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story.lead_photo.caption David Lee Lindley

An Arkansas man is accused of blocking the path of a church bus carrying children while waving a hatchet and knife Sunday.

A 911 caller reported about 10:20 a.m. that a man, later identified as 59-year-old David Lee Lindley, was standing in the intersection of 11th and School streets in Ozark wielding the weapons, according to a news release from the city's Police Department.

The bus and Lindley were gone by the time an officer arrived, but he was eventually located in the basement of a nearby home, the release states. Police noted that the 59-year-old seemed to be "under the influence of something."

As of Tuesday afternoon, he was being held at the Franklin County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond on charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a minor, records show.


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  • LRLawyer
    February 20, 2018 at 4:33 p.m.

    Why did the bus stop? Go around him. Knock him out of the way. Those are deadly weapons. He might be mentally ill, but to stop placed the children in danger. Not sure what I would have done, but stopping doesn't seem to be a first choice.

  • ozena
    February 20, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.

    "If you dont stop this bus, I'll cut down that tree."

  • titleist10
    February 20, 2018 at 7:33 p.m.

    Nut case

  • Lsull
    February 20, 2018 at 7:38 p.m.

    This just shows you, take away guns , there's many options for the insane,

  • MaxCady
    February 20, 2018 at 9:49 p.m.

    Note to self: don't stop for hatchet wielding man in street.

    February 21, 2018 at 2:49 a.m.

    Somebody donate this man a clown suit to add credibility to his shtick.

  • sjmays
    February 21, 2018 at 9:29 a.m.

    Notice he didn't kill 17 people with his little hathchet and knife. GET RID OF THE GUNS.

  • idratherbesailing
    February 21, 2018 at 10:08 a.m.

    Yeah - sure - get rid of the guns. Then only the illegal mexican gang members will have them.

  • sjmays
    February 21, 2018 at 10:10 a.m.

    No illegal Mexican gang members are shooting up our schools.

  • Packman
    February 21, 2018 at 10:25 a.m.

    Hey sjmays - Are you only concerned about kids that die in schools?