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Man pleads guilty in court case

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

8:28 p.m., Dec. 6, 2016 UPDATE: Hefner said Tuesday that Chappell has pleaded guilty in connection with the case. 


Authorities in Poinsett County arrested a man Sunday night after he threatened to shoot officers who tried to walk into his house, according to Harrisburg Police Chief Gary Hefner.

Hefner told Region 8 News that Paul Chappell, 49, of Harrisburg was armed with a gun at his home. His family had asked police to respond to Chappell's home for a welfare concern.

When officers arrived on the scene, they heard one gunshot come from inside the home, according to Hefner.

Hefner said when he talked to Chappell, Chappell told him he would “put a bullet in his head.”

Chappell then refused to cooperate with police. Hefner said a three-hour standoff ensued.

Hefner said Craighead County SWAT was called in and negotiated with Chappell, who was taken into custody after a brief fight.

No shots were fired during Chappell's arrest.

Chappell is charged with terroristic threatening. He was given a $250,000 bond and ordered to appear in court December 30th.

The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office, Harrisburg Police Department and Arkansas State Police assisted with the standoff.

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