A man was arrested in connection drug possession and resisting arrest after police said a foot chase between the man and Conway officers started at a motel, according to a police report.
Devonte Hunt, 24, of Conway was charged early Sunday with simple possession of marijuana, public intoxication, and resisting arrest and was released from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center later that day, according to jail records.
Officers were called about 12 a.m. Sunday to the Delta Motel at 305 Wright Blvd. in Conway in reference to a disturbance after receiving reports of a man yelling and a woman screaming about calling the police, authorities said.
Police said they saw Hunt running from the motel and jumping a fence when they arrived.
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An officer said he followed Hunt in his patrol car toward Fourth Avenue in Conway and then got out and a short foot pursuit ensued before police said Hunt complied with them to get down on the ground, according to a police report.
Police said Hunt had one hand under his body and refused to put his hand behind his back so officers could handcuff him.
Authorities said after Hunt was handcuffed, they found 7.54 grams of marijuana in his pocket.
Police said they returned to the Delta Motel where the chase began and interviewed the woman, whose age was not listed, who authorities said Hunt had argued with.
The woman said she and Hunt did push each other, but she did not want to press assault charges.
A witness to the argument said she allegedly saw Hunt chasing the woman through the motel parking lot.
Police said Hunt was seen by EMS for cuts he suffered after jumping the motel fence before he was taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.