Man arrested on drug charges following domestic dispute | Crime
A man who reportedly opened fire during a domestic dispute early Saturday morning wound up arrested for drug possession.
According to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, at approximately 12:45 a.m. deputies were called to a home on Country Life Place in Midway.
While en route to the scene, investigators were informed the man who had fired a shotgun during the altercation had left in a white Chevy Impala.
A deputy spotted the car heading south on State Highway 5 near Mountain Home and pulled it over with the assistance of an Arkansas State Police trooper and a Mountain Home police officer.
According to the sheriff's report, the driver was 21-year-old Gavin Willis Stutts of Gamaliel. Inside the car, officers reportedly found a shotgun with a spent cartridge in the chamber. They also reported finding a small amount of marijuana, 31 Xanax pills and a smoking pipe.
Stutts was arrested on drug charges.
During the investigation into the domestic dispute, it was confirmed that the shotgun had been fired. However, there was no evidence indicating it had been fired or aimed at another person, according to the report.
Stutts was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
He was jailed in the Baxter County Detention Center in lieu of $2,360 bond. He's scheduled to appear in District Court on May 8.
Photo provided by Baxter County Sheriff's Office.