Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Moore reports that he and back-up officers were dispatched to Jacobs Street on April 7,2021, around 3PM to investigate the breaking or entering of a vehicle that had just occurred. Dispatch gave out the description of the suspect and said that he was heading toward Marymee Street.
Off. Moore arrived in the area and found a person fitting the description of the suspect. He stopped and made contact with him. He attempted to detain him, but the suspect fled on foot.
The suspect was caught, but resisted arrest by laying in his hands and fighting the arrest process. A back-up officer arrived and assisted with the arrest. The back-up officer suffered 25 fire ant bites to the hand causing minor injury. Off. Moore was scratched during the struggle.
The suspect was arrested and identified as Akeejae C. Bryant, 23, of Garland Avenue in Hot Springs.
Officers made contact with the owner of the truck. He said that he was working inside a residence around 3PM when he saw a person standing beside his truck. He said that he noticed a door on his truck open as he saw the person walking away.
The victim went and looked at his truck. It had been gone through and was win disarray. He determined that nothing was missing and the truck was not damaged.
The victim was taken to the area of the suspect. He positively identified Mr. Bryant as the suspect.
Mr. Bryant was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He was uncooperative during the booking process and fought the fine deputies that work there. He is charged with Felony Breaking Or Entering, Fleeing, Resisting Arrest, Battery x2 with bond set at $6,000.