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Alleged: Search Warrant Yields Stolen Firearm; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

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Hot Springs Police Officer First Class Lowery and Detective Jessup report that a stolen firearm was recovered on May 26, 2020, from a vehicle following the execution of a search warrant on a 2011 Chrysler 200 owned bay John Anthony Putman, 27, of Oaklawn Street in Hot Springs.

John Anthony Putman, 27, of Oaklawn Street in Hot Springs – Allegedly had a stolen firearm in his car last year.

Mr. Putman was arrested and charged with Felony Terroristic Act the day before the gun was discovered in the Chrysler.

Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Putman and entered it into the police computer.

OFC Lowery and Det. Jessup arrested Mr. Putman in the 1600 block of Albert Pike Road on March, 29, 2021, around 10AM and transported him to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Theft By Receiving A Firearm with bond set at $2,500.

§ 5-13-310. Terroristic act

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-13-310 (2017)
  • (a) A person commits a terroristic act if, while not in the commission of a lawful act, the person:
    • (1) Shoots at or in any manner projects an object at a conveyance which is being operated or which is occupied by another person with the purpose to cause injury to another person or damage to property; or
    • (2) Shoots at an occupiable structure with the purpose to cause injury to a person or damage to property.
  • (b)
    • (1) Upon conviction, any person who commits a terroristic act is guilty of a Class B felony.
    • (2) Upon conviction, any person who commits a terroristic act is guilty of a Class Y felony if the person with the purpose of causing physical injury to another person causes serious physical injury or death to any person.
  • (c) This section does not repeal any law or part of a law in conflict with this section, but is supplemental to the law or part of a law in conflict.