Police beat

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 2:25 a.m.

DWI charge is filed after ambulance hit

North Little Rock police arrested a man on a drunken-driving charge after his car reportedly hit an ambulance early Friday.

According to an arrest report, Cantrell Lakeith Bailey, 41, did not yield to traffic merging onto North Locust Street from Interstate 30 and struck a Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services vehicle near Verizon Arena.

Police arrived and removed Bailey from his car, noting he smelled of intoxicants.

Tests showed his blood alcohol content was 0.21 percent, an officer wrote. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Bailey was released from the Pulaski County jail later Friday morning and is set to appear in court Feb. 26, records show.

Conway man held in bloody stabbing

A man was arrested at a lingerie shop on accusations that he stabbed someone during a fight Thursday night, police said.

Landon Mercer, 36, of Conway faces a charge of first-degree battery, records show.

An officer was called around 9:35 p.m. to a residence on Southeastern Avenue on a report of an aggravated assault with a knife, according to the Jacksonville Police Department.

The victim said he and Mercer got into an argument that resulted in Mercer stabbing him, the report said.

Mercer was arrested late Thursday at Cupids Lingerie, 6111 John Harden Drive in Cabot, authorities said.

Records showed Mercer remained at the Pulaski County jail as of Friday evening, and bail was set at $20,000. He has a court date set for Feb. 15.

Jar in home yields remains of fetus

Authorities are investigating after a jar containing human remains was found in a Little Rock home Wednesday.

While doing an annual termite inspection at a home in the 9800 block of Treasure Hill Road, a worker told police, he found the jar partially buried in hard-packed dirt in a crawl space.

A coroner dug out the jar and identified the remains as that of a 15- to 20-week-old fetus, authorities said. The jar appeared to have been buried for several years, according to the report.

The remains were taken to the state Crime Laboratory for further analysis, police said.

Metro on 02/04/2018