Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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Court Order Incident Leads to Arrest in Lamar

On Monday, the 18th of August Sgt. Tim Wages and Deputy Curtis Bishop with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office were attempting to serve a court order at a residence in Lamar when they were confronted by the home owner with a loaded SKS assault rifle.  Sgt. Wages knocked on the door of the residence and the occupant, Kenneth King, opened the door and pointed the rifle at Sgt. Wages stomach.  Mr. King demanded that Sgt. Wages and Deputy Bishop leave his property. 

            Sgt. Wages ordered King to put the rifle down numerous times.  King threw the rifle on the couch and took off running away from Sgt. Wages.  Sgt. Wages and Deputy Bishop caught him in the bedroom and a fight ensued.   Sgt. Wages and Deputy Bishop were struck numerous times by King during the altercation while trying to handcuff King.  Deputy Bishop tazed King twice before they were able to control him.

            King was charged with Aggravated Assault; two counts of 1st degree Assault on an officer; and two counts of 2nd degree terroristic threatening.  He appeared before Circuit Judge William Pearson and his bond was set at $15,000.  King bonded out on the 19th of August.  He has a court date of September 5, 2014 at 9:00 am.