Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Combs reports that officers responded to Central Avenue at J&B Pary Center July 20, 2021, around 6AM, to investigate the call of an emergency.
Officers arrived and found an unmanned white Cadillac. Officers checked the license plate through the police computer and found that this license plate is assigned to a silver 2008 Chrysler car.
As officers were looking at the Cadillac, a man approached on foot. He said that the Cadillac was out of gas and his friend went to get some. He said that he called 911 about this, but that the emergency response is no longer needed. As officers were speaking too the man about his emergency situation, a female approached on foot. She stated that she had been in the Cadillac and that her friend went to get gas.
The female identified herself to police as ‘an entire name and date of birth’. Officers did some checking and came to the conclusion that this woman’s actual identity is Christy Lee Utton, 33, homeless in Hot Springs. During the check of her real name through the police computer, officers located a valid Failure To Appear warrant for her arrest. She said that she used the fake name because she knew that she was wanted. Ms. Uttton was arrested.
During a search of the Cadillac, officers found a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue and a glass meth pipe next to Ms. Uttton’s identity doccuments and mail. Ms. Utton said that the Cadillac is hers and she was driving it at the time.
Ms. Uttton was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. She is charged with Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia x2, Obstructing Governmental Operations and was served the FTA warrant. Bond was set at $3,000.