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Alleged: Homeless Man With Cocaine Zipping His Pants Inside A House; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Officer Murray reports that he was dispatched to the 400 block of Prospect Avenue last month around 11AM for the call of a disturbance in progress.  The complaint involved homeless people inside 3 houses that were yelling.

Officers arrived and heard yelling coming from 1 of the houses.  Only 1 person was in the house.  He was found in a stairway zipping up his pants and buckling his belt.  When asked about the yelling, Thomas Anthony Evans, 45, homeless in Hot Springs, said that he was reciting poetry.  He was handcuffed, detained and searched.

Thomas Anthony Evans, 45, homeless in Hot Springs – allegedly inside a house while in possession of cocaine.

During the consent search, officers located a syringe in his jacket pocket.  Officers searched the upstairs area, where Mr. Evans had come from, and found another syringe and a broken glass marijuana pipe.  Mr. Evans was arrested at this point.

A more thorough search of Mr. Evans was conducted.  Officers found a sock secured to Mr. Evans’s plumbing with several hair ties.  A very small amount of cocaine was found in the sock.

Mr. Evans was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of Cocaine and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with bond set at $3,500.