On July 20 at approximately 9 a.m., a Greenwood officer made a traffic stop on a silver Pontiac Grand-am for having no rearview mirror at the intersection of S. Coker and Old Hackett Road. The officer explained the reason for the stop, and asked for the occupant’s information. The officer was advised that there was a warrant for passenger Christopher Carter, 36, of Waldron. Carter was taken into custody and transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center without incident.
On July 21 at approximately 5:45 p.m. day shift officers received a call
in regards to a disturbance at Eastside gas station where a man by the name of Brandon Spence, 28 of Van Buren, ran from the scene as officers arrived. Officers searched the area but did not locate him. The department received several calls about him being spotted at various locations in the area including Forrest Park Way and Eastside gas station. At approximately 9:50 p.m., an employee of Eastside gas station called and stated a man wearing blue shorts and no shirt walked east past the store. An officer was dispatched to the scene and walked the area of the apartment complex next to the gas station. The officer made contact with the individual fitting the description, and placed him in handcuffs. Spence had numerous scratches on his arms, legs, and back. He told the officer that he “got cut up by briars after he ran from us.” Dispatch returned with two warrants on Spence, both failure to appear. He was then transported to the Sebastian County ADC where he was booked on those charges.
Leon Silas Peoples, 32 of Greenwood, was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on July 24 at 12:00 a.m. and remains at the SCADC. Peoples was charged with failure to appear – class C felony.
On July 25 at approximately 10:15 a.m. a Greenwood officer initiated a traffic stop and advised the driver Justin Robbins, 27 of Greenwood, of the reason for that stop. Dispatch advised that Robbins had two confirmed warrants out of Fort Smith. Robbins was placed under arrest and transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center without incident.
Gabrielle Paige Epps of Greenwood was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on July 22 at 2:55 p.m. and remains at the SCADC. Epps was charged with domestic battering in the third degree – second offense (recklessly,) and endangering the welfare of a minor in the third degree.
Tyler J Steel of Greenwood was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on July 23 at 2 a.m. and released on bond July 23 at 10:48 a.m. Steel was charged with assault on a family or household member – third degree.
**The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.**