Parolee accused of assaulting woman with weapon

Rodney L. Fisher (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Rodney L. Fisher (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man faces aggravated assault charges after police say he pulled a gun on a woman and threatened to kill her.

Rodney L. Fisher, 42, is also charged with felony theft and a parole violation.

According to police, Fisher cut off his ankle monitoring device Wednesday afternoon then drove to a woman's apartment in the 800-block of Caraway.

The woman said Fisher arrived around noon and demanded she let him in.

When she refused, the victim claimed Fisher pulled a revolver from a bag, pointed it at her mouth and said, "I will [blank]ing kill you," the initial police report stated.

The woman reportedly said she knew Fisher was on parole and was "very scared" of what he might do if she let him inside her apartment.

When she refused to let him come inside, she said Fisher pushed her back and left in a green Jeep.

The woman then called police.

Fisher's parole officer was notified and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

An hour and a half later officers patrolling the 2400-block of Dudley Street reportedly found the vehicle Fisher had been driving parked outside of an apartment building.

When he walked out of a nearby apartment, officers ordered Fisher to the ground.

Fisher reportedly told the officers "he got scared and cut his ankle monitor off because he was moving and had no place to live."

When officers searched the Jeep he had been driving they reportedly found a green bag containing a Black Ops Air Soft pistol matching the description of the weapon used in the reported assault.

Fisher was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon; theft $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000; and parole violation, all felonies.

He was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center and held without bond to await a probable cause hearing.

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