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Man is charged with intimidating a woman for asking him to unload groceries



Jonesboro, Arkansas – A man who was asked to unload the groceries was found loaded into the back of a police car on Saturday. According to the investigations, he threatened a woman with a knife just before the incident occurred.

On Monday, July 8, the judge of the Craighead County District Court, Tommy Fowler, determined that there was sufficient evidence to warrant the filing of charges against Lavell James-Wayne Walker, age 18, for aggravated assault on a family or household member as well as first-degree terroristic threats.

A domestic dispute was reported in the 4300 block of Race Street on July 6, and the police were dispatched to the scene.

According to reports, the woman disclosed to the detectives that she had returned home with groceries and requested Walker’s assistance in unloading them.

Walker is reported to have started shouting at the woman and declared that “he was going to kill [the victim] in her sleep,” as stated in the affidavit.

Walker allegedly “then grabbed a knife and began threatening” the victim with it, according to the victim.

The woman’s hand was reportedly sliced as she attempted to get the knife away from Walker, according to the paperwork filed in court.

“Once she got the knife away, Walker tried to go to the kitchen and grab another knife [when] police arrived on the scene,” the affidavit stated.

In anticipation of his arraignment in circuit court on August 23, Walker is now being held in the Craighead County Detention Center on a cash and surety bail of twenty thousand dollars.

In addition, Judge Fowler issued an injunction that prohibited any communication with the victim.




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