Four arrested in police narcotics raid of local residence

Three Hot Springs women and a Mount Ida man were arrested on multiple felony charges early Friday after Hot Springs police executed a search warrant on a local residence and allegedly found drugs and a stolen boat and motorcycle.




Leah Kay Wright, 44, of 706 Woodlawn Ave.; Lori Ann Donnor, 59, who lists no permanent address; Michelle Lee Holmes, 49, who lists a Morrison Avenue address; and Joshua Wayne Summitt, 34, who lists a Mount Ida address, were all taken into custody shortly after 6 a.m. at 706 Woodlawn by detectives with the HSPD’s special investigations narcotics unit.

They were each charged with felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, possession of meth with purpose to deliver and theft by receiving more than $5,000, punishable by up to 10 years, and possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by receiving more than $2,500, each punishable by up to six years.

They were each also charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, punishable by up to one year in jail, and Wright was charged with an additional felony count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, punishable by up to six years.

All of those arrested were being held on $25,500 bond except Wright, who was being held on $28,000 bond. They were each set to appear Monday in Garland County District Court.

According to the probable cause affidavit, when police entered the Woodlawn residence they located all four suspects inside and Wright’s 13-year-old daughter and detained them while they searched the property. It was noted the home had a surveillance camera system in place.

Detectives allegedly located a syringe loaded with 40 units of a clear liquid, multiple baggies, two sets of digital scales, a bag of clean syringes, a bag of dirty syringes, six glass smoking pipes, a clear bag with 0.5 gram of what later tested positive for meth, a bottle of CBD oil, two marijuana cigarettes and a prescription pill bottle with four clonazepam pills.

They also reportedly found a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle, valued at $2,000, that was reported stolen in Garland County, and a 2008 Xpress boat with trailer and 50-horsepower motor, valued at 5,500, that was reported stolen out of Benton.

The affidavit notes detectives found mail addressed to Wright at the residence, which was determined to be owned by someone else. It was also noted the residence is less than 700 feet from churches on Leonard Street and Richard Street.

After police completed the raid and took all the suspects into custody, the doors and windows of the house were boarded up after the city of Hot Springs filed a complaint for injunctive relief and order of abatement.

On Sunday afternoon, two Hot Springs men were arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly breaking into the boarded up residence to steal property.

Andrew Michael Seger, 21, who lists a Little Mazarn Road address, and Lyle Alan Thresher, 28, who lists a Shady Grove Road address, were both taken into custody at 706 Woodlawn around 2 p.m. and each charged with felony counts of residential burglary, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and theft of property more than $1,000, punishable by up to six years, and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief less than $1,000.

Seger was later released on $8,500 bond and is set to appear July 24 in district court. Thresher remained in custody in lieu of $8,500 bond and was set to appear Monday in district court.

According to the probable cause affidavit, police responded to the residence shortly after 1:30 p.m. in response to a burglary in progress and noted that in addition to being boarded up, there was a “clearly posted” sign on the front door stating the house was shut down and entry was not permitted.

Upon arrival, officers reportedly found a green Chevrolet Tahoe parked behind the residence with all the doors open. They noted it was packed full of household items included four flat-screen televisions, numerous power tools and other electronics.

They then discovered the plywood covering a rear door of the house had been pulled off. They attempted to open the door, but found it was locked from the inside. They waited outside and a short time later, Thresher and Seger both emerged from the house and were taken into custody without incident.

It was determined neither suspect had been living there nor did they have any property in the home. The approximate value of the items located in the vehicle was estimated to be more than $1,000 and damage to the plywood was estimated at $50.

Local on 07/17/2018


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