Man arrested after beating his chest at police

Office Nathan Coleman with JPD during a stop on Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – While responding to a domestic disturbance call on Wednesday, police arrested a man who seemed unable to have a proper human interaction, as detailed in the police report.

As Jonesboro Police Department Officer Nathan Coleman was working third shift early Wednesday, he responded to 304 State Street to an apartment in reference to a domestic disturbance. Just before 3 a.m., he arrived and found the door to the reported unit locked. He noticed a man and woman in the parking lot and approached them but as he did, the man walked away and ignored two officers’ commands to stop. Coleman grabbed him by the shirt and he turned around – and then began yelling because his shirt had been grabbed. 

“He was intoxicated and advised he was a ‘Gangsta Nigga’ and not to grab him like that,” Coleman reported. “He was yelling profanities very loudly while beating his chest in an apartment complex at three in the morning. He was advised to calm down but this was outside of his ability.”

The officer recognized him as Tory Darnell Lambert, 25, of Jonesboro. The report then says Lambert began to bow his chest at the officer and began clapping his hands toward Coleman in an aggressive manner. Coleman grabbed his arms and he and Officer Christopher Pigg arrested him for disorderly conduct. He then refused to put his hands behind his back, Coleman said, and attempted to pull them back in front of him. He was subdued, handcuffed, searched – and then he requested his property be given to his wife on the scene.

Police eventually spoke to the alleged victim in the domestic disturbance call. She said no one hit her and did not have any visible marks. The call was considered unfounded.

Lambert was transported to Craighead County Detention Center for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest.


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