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Arkansas Community Correction Special Response Team Agent Emerson alerted Hot Springs Police to the fact that 2 convicted felons currently on parole and wanted by the state were at a residence in the 400 Block of Cones Road.
HSPD Officers flooded the area. 2 marked police units rolled into a driveway behind a white Kia Optima that was occupied by 2 people. When the occupants of the white Kia Optima saw the police cars, they both allegedly jumped out of the car and ran in different directions.
A neighbor quickly called 911 and reported that 1 of the suspects had run into a residence in the nearby, 200 Block of Boaz Street. The resident at the house ran out the front door and told the officers “he’s in there”. Parolee Dennis Wallace, 29, allegedly attempted to flee out the back door of the house, but was arrested by K9 Officer Smith.
A 2nd K-9 Team was tracking the other suspect. K-9 Officer Jones and Keena made it to a house in the 300 Block of Boaz Street where Off. Jones allegedly saw the other suspect, Parolee Brian Ellis, 30 inside. He ordered the suspect to exit the house. The suspect came out and surrendered.
Officers allegedly located the following items inside the Kia that both suspects fled from: (in plain view) individual baggies of a crystal like substance, a 2nd baggy containing the same type of substance. These baggies weighed a total of 12.1 grams. Hidden behind the vehicle’s radio was a glass drug smoking pipe. A Glock 21 .45 caliber pistol with a magazine and 13 bullets were located inside a black bag that was on the front floorboard. Also in the bag were a set of digital scales, another glass drug smoking pipe, another baggy containing 2.1 grams of the same crystal like substance and several empty baggies.
Officers retraced the path that Mr. Ellis took from the Kia to the house he was found in. Along this path, officers allegedly found 2 additional baggies which contained a combined total of 15.4 grams of the crystal like substance.
HSPD Special Investigations Division Officers responded to the scene and took possession of the evidence. All 19.6 grams of the crystal like substance field tested positive for the presumptive identification of “ice” methamphetamine.
Neither of the felons owned the white Kia car.
Active parole warrants were served on both of the suspects.
By law, convicted felons may not possess firearms in Arkansas.
Mr. Wallace is a convicted felon who was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2015 for Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons. His new charges include: Fleeing On Foot, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia x2, Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons, Possession Of Methamphetamine With Purpose To Deliver, Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs & Firearms, Unauthorized Use Of Another Person’s Property To Facilitate A Crime. His bond totals $28,000, but he’s not going anywhere with that parole hold.
Mr. Ellis is a convicted felon who was sentenced to 6 years in prison in 2013 for Possession Of Methamphetamine. His New charges include: Fleeing On Foot, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia x2, Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons, Possession Of Methamphetamine With Purpose To Deliver, Simultaneous Possession Of Drugs & Firearms, Unauthorized Use Of Another Person’s Property To Facilitate A Crime. His bond totals $28,000, but he’s not going anywhere with that parole hold.