Man accused of shooting into bedroom wall after victim falls asleep

Man accused of shooting into bedroom wall after victim falls asleep
Christopher Ray Graham (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man who demanded a woman stay awake with him faces an aggravated assault charge after police say he fired a bullet into a bedroom wall when his victim fell asleep.

The woman told police that between the hours of midnight and 2 on the morning of March 25, Christopher Graham began arguing with her and hitting her.

"Graham eventually began to use a phone charger cord as a weapon to strike [the victim] multiple times," the probable cause affidavit stated.

The woman said the 25-year-old suspect would not let her leave her home on Bonnie Jean and even changed the lock code on her cell phone so she could not call 911.

She claimed Graham "did not sleep regularly" and demanded she stay awake with him. She claimed that several days earlier he became "agitated" when she fell asleep and began yelling at her.

"She said he grabbed a gun and shot one round in the direction of her," the court documents said. "The bullet left a hole in the wall next to the bed in the master bedroom."

When Graham finally fell asleep, the victim ran to a neighbor's residence and called 911.

According to investigators, the woman had red welts on her upper left arm and left leg "from the phone cable Chris used to strike her with." The affidavit also stated she had a mark on the left side of her face where she said he hit her.

After reviewing the detective's case, Craighead County Judge David Boling found probable cause Monday, April 2, to charge Graham with aggravated assault on a family or household member, kidnapping-false imprisonment, third-degree domestic battery, and interference with emergency communication.

The judge set Graham's bond at $5,000 cash/surety and ordered him to appear in circuit court on April 27.

Judge Boling also issued a no-contact order.

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