Evidence seized from attempted murder suspect’s home

A search warrant detailed evidence seized from a Conway man accused of attempted second-degree murder’s home.

 

According to the search warrant affidavit, the Conway Police Department went to Lot 244 at 1001 McNutt Road to serve 23-year-old Paul Easley a felony warrant for attempted second-degree murder, introducing a controlled substance into the body of another person and delivery of a controlled substance.


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Easley did not answer the door when detectives went to his home to serve the warrant on April 12.

The detectives knew he was at the residence because they saw him go outside and speak with another man on the front porch while conducting surveillance of Easley’s home.

“I knocked on the door, which was ajar and announced that it was the Conway Police Department,” one detective noted in the affidavit. “A short time later we entered into the residence, locating Easley in the kitchen.”

Once inside the residence, detectives “immediately” could smell marijuana and “noticed a digital scale on the kitchen table,” according to the affidavit.

Detectives also found a Suboxone package and a pipe in Easley’s home. Easley told officers he did not have a prescription for the Suboxone.

Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat opiod addiction.

Detectives seized the pipe and suboxone as well as digital scales, a jar with marijuana and a syringe from Easley’s home.

CPD went to Easley’s home for a warrant stemming from a months-long investigation of an attempted suicide involving a heroin overdose.

CPD responded to the intensive care unit at Conway Regional Medical center on Jan. 2.

When officers arrived at the hospital a man “provided the name of the drug dealer, Robert Easley, and the person who injected the heroin, Paul Easley, into his daughter’s body,” according to a probable cause affidavit.

When investigators interviewed the victim after she was released from the hospital, they were told “Robert initially contacted her via text message … to see if she wanted some heroin.”

The victim told Robert she felt suicidal and Robert provided her with his brother’s cell phone number, according to the affidavit. The victim said she and Paul worked out a deal, and she asked if he would inject the heroin into her arm for her.

“She stated that they worked out a price for the heroin and then she asked Robert’s brother if he could ‘hit her,’” the affidavit reads. “She stated that when she arrived at the residence she provided Paul with $30 and then Paul injected her in the right arm.”

The victim asked Paul: “Is this going to be enough?”

Paul responded: “Probably not, what are you trying to do, overdose?”

To which she replied: “Ya.”

From there, Paul asked the victim for an additional $30 and then injected her in the arm a second time, according to the affidavit.

CPD also searched Robert’s home because of his alleged participation in the Jan. 2 overdose report.

According to a search warrant affidavit, detectives went to Lot 1 at 3900 Kennedy Lane to serve a conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance warrant on April 12.

“I knocked on the door and announced that it was the Conway Police Department, but no one responded,” one officer noted in the affidavit. “It appeared that there was someone at the residence, because the padlock that is on the outside of the front door was unlocked and hanging.”

Detectives were able to look into the home through a small window on the front door and could see a glass smoking bong on the TV stand.

“As I continued to knock on the front door, [another detective] was able to look in the south bedroom window and see Easley laying on the floor in an attempt to conceal himself,” the detective wrote.

Detectives seized three bongs, “a piece of marijuana” and a baggie with a crystal substance in it, the affidavit stated.

Paul is currently being held in the county jail in lieu of a $150,000 bond. He has a plea and arraignment hearing set for 9 a.m. May 1.

Robert, who was released from the county jail, did not have a court date set as of press time Wednesday.

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