Sex sting at Toad Suck Park nets 8 arrests

    7:38 PM, May 20, 2010   |    comments
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    • Robert Conner
    • Robert Williams
    • Terry Reynolds
    • Kenneth Honeysuckle
    • Alex Lopez
    • Ever Garcia
    • John Ingram
    • Burvin Alread

    When it isn't raining, parents and kids flood Toad Suck Park in Faulkner County. There are playgrounds and campsites; a perfect place, says Major Andy Shock, for a family afternoon.

    He says, "We wanted families to feel free to go out to Toad Suck Park and enjoy the park."

    But it's a constant struggle. At least two or three times a week, the Sheriff's Department gets complaints of sexual indecency, men involved in inappropriate actions in broad daylight.

    Shock says, "It is our job as public servants to do everything we can to keep a young child from having to see something totally inappropriate and having to have mom and dad explain what those two people were doing."

    So for two days this week, investigators set up a sting operation. They arrested eight men. Three were charged with various drug charges and the other five with sexual misconduct.

    And for 85-year-old Burvin Alread, this isn't his first run in with police. Back in 2002, deputies arrested him for a similar sex incident in another nearby park.

    Shock says, "I can't explain. I don't understand what he would be doing at a park. He did have a dog and he was walking his dog but decided to engage with an officer in a very inappropriate behavior."

    Shock says there are no plans to have the park shut down, but they do plan on more stings.

    "We are going to save Toad Suck Park and these guys need to know that they don't need to be coming out there and doing that kind of stuff," says Shock. 

    Men Arrested 

    Kenneth Honeysuckle, 71, from Houston, Arkansas arrested for Indecent Exposure & Loitering

    Burvin Alread, 85, arrested from Conway for Public Sexual Indecency & Loitering

    Robert Conner, 22, from Conway arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Loitering

    Robert Williams, 53, from Solgohachia arrested for Indecent Exposure & Loitering

    John Ingram, 48, from Norman arrested for Public Sexual Indecency & Loitering

    Alex Lopez, 21, from Conway arrested for Loitering & Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Ever Garcia, 19, from Conway arrested for Loitering

    Terry Reynolds, 65, from Conway arrested for Indecent Exposure & Loitering

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