Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TOP STORY >> Ex-cop, school janitor arrested

A former Jacksonville police officer and a Cabot School District janitor, who is also the chief organizer of Cabot Christmas for Kids, were arrested Tuesday for selling narcotics, according to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office.

Donald Bredenberg of Jacksonville, who until recently worked as a school resource officer and patrolman for the Jacksonville Police Department, was arrested during a raid at 505 South Stagecoach Road in Lonoke County.

Randy Holden of Cabot was also arrested. He is known for his work with Cabot Christmas for Kids, which provides holiday gifts to poor children.

Approximately 26 grams of methamphetamines in individual baggies, several prescription narcotic pills, drug paraphernalia, seven firearms — one of which was stolen — and $1,387 were seized.

Cathy Joe Sneed and Bonnie Holden, both of Cabot, were also arrested.

They are expected to be charged with felony delivery and possession of methamphetamines, possession with the purpose to deliver prescription pills, maintaining a drug premises in a drug-free zone, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by receiving.

They are being held at the Lonoke County Detention Center.

The Jacksonville and Cabot police departments assisted the sheriff’s office with the investigation and raid.

“I will not tolerate drugs being sold, or used, near schools in Lonoke County. The safety of our children is very important to us, and we will do what it takes to keep the drug-free zones in Lonoke County drug free,” Sheriff John Staley said, referring to Stagecoach Elementary School in Cabot, which is near where the arrests were made.