Cou­ple ar­rested af­ter do­mes­tic dis­pute

The Sentinel-Record - - HOT SPRINGS/ FYI - GRACE BROWN

A local man and wo­man were ar­rested Mon­day af­ter an ar­gu­ment be­tween the two re­port­edly be­came phys­i­cal and the wo­man fell through and shat­tered a win­dow in the res­i­dence.

Jes­sica Renee Owen, 23, and Ran­dell Don Jones, 37, who both list 109 Hammond Drive as their ad­dress, were taken into cus­tody at their res­i­dence shortly be­fore 3:30 p.m. and each charged with mis­de­meanor third-de­gree do­mes­tic bat­tery, pun­ish­able by up to one year in jail.

Owen and Jones both re­mained in cus­tody Tues­day in lieu of zero bonds, and are set to ap­pear in Gar­land County District Court on Sept. 12.

Ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit, Hot Springs po­lice who were dis­patched to the res­i­dence in ref­er­ence to a dis­tur­bance made con­tact with Jones, who was re­port­edly un­steady on his feet, smelled of in­tox­i­cants, slurred his speech and had blood­shot eyes. He was also re­port­edly shirt­less and covered in scratches and bruises.

Jones told of­fi­cers he had been home with his in­fant child all day when Owen re­port­edly came home and started to ar­gue with him. He al­leged

Owen was re­spon­si­ble for his in­juries.

Owen told po­lice the fight started on Sun­day, af­ter Jones ac­cused her of cheat­ing on him.

She said he screamed ex­ple­tives at her and be­gan to push her and she only scratched him in an at­tempt to de­fend her­self.

She said she ar­rived home Mon­day and Jones be­gan ac­cus­ing her of in­fi­delity again, and pushed her into a wall. At that point, she said she called 911 for help as Jones con­tin­ued to as­sault her.

She al­leges he shoved her at one point, caus­ing her to lose her bal­ance and fall through a win­dow. After­ward, he al­legedly picked up a chair and threw it at her back. Of­fi­cers ob­served bruis­ing on Owen con­sis­tent with her story.

Both sus­pects were placed in cus­tody and trans­ported to the Gar­land County De­ten­tion Cen­ter. Dur­ing trans­port, Jones re­port­edly stated, “Are you only tak­ing me to jail so you can go back and f - - - her?” The en­tire length of the ride to the de­ten­tion cen­ter Jones was al­legedly loud and kept shout­ing, “Make it right. I know Hearns­berger and lawyers.”



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