Story by Arkansas 911 News Writer Amanda Goodman
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer 1st Class Stone reports the following:
On 08/2/19 at approximately 0214 hours I, OFC Stone #120 observed a white male, later identified as Seth Hughes on a bicycle wearing a white shirt, blue shorts, and black backpack westbound on Francis Street approaching Summer Street.
I attempted to have Hughes stop to identify himself due to breaking or enterings in the area. Hughes failed to stop and attempted to evade by riding his bicycle behind a vacant house on Summer Street.
Hughes rode his bike into a bush. I gave him verbal commands to stop and get on the ground. He then fled on foot back towards Summer Street.
Once we were near the street, I deployed my taser in attempt to detain Hughes. He then pulled the taser probes out and continued fleeing northbound on Summer Street near Greenwood.
I deployed my taser again for the second time and Hughes pulled the probes out again and continued on foot. I then grabbed Hughes and we both went to the ground. Hughes was detained and two uncapped syringes were located in his backpack.
Hughes was charged with Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest, with a bond amount totaling $3,500.
Hughes’ handcuffs were double locked and checked for fit. He was transported to the Garland County Detention Center without further incident.