Business owner aids police take down of man with forged prescrip - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Business owner aids police take down of man with forged prescription

Nicholas Weeks (Source: Fulton County Jail) Nicholas Weeks (Source: Fulton County Jail)

SALEM, AR (KAIT) – A business owner helped police take a man into custody who is accused of forging a prescription.

According to Salem police, Nicholas Weeks of Henderson attempted to get a narcotic drug with a phony prescription on March 12 at Guffey's Pharmacy. As Salem Police Chief Shad Overman made contact with Weeks, police say he fought with the chief and tried to leave the store. The pharmacy owner then helped in subduing Weeks until more officers arrived.

Police say during the struggle, Weeks tried to eat the forged prescription in an attempt to destroy the evidence.

Weeks was charged with two counts of providing false information or prescription to obtain a controlled substance. He was also charged with tampering with physical evidence, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Weeks was also wanted out of Baxter County for probation violation.

Bond was set at $100,000 and he is currently in the Fulton County Jail.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

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

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

  • Restaurants benefit after Thanksgiving despite leftovers

    Restaurants benefit after Thanksgiving despite leftovers

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-11-24 23:44:14 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 6:54 PM EST2017-11-24 23:54:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Retail stores are not the only establishments benefiting from Black Friday sales. Restaurants also see an increase in business.

    Retail stores are not the only establishments benefiting from Black Friday sales. Restaurants also see an increase in business.

  • Residents hit the gym after Thanksgiving

    Residents hit the gym after Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 24 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-11-24 23:25:32 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-11-24 23:47:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    When families are finished with their Thanksgiving meals, some tend to exercise the extra calories off immediately which means good business for local gyms.

    When families are finished with their Thanksgiving meals, some tend to exercise the extra calories off immediately which means good business for local gyms.

Powered by Frankly