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News Last Updated: Jun 14th, 2017 - 12:52:37

Traffic stop leads to arrest by Sheriff’s Department
By The Waldron News
On the afternoon of June 10, a Scott County deputy initiated a traffic stop on Highway 250 for a traffic violation. The driver abruptly pulled into a driveway and then fled inside a residence.

The deputy made contact with the homeowner who advised him that the suspect had run to the back of the house.

The deputy located the suspect, identified as Jerry B. Smith, hiding in a bathroom.

According to Chief deputy, Billy Carnahan, Smith refused to follow instructions given by the deputy, and then fought with the deputy when he tried to place him under arrest.

The deputy was able to subdue Smith and take him into custody. An additional deputy Sheriff and Officers from the Waldron Police Department responded to the residence to provide assistance.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Smith was discovered to be in possession of approximately 60 grams of methamphetamine, paraphernalia for the distribution and use of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, and $776 in cash.

The deputy Sheriff was treated and released at Mercy Hospital in Waldron for injuries sustained during the arrest.

Smith is being held in the Scott County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver, Residential Burglary, 2nd Degree Battery, Possession of Felony Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing, Possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, and traffic violations. Bond has not yet been set.

*The following criminal information is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.