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Alleged: Man Pistol Whipped And Threatened; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer McLean reports that officers were dispatched to Andover Street in reference to a disturbance involving a firearm.

Regan Christera Rhodes, 18, of Andover Street in Hot Springs – allegedly pistol whipped a guy and then threatened to shoot him.

Officers arrived quickly and found the suspect in the roadway with a firearm.  When officers exited their vehicles, the suspect put the gun on the ground and slowly walked toward them.  The suspect, Regan Christera Rhodes, 18, of Andover Street in Hot Springs, told police that he was in a physical altercation at his residence with another man.  Mr. Rhodes said that he attempted to remove the man from the property when the situation became physical.

Police then interviewed the victim.  He said that Mr. Rhodes told him to leave and then got in his face about it.  The victim said that he put his hand on Rhodes’s chest and told him to back up.  he victim said that this is when Mr. Rhodes pulled out the gun and struck him in the head at least a couple of times.  Lacerations were visible on the victim’s head in 3 spots.  After striking the victim with the gun, he pointed at his head and threatened to shoot him.

Mr. Rhodes admitted to pointing the gun at the victim.  He was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Aggravated Assault with bond set initially at $2,500.