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2017 Arkansas Code
Title 5 – Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 3 – Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 26 – Offenses Involving the Family
Subchapter 3 – Domestic Battering and Assault
§ 5-26-305. Domestic battering in the third degree
- (a) A person commits domestic battering in the third degree if:
- (1) With the purpose of causing physical injury to a family or household member, the person causes physical injury to a family or household member;
- (2) The person recklessly causes physical injury to a family or household member;
- (3) The person negligently causes physical injury to a family or household member by means of a deadly weapon; or
- (4) The person purposely causes stupor, unconsciousness, or physical or mental impairment or injury to a family or household member by administering to the family or household member, without the family or household member’s consent, any drug or other substance.
- (1) Domestic battering in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
- (2) However, domestic battering in the third degree is a Class D felony if:
- (A) Committed against a woman the person knew or should have known was pregnant;
- (B) The person committed one (1) or more of the following offenses within five (5) years of the offense of domestic battering in the third degree:
- (i) Domestic battering in the first degree, § 5-26-303;
- (ii) Domestic battering in the second degree, § 5-26-304;
- (iii) Domestic battering in the third degree;
- (iv) Aggravated assault on a family or household member, § 5-26-306; or
- (v) A violation of an equivalent penal law of this state or of another state or foreign jurisdiction; or
- (C) The person committed two (2) or more offenses of battery against a family or household member as defined by a law of this state or by an equivalent law of any other state or foreign jurisdiction within ten (10) years of the offense of domestic battering in the third degree.
Hot Springs Police Officer Cox and his associates arrived at an address on Crocus Street on Christmas Eve in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a pregnant lady.
The victim allegedly advised officers that Corey Deshawn Stevenson, 27 of Crocus Street in Hot Springs, shoved her causing injury to her hand, was being disorderly and refused to leave the residence.
Off. Cox checked the suspect’s name through the police computer and discovered that Mr. Stevenson was on parole and was a wanted person in Arkadelphia. Officers found Parolee Stevenson inside the residence. They asked him his date of birth. He allegedly replied “wrong guy”. They asked him several times and allegedly got the same answer.
Parolee Stevenson allegedly tried to push his way past officers in an attempt to leave the room and was prevented from doing so. The situation allegedly turned physical and the parolee was handcuffed and arrested. Parolee Stevenson allegedly refused to get in the police car, answer questions, cooperate and then allegedly gave the booking deputies problems at the jail as well.
Parolee Stevenson is charged with Domestic Battery 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest and Hold For Arkadelphia PD with a bond of $4,675 and a no bond parole hold in place.