Guns, Bomb Materials Reportedly Found in Car Circling Jail - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Searcy, AR

Guns, Bomb Materials Reportedly Found in Car Circling Jail

APRIL 27, 2004 - Posted at 8:46 a.m. CDT

 

SEARCY, AR - White County Sheriff Pat Garrett says deputies found guns, methamphetamine and materials, that could be used to make bombs, in a car that had been circling the county jail.  Two men were arrested Saturday morning after their car was stopped and searched and when jailers saw the car was circling and its occupants taking photographs.

Garrett said it's not unusual for his deputies to stop a car circling the jail to question someone.  He said officers get concerned that the activity could be some kind of diversion for a jail break.

He said that, after detectives got a warrant to search the vehicle, they found guns, meth, the possible bomb chemicals and paperwork that suggested possible ties to militia.

The Sheriff's office did not immediately identify the two men arrested, but said they were from the town of Bradford.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Firewood available for Lawrence County residents

    Firewood available for Lawrence County residents

    Thursday, April 6 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-06 22:19:24 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:50:35 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A project this spring may keep some Lawrence County families warm this fall and winter. 

    A project this spring may keep some Lawrence County families warm this fall and winter. 

  • Farmers concerned about rainy weather conditions

    Farmers concerned about rainy weather conditions

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:43:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:49:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Local Region 8 farmers are a bit on edge ahead of the rainy weather in the forecast for the next few days.

    Local Region 8 farmers are a bit on edge ahead of the rainy weather in the forecast for the next few days.

  • Driver sought after suspected homicide at Motel 6

    Driver sought after suspected homicide at Motel 6

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:45:10 GMT
    If you recognize this vehicle, please contact WMPD (Source: West Memphis Police Department)If you recognize this vehicle, please contact WMPD (Source: West Memphis Police Department)

    One person died at the West Memphis Motel 6, according to West Memphis Police Department. 

    One person died at the West Memphis Motel 6, according to West Memphis Police Department. 

Powered by Frankly