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Argument leads to LR woman's arrest

A Little Rock woman was jailed Monday after allegations that she swung a knife at two people during an argument over cigarettes.

Shannon Perez, 50, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. She remains held at the Pulaski County jail on $5,000 bail.

Little Rock police responded shortly before 8:30 p.m. to a home on Lamplight Way and spoke to the two accusers, who said Perez became irate about cigarettes, according to an arrest report.

The accusers told police that Perez picked up a utility knife and tried to cut them by slashing it wildly back and forth, the report stated.

Perez had left the home, but returned while officers were still there and was arrested, police said.

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Police arrest 2 men in bank-theft try

Police arrested a pair of New York men who attempted to fraudulently withdraw money from a Bank of America, authorities said.

Patrick Cooper, 56, and James Jodaine, 24, were booked last week on financial identity fraud and other theft-related charges. On Tuesday, Little Rock police uncovered more evidence of fraudulent identification and added more charges, they said.

On Jan. 15, police responded to the bank on Cantrell Road after receiving a call about a man in a blue shirt and baseball cap attempting to withdraw cash from an account that wasn't his, according to a report.

By the time police arrived, the suspect had left. Moments later, police pulled over a vehicle in the 14000 block of Cantrell Road and noticed the man in the passenger seat, Cooper, fit the description of the suspect at the bank, the report stated.

The driver, Jodaine, and Cooper were arrested. Both men remain held at the Pulaski County jail on $20,000 bail.

Metro on 01/22/2020

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