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Lonoke man assaulted deputies during arrest, report says

by David Harten | February 21, 2013 at 1:47 p.m.

A Lonoke man is in custody after two sheriff's deputies say he assaulted them Wednesday evening.

Photo by Lonoke County Sheriff's Office
Mark Lewis Daniels, 46.

According to a news release from the Lonoke County sheriff's office, the two deputies arrived on the scene of a domestic-disturbance call at 8:02 p.m. The call came from a residence on Joyner Loop in Lonoke.

Authorities entered the house to find Mark Lewis Daniels, 46, on the couch following a verbal dispute with a roommate that turned physical. According to the sheriff's report, the deputies said Daniels began to verbally assault them.

As Daniels was arrested, the report says he punched one deputy in the side of the head and pulled the hair of the second. State troopers were then called to the scene to assist.

Daniels also attempted to kick the windows out of the patrol vehicle while being taken to the Lonoke County jail, according to the report.

In all, Daniels was charged with five counts of second-degree battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and one count of third-degree domestic battery. It was also discovered Daniels had outstanding warrants out of Faulkner and Cleburne counties as well as with the Sherwood Police Department.


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