10-year-old arrested for slapping and throwing rocks at adult

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – After a guardian told a 10-year-old he couldn’t go to the city pool alone, she said he lost his cool and physically attacked her.

At 3:44 p.m. Saturday, Jonesboro Police Department Officer Nathan Ivy responded to the location which was masked in the report. He arrived to see a 10-year-old trying to go through the fence in the backyard, with the alleged victim, 39, pointing at him for the officer to see. The officer spoke to the child and asked why he was upset. He said he didn’t want to speak about it. The officer then asked why the victim would call the police and he reportedly said he punched a hole in the wall and broke some stuff inside.

However, the incident report details acts which went much further than that. 

The victim described the incident as beginning when she told him she didn’t want him going to the city pool alone. She said when she told him this, he began to break his bed apart, punched a hole in the wall and slapped her multiple times. She said she went outside to call the police and the boy then threw rocks at her head. She had no physical injuries at the time of the report.

The boy was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center for second degree assault on a family or household member.

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