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Police: Man facing multiple charges after resisting arrest

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police say a wanted man is facing multiple charges after he resisted arrest and they performed a search of his home.  

According to the incident report, on July 18, Jonesboro police responded to the 700 block of Meadowbrook to find the man.  

Bobby Lee Posey of Jonesboro was spotted by Agent J. McGee entering an apartment in the area and he contacted JPD. 

Police knew that Posey had warrants out for his arrest and was an absconder, according to the incident report. 

When police arrived on the scene, McGee told them that Posey was inside the apartment.  

Police tried knocking on the door to get Posey to exit, but he did not. 

Police contacted an agent from Parole and Probation SRT, and when he arrived on the scene, he said the address was listed as Posey's probation residence.  The agent then told police because McGee had seen Posey enter the apartment and he did not exit; authorities could enter the home.  

As police were trying to contact the landlord to gain entry, an officer saw Posey through a side window.  

The officer then moved an A/C unit that was in the window to the side and began commanding him to open the door.  

According to the incident report, the officer knew Posey had possessed guns in the past, so he drew his gun and ordered him to open the door again.  

Posey then told police that he would not open the door and was recording the incident on his phone.  

Agent McGee then joined the officer at the window commanding again that Posey open the door.

He then began to walk toward a hallway, so the officer drew his taser.  

According to the incident report, the officer told Posey he was going to tase him and when Posey saw the laser on him he laid down on the floor.  

After this, authorities took the A/C unit out of the window to gain entry, and Agent McGee took Posey into custody.  

Agent McGee then unlocked the door and authorities cleared the area, and found two other people in the home.  

During a probation search, authorities found a pistol, a long rifle, and a magazine in the home.  

According to the incident report, they also found what they believed to be marijuana pills and other drug paraphernalia. 

Posey was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center and charged with the following:  possession of a firearm, theft by receiving $1,000 or less, possession of a schedule IV or V less than 28 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, possession of a schedule VI less than 4 ounces, failure to appear, and nonpayment of fines. 

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