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Alleged: Wanted Probationer Flees With Child, Meth, Pistol; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer Davis reports that he found an occupied black Chevrolet HHR parked in the roadway at the intersection of Frazier & Gibson Streets Thursday Night around 7:20.

Contact was made with the driver, Steven Harry Polston, 58, of Tennessee Street in Hot Springs, an adult passenger and a juvenile passenger.  Off. Davis ran Mr. Polston’s pertinents through the police computer and discovered that he was a wanted probationer out of Scott County.  Probationer Polston was asked to step out of the vehicle.  He asked why, was told that he had a warrant of arrest, refused to get out and asked if he could call his wife.  He was told that he could call his wife after he got out of the vehicle.  Probationer Polston said “fuck this” and drove off, fleeing towards Cottrell Avenue.

Probationer Steven Harry Polston, 58, of Tennessee Street in Hot Springs – allegedly said “fuck this” to a trained police officer.

Off. Davis went after the fleeing HHR with lights and siren on as backup units headed that way to assist.  The probationer was reportedly driving in a very reckless manner, disobeyed several stop signs and reached speeds of 50 Mph with the juvenile in the front seat, unrestrained.

The fleeing, wanted probationer careened his way around the East end of town until finally stopping at a residence on Tennessee Street where he jumped out and ran through the front door of the residence.  Officers were able to catch him and prevent him from shutting the door.  Probationer Polston refused to obey commands.  Probationer Polston was lovingly and deliberately assisted into the prone position on the ground with help from the ever so delicate hands of the Nationally Accredited Hot Springs Police Professionals.  He further refused to cooperate and fought the arrest procedure.  After the brief, failed struggle to liberate himself from the clutches of justice, the probationer was comfort fitted with a pair of the finest handcuffs the industry has to offer.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, officers found: a digital scale, a loaded .22 caliber Kimber pistol, 14 Clonazepam pills, 10.9 grams of marijuana and .3 gram of meth.

Probationer Polston is a convicted felon from a 2017 Felony Breaking Or Entering case out of Scott County.  Felons are prohibited from possessing firearms in Arkansas.

Probationer Polston is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs And Firearms, Possession Of Meth With Intent To Deliver, Felony Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor, Felony Firearm Possession, Felony Possession  Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Fleeing, Possession Of Marijuana With Intent To Deliver, Resisting Arrest, Probation Violation and Failure To Comply with an initial no bond hold placed.

The arrest report did not list a final disposition on the 2 passengers that were in the vehicle during this episode.