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By E’Lyse Golden, Investigative Reporter
On December 7, Deputy Parker of the Garland County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Thorton Ferry Road in reference to several intoxicated people who refused to leave a residence after a house party.
Parker saw a white male, Gary Yingling, 59, of Nickens in Hot Springs, entering the rear passenger seat of a white car in front of the residence. Several other people in the yard of the house said that Yingling had become disorderly and began fighting everyone.
Parker saw blood on the ground and smeared across the side of the vehicle. The yard full of angry people because of the disturbance caused by Yingling.
Yingling refused to cooperate and wouldn’t provide identification. He told Parker that he wasn’t going to speak. Friends of Yingling provided his name.
LifeNet was dispatched to assess his injuries and they advised that he didn’t need to be transported to the hospital.
Yingling had a failure to appear warrant through Garland County. Parker told Yingling to exit the vehicle, but he refused. Corporal Lane also directed Yingling to to exit the vehicle but Yingling remained seated and told them to have a good night.
Parker reached inside the vehicle and attempted to remove Yingling from within, but he grasped the headrest of the front passenger seat and refused to exit. Parker then managed to remove him from the vehicle, escorted him to the ground, and arrested him after more resisting.
Yingling is charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.
On December 9, Yingling plead guilty to the charges and was sentenced to one year in jail all suspended but three days of time served and placed on one year of probation.