Hit and run in Stone County leads to drug counts for woman


A Searcy County woman spent Thanksgiving night behind bars after authorities allege she left the scene of a hit and run accident and was later found to be in possession of methamphetamine after being stopped by the Stone County Chief Deputy Sheriff.

According to the arrest affidavit, area law enforcement was on the lookout for a female driving a Gold Jeep Cherokee SUV that had earlier been involved in a hit and run accident on Berry Lane in Stone County.

Chief Deputy Dammon McGilton then located and stopped the vehicle in question on Highway 5 near Iron Mountain Road, which is north of the accident location, and upon approaching the vehicle, recognized the driver as Charly M. Sisk (pictured), 30, of Harriet, Ark. McGilton was aware Sisk had a failure-to-appear warrant out for arrest, the affidavit said.

The chief deputy reported Sisk was yelling at him as he approached her vehicle, asking to be arrested because people were after her and were trying to kill her. He also noted Sisk “…couldn’t sit still and was making involuntary facial movements which is consistent in meth use.”

Sisk told McGilton she had “dope” and had taken dope, and then handed the officer a blue pouch. After McGilton took the pouch, the affidavit said Sisk “…grabbed him by the shirt and screamed, ‘Arrest me now.’”

McGilton noted in the arrest affidavit that inside the pouch, he observed a baggie containing a white substance and numerous syringes as well as a pipe used for smoking meth.

After being handcuffed, Sisk became agitated and kept jerking away from McGilton, yet still was yelling to be taken to jail, the affidavit said. As she was being placed in the patrol vehicle, McGilton said Sisk removed another syringe and several syringe caps from her hoodie pocket.

Around this point, a male subject, later identified as Sisk’s boyfriend, approached and demanded the chief deputy to let Sisk go. After refusing to leave after being instructed to by officers, the male subject, who was not identified in the affidavit, was arrested for obstructing government operations.

Authorities say the white substance inside the pouch field-tested positive for meth. There were also numerous dirty syringes and empty baggies with meth residue along with the glass smoking device that also field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

As for the hit and run, Sisk told authorities she had tasted meth that she had recently purchased and wanted to test it for poison after it “…didn’t taste right.” She said she needed to get out of the Berry Lane location, so she pushed the car in front of her out of the way with her SUV.

Sisk is facing a felony count of possession of a Schedule II substance, meth — less than two grams; a felony count of possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to use methamphetamine; a misdemeanor count of reckless driving; and a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Sisk was booked and jailed on a $1,500 bond. She has since been released.

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