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Alleged: Snorts Meth..Delusions of Burglary And A Murdered Cat; 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 Ward reports that he was dispatched to the 100 Block of Kaywood Street in reference to a burglary in progress.

Off. Ward and several other backup officers arrived quickly and made contact with that complainant, Amber Leigh Childs, 46, of Kaywood Place in Hot Springs.  She was standing in the front yard acting erratic and hallucinating.  She pointed to some bushes and said “there is someone in there”.  She also advised that the men had killed her cat and it was laying in the yard…she was looking at it and pointing to it.  Officer Ward checked the bushes and inspected the yard/driveway and the entire area.  He did not see any people or cats.

Officer Ward asked Ms. Childs if she was under the influence of any narcotics.  She stated that she had snorted meth 24 hours ago.

Other officers went into the residence and found an adult male related to Ms. Childs.  The man said that no burglary occurred and everything was ok.

Amber Leigh Childs, 46, of Kaywood Place in Hot Springs – allegedly saw a dead cat that wasn’t there.

Officers determined that no burglary had taken place here.  Ms. Childs was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  At the booking room, she explained that a white male and a hispanic male were in her home when she returned from the hospital.

Ms. Childs criminal history review showed a prior conviction for Communicating A False Alarm in Garland County on 2/4/2020.

Ms. Childs is charged with Felony Communicating A False Alarm, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication with a bond amount totaling $3,500.