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Police: Man pistol-whips another man

Steven E. Halfacre (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office) Steven E. Halfacre (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)
TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

A Trumann man faces aggravated assault, battery and robbery charges after he was arrested in Craighead County, according to police.

Trumann Police Lt. Lenny Becker said Steven Edward Halfacre, 41, of Trumann was arrested without incident by the Craighead County Sheriff's Office Thursday. Halfacre, who was wanted for charges out of Trumann, was found at a residence on Craighead County Road 326.

Two other people were arrested in unrelated cases, according to the sheriff's report.

Halfacre was under investigation for beating another man with a .22 caliber handgun on Nov. 30, Becker said.

Becker told Region 8 News that Trumann officers were initially called to 205 Oak Street for a stabbing investigation. When officers arrived on scene, they saw a man covered in blood standing next to a truck.

The man, later identified as Kirk A. McGlawn, told Officer Nathan Threlkeld that he was with two friends when they stopped at a house. He said he was sitting in the back seat when “a white male came out to the vehicle from the house, and attacked him in the back seat”.

McGlawn told Threlkeld “that the suspect had something in his hand” but he didn't know what it was.

During the investigation, Threlkeld said two witnesses, the owners of the vehicle, came to the police department. Both witnesses said Halfacre attacked McGlawn by hitting him with a pistol multiple times.

The witnesses said they went to see Halfacre at the home when he “became very irate, and ran up to their vehicle and began to punch and kick the vehicle with a small pistol”.

The witnesses also said Halfacre took their phones and told them to leave and not tell police about what happened. Both witnesses then sped off in their car and drove to the police department, the report stated.

Days later, during a search of the Oak Street residence, officers found a .22 caliber pistol at the base of a tree and 4 rounds of ammunition, including one in the chamber.

Halfacre is currently in the Poinsett County Detention Center.

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