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Alleged: Homeless Man With Meth Syringe At Temperance Hill; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Officer First Class Davis reports that he was in the area of Temperance Hill July 12, 2021, around 7PM, when he found a man laying on the side of the road.  He stopped to conduct a welfare check on the man.

OFC Davis and Sergeant Tinney made contact with the man as he lay in the grass, not moving.  They had difficulty waking him up.  They finally brought him around and asked his name.  He gave a name and date of birth.  While speaking with him, he stood up.  Officers saw that he had been laying on a loaded syringe.  The suspect admitted to meth being in the syringe.  The man was arrested.

The man all of the sudden told the officers that he gave them a fake name.  The name he had used is his brother.  Officers checked the “real” name, now….through the police computer.  The check revealed that Michael Wayne Logan, 46, Homeless in Hot Springs, had an outstanding, warrant of arrest charging Failure To Appear.

Michael Wayne Logan, 46, Homeless in Hot Springs – Allegedly passed out in the grass on Temperance Hill with meth needles and a valid arrest warrant.

During the search of Mr. Logan and his belongings, officers found another syringe in his bag.  This syringe appeared to have blood in it.

Mr. Logan was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for warrant service and processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of Meth, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing Governmental Operations with bond set at $5,500.