Ax in hand?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2011

By Billy Davis

A routine traffic stop by a Batesville police officer netted a driver who has pending court appearances in four counties.

Patrolman Cole Hubbard’s July 16 incident report detailed the arrest of Falisa Hunt, of 180 Yocona Street, Crowder.

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Hunt, 39, was allegedly driving a Mercury Mountaineer without working brake lights and a broken tail light, and she was not wearing a seatbelt, all traffic offenses that allowed Hubbard to initiate a stop.

Hunt could not produce a driver’s license but told Hubbard her Social Security number, according to the officer’s report.

 “That’s when I was informed of Mrs. Hunt’s license being suspended for failure to appear and unpaid fines,” Hubbard wrote. “The failure to appear was in four different counties.”

Hunt was placed into custody and charged with driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, no seatbelt, and improper equipment.

A second police report, also from Hubbard, reported a coin-operated dryer was burglarized at the Westridge apartments.

The apartment manager told the officer a tenant had seen four black males in the laundry room at 2 a.m.

“He stated that when he saw an ax he turned around and went back to his apartment,” Hubbard wrote, quoting the manager’s story.

The officer also found a hammer lying on top of a dryer.