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Former Hendrix president refused to obey police, report says

Posted: February 19, 2013 - 12:03pm

The former president of a prestigious, private college in Conway refused to drop his weapon for police during a December incident where a man suspected of commercial burglary broke into his home, according to an incident report.

Just a day after Christmas, a man who burglarized a local business, was tracked by police to the home of Hendrix College President Timothy Cloyd. The suspect had rang the doorbell at 1256 Winfield Street, was allowed in to use the phone and then ran to the back when he saw police closing in, according to the report.

Cloyd had a small firearm that he refused to put down while police were apprehending the suspect. He cussed at police and said he would kill the suspect, according to the report.

Police eventually took Cloyd’s weapon. The report notes he smelled of alcohol.

One officer said in the report that Cloyd’s actions put police at risk.

Police found and arrested William S. Carter in the bathroom, according to an incident report. Carter was taken to the hospital because he was foaming at the mouth and unresponsive.

Cloyd resigned Friday because he thought it was time Hendrix brought in someone new and he returned to teaching, a college spokesman said previously. 

Spokesman Rob O’Connor has not yet returned a call seeking comment, but he did send a comment via email attributed to Frank Cox, chief communications officer at Hendrix.

The statement reads: “An incident involving an intruder and the Conway police department's response took place at the president's home during the holiday break when the campus was closed.  While we have no comment on the specifics of the incident, we are grateful that the Conway police were able to resolve the situation, take the intruder into custody, and that no one was harmed during the incident."

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Hennysmom
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Hennysmom 02/19/13 - 01:13 pm
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Just put the gun down.

Just put the gun down.

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mikeng1994 02/19/13 - 01:23 pm
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I can't believe it!!

The president of a die-hard liberal college has a gun? No wonder he quit. It must have caused all the students and faculty to gather and hug a tree, singing kumbaya until sundown. It was just to much of a distraction.

I am speechless.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 02/19/13 - 01:41 pm
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"I am speechless."HMMMM...we

"I am speechless."

HMMMM...we can only hope.

Sounds like Mr. Cloyd was smart enough (even when inebriated) to not trust the cops any more than the crooks.

'cause everyone knows that Hendrix College is ranked one of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges...that's where you find the best LIBERALS.

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Zheking 02/19/13 - 02:28 pm
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No joke. Read the incident

No joke. Read the incident report. NONE of the supplements from the officers have matching details, not even down to what Mr. Cloyd was yelling to how many times the bathroom door was kicked to which arm of the suspect was handcuffed first (one said right, one said left).....

PEARList
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PEARList 02/19/13 - 06:40 pm
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Woah

Woah Woah Woah WOAH!

Are you telling me one officer remembers getting the left arm first, and another thinks it was the right? Now I see the rampant corruption to which you're alluding.

And we really need to get to the bottom of "How-Many-Times-Did-They-Have-To-Kick-The-Door-To-Get-It-Open-Gate". We can't lose sight of what's important in a case like this. Can anyone say "cover-up"?

This is the kind of corruption that makes citizens of New Orleans wake up in cold sweats at night. Seriously, Ms. Sims, you shouldn't sleep until we know exactly what profanities Mr. Cloyd was directing at the police, and how many times, and if he was yelling AT them or TO them.

And yes, the real question is: who will protect us from these cops, who risked their lives by disarming an armed drunk when they could have shot and killed him with no witnesses? And how can we trust a bunch of cops who will render life-saving first aid to a suspect who is foaming at the mouth and likely to choke to death without help?

Does the corruption at Conway PD know no limits?

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Zheking 02/20/13 - 10:19 am
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"who will protect us from

"who will protect us from these cops, who risked their lives by disarming an armed drunk when they could have shot and killed him with no witnesses?"

No witnesses.... Except the rest of the Cloyd family....

And yeah, I'd think there would be some sort of similarities in the story. The point is that this isn't the first, nor last time, there have been conflicting reports. And it could cause a guilty man to go free (or the other way around)... So yeah, it's kind of a big deal.

And it also furthers the point that they'll just put whatever they want in a report instead of simply saying "I don't remember" or "I'm not sure exactly" (putting whatever they want ergo a LIE)

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crypted quill 02/20/13 - 10:30 am
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See...Esposito’s final “Blue

See...Esposito’s final “Blue Bloods” episode.

[‘Bloods’ boil over cop show]

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/bloods_boil_over_cop_show_7MjllKC6NKiSh2...

Lying! "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life".

crypted quill
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crypted quill 02/20/13 - 10:44 am
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And we "all" know that the

And we "all" know that the LCD Forum equals CPD (hard core COP) man cave.

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i_wonder 02/20/13 - 11:18 am
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seriously
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You have a fixation on your law enforcement paranoia.

You must get profiled daily or something from the way you accuse everyone of being a cop on here.

I think maybe 4-5 posters are or have been law enforcement at one time.

5away
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and the candidates for sheriff that have posted.

That's it.

ARVoiceofLogic
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ARVoiceofLogic 02/20/13 - 11:23 am
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