Mountain Home man arrested on several charges including child endangerment

Mountain Home man arrested on several charges including child endangerment

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - A pair of 911 calls Saturday night in Baxter County led to a man facing aggravated assault and child endangerment charges according to a press release from the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.

The release said the two calls came in around 7:15 p.m. Saturday. The first call requested a welfare check involving a juvenile's father and a firearm. The second call happened after police got a report about a passenger shooting a firearm out the window of what they said was a green Chevrolet Blazer on Highway 5 North.

Deputies then went to the Ideal RV Center on Highway 5 to look for the vehicle and speak with the caller. Authorities found two .32 caliber shell casings at the scene.

Meanwhile, Mountain Home police went to a home on Spring Lake Lane to speak to the first caller. The caller told police that two juveniles, ages 12 and 16, had been with Nothwehr, their father, when they got back to the home.

A 12-year-old was dropped at the residence on Spring Lake Lane but the 16-year-old left with Nothwehr. They were headed where Nothwehr had been staying on Ramona Street in Mountain Home.

The 16-year-old told police Nothwehr called and asked him to pick him up. Nothwehr had been drinking and had an interlock device on his vehicle that would not allow him to start it.

The 16-year-old and the 12-year-old picked Nothwehr up and drove to different places around Mountain Home including the liquor store.

The release said that an argument occurred in the vehicle, at which time Nothwehr allegedly pointed a pistol at the 16-year-old and held it there while the 16-year-old drove down the road.

When they arrived at a residence on Baxter County Road 13, Nothwehr allegedly fired a round into the air.

Nothwehr fired another round out the window as they left the residence and the gun jammed.

After Nothwehr cleared the jam in the gun, Nothwehr fired several round out the window on Highway 5.

Officer arrested Nothwehr in the 1,000-block of Ramona Street. A firearm was taken from the house and placed it into evidence.

Nothwehr was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault of a family or household member, endangering the welfare of a minor, and carrying a weapon.

Nothwehr was released from jail Monday after posting a $25,000 surety bond.

Nothwehr will appear in circuit court Oct. 6 and a no contact order was issued Monday, prohibiting him from having any contact with the juveniles.

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