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Alleged: Lying About Identity..Flare Gun..Meth & Gabapentin; 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 W. Smith reports that he and Officer Barrett were on patrol in the area of East Grand Avenue around Spring Street when they found a multi-colored car traveling on public streets with a Tennessee license plate.  They checked the plate number through the police computer.  They were not able to get a readout on that license plate.  They turned on the blue lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in order to verify the registration.

Officers made contact with the driver.  He was unable to provide proof of vehicle registration, proof of insurance and driver’s license.  OFC Greene saw a loaded, orange flare gun between the driver’s seat and center console.  The, as of yet, unidentified driver of the vehicle spoke and moved erratically and was not able to follow simple instructions.  OFC Greene asked the driver to keep his hands on the door, but instead, he grabbed the flare gun.  Officers had him to exit the car.

Officers asked for the suspect to identify himself.  The suspect gave them 2 names and a date of birth.  He also told them he was 46 years old.  The date of birth he gave was not that of someone with a 46 year of history of being continuously alive on Earth.  The driver was arrested.

Officers searched the vehicle and found approximately 11 grams of meth, a prescription bottle containing approximately 38.8 grams of Gabapentin (with a girl’s name on the bottle) and an ID card belonging to Daniel Wax.  Officers ran the Wax pertinents through the police computer and were able to positively identify this suspects as Daniel Hugh Wax, 44, of James Road in Memphis, Tennessee.

Daniel Hugh Wax, 44, of James Road in Memphis, Tennessee – Allegedly from out of state; driving around on the East Side with a loaded flare gun and a good amount of dope.

Mr. Wax was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Simultaneous Possession Of Guns And Drugs, Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of A Controlled Substance and Obstructing Governmental Operations and was being held without bond.