Yellville Man Faces Felony Assault Charge



by Shannon Cay


YELLVILLE, Ark. – A man from Yellville is now charged with felony aggravated assault after deputies say he had a gun pointed nearly two feet away from their faces earlier this month.

Recently released court records show two Marion County Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at a house on Rock Hill Lane on Sunday, June 12th with a report of a fight between a separated couple.

The police affidavit states 34-year-old Michael Morales was found outside the home when deputies arrived, carrying a backpack, and a shotgun.

Deputies say they approached Morales and told him to put the gun down, but he pointed the gun at one of the officers instead. That’s when deputies say they deployed their stun guns, one shot from each deputy, and brought Morales to the ground.

He is currently facing charges of aggravated assault, battery in the 3rd degree, and public intoxication. Morales bailed out of jail this week with a 50-thousand dollar bond.

He is slated to appear in The Baxter County Circuit Court for a review hearing on September 14th.


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