AGFC investigating after officer discharged gun - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

AGFC investigating after officer discharged gun

April Dawn "Sue" Whitehurst (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink) April Dawn "Sue" Whitehurst (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
John Thomas Whitehurst (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink) John Thomas Whitehurst (Source: Cleburne Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)
CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Wildlife officials in Arkansas are investigating after an officer fired his weapon during two arrests.

According to Keith Stephens, chief of communications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, a wildlife officer discharged his weapon while trying to apprehend two people in Cleburne County on Sunday.

The incident happened in the Pony Ranch area.

According to the AGFC, officers were patrolling the WMA by all-terrain vehicle when the incident occurred. The wildlife officer fired his service weapon after the suspect's vehicle attempted to back over him.

No injuries were reported.

Police arrested the driver, 37-year-old April Dawn "Sue" Whitehurst, and her passenger, 34-year-old John Thomas Whitehurst, on an aggravated assault charge. She was also charged with fleeing.  Both suspects are in custody, according to Stephens.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the incident, AGFC said.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Names and new details released in Jackson County homicide

    Names and new details released in Jackson County homicide

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-11-19 04:58:03 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 8:36 PM EST2017-11-20 01:36:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    According to Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales, 40-year-old Rickey D. Crawford Jr., of Tuckerman, was arrested in relation to the death of 33-year-old Amanda Michelle Crawford.

    According to Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales, 40-year-old Rickey D. Crawford Jr., of Tuckerman, was arrested in relation to the death of 33-year-old Amanda Michelle Crawford.

  • Jonesboro police investigate shooting in downtown Jonesboro

    Jonesboro police investigate shooting in downtown Jonesboro

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-19 18:24:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro.

    The Jonesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in downtown Jonesboro.

  • Arkansas hospitals: Shortage of IV equipment due to storm

    Arkansas hospitals: Shortage of IV equipment due to storm

    Sunday, November 19 2017 1:04 PM EST2017-11-19 18:04:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Arkansas hospitals say a national shortage of IVs is the worst they've ever seen since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September and knocked out a key plant that manufactures the medical equipment

    Arkansas hospitals say a national shortage of IVs is the worst they've ever seen since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September and knocked out a key plant that manufactures the medical equipment

Powered by Frankly