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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officers Cox & Z. Brown report that they were dispatched to a church last Thursday around 10:30AM to investigate the complaint of suspicious circumstances.
A lady told police that she arrived at the church and noticed something out of place in regard to the doors of the church. She entered the church and noticed that all the doors were open, which is not normal. Then she noticed that 2 doors were tied together with string, preventing entry to the basement stairwell.
Officers noticed a cracked basement window with the screen pulled back. Officers opened the door to the basement and announced for anyone inside to make themselves known and come out. A female stepped out, saw the officers and fled down the hallway away from the officers. A male then stepped out and came to the officers. The man, Tyler Don Tracy, 23, homeless in Hot Springs, identified himself and yelled for the female to cooperate. Dayna Nicole Hembey, 23, homeless in Hot Springs, finally met with the officers. Officers ran Ms. Hembey’s information through the police computer and discovered an arrest warrant with her name on it.
Mr. Tracy told officers that they were kicked out of a residence the night before and began walking around. He says that he noticed the cracked window on the church and opened it. The 2 entered the church and stayed there until the lady arrived and called police.
Officers found a bag in the room the 2 were hiding in. Neither suspect claimed the bag. The lady said that it did not belong to the church and she wanted officers to search it. Inside the bag, officers located 13 hydrocodone pills, 2 clonazepam pills, a pill bottle with Dayna Hembey’s name on it and an Arkansas I.D. Card issued to Tyler Tracy.
Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. Tracy is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Criminal Trespass with an initial bond amount totaling $5,250.
Ms. Hembey is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespass and the Failure To Appear Warrant was served. She was being held initially on $7,000 bond.