Three arrested while delivering meth

Christopher Durl Dudley 34 years of age of Texarkana, Arkansas | Geoffery Kyle Basham 36 years of age of Clarksville, Arkansas |Mandi Michelle Riggs 32 years of age of Texarkana, Arkansas |

Three people are in custody after Bowie County Deputies got information on a drug deal going down in the New Boston area.

According to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Jeff Neal, Bowie County Deputy Westin Fannin received information that on February 19, 2016 a Christopher Durl Dudley would be delivering a quantity of methamphetamines to a person in the New Boston Walmart parking lot.

Bowie County Investigators Robby McCarver, Will Buttram and Captain Jerl Palmore set up to watch for Dudley’s arrival. They observed Dudley enter the parking lot as a passenger of blue Chevrolet Trailblazer. The investigators approached this vehicle and noticed the driver who was later identified as Geoffery Kyle Basham reaching for a handgun.

Basham was secured by Captain Palmore while Investigators McCarver and Buttram went to the passenger side of the vehicle to speak with Dudley. As the passenger’s side door was opened, the investigators noticed Dudley had a handgun sticking out of his pants pocket. Dudley was secured and removed from the vehicle. A search of his person revealed that he was also in possession of 122 grams of methamphetamine. The handgun recovered from Dudley was found to have been previously reported stolen.

A third occupant of this vehicle was identified as Mandi Michelle Riggs. Riggs was found to have an outstanding probation violation warrant for her arrest. Riggs was arrested for this warrant and taken to the Bi-State Jail. No bond has been set for Riggs.

Dudley was arrested for Delivery of a Controlled Substance Over 4 Grams and Under 200 Grams, Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and taken to the Bi-State Jail. Judge Nancy Talley set Dudley’s bonds at $50,000.00 for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, $10,000.00 for Theft of a Firearm and $10,000.00 for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

Basham was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and taken the Bi-State Jail. Judge Talley set his bond at $5,000.00.

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