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Alleged: Violation Of No Contact Order Leads To Meth Bust; 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 Tart reports that that he was dispatched to Manor Lane November 11, 2021, around 6AM, to investigate the complaint of trespassing by a person that was party to a valid no contact order which was in effect between the two parties.

The victim said that he woke up and found the man inside his apartment, in violation of the no contact order.  An argument ensued and the man departed the residence.

Officers arrived in the area and saw the suspect, David Ray Cantrell (A.K.A. “Pirate”), 47, homeless in Hot Springs, walking across Central Avenue and heading towards the Waffle House.

David Ray Cantrell (A.K.A. “Pirate”), 47, homeless in Hot Springs – Allegedly violating a no contact order while in possession of meth.

Officers made contact with Mr. Cantrell and checked his pertinents through the police computer.  They discovered a valid Failure To Comply arrest warrant and verified that the no contact order was valid.  Mr. Cantrell was arrested.

Mr. Cantrell was searched.  During the search, officers located an empty syringe, a spoon with white residue and a baggie containing .6 gram meth.

Mr. Cantrell was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Possession Of Meth, Felony Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia and Violation Of A No Contact Order.  Bond was set at $7,750 and the arrest warrant was served.