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Sheriff: Man arrested after pulling BB gun on officers

BB gun Sheriff Jody Dotson says James Ferrell pulled on deputies (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office) BB gun Sheriff Jody Dotson says James Ferrell pulled on deputies (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Walnut Ridge man faces multiple charges after investigators say he pulled a BB gun on police.

James Ferrell, 27, is charged with terroristic threatening, obstruction of governmental operations, driving on a suspended license, DWI, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to Sheriff Jody Dotson, Lawrence County sheriff's deputies assisting Walnut Ridge police arrested Ferrell on Sunday following a 911 call of a "drunken man trying to force his way into" a home on County Road 620.

Deputies responded to the area and spotted a vehicle matching the description given by the caller.

When a deputy and police officer stopped the vehicle, they found Ferrell "highly intoxicated and agitated," Dotson said.

Farrell's wife, young child and a pit bull were also in the vehicle.

Dotson said the dog was "aggressive toward officers" who told Ferrell to restrain the animal.

At that time, Ferrell pulled a black handgun from the console of his vehicle, Dotson said.

The sheriff said officers pulled their weapons and ordered Ferrell to drop his weapon. When he complied, Dotson said officers removed Ferrell from the vehicle.

Once outside, Ferrell was "combative and resisted arrested," Dotson said.

Officers also discovered the handgun he had drawn was a BB gun, according to the sheriff.

Ferrell was taken to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.

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