WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Ravenden man accused of assaulting a woman apparently turned on a couple of jailors.
According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, deputies arrested 31-year-old Christopher Whaley Tuesday, March 15, following a 911 call about a domestic disturbance in progress.
When deputies arrived, they said they found damaged property and a woman who had been assaulted. Whaley was placed under arrest and taken to the Lawrence County Jail.
Dotson says while booking Whaley, jailors discovered a syringe and some pills hidden in Whaley's boot. He says Whaley "became combative" and assaulted two jailors. One of the jailors suffered several scratches to his face and a black eye.
Whaley is awaiting a bond hearing on Thursday.
He's charged with domestic battery, criminal mischief, terroristic threatening , possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of assault of a corrections officer.