Mountain House man already in hassle for tried bike swap now dealing with drug fees
Photograph: James John Seawell
A person who as soon as rode his outdated bicycle into the Mountain House Walmart and rode out with a brand new one, whereas proclaiming he was a police officer is again in jail.
Fifty-two-year-old James John Seawell was booked into the Baxter County jail Sept. 12 on fees of possessing a drug and paraphernalia to ingest the unlawful substance.
He appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court docket Thursday and entered a not responsible plea to the costs towards him and was ordered to reappear Oct. 1.
Seawell’s arrest on the drug fees stemmed from an investigation into an alleged theft by which the sufferer had named him as a suspect.
Whereas a Mountain House police officer was interviewing the sufferer, Seawell was reported to have walked up and started telling the sufferer he had not been concerned within the alleged theft.
The officer reported Seawell seemed to be underneath the affect of a stimulant. He mentioned Seawell admitted to “relapsing” the evening earlier than.
Because the officer searched Seawell for weapons, he felt a syringe within the man’s proper entrance pants pocket.
In line with the possible trigger affidavit, Seawell made an try to put his hand in his pocket. He then was mentioned to have admitted he was carrying a needle.
Along with the needle, the officer reported finding a plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance Seawell was alleged to have admitted was methamphetamine.
Seawell was positioned in custody and brought to the Baxter County Detention Middle.
In January, Seawell was arrested for the “bike swap” and charged with theft of property, resisting arrest, fleeing and impersonating a police officer.
When he rode into the Walmart on his outdated bike, Seawell was carrying a black tee shirt with “Police” printed on it.
Seawell was not picked up instantly.
He was nabbed later when two Mountain House law enforcement officials got here to Baxter Regional Medical Middle on an unrelated name.
As they had been standing outdoors the Emergency Room entrance, they noticed Seawell strolling towards them.
Seawell was mentioned to be an actual match to pictures seen on Walmart surveillance video of the bicycle thief.
After they requested to talk to him, Seawell mentioned he wanted to get to the Emergency Room and ran towards the doorway.
He was taken to the bottom and positioned in hand restraints.
Sewell has pled not responsible to the costs within the bike theft case. He is because of reappear in that case Sept. 24.
The newest cost in Baxter County has resulted in a probation violation in a Sharp County case involving one other theft from one other Walmart.
Seawell was arrested on Dec/ 20 final 12 months when he tried to stroll out of the Ash Flat Walmart with virtually $4,000 in merchandise with out paying.
In line with the possible trigger affidavit in that case, Seawell ignored Walmart personnel who tried to interact him, as he walked out of the shop with a big purple tote crammed with unpaid objects.
Police discovered him slouched down within the backseat of a automobile within the retailer’s parking zone with a bandana on his face.
He was reported to have been holding a pipe suspected of getting used to ingest methamphetamine.
The feminine driver of the automobile was reported to have practically hit an Ash Flat police officer, as she sped out of the parking zone.
The automobile was stopped shorty after. Seawell refused instructions to exit the automobile and needed to be forcibly eliminated.
The names of a lot of the others concerned with Seawell within the Ash Flat theft are well-known to Baxter County regulation enforcement.
Seawell was placed on 4 years probation within the Sharp County Walmart theft case.
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