On May 9, 2020 at approximately 8:45 p.m., a Greenwood officer made a traffic stop on US Hwy. 71 and AR Hwy 10 Spur. The vehicle, a red Pontiac Firebird, with Oklahoma tags, was traveling southbound. The officer observed the vehicle as having a defective tag and break light. The driver also failed to signal, and crossed the white line. As that vehicle turned onto Mount Zion Road, the officer made a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed. The officer advised dispatch of a pursuit. Shortly thereafter, the officer witnessed a muzzle flash from the driver’s side window and heard a “pop.” After advising dispatch of the gunfire, the officer backed off the pursuit, but continued to follow the suspect. As the chase neared Cliffside Lane, the officer discovered the vehicle turned upside down and two people fleeing the scene. A homeowner on Mt. Zineche Road called and advised that a female with muddy and dirty clothing had knocked on his door and told him that she slept in his shed the night before. The address given was
approximately one quarter of a mile from the crash scene. The Greenwood Police Department responded, along with several deputies and the
Arkansas Highway Police. Law enforcement located a white female, Krystina Hefner, 28, walking on Mt. Zineche Road. Hefner was reportedly uncooperative and refused to identify herself. After verifying her identity utilizing the Arkansas State Police fingerprint scanner, law enforcement discovered Hefner had a warrant out of Oklahoma. Hefner was charged by Sebastian County with breaking and entering. On Sunday evening, the Greenwood Police Department received a phone call about a man walking east along State Highway 10. The caller gave a description of a man fitting that of the suspect. A fingerprint scanner positively identified the suspect as Jacob Jeffrey, 29. Additional charges include fleeing by means of vehicle and aggravated assault, both felonies, reckless driving, defective signal or stop lamps, improper lane usage, two counts of fleeing by foot, obstructing governmental operations, and refusal to provide information, all misdemenors.
On Sunday, May 10 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Greenwood Police Officer was traveling northbound on US Hwy. 71 and noticed a dark colored SUV traveling 35 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. The officer witnessed the vehicle travel down the middle of both lanes. At that time, the officer made a traffic stop. The driver of that vehicle, Kristopher Boggs, 41, of Lavaca, advised the officer that he was attempting to open a drink he had purchased from Murphy USA gas station. When asked, Boggs denied having had anything to drink. The officer asked Boggs to exit the vehicle, and for consent to search. The officer discovered Boggs’ wallet with a plastic bag inside. The bag contained a dusting of a crystal like substance, which the officer believed to be meth. Boggs also had a small bag of marijuana in his jean pocket. Boggs was arrested and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he faces charges of felony possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge of a possession of a scheduled VI substance less than 4 oz.
On Sunday, May 10, two Greenwood police officers were dispatched to the area between Walmart and the AT&T store for suspicious activity. The suspects were described as a white male with a grey shirt and a male with a
blue hoodie. Officers located the two suspects, Matthew Chrisman and Jace Chrisman. As the officer was performing a pat down of the two males, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Jace Chrisman, 25 , of Waldron. He admitted to being in possession of a roach, and officers located a small burnt end of a roach with the odor of marijuana. Also discovered during the search, two small plastic baggies with crystal like substances and a white cut plastic tube with crystal like residue in it. Jace Chrisman was placed under arrest and was transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center without incident. He was charged with possession of schedule I/II less than 2 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia, both felonies.
On Monday, May 11, a Greenwood police officer was dispatched to Casey’s gas station. Upon arrival, the officer observed the described vehicle, a silver Nissan Titan, parked in front of the store, with the brake lights on, engine running and a female slumped over the steering wheel. The officer opened the driver door of the vehicle and woke the female, identified as Regina Daws, 44. After speaking with Daws, who claimed to be heading to work, the officer noticed her routinely falling asleep. First responders and EMS arrived and conducted a physical assessment of Daws, and found her to be
“medically sound.” The officer questioned Daws about her condition, and she stated she had no medical conditions. Daws did admit to taking two 10 mg hydrocodone and two-three .5 mg of Ativan. Daws also stated she had gotten the medication from someone else. The officer asked Daws to perform the SFST testing battery. Daws was placed into custody and into the back of another officer’s vehicle. Upon searching Daws’ vehicle, the officer located a small brown glass container filled to the top with a crystal-like substance in a pouch with feminine products. Also in the pouch, a metal tube, approximately 3-4″ long, with a white residue inside. After being transported to the Greenwood Police department, Daws reportedly acknowledged having the methamphetamine in a brown glass jar, and the
metal straw that she used to snort the methamphetamine. Daws was asked to take a urine sample, however, she refused. She was arrested and transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where she was booked on charges of driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical test, both misdemeanors. Also, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams, both felonies.