Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Combs reports that he was dispatched to Sutherland’s on Albert Pike Road this week around 2PM, for the complaint of a domestic battery.
Off. Combs arrived and made contact with the victim, an adult male. He said that he and his girlfriend, Jessica Nicole Ferguson, 34, of West Miracle Place in Garland County, got into a verbal altercation and she hit him in the nose with a closed fist, causing injury. He said that he got out of the vehicle they were in at the time and began grabbing his property. While attempting to get his belongings, Ms. Ferguson drove the vehicle around the parking lot attempting to hit him with the vehicle. The victim said that she eventually struck him with the vehicle, knocking him to the ground.
The victim also told police that she then fled from the area, but guessed that she went to a nearby store. Officers found the suspect vehicle parked at Walmart on Albert Pike Road. Ms. Ferguson’s pertinents were checked through the police computer. The check revealed that she was wanted out of Garland County for Failure To Appear. Officers sat on the car and awaited her return.
She arrived back at the car and was arrested. During the search, officers located $135.05 worth of stolen Walmart Merchandise on her person. While quizzing her about all of this, Ms. Ferguson became very itrate, began screaming profanities and when loaded into the police car, began bouncing her own head off of the prisoner divider cage.
Ms, Ferguson was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. She is charged with Felony Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery, Theft Of Property and Disorderly Conduct and was initially being held without bond.