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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Traffic stop leads to arrest

  • Methamphetamine found during a traffic stop leads to the arrest of two individuals.
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  • According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, on Saturday, July 6, 2013, around 11:45 p.m., Jackson County Deputies were on patrol on Highway 367 by Campbell Station where they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Three subjects immediately exited the vehicle and one ran inside a Campbell Station residence near the site of the stop. Police say, deputies followed the individuals to the residence and asked the homeowner if they could search the premises. Upon search, according to police, the officers found approximately 2.5 grams of ICE , a pipe used for methamphetamine and two syringes. Michael Bornhoft, William Moon and Sarah Gates were taken into custody. Bornhoft was charged with driving on suspended license, failure to dim lights, obstruction of governmental operations, and possession of methamphetamine. Gates was charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Moon was released without charge. Both suspects appeared before Judge Barbara A. Griffin, Newport District Court on Monday afternoon. Bond was set for Bornhoft at $25,000 and $10,000 for Gates. Both suspects are currently out on bond and are scheduled to appear before Judge Harold Erwin in Third Judicial Circuit Court on Wednesday, August 7.
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