A 21-year-old Little Rock man faces felony charges after reportedly hitting a Conway resident in the head with a handgun before fleeing on a moped on Election Day.
Keivonte Wintson was charged with second-degree battery and theft by receiving after reportedly hitting a Chapel Ridge Apartments resident over the head with a gun earlier this week. Online records show the victim was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway following the incident.
In his report, Conway officer Keith Whitley noted the victim "was bleeding very badly from his head" when he arrived on scene.
Soon after pulling up to the apartment complex, Whitley learned 21-year-old Winston was the suspect in this matter.
According to the victim's statement, Winston pulled up on his moped to the Chapel Ridge Apartments, hit the victim in the face and began to leave.
After the suspect hit him, the victim told police he chased after Winston, who then hit him over the head with a handgun, according to a probable cause affidavit.
"At this time, Jimmy [Davis] said that he chased Keivonte and knocked him off the moped," the affidavit reads in part. "That's when Jimmy said that Keivonte pulled out a hand gun and pointed it at him. Jimmy then tried to tackle Keivonte. This is when Keivonte hit Jimmy several times in the head with the gun."
Other witnesses said they say Jimmy throw a rock at Winston after the 21-year-old first hit Davis. Immediately after falling off his moped, witnesses told police Winston then hit the victim over the head with a handgun.
Police began searching the area and soon found a man riding a moped near the South Donaghey Apartments.
The man said "he was not the male [police] were looking for but t hat he was at Chapel Ridge during the commission of the crime."
The man told the Conway Police Department officers that the suspect was inside one of the apartments.
Following up on the tip, authorities soon found Winston hiding in a closet of one of the three apartments the witness said Winston would be in.
According to the affidavit, one of the two guns Winston hid under a pillow in the room he was hiding in showed to be stolen out of Little Rock.
Winston was ultimately charged with two Class D felonies -- second-degree battery and theft by receiving -- following the incident.
The Little Rock man is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Nov. 26 in Faulkner County Circuit Court for a plea and arraignment hearing.