Man allegedly hits woman with bat, threatens to kill officer

Man allegedly hits woman with bat, threatens to kill officer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say he hit a woman with a baseball bat and threatened to kill an officer.

According to an incident report, an officer responded to the 400-block of Garden Manor on Sunday morning.

The victim told police she got in an argument with her boyfriend, Kelton Fleming, 20.

Fleming tried to hit the woman. That is when she grabbed a baseball bat to protect herself.

The couple went outside and continued to argue and at that time, Fleming took the bat from his girlfriend and hit her with it.

The victim also said that Fleming pushed her to the ground and continued to hit her with the bat several times.

The report states, she had a small cut on her chin.

When the officer got to the house, Fleming was already gone.

Before police left, a neighbor told an officer a man inside his apartment may be the man they were looking for.

Fleming was inside the apartment sitting on a sofa.

He denied getting into a fight with the victim and said that he had been at the neighbor's apartment all day.

The officer noticed blood on Fleming's shorts. He then told police they had a small argument but nothing serious.

The neighbor told police that Fleming asked to use the phone and she did not know him.

Police arrested Fleming and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center.

In route to CCDC, Fleming started kicking the patrol car's door and said he was going to break the camera in the back of the car.

Fleming kicked the camera and broke it. He then threatened to kill the officer and his family.

He also attempted to spit on the officer.

The report states, Fleming told police "they better have an order of protection" between him and the victim because Fleming said he was going back to kill her.

Fleming told the jailers he was going to kill them too.

While inside, the jailers had to take Fleming to the ground because of his aggression. They later placed him into a restraint chair.

Fleming faces charges of second degree domestic battery, second degree battery on a police officer, terroristic threatening and criminal mischief.

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