Arrest of David Goings
On September 29, 2017, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a domestic altercation off of Liberty Rd. Deputies responded to the scene and made contact with a Mr. David Goings of Texas. Mr. Goings was on parole for felony violations. When deputies made contact, with Mr. Goings, he fled on foot into a thicket. A perimeter was established and the Arkansas Department of Corrections K-9 team was called to the scene to assist. A short time after the team arrived at the scene, they located Mr. Goings hiding in a thicket near Liberty Rd. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Goings was charged with fleeing, disorderly conduct, and obstructing governmental operations. A crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine was also located in his wallet. The substance will be sent to the crime lab for analysis.
Sheriff White wants to thank the K-9 team for their efforts in the search. “We couldn’t have done it without them. During my seven years of office I have had to call on them several times. They are an awesome bunch of guys and always willing and eager to help.”
In recent years, Montgomery County has experienced a spike in the number of arrest of people from outside the area. This includes several arrests from out-of-state including Washington, Oregon, Kentucky, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, and Texas to name a few.