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Alleged: Physical Altercation At Casino Results In Dope Charge; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer Davis reports that he was dispatched to Oaklawn Casino on September 11, 2021, around 2AM, for the call of a physical altercation that had just taken place.

Off. Davis arrived and met with HSPD Cpl. Scott who was working off duty security at the casino.  Cpl. Scott said that a lady, later identified as Michelle Gilbert, 58, of Gilbert Road in Glenwood, had been in a physical altercation with a man.  She went into the restroom and was refusing to speak with paramedics and police.  The report says that she became aggressive with the paramedics.

Michelle Gilbert, 58, of Gilbert Road in Glenwood – Allegedly got rowdy and refused to cooperate while holding 11 Hydrocodone pills.

After refusing to cooperate and refusing to speak to police, she was asked to leave the property.  On the way to the exit, Off. Davis notes that she was in an accelerated state, talking about things that did not make sense and was unsteady on her feet.  She was instructed that she would not be driving.  She was told to get in the taxi cab and the casino would pay the bill.

She refuse the cab ride and began causing a scene by yelling and screaming at officers.  They made the cab offer several times, but eventually had to arrest Ms. Gilbert.  During the arrest procedure, she fell two the ground and would not listen to officers.  Ms. Gilbert was arrested.

During the search of her person, officers located a small piece of a tin foil wad in her purse that contained 11 Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone pills.  No prescription was located.

Ms. Gilbert was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  She is charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication with bond set at $4,500.