A fugitive was arrested March 1 in Cave City after disrobing in the parking lot of the Hometown Market. According to Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann said she was having hallucinations that spiders were crawling on her body.
An employee of the Hometown Market in Cave City reported a female was acting strange and removing her clothes in the parking lot. Officer Donnie Poulette arrived at the scene and identified the female as Eugenia Carol Gill of Heber Springs.
Gill was in the process of disrobing when she told Poulette about the spiders crawling on her.
Gann said it appeared Gill was under the influence of some type of controlled substance, possibly methamphetamine. One of the symptoms of methamphetamine abuse is hallucinations, Gann said.
Drug paraphernalia used for smoking methamphetamine was located in Gill's shirt and in her car, Gann said. A check through the NCIC computer revealed Gill was a fugitive from Missouri and wanted for failing to appear in court on fraud charges.
According to the police report Poulette wrapped a blanket around the woman and placed her in the back seat of his patrol car to transport her to the Sharp County jail. Gann said Gill received a misdemeanor charge which will probably be dismissed. She is awaiting extradition back to Missouri, Gann said.
Sharp County Deputy Stan Haney said Gill waived extradition. Authorities from Boone County, Mo., will escort her back to Missouri March 7.
Gann arrested a 17-year-old male on felony forgery charges March 3.
In early February Karen Trichel reported her checkbook had been stolen from her apartment. One of Trichel's checks was allegedly forged Feb. 9 at the Hometown Market in the amount of $55.
During the investigation Gann interviewed a juvenile who was a suspect in the case. During the interview a hand written note was located in the juvenile's pocket. The note had signatures of Trichel where it appeared as though the juvenile had practiced signing her name, Gann reported.
The suspect confessed to forging the check and was arrested, Gann said, adding he will be charged as an adult.
The suspect was transported to the Sharp County jail where he remains on a bond of $1,000.