Mountain Home traffic stop leads to 3 arrests

A Sunday evening traffic stop in Mountain Home led to the arrests of three local residents. According to a probable cause affidavit from the Mountain Home Police Department, 31-year-old Jacob Langston of Mountain Home is in the Baxter County Detention Center on multiple felony charges, along with 25-year-old Caitlyn Bradford of Yellville and 22-year-old Courtney Ragland of Mountain Home.

Officer Josh Evans conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Ragland after he observed an alleged traffic violation. Upon contact, Officer Evans reported to noticing the odor of marijuana and Ragland attempting to conceal something under her skirt.

After Ragland was detained, the front seat passenger allegedly attempted to give a false name and birthday. Once correctly identified as Langston, he was confirmed to have outstanding warrants for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. A backpack located in the floorboard near Langston's seat contained a bag with methamphetamine, used syringes, baggies and prescription pills. Langston reportedly admitted the items belonged to him.

The backseat passenger was identified as Bradford. She was also confirmed to have an outstanding arrest warrant for a narcotics violation.

Langston was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia for use of ingestion of methamphetamine, obstructing governmental operations, a misdemeanor count of simple possession of a controlled substance, failure to register as a sex offender and a parole violation, and his bond is set at $7,500.

Bradford is in the detention center as well for obstructing governmental operations, a misdemeanor count of simple possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and a hold for other agencies with bond set at $1,430.

Ragland was also booked into the jail for failure to yield and a misdemeanor count of fleeing, and she was released over an hour later after posting a bond of $610.





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