Couple arrested after domestic dispute
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.”