Flat Tire Deflates Arkansas Man’s Options

Christopher Jerome Strong, 33, of Banks, Arkansas was arrested Sunday night for Failing to Identify and Money Laundering. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a possible vehicle crash between the north service road and I-30 at the 120 mile marker. A flat tire caused the vehicle to leave the interstate roadway. Upon arrival, deputies asked for the driver’s name and date of birth. Strong gave a false name of “Eddie Tatum” that returned no information from dispatch.¬†After being questioned a second time, Strong told deputies that his name was “Eddie Strong,” but the name produced no results. Deputies then questioned Strong a third time and the given name of “Christopher Strong” with a date of birth of “June 6th, 1982” proved to also be false information. Strong was placed into custody and secured in a patrol unit. During an inventory of the vehicle, deputies located a plastic grocery bag containing an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency bundled by rubber bands. Deputies then transported Strong to the Hopkins County Jail where he gave his correct date of birth upon being booked in. It was discovered that Strong was wanted for warrants out of Hot Springs County Arkansas. Strong now sits on $11,000 total bond: $10,000 for Money Laundering greater than $2,500 but less than $30,000 and an additional $1,000 bond for Failure to Identify by Giving False Information.

Author: Staff Reporter

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