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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Reporter Steven Starr
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Gates reports that he was dispatched to the 100 block of Pecan Street on September 12th, 2020 at approximately 1:32pm in reference to a disturbance involving a firearm.
Upon arrival Off. Gates met with several witnesses that pointed to the residence and said the suspect had just gone inside. Off. Gates met with the victim who said that he was involved in a verbal altercation with another resident, Luke Douglas Hudson, 28, of Pecan Street in Hot Springs. The victim said he was arguing with Mr. Hudson when the suspect retrieved a firearm from the residence and hit him on the shoulder with it. The victim described the firearm as a small, black revolver.
The victim requested to pursue charges against Mr. Hudson.
Witnesses at the scene gave statements to Off. Gates which corroborated the victim’s statement.
A witness who was at the scene doing yard work told officers that he saw the victim and Mr. Hudson arguing. He said Mr. Hudson left and went into the residence. Mr. Hudson came back outside and lifted his shirt up and showed the firearm in his waistband. The witness said Mr. Hudson then pulled the firearm out and said “I’ve got something for you” to the victim. Mr. Hudson began waiving the firearm around before chasing the victim into the street. Mr. Hudson started swinging the firearm at the victim in an attempt to hit him. He eventually hit the victim on the shoulder with the firearm.
The owner of the residence told officers that he did not witness how the altercation began but he did see Mr. Hudson chasing after the victim while swinging the firearm at him.
The suspect came out of the residence while officers were speaking with the victim and witnesses.
Mr. Hudson was read his Miranda Rights and he chose to invoke his rights.
Mr. Hudson was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Aggravated Assault with bond initially set at $2,500.