Cou­ple ar­rested

The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - COMMUNITY - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

A man was ar­rested for do­mes­tic bat­ter­ing in con­nec­tion with abuse of a mi­nor and his wife was ar­rested for per­mit­ting the abuse.

Brian Lee Chad­well, 38, and Jen­nifer Re­nee Chad­well, 38, Pea Ridge, were ar­rested Wed­nes­day, Oct. 3, as a re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

Brian Chad­well was booked into the Ben­ton County Jail at 7:21 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 3, in con­nec­tion with third-de­gree do­mes­tic bat­ter­ing, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. He was ar­rested again Mon­day, Oct. 8, by Bella Vista Po­lice in con­nec­tion with pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia — metham­phetamine/co­caine and felony tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence.

Jen­nifer Chad­well was booked into the Ben­ton County Jail at 6:33 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 3, in con­nec­tion with per­mit­ting abuse of a mi­nor, phys­i­cal abuse; pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance; pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

A 13-year-old girl told po­lice she was struck with a plas­tic and metal spat­ula and then “put in the cor­ner” and “grounded from her room,” ac­cord­ing to a Pea Ridge Po­lice re­port. She was not al­lowed to re­turn to her room and slept on the kitchen floor. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a red area was vis­i­ble on her back the next day af­ter she was struck.

The youth was in­ter­viewed by a foren­sic in­ter­viewer at Chil­dren’s Ad­vo­cacy Cen­ter. The vic­tim also stated she had been struck mul­ti­ple times in the past. She stated she re­mem­bered spe­cific in­stances when she was beat with a stick cov­ered in thorns and with a wooden spoon. She stated the stick with thorns would leave whelps on her legs and the wooden spoon would leave bruises on her but­tocks, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Chad­well told po­lice about mar­i­juana in the res­i­dence. As a re­sult of a search of the res­i­dence, au­tho­rized by a search war­rant, po­lice found and seized mar­i­juana, as­so­ci­ated para­pher­na­lia and two smok­ing de­vices with mar­i­juana residue in them, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

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