A Hot Springs man was arrested Friday evening for allegedly slashing tires on four different vehicles, causing $1,600 in damages.
Christopher Dean Entrekin, 33, who lists a Spring Street address, was taken into custody just before 5:30 p.m. and charged with a felony count of first-degree criminal mischief, punishable by up to six years in prison. He was later released on a $2,500 bond and is set to appear in Garland County District Court on March 21.
According to the affidavit, a witness stated that, at around 5 p.m. Friday, she saw a white male, later identified as Entrekin, pull a knife from his pocket and make stabbing motions toward the tires of several vehicles parked on Laurel Street. The witness said she had seen Entrekin walking a white dog near an apartment complex and then enter Apt. 9.
Hot Springs police made contact with Entrekin at the apartment, and he reportedly admitted he did own a white dog and had walked him outside earlier that day. He stated that he stayed in his apartment for the majority of the day.
When asked, Entrekin stated that he did not have any weapons on his person. A search of his person revealed a hard, elongated object in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt. Entrekin reported admitted the object was a knife and a silver SOG pocket knife was located, which had a blade that was extended and locked.
• A Hot Springs man was arrested Friday afternoon on a felony warrant for allegedly beating and attempting to rob a man last month.
Cortney Jevon Beene, who lists a Mississippi Street address, was taken into custody at 3:30 p.m. and charged with robbery, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He remained in custody Monday in lieu of a $7,500 bond and is set to appear March 21 in district court.
According to the affidavit, on Feb. 3, officers responded CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs in reference to a battery. The victim, who suffers from cerebral palsy, stated that a known suspect, identified as Beene, had hit him with a beer bottle while he was in his room at the Fountain Motel, 1622 Central Ave., a few hours earlier. The victim said he and Beene had gone to Arkansas Career Training Institute together in 2012.
The victim later told detectives he had met up with Beene earlier in the day and had gone back to his motel room to have a beer. When the two got into a disagreement, the victim went to the door to kick Beene out of the room. Beene knocked the victim down, dragged him into the bathroom and hit him in the head with a beer bottle. He then ripped the victim's wallet from his back pocket by its belt loop chain.
Beene went through the victim's wallet, but did not steal anything. The victim suffered a minor cut to his head from the beer bottle, and a contusion. A warrant was later issued for Beene's arrest.
• A Hot Springs man was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly beating a man who was giving him a ride.
William Brandon McJunkins, who lists an Ault Street address, was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m. and charged with second-degree battery, a felony punishable by up to six years in prison. He remained in custody Monday in lieu of a $2,500 bond and is set to appear March 21 in district court.
According to the affidavit, HSPD Officer Hunter Scott was taking a report in the parking lot of the police department when a blue Chevrolet Silverado pulled behind him and honked once. Scott saw what appeared to be two white males fighting inside the vehicle, one of whom was later identified as McJunkins.
Scott gave commands for the two men to cease their fighting and open the vehicle's doors, but all of the doors were locked. As Scott continued to give commands to stop and open the vehicle, he observed a flashlight held by one occupant, which he was shoving into the leg of the other man. The door's lock was eventually released and Scott drew his handgun and ordered both occupants onto the ground.
After other officers had arrived on scene, both subjects were detained and it was soon determined the vehicle's other occupant was the victim in the altercation. The victim, who was driving the vehicle, stated he knew McJunkins from previous work and had picked him up on the side of the road to give him a ride to an unknown location. He said that en route to the location, McJunkins began to punch him in the face, so he pulled into the parking lot for help.
The victim had severe trauma to his face, including severe swelling to his mouth, nose and eyes and large cuts on his face. He also had a large laceration on the back of his head, which was causing him to "bleed profusely." LifeNet transported the victim to a hospital for his injuries.
After being checked and cleared by LifeNet, McJunkins was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. While there, McJunkins became unruly, shouting about being "Jesus Christ," "Jehovah" and "the One." Because of his agitated state, McJunkins was deemed disruptive and placed into a holding cell.
Before leaving the police department, McJunkins had allegedly admitted several times to "beating the s - - - " out of the victim. He also said he had struck the victim with a flashlight inside of the vehicle. He also had several conversations with himself, referring to "the demon," who would speak for him at different times.
Local on 03/14/2017