Authorities arrested a man and his girlfriend Thursday after they chased another man with spiked knuckles, police said.
Kristopher Brookins, 32, and Shannon Thepharath, 28, were each being held in the Pulaski County jail Friday morning on charges of aggravated assault and criminal use of a prohibited weapon.
The Pulaski County sheriff's office says the couple went to a home in the 13000 block of El Road about 5 p.m. to confront 29-year-old Michael Shelton about money he owed Thepharath.
"At some point Ms. Thepharath slapped Mr. Shelton, then Thepharath and Brookins chased Mr. Shelton around the yard with knives," deputy John Dunn wrote in a report. "They stated that Mr. Brookins was also armed with a set of blue spiked knuckles and was trying to hit Mr. Shelton with those as well."
The couple later slashed the tires of Shelton's car before fleeing the scene. Authorities stopped their car and arrested them a short time later.
A search of the vehicle revealed several knives, machetes and a set of knuckles matching the victim's description, the report said. Dunn wrote that Thepharath said the knuckles "were hers, and they were given to her as a gift to protect herself from her ex-husband."
Both suspects were being held without bail Friday pending initial court appearances.