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Bono man arrested after being found passed out at convenience store

A Bono, Ark. man didn’t know where he was or how he got there.

According to the incident report, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Rogers was called to an area convenience store in reference to a male subject passed out in the diesel service area. Rogers noted in the report that he found the man, identified as Taylor Wayne Mackey, 30, of Bono, passed out against the wall of the store. When the deputy said he woke Mackey, the man appeared to be “discombobulated,” talking in a slurred, lethargic tone and was confused about his whereabouts.

Rogers noted in the report that Mackey told the deputy he had an accident earlier and attempted to have someone come pick him up because he had to be in Atkins, Ark., the next day. Mackey said he had gone dove hunting the day before, but wasn’t clear on how he got to this part of the state.

The report noted when Mackey attempted to walk, he kept losing his balance and had to sway to keep himself on his feet. The deputy said Mackey was showing signs of being under the influence of a narcotic or some other drug. Mackey told Rogers he had taken half of a “Xanax bar” earlier, and he “hadn’t taken any in quite some time,” but he told the deputy he would test positive for marijuana usage, according to the report.

Rogers allowed Mackey to phone his boss in Atkins and then placed him into custody. Mackey was taken to the Independence County Detention Facility and cited for public intoxication.

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