HOT SPRINGS, AR -- Garland County Sheriff’s Department Investigators, with the assistance of the Hot Springs Police Department, and the Arkansas State Police arrested Jeffrey Mitchell Wednesday, around 11:30 am.
Mitchell, who had felony warrants for his arrest, was being sought by Investigators for a shooting incident that occurred on Hamilton Dairy Road on March 28, 2014.
Investigators received credible information that Mitchell was in the area of Cooper Street.
They observed a small black pickup truck leaving a residence in the 200 block of Cooper Street.
Hot Springs Police and Garland County Sheriff units attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver fled.
The vehicle was located at the 300 block of Westover Street and a white male, Patrick Everage, was standing at the rear at the vehicle, according to police reports.
A Hot Springs Police K-9 unit arrived on scene and began tracking a second subject that was seen in the pickup.
Mitchell was located hiding under a back porch of a residence and was wearing a bullet proof vest under his shirt, according to police reports.
A pat down was conducted on Mitchell and loaded 30-round SKS magazine was located in his right rear pocket.
There was $860.00 in cash located in Mitchell’s left front pocket and a white envelope containing several white pills that were later identified as Hydrocodone and ibuprofen, according to police reports.
A Hot Springs Police K-9 was deployed to search the area where Mitchell was located.
A Springfield .45 caliber pistol was located in the immediate area of Mitchell.
Mitchell and Everage were placed into custody.
Everage was charged with misdemeanor Possession of a controlled substance, carrying certain prohibited weapons, and was released on bond.