Stone County man injured in traffic accident later charged in circuit court


A Stone County man was driving on Arkansas Highway 9 on March 9 when his vehicle left
the highway and rolled over multiple times.

The driver, Barrett N. Yeager, 37, was ejected from the vehicle and was seriously injured.

Stone County Circuit Court information said on March 18 an arrest warrant was issued for Yeager.

Back on March 9, the first officer on the scene of the accident was Probation Parole Agent Jimmy Carter. He began to render aid to Yeager. Carter told investigating officer, Corporal Jason Murphy of the Arkansas State Police, that Yeager had a holster attached to his belt containing a handgun.

Carter said he cleared and secured the pistol. Carter also cleared and secured a pump-action shotgun in the vehicle.

Yeager was taken for emergency treatment as officers stayed on the scene to complete their investigation.

They found a drug-smoking device and a container of THC wax. The investigation also
revealed that Yeager had a previous felony conviction, and he had an arrest warrant for failure to pay fines in Stone County.

He was also the subject of an order of protection in Faulkner County, Arkansas.

Yeager has been charged with being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms, misdemeanor possession of a schedule six narcotic, and misdemeanor possession of drug

The court record also said Yeager will be tried as a habitual offender due to his history of felony convictions.

Yeager was placed on a $10,000 bond.

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