Instead of using cell, man burns tire as signal

JONESBORO, Ark. – He said he had not taken anything “in a while,” so this could have been a drug inspired event.

At about 4:00 p.m. Friday, Craighead County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to 10 Craighead County Road 364 over a man burning a tire on the side of the road. They arrived and made contact with a man, Jeremy Williams, 25, who said his front passenger tire had gone flat. He said he pulled over, removed the tire from his vehicle and then the strange part happened.

He began burning the tire to signal for help.

At this point in the report, Deputy James Watson noted while speaking, the man’s pupils were “very constricted.” He also had slurred speech and couldn’t focus.

The deputy asked the man if he had a cell phone on him. He said he did. He said had called someone to come help him but apparently, the person never showed.

Williams was taken to Craighead County Detention Center. He reportedly told police there he had not taken anything “in a while.” He was booked under a misdemeanor count of public intoxication.

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