Newark Man Arrested after Allegedly Throwing Hot Dog at Wife

NEWARK, AR - Independence County sheriff's deputies arrested a Newark man earlier this week after he allegedly threw a hot dog at his wife.

Samanta Powell, 30, told deputies that 34-year-old Michael Powell threw the food at her while the two argued while in their car on the way to Newport.  Rather than continue on to Newport, the couple then returned home, where the situation apparently escalated.

Michael Powell faces charges of third-degree assault on a family member.