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Local teen charged with felony battery for allegedly hitting man with hammer

by Steven Mross | May 24, 2023 at 4:03 a.m.
Calvin Jeremiah Duvall - Submitted photo

A local teen was arrested late Monday on a felony battery charge after allegedly hitting a 61-year-old man with a hammer during a confrontation at their residence.

Calvin Jeremiah Duvall, 19, of 412 Lacey St., was taken into custody at his residence shortly after 11:30 p.m. and charged with second-degree domestic battery, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Duvall remained in custody Tuesday on a zero bond and is set to appear today in Garland County District Court.

According to court records, Duvall lists no prior felony history, but pleaded guilty on Nov. 3 in district court of misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing on foot and refusal to submit to arrest and was sentenced to one year of probation.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Hot Springs police Officer Anthony Montano and Cpl. Nathan Rines responded to the Lacey Street residence regarding a possible battery that had just occurred.

The officers made contact with the victim, 61, and noted he had a "large swollen area" on his left arm where he said Duvall had hit him with a hammer. Montano made contact with Duvall and took him into custody.

Duvall reportedly made a statement admitting to hitting the victim with a hammer "on accident." It was noted both Duvall and the victim lived at the residence.

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