Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy DeLaHunt reports that he was dispatched to an address on Plemmons Terrace June 19, 2021, around 8AM, for the call of a disorderly person that was hindering the progress of a wrecker driver.
Dep. DeLaHunt arrived and made contact with the wrecker driver complainant. The complainant said that the man was cursing at him and kept trying to unhook a vehicle that was getting towed.
Dep. DeLaHunt made contact with the suspect, Robert Eugene Eastin, 56, of Springwood Road in Garland County. While speaking with Mr. Eastin, he moved around and then bent down as if he were tying his shoe. Dep. DeLaHunt saw Mr. Eastin drop a baggie behind him. Then, began scratching the ground with his foot. Dep. DelaHunt asked him what he was doing and he replied “tying my shoes”.
Sergeant Kellar arrived to assist. Dep. DeLaHunt retrieved the baggie. It contained 2.2 grams of meth.
Mr. Eastin’s pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that he was on parole and was wanted by Hot Springs Police for Failure To Appear.
Parolee Eastin was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Possession Of Meth with bond set at $3,500 and the Failure To Appear Warrant was served.