Aaron Jenkins, 29, was arrested late last week when a deputy noticed his stalled car in the middle of Old Sulphur Springs Road at Prickett Trail in Wellington, a police report shows.
The deputy observed that Jenkins appeared to be intoxicated and had difficulty standing up straight, the report said.
During an arrest on a charge of public intoxication, Jenkins was put in the back of the deputy’s patrol car, where he attempted to steal the deputy’s handcuffs and six beers the deputy had taken from him, Sheriff Larry Amerson said.
An additional crime of third-degree theft of property was added to Jenkins’ charges when the deputy found the handcuffs in Jenkins’ pocket.
Jenkins told the deputy the “handcuffs jumped into his pocket,” according to the arrest report.
When Jenkins arrived at the jail, booking officers found a 50-milligram Clonazepam pill in his sock, Amerson said.
As a result, felony drug possession and misdemeanor promoting prison contraband charges were also filed against Jenkins.
Contact Star Staff Writer Cameron Steele at 256-235-3562.