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Alleged: Unlicensed Vehicle..Parolee Armed With Gun And 14 Grams Of Cocaine; Felony Arrest x2 – 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 Officers Stockwell and S. Jones were on patrol in the area of Illinois Street on January 5, 2021, around 11PM, when they report that they stopped a 2008 White Ford Expedition, which was not displaying a license plate at Butterfield Street.

Officers made contact with the occupants of the SUV.  Police checked the driver’s pertinents through the police computer.  The check revealed that Cavonte S. Barney, 25, of Spring Street in Hot Springs, had 2 outstanding arrest warrants entered into the computer.  The police also checked the passenger, Deshon J. Woodfork, 26, of Thornton Ferry Road in Garland County, through the police computer.  That check revealed that Mr. Woodfork was currently on parole with a search waiver on file.  Both were arrested and the vehicle was searched.

Cavonte S. Barney, 25, of Spring Street in Hot Springs – Allegedly ridding around with a loaded pistol, cocaine and a parolee.

Parolee Deshon J. Woodfork, 26, of Thornton Ferry Road in Garland County – Allegedly riding around town with a loaded gun, cocaine and a wanted man.

In the vehicle, officers found: loaded RG 40 .38 special revolver, 40 additi0nal rounds for the gun, digital scale, several empty plastic baggies and 3 plastic baggies containing 14 grams of cocaine.

Parolee Woodfork is a convicted felon and is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm in the state of Arkansas.

Both suspects were transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

Parolee Woodfork is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Firearm And Drugs, Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Person, Felony Possession Of Cocaine With Intent To Deliver and Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was initially being held without bond.

Mr. Barney is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs And Firearms, Felony Possession Of Cocaine With Intent To Deliver, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and 2 Failure To Appear warrants were served.  He was initially being held  without