Two arrested after authorites find man hiding in HVAC return

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Earlier this month, a Melbourne woman was charged with drug violations following a one-vehicle accident on Oct.r 7 on State Highway 69 near the Independence County Line.

Izard County Chief Deputy Sheriff Charley Melton said the woman, identified as Brandy Smith (pictured below), 40, wasn’t taken into custody that day because of the vehicle accident.

However, on Nov. 3, Smith was arrested by deputies on a warrant. The warrant specified four drug charges from items found in the vehicle after the October accident including: Possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance (namely Hydrocodone pills) and three possession of drug paraphernalia counts which included possession to analyze, ingest, and store meth.

At the time, Smith was placed on a $5,000 bond and assigned a circuit court date of Nov. 17.

Smith was also charged with obstruction of governmental operations during her arrest on the felony warrant. At the residence where Smith was arrested on Nov. 3, deputies located Michael Liscomb (pictured below), 38, of Melbourne hiding in the residence’s HVAC air return, according to authorities.

Melton said Liscomb had a pick-up order from the Izard County Circuit Court for violating his bond conditions. The chief deputy said Liscomb had been allowed to go into a drug rehabilitation program but then he walked away from it.

Liscomb is now being held on no bond with a court date the same as Smith’s: November 17.

Images via Izard County Sheriff’s Department

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