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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 Rollins reports that he was dispatched to the Texas Roadhouse on Central Avenue in reference to a traffic crash that had just occurred.
Officer Rollins arrived quickly and made contact with the driver of the 2005 GMC Envoy which was involved in the crash. The driver, Armontie Jamaul Dickens, 31, of Spring Street in Hot Springs, was complaining of an injury following the crash.
LifeNet Medics arrived and began evaluating Mr. Dickens. Mr. Dickens removed a Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard .380 call pistol from a holster within the vehicle and handed it to Off. Rollins. He said that he wanted the police to know that he had a pistol inside his vehicle for protection. Off. Rollins checked Mr. Rollins and the gun through the police computer. Mr. Rollins was on record as not having a concealed pistol permit and the pistol checked as stolen out of Desha County.
Mr. Dickens was cleared by LifeNet. He was promptly arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. While at the jail, officers and deputies located .6 grams of meth inside a prescription bottle that was found earlier on Mr. Dickens’ person. As officers were testing the substance, Mr. Dicken’s told them that the substance was meth.
Mr. Dickens is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Firearms and Drugs, Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Felony Theft By Receiving with a no bond hold placed.
The driver of the other car involved in the crash was administered Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. She was arrested at the conclusion of the testing. I have no info on that arrest.