PHOTO: Vehicle struck several times in Garland County gunfire; 1 held


Photographs by Richard Rasmussen

A truck that was reportedly struck by gunfire during an incident at 123 Pinehill Road Wednesday morning.

A 34-year-old Arkansan was taken into custody early Wednesday after firing a weapon through a residence's window and striking a truck multiple times, authorities say.

The Garland County sheriff's office said it received a call shortly before 7:30 a.m. of a man reportedly pointing a gun at family members at the residence.

When deputies arrived minutes later, they were met by the suspect's father outside of the Pinehill Road residence. Authorities were then able to get the mother to come out of the home, according to a news release.

The suspect, identified as Robert Bailey of Hot Springs, "fired a weapon through the window of the house which struck [a] ... vehicle located on Pinehill," the sheriff's office said.

After a perimeter was established, deputies were able to get Bailey out of the house, and he was reportedly taken into custody around 7:45 a.m.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, and once medically cleared, he will be transported to the Garland County jail, the release states. Charges are pending.

CORRECTION: The vehicle struck by gunfire belonged to a private contractor. A previous version of this story, citing incorrect information from the sheriff’s office, listed an incorrect owner.


LR1955 says...

Why not say 9 shots instead of several. And after firing 9 shots, the deputies just rounded him up and took him in? No shooting back first?

Posted 13 June 2018, 2:18 p.m. Suggest removal

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