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ATF Firearms Trace Confirms Stolen Gun Used On Potter Street; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Corporal Langley and Officer Davis arrested Julius Joseph Dominic Nash, 18, of Spring Street in Hot Springs, on January 4, 2020 in connection with gunfire on Potter Street and a subsequent vehicle pursuit that ended when the fleeing vehicle struck a rock wall on Linwood Street that night.  (CLICK HERE to go to the scene of the crash).  A gun was recovered from the crashed suspect vehicle on Linwood Street.

Julius Joseph Dominic Nash, 18, of Spring Street in Hot Springs – allegedly fired a stolen gun before fleeing from police and crashing a truck.

An ATF Firearms Trace was conducted on this gun on January 7, 2020.  The person that originally purchased the North American Arms .22 caliber revolver pistol was contacted.  That person stated that they came to Hot Springs 2 months ago to do some shopping.  The victim’s vehicle was broken into during the trip and the pistol was stolen.  The victim said that this theft was not reported to police because she didn’t believe that the gun would ever be found.

A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Mr. Nash.

HSPD Officer Cheatham was on patrol in the area of Trivista on February 11, 2020 when he conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Focus with expired temporary tags.  The female driver was found to be wanted by the court.  She was arrested.  The passenger, Mr. Nash, was also wanted by the court.  They were both arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

Mr. Nash is charged with Felony Theft By Receiving with a bond of $2,500.