Cumby Police reported finding 47-year-old Andrew Jackson Housley of Alco, Arkansas Wednesday within a school zone with methamphetamine and a weapon.
Cumby Police Chief Paul Robertson called for assistance from CPD Officer Zack Steward, who was on routine patrol around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Upon arrival on Donelton Street, next to Cumby school, Robertson reported he had probable cause to search a Ford F-150 pickup, Steward noted in arrest reports.
Robertson allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine and a firearm during the search. A criminal history check also reportedly showed Housley to be a convicted felon. Consequently, the Arkansas man was placed under arrest at 1:45 p.m. by Steward for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and felon in possession of a firearm, according to reports.
Housley was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he reportedly began complaining of chest pain. Steward escorted Housley to the emergency room. After being cleared at the hospital, Housley was transported back to jail, where he was booked on both charges, according to arrest reports.
He remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning, Sept. 12, according to jail reports.