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Rapper arrested after threatening to kill woman, her kids

Roy J. Nichols (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Roy J. Nichols (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a self-proclaimed rapper after they say he forced his way into a woman’s house and threatened to kill her if she didn’t stop talking about him.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Roy James Nichols of Jonesboro on suspicion of aggravated assault, terroristic threatening, and a probation violation.

According to the initial incident report, Nichols—who told police he is a rapper—and two other men went to a woman’s apartment in the 1800-block of Cedar Heights on Friday afternoon.

When the woman opened the door, she claimed Nichols entered and pushed her against the wall.

After accusing her of talking about him, she said Nichols pulled a gun from the front of his pants and told her to “keep his name out of her mouth.”

He then reportedly told the woman he would “kill her and her kids if he heard anything else.”

Following the alleged assault, Nichols and the other men ran toward the Melrose Street apartments.

Officers went to Nichols’ apartment in the 300-block of Melrose where they found him and one of the other two men.

After detaining the two men, police conducted a parole search of the apartment.

They did not find a weapon, the report stated.

Nichols reportedly admitted he told the woman not to talk about him, but he claimed one of the other men pulled out the gun and threatened the victim.

Officers arrested Nichols and took to him the Craighead County Detention Center.

Police released the other man, who was not positively identified as being involved in the assault.

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