Siloam Springs man ar­rested

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - JANELLE JESSEN

SILOAM SPRINGS —A man was ar­rested re­cently af­ter po­lice found what they be­lieved was a pipe bomb and drugs.

Cur­tis Har­ris, 28, of Siloam Springs, was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with felony crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of ex­plo­sives, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia af­ter de­tec­tives al­legedly found a pipe bomb, con­trolled sub­stances and drug para­pher­na­lia in his home.

De­tec­tives from the Ben­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice vis­ited Har­ris’ home on Phelps Drive af­ter Phelps re­ported a gun stolen. Pawn records showed Har­ris pawned the gun then re­ported it stolen, ac­cord­ing to the prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit.

Har­ris ini­tially de­clined to show de­tec­tives where he kept the miss­ing gun, ex­plain­ing he didn’t want to get in trou­ble for fire­works his friends had given him that looked like a pipe bomb. Har­ris even­tu­ally agreed and showed them the de­vice, which de­tec­tives said was “clearly a pipe bomb” in the af­fi­davit.

As the de­tec­tives were look­ing at the bomb, a sy­ringe fell on the floor di­rectly in front of them, ac­cord­ing to the prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit.

Har­ris told the de­tec­tives he wanted the bomb dis­posed of and ev­ery­one was cleared from the house for their safety. Har­ris re­fused to tell de­tec­tives who gave him the pipe bomb, ex­plain­ing he didn’t want to get them in trou­ble, ac­cord­ing to the prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit.

Ben­tonville’s Bomb Squad ren­dered the bomb safe. A search of the house re­vealed mul­ti­ple sy­ringes, a bag­gie, glass smok­ing pipe and a bag­gie of metham­phetamine ac­cord­ing to the prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit.

He was re­leased from jail on a $50,000 bond.

Har­ris

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