Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Albright reports that he was dispatched to the Oaklawn Casino for the complaint of a disorderly man fighting Oaklawn Security Officers.
Officers arrived and were directed to a man sitting at the bar and speaking in an incoherent language. Officers asked the man, later identified as William Earl Fields, 51, of Westover Street in Hot Springs, for identification. Mr. Fields refused and became agitated. He then took off his shoes and started to yell with enough gusto that it disrupted people in the facility. He yelled across the room that he would “beat everyone’s ass”. Officers told Mr. Fields to sit down and knock it off, but he stood up and stepped towards the officers.
The officers took hold of him, placed him on the ground and went to handcuff him. He fought the effort by not cooperating and forcing his arms between his body and the floor. The officers pulled and worked at it for a moment and finally got him handcuffed and back on his feet.
Mr. Fields was searched. Officers found a black and white baggie with gold skulls on it in his pocket. The bag contained approximately .6 gram of meth.
Mr. Fields was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Possession Of Meth, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and bond was set at $4,000.