VIP Group February 25, 2020 at 5:30AM.
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police K-9 Officer Smith reports that he was on patrol in the area of Central Avenue at Hobson Avenue last Friday around 4PM when he found a black Chevrolet Avalanche at the stop light with a large crack across the windshield. He maneuvered into position to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.
He turned on the blue lights and the Avalanche turned onto Maurice Street and sped away. The vehicle quickly turned onto Charteroak Street where a passenger jumped out and ran between houses. The Avalanche sped off again. It stopped abruptly at Sanford Street and the driver jumped out and ran for his life too.
Off. Smith still had 2 occupants inside the Avalanche. He stayed with the vehicle and back-up units quickly arrived. The report does not mention the fleeing suspects again.
Carol L.S. Johnson, 24, of Highway 7 in Bismarck, and Brennan Lorraine Leon, 36, of Cassidy Way in Garland County were handcuffed and detained. Officer’s found a stolen, loaded Glock 26 on the passenger floorboard. The pistol was fitted with a higher than normal capacity magazine. Also found inside the Avalanche were: glass smoking pipe, 2 digital scales, a baggie containing an unknown amount of marijuana, several empty clear plastic baggies, 9 unused syringes, an Rx medication bottle with the name scratched off, 29 TEVA pills, 15 Lorazepam pills, 20 hydrocodone pills, an unknown amount of meth that was divided into different baggies and a stolen license plate.
Inside Ms. Johnson’s wallet, officers found $300 cash.
Both suspects were transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. HSPD Special Investigations Detectives assumed the case.
Ms. Johnson is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs And Firearms, Possession Of Meth With Intent To Deliver, Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver x2, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia x2, Felony Theft By Receiving Firearm, Theft By Receiving, Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver and was initially being held without bond.
Ms. Leon is charged with the same plus Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons and was initially being held without bond.