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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
Originally posted on May 28, 2020 at 9:58PM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group. To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Davis reports that he was dispatched to a residence in Hot Springs this morning around 1AM for the complaint of aggravated assault.
Off. Davis arrived at the scene and made contact with someone. Somebody told Off. Davis that James Edward Hill, (presumeably 33, and of Oakcliff Street in Hot Springs), was “acting crazy” and pulled a gun on this person and another person.
Somebody told Off. Davis that he watched Mr. Hill yelling at someone’s dad around 12:30AM while Mr. Hill was holding a gun. One of the people at the scene asked Mr. Hill what he was doing and Mr. Hill turned the gun on somebody and replied “I will fuck you up too”. At that point, Mr. Hill went outside. He began racking rounds out of the gun and somebody still inside the residence called 911.
1 of the victims told Off. Davis that Mr. Hill came to the house and was acting strangely. This person said that Mr. Hill had 2 black guns with him. This person said that Mr. Hill pointed 1 of the guns at a victim and said “I will kill you then kill myself”.
Off. Davis did not see the suspect with a gun when he arrived. The person in charge of the residence gave permission for police to search the house for the guns. Off. Davis found 2 black handguns under a blanket near the front door; a Ruger 9mm pistol (loaded with 11 bullets) and a Hi-Point brand gun. Officers found 3 bullets outside where the gun had been racked earlier. 2 people at the scene identified the guns as the ones belonging to Mr.Hill and wished to press charges.
Mr. Hill was arrested and his pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check showed that Mr. Hill was convicted of Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Purpose To Deliver in 2019. Convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms in Arkansas. He was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
Mr. Hill is charged with Felony Possession Of A Firearm By Certain Persons x2 and Felony Aggravated Assault with a bond amount totaling $15,000.