Missing Gosnell man found, charged with public intox
GOSNELL (KATV) - A man missing from north Arkansas was found Wednesday morning, but instead of being welcomed home - he was arrested.
Baxter County sheriff's deputies were called to an abandoned vehicle at Steve's Satellite on Highway 62 East in Mountain Home around 4:45 Tuesday afternoon. The 2003 Ford Mustang was registered to 21-year-old Josh Wilson. Deputies found Wilson's wallet inside with more than $150, they keys in the ignition and a guitar in the back seat.
Wilson was first reported missing by his family on Sunday, around the same time witnesses first reported seeing his car in the parking lot. Surveillance video showed him getting money from an ATM in Gosnell and that was the last anyone had any contact with him.
*The Baxter County Sheriff's Office originally reported Wilson was found at 9:55 Tuesday night. They later contacted KATV.com correcting that time to 9:55 Wednesday morning.
Around 9:55 Wednesday morning, 911 received a call of a man who appeared to be unconscious on Marquis Drive, East of Mountain Home, approximately 1.5 miles from where the Mustang was found. The man was in a pair of gym shorts with no shirt or shoes and appeared extremely disoriented and was unable and unwilling to provide Deputies or Investigators with his name or how he got there.
Gosnell Police Chief Bobby Trump arrived at the scene and positively identified the man as Joshua Wilson.
He was arrested and taken to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was charged with criminal trespass and public intoxication. Wilson was released to His father after posting a $440 bond.
Wilson is due in court on November 15.