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Suspect detained in man's shooting

Authorities have arrested a suspect in a Sunday shooting that left a victim seriously hurt in central Arkansas.

Ricky Ashley, 47, of Mabelvale was arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday after a short foot pursuit in Little Rock, according to a news release from the Saline County sheriff's office.

Ashley faces charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by certain persons.

The was reported around 8 a.m. Sunday in the 13000 block of Chicot Road, records show.

The victim, who hasn't been identified, was listed in serious condition as of Wednesday.

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service spotted Ashley in Little Rock and "quickly" arrested him, authorities said.

Ashley remained at the Saline County jail as of Wednesday morning, according to an online inmate roster. Bail had not been set.

Arrestee spat on officer, police say

Police in North Little Rock say a woman spat on an officer after she became agitated when she was forced to return clothing she was accused of stealing.

Destinee Nelson, 28, of North Little Rock faces one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer or correctional facility employee, records show.

Officers were called Friday to a residence in the 500 block of Pollock Street in reference to someone in a truck who would not leave, according to a report from the city's Police Department.

Nelson, who had walked away by the time authorities arrived, told officers that she was cleaning up her aunt's backyard and had been given clothes, according to reports.

Police said a woman at the scene reported that she did not know Nelson and that the clothes were hers. An officer then reportedly took the clothes.

While an officer talked with Nelson, she spat at his forehead "without any warning signs," the report states.

Records show that Nelson remained in the Pulaski County jail as of Wednesday morning in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Teenager arrested in pepper-spraying

A teenager told investigators that she pepper-sprayed an employee at a Sherwood Walmart over "poor customer service," police said.

Jenna Steele, 18, of Jacksonville was arrested shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday at the store at 9053 Arkansas 107, according to an arrest report from the city's Police Department.

Steele faces charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct, records show.

Steele pepper-sprayed the worker after an argument, the employee told police.

The report did not elaborate further on the circumstances.

Records show that Steele remained in the Pulaski County jail as of Wednesday morning, and bail had not been set. She has a court appearance scheduled for July 17.

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Metro on 05/17/2018

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