An argument over a reportedly stolen cell phone between a man and two women led to an arrest on Sunday evening in Little Rock.
According to an incident report from the Little Rock Police Deparment, officers responded to a call of a disturbance at the La Quinta Inn, 200 South Shackleford Road, at around 6:42 p.m.
When police arrived, two women, identified in the report as Labritnie Brewer, 26, and Alaina Stevenson, 31, both of Hot Springs, told authorities that a black male, later identified as Donald Williams, 35, approached Brewer and asked for her phone, grabbing her by the arm. Brewer, who pulled free of Williams' grasp, refused and Williams forcefully took her phone. In return, Stevenson grabbed Williams' bag, at which point Williams threatened to hurt her if she did not give the bag back, according to the report.
After the verbal exchange, Stevenson said Williams punched her in the nose and took the bag back, according to the report. An exchange of pushing followed, which sent Stevenson into a window, breaking it. The report states Stevenson had cuts on her arm and a swollen nose, however refused medical treatment. Brewer had a sore arm as a result of the incident, but also refused treatment.
The two women then chased Williams, according to the report, beating him as he ran. Officers arrived during the chase and placed Williams, who did not have a shirt on, into custody at gunpoint. While Williams did regain possession of his bag, authorities did not find the reportedly stolen phone.
Williams later told authorities after being placed under arrest that his knee hurt from the arresting officer slamming his knee into a car door. Medical personnel called to the scene did not find any signs of injury to Williams, who originally refused to comply with authorities until he received medical treatment.