IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Calico Rock man faces a felony weapons charge after deputies say he “pulled a pistol out of his pants” then threw it.
His arrest came after Izard County deputies responded to a call Sunday in Dolph about vehicles “driving in a reckless manner,” according to a news release from Chief Deputy Charley Melton.
Deputy Toby Smith spotted one of the suspected vehicles and stopped it.
The driver, 20-year-old Jesse Sanders of Calico Rock, immediately exited the vehicle.
As Smith was placing him in handcuffs, Melton said Sanders “jerked away and pulled a pistol out of his pants and threw it.”
Smith arrested and charged Sanders with DWI-2nd offense, minor in possession of alcohol, driving on a suspended driver’s license, careless driving, no seat belt, and resisting arrest.
Melton said Sanders, who is under the supervision of the Arkansas Community Corrections for previous convictions, is also awaiting a formal charges felon in possession of a firearm.