Flippin man re-arrested in Leslie
Flippin resident, Jimmy Keith Akins, age 45, was arrested on March 8 for threatening to kill a Leslie woman in her Oak Street apartment. According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, Deputy Joey Baysinger responded to the 911 call on March 7 and when he arrived on scene he was told by the woman who lived there Akins had come to her apartment and had been drinking and she "had to let him in."
She told Baysinger that once Akins was in her apartment, he became violent and threatened to kill her stating she was not going to leave the apartment alive.
Baysinger was joined at the scene by Marshall Police Officer Sam Holliman and together they searched the apartment looking for Akins. During the search, the female resident noticed that she could not find the keys to her apartment or vehicle. At this point, she gathered some personal items and left the apartment with family members for the night.
The next morning, 911 received a call stating Akins had returned to the Oak Street apartment. At that time, Baysinger, Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce and Sgt. Kevin Trammell went to the scene to search for Akins. At the residence, law enforcement officials found Akins hiding under a pile of trash bags in the apartment.
When the deputies attempted to place Akins under arrest, he resisted and officers used the drive stun method on his shoulder to complete the arrest.
Akins was transported to the Searcy County Detention Center. Deputy Prosecuting Benjamin Fruehauf charged Akins with 3rd degree domestic battery, Class D felony; 1st degree terroristic threatening, Class D felony; refusal to submit to arrest, Class B misdemeanor; public intoxication, Class C misdemeanor; and 1st degree criminal mischief, Class A misdemeanor.
Akins appeared in Searcy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, March 10 where his bond was set at $10,000. He is schedule to appear for a pre-trial hearing on April 13.