Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Hampton reports that he was dispatched to Grandstaff Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a knife on March 8, 2021, around 11PM.
Prior to Dep. Hampton arriving at the residence, the victim told GCSO 911 Dispatchers that the suspect, Terrence Darnell Culclager, 40, of Grandstaff Drive in Garland County, threatened to kill her with the knife. Dispatch later advised responding deputies and Arkansas State Troopers that the suspect departed the residence and was heading West in a white Ford F-250 pickup truck.
Dep. Hampton found the Ford truck on Highway 290 traveling at a high rate of speed. He turned around on the truck and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle began fleeing in the area of Rachel Carson Terrace at speeds over 80 Mph.
The suspect vehicle turned onto Red Oak Cutoff and came to a stop in the road around the 500 block. Mr. Culclager was ordered out of the truck and onto the ground. He complied.
While waiting on back-up officers to arrive, Mr. Culclager asked if he was being stopped for speeding. Dep. Hampton told him they would go over all of that as soon as the back-up officers arrived. A state trooper arrived and Mr. Culclager was arrested.
Mr. Culclager spontaneously stated “my girlfriend and I got into an argument and I just left”. No questions were asked to him concerning the domestic battery that was being investigated.
The victim told deputies that the problem started when Mr. Culclager woke up and began yelling at her with regard to financial issues. She said that at one point, he picked up a white handled knife and came at her saying “I will fucking kill you tonight”. She said that he also threw glass candles at her and struck her with a piece of firewood.
Mr. Culclager was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Domestic Battery, Felony Aggravated Assault, Fleeing and was initially being held without bond.