By E’Lyse Golden, Investigative Reporter
On November 30 around 12:18 am, Officer Stockwell responded to a disturbance at VIP Billiards on 426 Winona Street in Hot Springs. Stockwell contacted a vehicle containing multiple individuals and a firearm within reaching distance of a convicted felon.
The gold Dodge truck was parked in front of the business. Stockwell removed each of the passengers one at a time and detained them. While clearing the truck officers saw a .45 ACP Highpoint handgun lying under the driver’s seat.
The driver’s side passenger, Derrick Chambers, 20, of Raven Creek Road in Malvern, stated that he owned the gun. After a criminal history was ran on Chambers, he showed to be a convicted felon.
According to the report, Chambers was convicted of second-degree battery on February 12, 2018 in Hot Springs.
Chambers was charged with possession of firearms by certain persons and failure to appear on November 30. Chambers entered a plea of not guilty on December 2. His felony review is scheduled for December 23.