Police called to fight involving ladder as weapon, man says

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – A fight involving a ladder on a Monday night sounds like something you would see in WWE but it was far from sports entertainment when two disputing men clashed in Jonesboro.

At about 7 p.m. Monday night, Nov. 13, Officer Keith Baggett was dispatched to East Highland Drive and Highway 18/National Road, where two men were reportedly fighting. One of the parties, Aquino L. Henry, 32, of Jonesboro, had cuts and abrasions on his right forearm. The other man, Anthony O. Sullivan, 34, of Jonesboro, had already reportedly left the scene.

Henry told the officer the incident began when he encountered Sullivan on Highland. He said the suspect owed him some money and he began asking for it but it went south from there. The two men pulled into National Road and, as described by Henry, the suspect began hitting him after an argument broke out.

“During the fight, the suspect allegedly picked up a ladder and struck the victim with it, causing a small laceration and abrasions to the victim’s right forearm,” Baggett reported.


The victim refused medical treatment. He said the fight occurred at the present location and the suspect found a ladder nearby. Curiously, the officer said he was unable to find any evidence of a ladder.

The man also said the suspect damaged the driver’s side door by hitting and kicking it and then leaving in a blue Honda passenger car. The man’s child was inside of the car during the entire dispute, the report said.

The suspect could face a misdemeanor third degree battery charge along with first degree criminal mischief, if he is found to be responsible for the fight.

No witnesses had come forward at the time of the report to provide any information.


A dangerous weapon in WWE – or on Highland Drive.

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