All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Murray and Corporal Langley were patrolling the area of Central Avenue last Sunday Evening, when they saw a subject, Tommy Lee Lasley Jr., 48, homeless in Hot Springs, that had just been involved in an alleged theft at Waffle House North on Central.
When Off. Murray and Cpl. Langley exited their vehicles, Mr. Lasley allegedly turned and went the other way. Mr. Lasely was allegedly babbling incoherently and continued walking, after being ordered to stop. Off. Murray caught up with Mr. Lasley, was able to get ahold of one of his arm, and ordered Mr. Lasley to place the other behind his back. To which Mr. Lasley allegedly refused, again, and attempted to reach into the bag he was carrying. Off. Murray and Cpl. Langley then decided to help Mr. Lasley to the ground, so he could be safely handcuffed. While getting Mr. Lasley to the ground, a glass pipe with white and brown residue allegedly fell out of his bag. Upon searching Mr. Lasley’s bag, Off. Langley allegedly found a white crystal substance in a key chain container. The substance tested positive for .2 grams methamphetamine.
Mr. Lasley was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Public Intoxication, Refusal To Submit To Arrest, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, with a bond totaling $6250.