Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Larkin reports that he was on patrol in the area of Valley Street on March 21, 2021, around noon, when he found a 2000 white Dodge Dakota being driven on public streets with no license plate. He turned on the blue lights and conducted a traffic stop on the Dakota.
Off. Larkin made contact with the driver, Klint Kerry Yarbrough, 22, of Rock Creek Road in Glenwood. Mr. Yarbrough handed over his ID card and his pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that he was wanted by the Garland County Court for Failure To Appear. Mr. Yarbrough was arrested.
The passenger, Gage Kyle Labarber, 25, of Plaza Place in Hot Springs, handed over his ID card. His pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that Mr. Labarber was also wanted by the Hot Springs Police Department for Failure To Appear. He was arrested.
Officer Larkin went to the Dakota to retrieve Mr. Yarbrough’s wallet for him. Inside the wallet, Off. Larkin found a baggie containing 1.3 grams of meth.
Both prisoners were transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. At the booking room, Mr. Yarbrough was asked if he knew what was in his wallet. Mr. Yarbrough replied “I had like, half a gram of ice in there”.
Mr. Yarbrough is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance with bond set at $2,500 and the warrant was served.
Mr. Labarber’s warrant was served. His bond was set at $1,000.