Minden man in Arkansas jail

A man identified as Phillip Osbon of Minden, has been arrested by Texarkana Police Department in Texarkana, Ark.

Police were reportedly called to Faith Assembly of God church in reference to a man (Osbon) who had been acting suspiciously while attending revival services over the past few days.

“We were informed of several incidents on different nights that made church members believe the man was testing the security of the church while also asking personal questions about the members and staff,” said Corp. Les Munn Public Information Officer. “At the request of the church, officers arrived at the beginning of (Tuesday) night’s service to make the church members feel safer.”

Osbon reportedly arrived at 7 p.m. and entered the church. 

Officers on scene walked by his vehicle and observed in plain view an AR-style rifle, multiple 30 round magazines, a shotgun, a belt loaded with shotgun shells, knives, tourniquets and other survival gear. Officers shared this information with church staff and they requested the man be removed from the property. 

Osbon was transported to the Miller County Jail and charged with obstructing governmental operations, resisting arrest, fleeing on foot, and possession of a controlled substance-marijuana. 

Osbon is currently showing an active felony warrant in Colorado for obstructing justice related to an assault on a peace officer, although they will not extradite him.