Man arrested for throwing traffic cones while high on meth

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication Friday after displaying bizarre behavior attributed to meth use.

Jonesboro police Officer Adam Hampton was sitting at Subway, located at Johnson and Caraway, when a man pulled up and told him the suspect had hit his car with something, an incident report states. The officer saw the man walk by earlier and headed east on Johnson to find him. Over the hill at University Loop, the officer noticed numerous road cones in the middle of the road – in both directions of travel.

Then, the officer noticed the suspect lean over, grab a road cone, and after noticing the officer watching, drop it. He was caught in the act. 

Hampton pulled his patrol unit closer and recognized the suspect, Michael Joe McDaniel, 39, of Jonesboro. As the officer made contact with him, he said the suspect was talking really fast and not making any sense, jumping from subject to subject. The officer reported knowing the man from prior meetings and knowing he was prone to methamphetamine use.

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“I asked (the suspect) how long it had been since he used meth and he changed the subject and began talking again about being kicked out of his house and that he had a problem and needed help,” Hampton reported. “I then noticed that (he) had track marks on his arms that seemed fresh so I again ask (him) when the last time he had used and he told me just an hour or few hours ago.”

McDaniel was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.


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