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Marshall, Arkansas
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PO Box 812

Marshall, Arkansas 72650

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Assault; disturbance leads to arrest

Christopher Mearl Deavers, age 40, of Marshall has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a family or household member, Class D felony, and one count of third degree domestic battery, Class A misdemeanor.

According to Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell, the arrest occurred after Deavers' wife came to the Searcy County Detention Center to report the alleged abuse to local law enforcement officials. During an interview with Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce, she admitted that her husband had been using drugs and when she continued to question him about his drug use, he became angry and threatened to leave the residence.

The victim stated she tried to block the door to keep Deavers in the residence, but he struck her in the head with his fists and threatened to leave through a window. When the victim left the doorway, Deavers left the residence and got in the victim's vehicle. While asking her husband not to leave in her vehicle, the car door opened and knocked her down causing injury to both of her knees.

Prior to leaving the residence, the victim said her husband got a gun that he owns, cocked the trigger and placed the gun to her head. Sheriff Cassell later retrieved the gun in question and placed it in evidence.

On May 9, Deavers turned himself in to the Searcy County Detention Center where he is being held and is awaiting his first appearance in the Searcy County Circuit Court.