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Trespasser High On Meth Held At Gunpoint By Homeowner; Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


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By E’Lyse Golden, Investigative Reporter

On December 8 around 11:52pm, Deputy Blunkall of the Garland County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Tepee Terrace because of a disturbance involving a disorderly white male on the property.

The suspect, Adam Cleveland, 31, of Mountain Pine, was face down on the ground yelling and talking in a fast-unintelligible manner while the homeowner held him at gunpoint.

Blunkall tried to handcuff Cleveland, but he wouldn’t comply. Blunkall pressed his knee to Cleveland’s back and warned Cleveland that he would be tased if he didn’t comply. Cleveland continued to resist and Blunkall tased him with a five second burst and was able to handcuff him.

Cleveland refused to tell Blunkall his name or answer any questions. Deputy Tatum arrived at the scene to help Blunkall place Cleveland into the police vehicle. Cleveland continued to fight the deputies and they assisted him to the ground to gain control of him.

Cleveland grabbed Deputy Tatum’s wrist and wrenched it against the handcuffs causing abrasions on Deputy Tatum’s wrist. They were finally able to regain control over Cleveland and placed him into the vehicle.

The victim stated that she and her daughter were about to go to bed when they heard someone running around outside. Cleveland then began banging on her daughter’s window and screaming at her. The victim told him to leave her property multiple times, but he wouldn’t.

She said she feared for her and her daughter’s life so she went outside and confronted him with her firearm and was able to get him to lay down on the ground until the law enforcement could arrive.

The victims were given Laura’s Cards and evaluated by Lifenet. Cleveland was also evaluated and cleared for booking.

Throughout the enter encounter, Cleveland continued to resist restraints and speak unintelligibly. He later admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine and having no idea what was going on the entire time.

Cleveland is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.

On December 9, Cleveland plead not guilty and was bonded at $2,500. A no contact order was issued between Cleveland and the victim. Cleveland’s trial is scheduled for January 23, 2020.

Adam Cleveland, 31, of Mountain Pine