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On 6/17/2016, Hot Springs Police Officer Hammons was stopped at a crosswalk in the 700 Block of Malvern Avenue, to allow a pedestrian to walk across the roadway.
A white Chevrolet Silverado allegedly passed Officer Hammons, failed to yield to and almost struck the person in the crosswalk. Officer Hammons conducted a traffic stop at Malvern Avenue and Crescent Street. Officer Hammons made contact with the driver, identified as Donald Guthrie, 42, of Hot Springs, and the front seat passenger, identified as Lora Davis, 37, of Hot Springs. A check of Mr. Guthrie’s history showed that he had multiple warrants throughout the state and a suspended driver’s license. Two separate agencies asked that a hold is placed on Mr. Guthrie and he was placed under arrest at that time.
Ms. Davis did not have a driver’s license either, so the vehicle was prepped for tow. As officers inventoried the vehicle prior to towing it they allegedly located a glass methamphetamine/crack pipe in the center console in between both occupants of the vehicle. Ms. Davis, at that time, was taken into custody for the drug paraphernalia. Holcomb’s Transport and Recovery arrived on the scene to tow this vehicle.
Both suspects were charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
In addition to being arrested for outstanding warrants and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Mr. Guthrie has also been issued a citation for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian and Driving on a Suspended License.
His bond is set at $4,170.00.
She has since been released from jail.