From Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

Couple arrested after altercation

A Faulkner County couple was arrested over the weekend following an altercation between the two.

According to the incident report, sheriff’s deputies were called around 10:15 a.m. Sunday to a residence along Barney Road in Enola regarding a domestic disturbance.

The caller told police her husband “hit her and [then] went in the woods.”

Deputy Tonya Force responded to the Enola home and was met by LaTonya Brown-Durden. The 38-year-old woman told authorities she was upset because “her husband had been pushing, cussing her, bumped her chest with his and hit her in the head with a book.”

The woman said she only hit her husband out of self defense, according to the incident.

Tonya then talked with Brown-Durden’s husband to get his side of the story.

Alexander James Durden told police his wife “slapped him and hit him in the head with a book” and that he “was only defending himself.”

Both were arrested following the incident and charged with third-degree domestic battery.

Pedestrian warrants suspicion

A suspicious man was reportedly walking along South Madrid Lane while swinging what appeared to be a metal bat at animals.

A concerned resident called the sheriff’s office around 4:15 p.m. Sunday to file a report regarding the incident. The 30-year-old complainant said she first noticed the man in question while he was in her neighbor’s yard. Soon, the man had made his way into the roadway in front of her yard and “was swinging a metal object at some dogs and then he said ‘I will do the same to you.’”

The woman told deputy Nathan Kelley she wanted the incident documented because she often is home with her children.

Resident concerned about blood in driveway

Sheriff’s deputies were alerted of a dispute between neighbors that originated over one man’s concern regarding the blood spilling off the other man’s driveway.

According to an incident report, a Hidden Valley Road resident called the sheriff’s office Monday morning to file a report regarding an incident that occurred the night before. The 41-year-old complainant told deputy Robert Hensley he was driving home around 8 p.m. Sunday when he “noticed what appeared to be a trail of suspected blood coming out of the driveway” of a neighbor’s residence. As he stopped to get a better look of what he thought was blood spilling off the man’s driveway, a woman walked up and started yelling at and cursing at him, according to the report.

The complainant said he attempted to avoid any conflicts with his neighbors and proceeded home. Once he parked his vehicle, the homeowner of the suspect residence parked his vehicle at the end of the drive, “blocking anyone from coming in or out.”

At this point, the complainant said he walked up to the man to figure out “what the deal was” but the other man instead “began screaming” at the complainant and questioned him about why the complainant stopped at the end of his driveway. The complainant explained to his neighbor that he was concerned about the blood in his driveway when the suspect claimed the blood was “from a deer that was killed.”

According to the report, “the guts are not fare past (the complainant’s) driveway (and were) being drug by dogs.”

The complainant also told police he has had other issues with the suspect in this matter before.

Following the incident, sheriff’s deputies alerted the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission about the allegations against the suspect.