From Conway Police Department reports
Woman reportedly attacked by boyfriend
A Conway woman called police Friday after her boyfriend reportedly attacked her and stomped on her face in the couple’s Clifton Street apartment.
According to an incident report, the 50-year-old woman called police around 9:45 p.m. Friday stating she was beaten by her boyfriend.
Tensions between the two first escalated around 7:30 p.m. when the couple was headed home from getting food at Taco Bell. The woman said her boyfriend, 61-year-old Austin Sylvester Scaife, “began to yell at her for no reason.” The woman told officer Ivan Cortes that she did not want to argue with her boyfriend at the time “because he was intoxicated.”
After telling Scaife she would not argue with him, she tried to get out of the vehicle as there two were driving through a roundabout near Hendrix College. However, as she started to get out of the vehicle, Scaife allegedly “punched her head from behind and spilled the food on her.”
From there, the woman walked home.
As she walked up to the apartment, Scaife was outside with another friend. The other man offered the alleged victim a seat, but she said she did not want to sit down. At this point, Scaife said the woman did not want to sit town because “she doesn’t want to sit next to me” and told his friend to leave, according to the report. Once the suspect’s friend left the home, the woman started to walked toward the bathroom inside the apartment when Scaife “pushed her, which caused her to fall and scrape her knee.”
As she tried to get away from the situation, Scaife “grabbed her legs, dragged her around and stomped her on the right side of her head/face,” the report states.
Officer Cortes verified in his report that the complainant suffered multiple injuries.
“The right side of her face was swollen, she had a knot on the left side of her face, above the eye, and her jaw seemed to be injured, which did not allow her to speak clearly,” the report reads in part.
The woman was ultimately taken by ambulance to the Baptist Health Medical Center for treatment.
Theft reported at 10Box
Authorities were called to the 10Box Cost-Plus on Saturday after an unknown suspect stole another customer’s money from his shopping cart.
According to an ancient report, the 49-year-old complainant was bagging up his groceries when another customer walked up behind him and stole his bank bag from his cart.
The man said the bank bag was a blue, First Security bag that had $100 in cash, two debit cards, his driver’s license, social security card and passport in it.
The complainant was unable to give authorities a description of the suspect because the theft occurred as he had his back turned, the report states.
Pope County woman accused in shoplifting case
An Atkins woman was arrested Saturday after she reportedly tried to steal more than $600 worth of merchandise from Target.
The store’s loss prevention officer called Conway police to the scene shortly around 4:20 p.m. Saturday after noticing a woman had a cart full of items but only paid for three at a self checkout lane, according to an incident report.
After paying for three items, the woman proceeded to walk out of the store. As she was leaving, the loss prevention officer told officer Hannah Slajer that he grabbed 32-year-old Jessica Renee Hottinger but the arm because she had “grabbed her purse and he believed that she was attempting to flee,” the report states.
After looking through the woman’s cart, the loss prevention officer found $132.42 worth of clothes, a Dyson Fan valued at $449.99, $35.49 worth of Gillette razors and a security camera valued at $35.99. Collectively, the report states the items cost $653.89 before tax.
Slajer was ultimately charged with one count of theft of property and is scheduled to appear Sept. 16 in Conway District Court for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against her.