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Alleged: Aggravated Assault Follows “Cat Calling” At WalMart; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Officer Crook reports that he was dispatched to Walmart on Albert Pike Road last Friday to investigate the the complaint of an assault with a knife that had just taken place in the parking lot.

The complainant told Off. Crook that the suspect was harassing (cat calling) a female customer.  The complainant said that he asked the suspect to stop bothering the woman.  A verbal altercation followed and the suspect displayed a knife while standing within arms reach.  The victim reacted and attempted to grab the knife.  The victim received several cuts to his hand during the struggle.

The suspect, Michael Dennis Hall, 57, homeless in Hot Springs, confirmed the victim’s story.  While speaking to officers, Mr. Hall was holding an open liquor bottle, was unsteady on his feet, had bloodshot watery eyes and slurred his speech.

Michael Dennis Hall, 57, homeless in Hot Springs – allegedly got into an argument with a knife while drinking at WalMart.

Mr. Hall was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  During the ride to the jail, Mr. Hall became verbally confrontational and non-compliant.  He became increasingly non-compliant at the booking room and refused to cooperate with Detention Deputies.

Mr. Hall is charged with Felony Aggravated Assault, 3rd Degree Battery and Public Intoxication with an initial bond amount of $4,500.