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Tuckerman man charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public intoxication

Independence County Deputy Sheriff Cydney Baxter was called last Friday, April 24, to the 300 block of Heber Springs Road regarding an older male subject knocking on people’s doors.

According to the official information, Baxter found the older male subject. He wasn’t knocking, he was sitting at the front door of a Heber Springs Road residence.

Baxter found the man to be Francis Leblanc, 52, of Tuckerman. Deputy Baxter said Leblanc had slurred speech to the point it was difficult to understand what he was saying.

He refused to move away from the front door, becoming belligerent and using a string of “foul” words, including “I’m not doing a f – – – – – – thing,” according to the info.

Baxter and fellow deputy Adam McGilton assisted Leblanc to his feet, (who was resisting all the way), and into a patrol unit for transport to the Independence County Detention Center.

There, Leblanc was cited for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and public intoxication.

Leblanc’s district court date was set for June 17.

Image via Independence County Detention Facility

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