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Alleged: Witness With Gun Stops Domestic Battery; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Reporter Steven Starr

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Hot Springs Police Officer Plummer reports that he was dispatched in reference to a battery at Desoto Park on February 29th, 2020 at approximately 12:30am.

Raymond William Clark, 36, of Benwood Place in Hot Springs – Allegedly beat then chased his girlfriend and was stopped by CCW holder.

Off. Plummer arrived and made contact with the victim who was bleeding from the nose. The victim told officers that she was driving down the road with her boyfriend, Raymond William Clark, 36, of Benwood Place in Hot Springs, when he began punching her in the face.

The victim stopped at Desoto Park and exited the vehicle to flee for safety. Mr. Clark allegedly chased her to the North side of Park Avenue where he was confronted by a witness with a conceal carry license. Mr. Clark fled the scene when the CCW holder drew his gun.

The victim was transported to the hospital where she was treated for head injuries.

A No Contact Order was issued for the victim and officers obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Clark and entered it into the police computer.

On August 8th, 2020 Off. Plummer located Mr. Clark at his residence on Benwood Place and arrested him. He is charged with Felony Domestic Battery In The 3rd Degree, and Failure To Appear on unrelated charges with bond set at $21,000

Mr. Clark was previously charged, and plead guilty to, 3rd Degree Domestic Battery against the same victim in March of 2019.