Man in jail af­ter store com­mo­tion

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

A man throw­ing fruit cups in a gas sta­tion was ar­rested Fri­day af­ter telling a store em­ployee he’d been “want­ing” to shoot some­one, an ar­rest re­port said.

North Lit­tle Rock po­lice were called to the Kum & Go at 3220 Springhill Drive, where Stephen Bar­ton, 51, was caus­ing a dis­tur­bance, the re­port said. The re­spond­ing of­fi­cer said Bar­ton was scream­ing and fright­en­ing cus­tomers, and be­gan de­mand­ing that the of­fi­cer give him a ride, the re­port said.

When the of­fi­cer told Bar­ton that he would not be giv­ing him a ride in the pa­trol ve­hi­cle, Bar­ton said, “take me to f ****** jail, then,” which the of­fi­cer did, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

While re­strained and walk­ing to the po­lice ve­hi­cle, Bar­ton kicked the of­fi­cer in the shin and knee, and tried to grab his Taser, the re­port said.

Bar­ton was in the Pu­laski County jail as of Satur­day evening with no bail set, fac­ing charges of re­fusal to sub­mit to ar­rest, dis­or­derly con­duct, ter­ror­is­tic threat­en­ing, sec­ond-de­gree as­sault and sec­ond-de­gree bat­tery, ac­cord­ing to the jail’s ros­ter.

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