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Convicted Felon Roaming The Streets At Midnight Allegedly With Meth; Felony Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


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Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Parker was on patrol in the area of Lookout Point Wednesday around 1AM when he observed 2 people walking in an area that has suffered several thefts in recent months.  The male was wearing a dark colored hoodie and a dark colored backpack…..at 1AM……in a high theft area….dark hoodie…..dark backpack……1AM.

Dep. Parker introduced himself to the duo.  The 1 person identified himself, but the report says that he didn’t seem too confident with his date of birth and allegedly kept trying to reach into his pocket.  Dep. Parker asked him to stop reaching in his pocket, but the guy was allegedly unable to do so. Dep. Parker asked if he had any weapons and the guy allegedly said that he had a knife in that pocket and reached for it again.

Dep. Parker went into that pocket for the knife and allegedly pulled out a wad of money secured in a roll by a rubber band.  Allegedly held by the rubber band was a baggie containing 1.2 grams of meth.

Casey C. Yarbrough, 23, of Connelly Road in Pearcy – allegedly creeping’ around after midnight with meth and a wad of cash.

Dispatch ran the suspect’s information through the police computer and could not get a match.  Deputies. Parker searched the suspect and found the ID card for Casey C. Yarbrough, 23, of Connelly Road in Pearcy.

Mr. Yarbrough was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Obstructing Governmental Operations with a bond amount totaling $3,000.

The report does not specify details about the other person involved.

Mr. Yarbrough’s last notable episode with the police is summarized in the HSPD arrest report filed by Detective Mark Fallis in 2015. Court records show that Mr. Yarbrough accepted a plea bargain on charges of Felony Aggravated Assault and Felony Criminal Mischief. He was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison in connection with the 2015 gunfire vehicle chase.