Baxter Co. man arrested for battery of an officer

Baxter Co. man arrested for battery of an officer

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a rural Baxter County man Wednesday afternoon on several charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer.

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office responded to several calls at 41-year-old Dwayne Douglas Munden's house on County Road 4 in the past few days.

According to a news release, Munden was arrested on March 6 on a domestic battery charge. He was given a no-contact order prohibiting him from speaking to the victim.

The sheriff's office said the majority of the calls to Munden's house were related to property line issues and personal property matters, as well as allegations of threats and harassment.

On Wednesday, Baxter County Sheriff's Sergeant Brian Davis responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. at Munden's house for a complaint that Munden violated the no-contact order.

The victim also said that Munden had cut off water to his/her house from a shared well and pump and had damaged some property.

Sergeant Davis confronted Munden in the yard and put him under arrest.

According to the news release, Munden actively resisted arrest and a physical struggle began between him and Davis.

A bystander called the 911 center to report the fight and additional units from the sheriff's office, Gassville Police Department and the Arkansas State Police were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Davis used both his taser and pepper spray to subdue Munden and arrest him.

Davis was injured during the struggle. He was treated at Baxter Regional Medical Center for his injuries. He was released and placed on medical leave until he is able to return to duty.

Munden was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center and charged with second-degree battery of an officer, possession of firearms by certain persons, breaking or entering, theft of property, first-degree criminal mischief, violation of a no-contact order and resisting arrest.

He is being held in lieu of a $35,000 bond. He will appear in circuit court on March 17.

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