Caraway man accused of beating woman

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CARAWAY, Ark. – While a couple returned from Tunica, an argument escalated out of hand into a physical attack, according to a report with Craighead County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded at 1:57 a.m. Sunday to an address on Lynn Avenue in Caraway over the domestic disturbance. There, the victim said she and Kevin Todd Tucker, 30, of Caraway had gone to Tunica for dinner. On the drive back, they began arguing.

At some point in the fight, the victim said Tucker grabbed her phone. She tried getting it back but he hit her in the face repeatedly and bit her on the left arm, leaving full teeth marks visible to deputies. The victim pulled a pistol out of her purse and commanded Tucker cease his attack, she said, but he took the gun and hit her. She then pulled a second pistol out of the center console, only to be struck in the face again, the report says.

Once back home in Caraway, the victim said she tried getting her child and leaving – but the angry husband allegedly struck her in the right eye, causing it to swell and bruise before authorities arrived.

When Deputy Mike Lawrence spoke to the accused, “his story was consistent with the victim’s,” he reported.

Tucker was arrested and taken to Craighead County Detention Center. He faces a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery.

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