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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Originally posted on March 27, 2020 at 7:10PM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group. To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer McLean reports that he was on patrol in the area of Linwood Street last night when he saw a car fail to obey a stop sign. He turned on the blue lights and attempted a traffic stop on the black Dodge Avenger.
The suspect vehicle was supposed to stop in the area of Garland Avenue at Maryland Street. The vehicle refused to stop and began driving at a high rate of speed. After a short time, the suspect vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Charteroak Street at Barker Street. Both occupants of the suspect vehicle ran out of the driver’s door and fled south down Barker’s Alley.
The passenger began jumping fences into yards. Off. McLean was chasing the suspects on foot and lost sight of the passenger. HSPD back-up officers arrived quickly and set a perimeter around the area. HSPD K-9 arrived and located the suspect vehicle’s passenger, Droj “The Roj” Kentrell Tollette, 25, of Jefferson Street in Hot Springs, behind a residence on Charteroak. He was arrested and searched. During a search of Mr. Tollette’s person, officers located 22.3 grams of marijuana in 2 baggies and a digital scale.
Mr. Tollette had red, watery eyes, slurred speech and maintained a strong odor of in toxicants about himself. 2 open containers of beer were found in the suspect vehicle. Also found in the car was a Walther .22 caliber pistol. The pistol’s pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that this pistol had been reported stolen in Hot Springs.
The report does not make mention of the other suspect again.
Mr. Tollette was transported to the Garland County Jail for processing. He is charged with Felony Theft By Receiving, Fleeing, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Public Intoxication and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia with a bond amount totaling $5,500.