Posted by Arkansas 911 News Reporter Steven Starr
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Corporal M. Brown responded to a report of a disturbance in the 700 Block of Spring Street at approximately 1:20am on July 15th, 2020.
The complainant reported that Stacey Craig, 43 of Autumn Street in Hot Springs, was intoxicated and out of control inside her apartment. It was also reported that Ms. Craig had been providing alcohol to her own juvenile family member.
Cpl. Brown arrived and saw a young, juvenile female laying on the ground. She appeared to be very intoxicated and unresponsive. Ms. Craig also appeared to be very intoxicated, sitting beside her young family member. Ms. Craig attempted to wake her juvenile family member by shoving her. Which caused her to fall forward and hit her head on the sidewalk.
During the investigation, Stacey Craig told police that she had given this young juvenile a few drinks but that she was not drunk. Ms. Craig refused to cooperate and would not leave her juvenile family member alone while waiting on the ambulance to arrive.
LifeNet arrived and transported the juvenile to the hospital.
Ms. Craig was unable to stand on her own, she was slurring her speech and had other signs of impairment. Ms. Craig was arrested. At that point, Ms. Craig began yelling and cussing at officers.
Ms. Craig was transported to the Garland County Detention Center, but then was transported to St. Vincent Hospital due to her level of intoxication.
Stacey Craig is charged with Felony Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor – 1st Degree, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly Conduct. With bond set at $3,500.