Jonesboro Police release details into deadly officer involved sh - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro Police release details into deadly officer involved shooting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro Police has released an initial report into the deadly officer involved shooting on Halloween night.

According to the press release, Patrolman Nick Holley was the Jonesboro Police Officer involved in the shooting.

Police say on Monday at 4:45pm, Officer Holley noticed 57-year-old Cletis Williams outside a mobile home at 1106 Warren Street. Williams had 23 misdemeanor Contempt of Court warrants out for his arrest.

The release describes Officer Holley approaching Williams at the home, when the two men got into a fight. Police say Officer Holley attempted to use his taser on Williams, but Williams was able to stop the taser and use it against Holley.

Police then say Williams jumped on Holley and tasered him a second time. Police say that's when Holley pulled his gun. Another struggle over the gun ensued, when Holley was able to pull the gun away from Williams and fired. Police say Williams continued to come after Officer Holley causing Holley to shoot him several times.

Williams was transported to St. Bernards, where he died shortly after arriving. Williams' body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Police say Williams arrest history does include a previous altercation with police and has a record of felony and misdemeanor convictions.

Holley suffered minor injuries to his arm and shoulder. Holley is expected to be reinstated soon, and return to "light duty." Holley will also undergo mandatory counseling and complete relevant reports and lab work.

Police also point to the size disparity of the two mean, with Officer Holley being 5 foot 9 and 180 pounds, while Williams is 6 foot 2 and weighs 250 pounds.

The investigation is being handled by the Jonesboro Police Department, and will be turned over to the Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington for further review.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and being you any new developments as soon as they become available.

Copyright 2011 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Police chief releases names in officer-involved shooting

    Police chief releases names in officer-involved shooting

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-17 02:57:14 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 10:27 PM EST2017-12-18 03:27:05 GMT
    Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

  • Kids receive Christmas gifts Saturday

    Kids receive Christmas gifts Saturday

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:19 PM EST2017-12-17 22:19:23 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:38 PM EST2017-12-18 01:38:10 GMT
    Mark Martin purchases a teddy bear Saturday for a child as part of the Sharp County Shop with a Cop program. (Source: Sharp County Shop with a Cop Facebook Page)Mark Martin purchases a teddy bear Saturday for a child as part of the Sharp County Shop with a Cop program. (Source: Sharp County Shop with a Cop Facebook Page)

    At least 130 children in Sharp County will have a brighter Christmas after an event Saturday at the Walmart in Ash Flat. 

    At least 130 children in Sharp County will have a brighter Christmas after an event Saturday at the Walmart in Ash Flat. 

  • Hoxie Fire Department looks to buy new truck

    Hoxie Fire Department looks to buy new truck

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-12-17 23:27:27 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 8:34 PM EST2017-12-18 01:34:50 GMT
    Hoxie firefighters are looking to purchase a rescue pumper truck for the department. (Source: KAIT)Hoxie firefighters are looking to purchase a rescue pumper truck for the department. (Source: KAIT)

    Hoxie firefighters are working to build the infrastructure they need to battle fires as well as reduce the ISO rating for their department. 

    Hoxie firefighters are working to build the infrastructure they need to battle fires as well as reduce the ISO rating for their department. 

Powered by Frankly