From Conway Police Department reports

Woman flees traffic stop

An unknown suspect jumped out of the passenger side of a Chevrolet pickup truck and fled police early Thursday morning.

Albert Nickerson, 48, of Conway currently faces charges following the early-morning traffic stop, including obstructing governmental operations for not giving officers information pertaining to the woman who fled.

According to an incident report, an officer was patrolling Oak Street around 1:30 a.m. when she noticed an older model Chevrolet pickup truck pass by with a lawn mower and other miscellaneous items in the truck bed. The officer was unable to run the vehicle's tag information, because it reportedly did not have a working license plate light, so she attempted to get behind the vehicle to pull it over.

"I pulled into the Kroger parking lot on Oak Street in order to turn around and get behind the pickup, but it quickly turned off onto First Avenue," the officer wrote in her report. "I cut through the parking lot of Kroger onto First Avenue and the pickup immediately turned off onto the gravel road that runs through the Oak Street trailer park, located at 701 First Avenue."

As the officer caught up to the silver 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck, "a black female ran from the passenger side" and fled toward the Chapel Ridge apartment complex.

After identifying the driver, the officer began to question him about the woman who fled. However, according to the incident report, Nickerson was not cooperative.

"He provided very little information and stated he barely knows the female," the incident report reads in part. "He stated he believes she goes by the name 'Moe,' but he was not sure."

Officers were unsuccessful in finding the woman after searching the nearby area, according to the report. The report also states the officer searched Nickerson and found a bag of suspected marijuana in one of his pockets.

Inside the vehicle, multiple guns were found in the back seat, along with several other valuables.

"During the search,I located multiple firearms in the backseat of the pickup and ran the serial numbers of each," the officer wrote in her report. "One firearm was reported stolen out of Washington in 1999, but it was later unconfirmed on scene."

Because there were so many valuables inside the truck, CPD called one of Nickerson's family members to come pick up the truck.

Nickerson was ultimately taken to the county jail and faces possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and obstructing governmental operations charges following the traffic stop. He was also cited for reportedly having defective equipment.


Family feud leads to injury

A 49-year-old Conway woman was reportedly injured while trying to break up a fight among other family members last week.

The woman contacted the police department at 2:19 a.m. Thursday stating she was injured by Abria Smith, her second cousin. In her statement, the 49-year-old said she went to a residence in the 200 block of South Ash Street "to break up a fight between Abria Smith and her relatives." The woman, who lives at a separate residence along South Ash Street, was injured shortly after arriving on scene.

After telling those involved to stop fighting, the victim told police Smith approached her aggressively, according to an incident report.

"[The victim] stated when she got there, she advised them to stop and 'break it up,'" the incident report reads in part. "She advised Smith stated, 'You need to mind your [explicit] business and get [away] from over here!'"

According to her statement, after being yelled at, the 49-year-old woman was then pushed to the ground.

"[The victim] stated Smith then pushed her to the ground, causing injury to her elbow ... [and] she wanted [to make] a report to file charges against Smith," the responding officer wrote in his report, noting Smith denied pushing the alleged victim to the ground.

The victim said she was treated at Conway Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained during the incident.