JPD: Man charged after appearing in court drunk | Crime
A couple of things to remember if you’re scheduled to appear in court: Turn off your phone and don’t arrive drunk.
Jonesboro police arrested 66-year-old Bill Hannah Wednesday after they say he appeared in District Court intoxicated.
According to the police report, Hannah was swaying and had slurred speech. He also had a “strong odor of intoxicants” which police later determined was mint mouthwash.
Hannah was arrested for public intoxication and Judge Keith Blackman ordered he be held on a $500 cash-only bond.
An officer transported Hannah to the Craighead County Detention Center where he reportedly fell “face first onto the floor” while he was being booked. Hannah was taken to a local hospital where he was treated.
In an unrelated case, 49-year-old Henry Rasulallah will likely remember to turn off his cell phone the next time he’s in Judge Blackman’s courtroom.
On Wednesday Blackman took Rasulallah’s phone after it rang during court.
According to the police report, Blackman told Rasulallah he could pick it up after court; but, Rasulallah never came back.
The phone was logged into evidence to be returned to the owner “if he comes back to retrieve it.”