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POLICE BEAT: Traffic stop leads to firearm charge | Man held after closet 'thud' | Detainee accused of spitting, threats

by Grant Lancaster | January 12, 2022 at 4:12 a.m.

Traffic stop leads to firearm charge

North Little Rock police arrested a woman Monday night who they say had a firearm illegally, according to an arrest report.

During a traffic stop about 10:20 p.m. at Arkansas 161 and U.S. 70, officers searched a vehicle driven by Brittany Dickerson, 35, of North Little Rock and reported finding a black pistol in the glove box.

Dickerson is a felon and cannot legally own a gun, according to reports. She had a search waiver on file, which allowed police to search her vehicle, according to officers. The report did not mention the initial reason for the traffic stop.

Dickerson is charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a certain person, a felony.

Police: Man held after closet 'thud'

A man faces an illegal-weapons charge after North Little Rock police say he tried to hide a firearm before they could arrest him Monday, according to an arrest report.

Responding to a disturbance call shortly after 11:30 p.m., officers encountered a man later identified as Tomlin Nance, 43, of Pine Bluff outside a house, the report says.

Officers told him to remain outside the house while they investigated, but they say he later went inside and to a closet, were he dropped something on the floor that made a "thud."

An officer took Nance outside while another officer found a handgun on the floor in the closet. A witness said they saw Nance drop the firearm, according to the report. Police arrested Nance, who would not identify himself.

Nance is a felon and cannot legally own a gun, according to the report. Officers also found an empty gun holster in the pocket of his hoodie, the report says.

Nance is charged with felony possession of a firearm by a certain person and two misdemeanors -- one for failing to identify himself and the other for having a small amount of suspected marijuana in a baggie on him.

Detainee accused of spitting, threats

Little Rock police arrested a man Monday who they say threatened the life of a person and a child before running from them and spitting at an officer, according to an arrest report.

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Officers showed up to an address on Primrose Lane around 6 p.m. and encountered Willie Williams, 32, of Little Rock, as well as a woman and a child.

The woman told officers that Williams had tried to pull her out of her vehicle while yelling that he would shoot her to death, then told the juvenile he would kill them too, once they turned 18, the report says.

Williams ran when police arrived but was arrested, the report says. While he was being taken to the jail, Williams spit on the back glass in the patrol car, with some spittle splattering on the back of an officer's head, the report states.

He is charged with two counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, both felonies; and a fleeing misdemeanor count.


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