Police: Man With Firearms Arrested On U Of A Campus

Christopher Hart

A man was arrested on the University of Arkansas campus with two firearms, according to an arrest report.

Christopher Hart, 21, was arrested by the University of Arkansas Police Department on Tuesday (April 29), at 3:49 a.m.

The officer was working a special assignment at the David W. Mullins Library when they were approached by a person who said that there was a jeep parked in Lot 7 on campus, and it had been running since 12 a.m., according to the report.

The officer met Hart, who had passed out behind the wheel with the engine running. Hart had bloodshot eyes, according to the report. The officer noted in the report that several cans of alcohol were visible in the rear floorboard.

The officer asked if Hart had been drinking, and he said no, he had just been taking a form of Adderall. Hart did have a prescription for those pills, according to the report.

After checking with a dispatcher, the officer discovered Hart had a concealed carry permit. The officer questioned him about it after seeing several small caliber bullets in the vehicle, and without saying anything, Hart reached his hand into his front left pocket. The officer stopped him, according to the report.

Hart admitted he had a loaded handgun in his front pocket. The officer had Hart get out of the vehicle and asked if he had any more firearms with him. Hart stated he had one more handgun, but it was not loaded, according to the report.

The officer found another loaded handgun in the middle console after searching, according to the report.

Hart was then placed under arrest, and he faces charges of carrying a weapon in a prohibited place and possession of a handgun on school property.

 

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