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PRESS RELEASE – Hot Springs Police Department (Corporal Kirk Zaner)
On 07/29/2016 at approximately 10:40 a.m., Hot Springs Police responded to the area of 302 Malvern Avenue (Regions Bank) in reference to a male who seemed disoriented. Employees of Regions Bank had observed a male subject, later identified as Jacob Hannah (DOB: 01/30/1989), sleeping in the bank parking lot. The bank employees woke Mr. Hannah and offered him water. Mr. Hannah ran away from the bank employees and was acting erratically.
At 10:44 a.m., just as officers were arriving, HSPD was notified a male subject had fallen from a rooftop in the 800 block of Central Avenue. Officers located Mr. Hannah on the sidewalk in front of 833 Central Avenue. A witness, stated he observed Mr. Hannah attempting to walk along a second story window ledge when Mr. Hannah slipped and fell to the sidewalk, 20 to 25 feet below. Mr. Hannah was transported by LifeNet to St. Vincent Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.