From Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports
County resident facing felony battery charge
A Conway man faces a felony charge after reportedly slamming his pregnant girlfriend into the back of his pickup truck last week.
Sheriff’s deputies were alerted shortly before 10:45 a.m. June 24 that the dispatch center received a 911 hang-up call. The call was made from the Exxon at Sunny Gap Road, according to an incident report.
Deputies Robert Hensley and Baylee Barden questioned the clerk about the call, but the woman “did not know of any emergency going on.”
Authorities soon learned the suspicious call was made from 24-year-old Cody Beaty’s phone, the report states. After learning what phone was used to make the call, deputies went to the 24-year-old’s Conway home to ensure everything was OK.
As the two deputies pulled up to Beaty’s residence, Beaty was standing next to his vehicle as a woman ran toward the home while holding her stomach, according to the report.
Police soon learned the 20-year-old woman was nine months pregnant and was “thrown” against the back of Beaty’s truck. A witness who called 911 told authorities “she watched Cody throw his pregnant girlfriend up against his truck [three] times.”
The 20-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to the Conway Regional Medical Center following the incident. As first responders assessed the woman’s injuries, authorities arrested Beaty.
Beaty was charged with third-degree domestic battery, a Class D felony, for allegedly slamming his pregnant girlfriend into his truck. The 24-year-old has since been released from the Faulkner County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 bond and was also ordered to have no contact with the victim in the case.
Online records show the Conway man is scheduled to appear July 22 before Circuit Judge H.G. Foster for a plea and arraignment hearing regarding the allegations against him.
Couple fights while driving along rural road
A Plumerville resident called police last week after he became concerned for a couple that pulled onto the side of the road during a heated argument.
The complainant told authorities he saw a white Chevrolet Tahoe parked on the side of the road in the 400 block of Scenic Hill Road around 12:30 p.m. June 24. The man also said he noticed a couple arguing in the vehicle before the vehicle took off, according to an incident report.
Deputies soon found the suspect vehicle parked in the treeline about 1 mile from where the complainant spotted the angry couple.
The two admitted “that they got into a heated argument and pulled over due to [the woman’s boyfriend] not being able to drive and argue,” according to the report.
The argument did not involve a physical altercation, according to the couple’s statements.
Prior to leaving the scene, deputy Robert Hensley told the two “to find a better way to solve the situation” if they had another disagreement. Should the two have another argument, Hensley said “not [to] do it on a county road.”
Two vehicles parked in front of a residence on East Cadron Gap Road were burglarized last week.
According to an incident report, two women called police around 11:50 a.m. June 25 after noticing their vehicles “had been rummaged through and items were missing.”
The women told deputy Charles Vaughan that their vehicles were parked in front of the East Cadron Gap Road home but did not lock either vehicle. At the time the report was filed, the women reported three items were stolen.