ANTHONY L. BRAGG APPELLANT
STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE
FROM THE BOONE C OUNTY CIRCUIT COURT [NO. 05CR-15-43]
HONORABLE JOHN R. PUTMAN, JUDGE
Charles D. Hancock, for appellant.
Rutledge, Att'y Gen., by: Pamela Rumpz, Ass't
Att'y Gen., for appellee.
F. VIRDEN, JUDGE
Anthony Bragg entered a conditional guilty plea to several
felony drug offenses and a firearms offense in the Boone
County Circuit Court. On appeal, Bragg argues that the trial
court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence on the
basis that the affiant included false statements in the
affidavit for a search warrant. We find no error and affirm.
January 23, 2015, Robert Williams gave the Boone County
Sheriff's Office a handwritten statement that
I had my maintenance man called to come fix my fan that
broke[.] [H]e came into my house an[d] proceed[ed] to fix the
fan but he didn't have the right piece[.] [B]efore he
left he pulled a black pouch out of his front shirt pocket[,
] opened it up[, and] pulled [out] a big bag of what I
believe was meth an[d] asked me an[d] my [fiancée]
[if] we wanted some[.] I told him he needed to leave an[d]
when I said that he pulled a gun an[d] said ["]I guess
this don't need to be talked about again["] an[d]
then he left so I got me[, ] my [fiancée, and] our 10
month old an[d] left to come to the police because we are
scared for our lives[.]
affidavit to establish probable cause and grounds for
issuance of a search warrant, Coordinator Robert Braden with
the Fourteenth Judicial District Drug Task Force provided the
That on Friday January 23rd, 2015, Robert Williams, resident
at [redacted] in Omaha Arkansas otherwise known as State Line
RV Park, went to the Boone County Sheriff's Office and
reported an incident involving Anthony Bragg, maintenance man
at the State Line RV Park. Williams made a report with Deputy
Robert Cutburth of the Boone County Sheriff's Office.
Affiant Robert Braden of the 14th Judicial Drug Task Force
spoke to Williams on the phone and received a description of
the handgun along with a recap of the incident.
Williams gave the following statement: On Friday January
23rd, 2015, he had requested maintenance come to his
residence to repair his fan. Williams stated maintenance man
Anthony Bragg came to his residence but did not have the part
to fix the fan. While there Bragg removed a black pouch from
his front shirt pocket.
Bragg opened the pouch and showed Williams a one gallon size
zip-loc bag half full of a white crystalline substance he
believed to be methamphetamine. Bragg offered some of the
substance to Williams at which time Williams refused and told
Bragg he needed to leave the residence. Bragg pulled a black
semi-auto pistol from his right front pocket and stated
"I guess this don't need to be talked about
again." Bragg then left the residence.
Williams stated he felt threatened by the actions of Bragg
and immediately brought his family to the Boone County
Sheriff's Office to report the incident.
issued the search warrant, and it was executed by Braden and
several other officers. Bragg's home, vehicle, and a
nearby shed were searched, and several incriminating items
were seized. The State charged Bragg with possession of
methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of
firearms by certain persons, possession of drug
paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Bragg filed a
motion to suppress evidence alleging, ...