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Alleged: People Opened Doors On Car With Parolee Driving; Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Grubbs reports that Garland County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatch took a call from Hot Springs Police Corporal Franklin July 20, 2021, around noon, for the complaint of a vehicle traveling in the area of Adcock Road.

Cpl. Franklin said that the vehicle, a 2010 beige Nissan Altima, was traveling at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic, running stop lights, nearly causing crashes and a female was leaning out of the open door she was sitting next to while the vehicle was in motion.  In addition to that, Cpl. Franklin said that the 2 rear passenger doors opened and 2 juveniles almost fell out.

Cpl. Franklin was able to give the license plate number on the vehicle to dispatchers.  They advised the patrol that the vehicle was registered to a beige 2021 Nissan Altima with an address on Green Ridge Lane.  Dep. Grubbs went to the address and found the car parked in the driveway with several people standing around that matched the descriptions of the people in the vehicle.  The hazard lights were on and flashing.

Dep. Grubbs made contact with the driver, Parolee Bryan Norwood, 37, of Green Ridge Lane in Garland County.  He told the deputy that hs wife became ill and opened the door to download the contents of her stomach.  During this maneuver, 1 of the 3 children in the back seat opened a rear door and attempted to lean out.  Due to this, he says he parked the car for a brief moment.  The report states that he “grabbed both his wife and child and took off” and headed home.  While leaving the parking spot, 1 of the other children stepped out of the vehicle and then got back in.  Once everybody was back in the car, he decided to take his wife to the hospital, but had to go home first in order to get some belongings.

Parolee Bryan Norwood, 37, of Green Ridge Lane in Garland County – Allegedly driving a car with doors opening and children almost falling out.

Cpl. Franklin arrived on scene and repeated his original statements.

Dep. Grubbs noticed that the vehicle only had 1 child safety seat which was not installed properly.  It was just sitting on top of the vehicles seat.

Parolee Norwood was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor x3 with bond set at $2,250.