Man faces 9 felonies following domestic disturbance call

John Arnold (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Department)
John Arnold (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Department)

MAYNARD, AR (KAIT) - A domestic disturbance call lands a Maynard man behind bars on nine felony charges and one misdemeanor.

According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Department, dispatch received a call Tuesday afternoon in regards to John Arnold hitting his wife and threatening to shoot her son.

The report states that when officers arrived, Arnold walked out of the residence with "his hands up and stated everything was okay."

Arnold's wife and step-son told police otherwise.

The report states that the victims told police Arnold called his wife names, then hit her across her face. The victims stated the step-son then tried to wrestle Arnold to the ground, but Arnold "grabbed him by the neck with his fingers and that he could not breathe."

The victim stated he hit Arnold on the side of his face to get him to let go, which is when Arnold went to the bedroom, grabbed a .45 caliber pistol.

Arnold's wife states at that point, he pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger. She stated she heard the gun click. She said Arnold then chambered a round into the pistol and pointed the gun at her son.

Arnold's wife told police he was a convicted felon, had other guns at the house and that he grows and smokes marijuana.

A search of the house turned up that .45 pistol and three other rifles. Deputies also found mason jars with what appeared to be marijuana inside, drug paraphernalia and marijuana seeds.

The sheriff's department states approximately one pound of marijuana was found inside the house and 10 marijuana plants were found growing outside of the residence.

Arnold was charged with:

Attempted murder in the 1st degree, Class A Felony

Simultaneous possession of drugs/firearms, Class Y Felony

Possession of firearms by certain persons, Class B Felony

Possession of Schedule VI w/purpose to deliver, Class C Felony

Manufacturing of a Schedule VI, Class D Felony

Possession of Schedule VI more than 4oz, Class D Felony

Possession of drug paraphernalia, Class D Felony

Aggravated assault (x2), Class D Felony

Terroristic threatening (x2), Class D Felony

Domestic battering 3rd degree (x2), Class A Misdemeanor

A record check showed John Arnold has been previously convicted of felony charges in both Florida and Louisiana.

Arnold's bond was set at $500,000 cash only.

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