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Police find pills, illegal drugs and guns during traffic stop

Lewie D. Ingram (Source: Forrest City Police Department) Lewie D. Ingram (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) – A Forrest City man was arrested by police after fleeing officers during a traffic stop.

According to Forrest City Police, Lewie D. Ingram was arrest just after 1a Thursday.  Police say Ingram was initially stopped for defective equipment on D Street in Forrest City.

During the stop officers learned he had outstanding warrants for arrest along with felony warrants.  Officers say that while trying to take Ingram into custody he fled.  Officers were able to subdue the man after they say he resisted arrest.

While searching the vehicle, officers say they found hydrocodone pills and about an ounce of marijuana along with two pistols.

Charges for Ingram during the traffic stop incident include:

  • Possession of Marijuana less than 4 ounces
  • Possession of Schedule I Controlled substance
  • Driving on a Suspended Drivers License
  • Defective Equipment
  • Fleeing

According to police, Ingram was also reported as a fugitive out of West Memphis on failure to appear charges.  In addition, he was served with over $1,000 worth of failure to appear warrants in St. Francis County.  

A warrant of arrest for aggravated assault was also served to Ingram after an incident in November 2011.  Police say John Grady reported that he had been hit by Ingram with the head of his pistol during an argument.

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