Police: Man witnessed suspect put gun to mother's head

Police: Man witnessed suspect put gun to mother's head

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A man was arrested for pointing a gun at a woman's head during a robbery and the woman's son witnessed the whole thing.

According to a police report from the Blytheville Police Department, Nathaniel "Buddy Love" Preston appeared in district court Monday morning on robbery, assault and other charges.

Captain Scott Adams told Region 8 News that Preston was named by a victim in a shooting investigation from November 6, when the victim told officers the man shot at them.

Nearly a month later on December 1, a woman and her son said a man, later identified by police as Preston, were robbed by a man wearing a grey hoody at their home in the 300 block of East Davis Street. As the woman tried to enter her home, the suspect "put the barrel of a handgun to hear head" and demanded money, according to Adams' report.

The woman's son said he witnessed the suspect take $600 from his mother. The suspect then tried to run away when the son chased him. During the chase, the suspect fired one shot at the son.

Within minutes, responding officers were able to locate a male matching the description of the offender,” the police report stated. “Officers told the male to stop and put his hands up.”

The police report stated the suspect ignored commands and tried to run away. After he was taken into custody, the victims identified Preston as the suspect.

When he was under arrest, Preston "kicked at and attempted to bite officers". Officers also found $600 in Preston's pocket.

Preston was given a $100,000 bond and will appear in court again January 30, 2017.

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