Jonesboro Man Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Disabled Grandmother; Faces Felony Charge for Domestic Battering

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

JONESBORO, Ark. — A Jonesboro man faces a felony charge on the allegation that he struck his grandmother with an object and choked her.

The concerning report was taken on the evening of August 23 at the 900-block of Tony Drive. According to the police report, the incident occurred between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Darrian Walker, 25, of Jonesboro is accused of striking his 69-year-old disabled grandmother with a cup and then choking her.

Responding to a call for a welfare check, officers noted a laceration to the right eye of the elderly victim.

Walker was arrested and charged with second-degree domestic battering, a Class “C” felony under Arkansas criminal code.

If convicted, the charge can result in a prison sentence ranging from three to ten years, along with fines of up to $10,000.

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