Three arrested, one sought in Sharp County drug bust

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
William Earl Ring

Three were arrested during an April 30 drug investigation in Sharp County. One suspect fled the scene and is still being sought. According to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, his agency in collaboration with the Arkansas State Police and Third Judicial Drug Task Force, was attempting to serve a warrant on Big Creek Road in Sharp County at the time of the arrests.

Sharp County Deputy Jimmy Bennett arrived at the home of Patricia Pridemore to serve a warrant on Dudley Thomas. Pridemore gave Bennett permission to search the home for Thomas, after motioning to the officer that the subject was upstairs.

After going upstairs, Deputy Bennett found Alisha Allard and William Ring in a bedroom with pills and drug paraphernalia in plain view. In another upstairs bedroom, Malachai Curry was also located. All three were escorted downstairs and, during a search, Allard was found with a small amount of suspected marijuana, and Ring had a used syringe, pills and methamphetamine on his person.

Pridemore gave officers consent to search the residence, and they recovered several other items including more methamphetamine, pills, paraphernalia and a used syringe.

Ring was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule IV narcotic.

Allard was charged with possession of marijuana, and Curry arrested for possession of an instrument of crime.

Dudley Thomas, the subject of the original warrant, fled the scene and has not yet been located.

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