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Alleged: Parolee Runs Stop Sign..Cops Find His Dope; 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 McAdoo reports that he was on patrol in the area of Jeffries Street when he saw a white Ford Explorer fail to stop at a stop sign.  He turned on the blue lights and stopped the vehicle at Avery Street.

He made contact with the driver, Nicholas Blake Ragsdale, 31, of Avery Street in Hot Springs.  Mr. Ragsdale’s pertinents were checked through the police computer.  The check revealed that he was on parole with a search waiver on file.

Nicholas Blake Ragsdale, 31, of Avery Street in Hot Springs – Allegedly ran a stop sign with meth in his pocket while on parole.

Off. McAdoo had him to exit the vehicle for search.  Off. McAdoo located .78 gram meth in the parolee’s jacket pocket.  Parolee Ragsdale was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

Parolee Ragsdale is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with bond set at $2,500.