JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro man was taken into custody on Saturday, August 5, following a domestic disturbance that escalated into a standoff with the police, according to a local report.
The incident began around 12:20 PM on the 1900-block of N. Culberhouse Street when police received a call about a domestic disturbance involving a woman unable to exit her home with her children. The initial report suggested that the situation arose after a dispute over being handed a spoon at the dining table.
Upon police arrival, the suspect, identified as Giovan Salas, 43, of Jonesboro, had reportedly fled from a sheriff’s deputy and subsequently barricaded himself inside the residence. Multiple officers swiftly responded to the scene, escalating the situation into a standoff.
A police negotiator was dispatched to the location and was successful in persuading Salas to exit the house peacefully, ending the potentially volatile situation.
Salas faces a slew of charges, including kidnapping, false imprisonment in the second degree, assault, obstructing governmental operations, endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree, fleeing, and contempt of court for failure to pay fines. Notably, all the charges leveled against him are misdemeanors.
Following the arrest, Salas was taken to Craighead County Detention Center. He was subsequently released on bond on Monday.