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Lamar man threatens deputies with rifle, sheriff says

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 21, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.

LAMAR — Arkansas authorities say they've arrested a 69-year-old man who pointed a loaded assault rifle at a deputy.

The Times Record reported that Kenneth Earl King was arrested Monday on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault, second-degree battery and terroristic threatening.

Johnson County deputies say they went to the Lamar home to serve a court order. They say the man answered the door and pointed an assault rifle at a deputy's stomach. They say the man eventually discarded the rifle and fled into a back bedroom.

The deputies say the man fought and struck the deputies. They say they shot him with a Taser to take him into custody.

He was released from the Johnson County jail Tuesday on $15,000 bond. He is to appear in Sept. 5, the sheriff's office said.

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