Domestic dispute ends with wanted man's arrest | Crime
A Region 8 man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he tried and failed to outrun sheriff’s deputies.
Just before 1 a.m. Baxter County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on CR 806 regarding a disturbance, according to a news release from Sheriff John Montgomery.
When deputies arrived, 20-year-old Andrew C. Morris of Cotter ran out of the back door. Deputies chased him about 300 yards before using a TASER to stop him, according to the report.
After Morris was in custody, deputies reportedly learned he was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for revocation of a suspended sentence. Sheriff Montgomery said Morris was also a probation absconder.
According to the report, when deputies searched Morris they found a marijuana pipe and four morphine sulphate pills in a cigarette package.
Morris was arrested and taken to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on the following charges:
- Revocation of suspended sentence-felony bench warrant
- Possession of controlled substance (morphine)-felony
- Possession of drug paraphernalia-misdemeanor
- Fleeing from officers-misdemeanor
- Resisting arrest-misdemeanor
- Obstructing governmental operations-misdemeanor
Morris is being held without bond on the revocation warrant and with a bond of $7,500 on the remaining charges.
He’s scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on March 14.