JPD: Man arrested after pointing gun at truck full of children

JPD: Man arrested after pointing gun at truck full of children
Stevenson Whitfield (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - First, he threw popcorn at a truck full of kids, then police say he pulled out a gun and pointed it at them.

Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause Monday to charge Stevenson Eugene Whitfield, 19, of West Memphis with aggravated assault for the alleged incident.

According to court documents, on the night of April 30, Whitfield was the right rear passenger of a vehicle that pulled up next to the victim and his three young children.

Whitfield threw popcorn at the victim's truck while stopped at a red light.

When the light turned green, the affidavit said Whitfield leaned out of the vehicle window and aimed a black handgun at the victim and the three children.

During an interview with police, Whitfield claimed it was a BB gun.

"Witnesses advised that it was not a BB gun," the affidavit said.

Whitfield is being held at the Craighead County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash/surety bond awaiting a June 29 court date.

According to detectives in video court Monday, Whitfield may face more charges in the coming days.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.