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The mean streets of Little Rock



The weekend roundup of criminal incidents in Little Rock is quite a read. It doesn't include anything about a War Memorial tailgate party brawl mentioned on The Buzz this morning that reportedly required constabulary intervention. There is, however, a knifing on a basketball court; a reverse drive-by (shooters surrounded a car and pumped it full of lead); domestic battery reportedly involving a State Hospital police officer, and more.


(09-10-11) At approximately 0446 hrs, officers responded to a shooting report on John Barrow at I-630. Upon arrival they made contact with Mr. Broderick Barefield, BM, DOB 03/09/85. He was driving a red 2004 Chevrolet Impala bearing Arkansas license 806OZC. He advised he was north bound on John Barrow sitting at a red light on the south side of I-630. He said that all of a sudden there were several black males standing around his vehicle shooting at the vehicle. He said his passenger, Mr. Darius Little, BM, DOB 07/28/89, was shot in the leg. Mr. Barefield said he attempted to drive Mr. Little to the hospital but only got to the I-630 westbound on-ramp. MEMS and Rescue responded and treated Mr. Little. Mr. Little was in a lot of pain and could not give a statement. Mr. Little was shot twice in the right leg. The wounds appeared to be non-life threatening.. Mr. Little was transported to Baptist Health Medical Center for additional treatment. DO. was contacted and advised of the situation. CSSU was called to the scene. Two Glock .40 cal. pistols were found in a group of trees about twenty yards away. They were stored by CSSU. Mr. Barefield could not give a description of the suspects and didn’t know anything about the shell casings found in is vehicle. The vehicle was taken to and stored in a Crime Scene bay. The investigation is continuing.


On September 11, 2011 at approximately 1438 hours, Officers were dispatched to 6900 Cantrell Road, Apt. Q104 (Valley Heights Apartments) in response to an assault just occurred. Officers made contact with a black female, Valencia Coleman, 11/13/80, who advised officers the father of her children, Larry Hiley, B/M, 02/05/82, had assaulted her after learning that she was on the phone talking to a male friend. Ms. Coleman said Mr. Hiley snatched her cell phone away and told her she was disrespecting him. Ms. Coleman said Mr. Hiley grabbed her and tried to push her out of the apartment. Ms. Coleman said Mr. Hiley punched her in the stomach with a closed fist and then pushed her up against the wall, causing a two-inch scratch on her left shoulder. Ms. Coleman refused medical attention. A supervisor was notified after officers learned that the alleged suspect is currently employed with the Arkansas State Hospital as a police officer. Hiley was transported to the DTDO for questioning. Hiley was charged with domestic battery 3rd and a hold was placed on him for an active misdemeanor larceny warrant out of North Little Rock Police Department for theft of benefits. Mr. Hiley was transported to the Pulaski County Regional Jail without incident.


On September 9, 2011, at approximately 1836 hours, Officers responded to a shooting just occurred call at 11,500 Chicot, lot 148. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Ms. Linda Daniels (B/F, DOB 03-22-62) and she advised that she was in the bathroom and heard a gunshot come from the living room. Ms. Daniels advised when she exited the bathroom she found her grandson, Mr. Elijah Jackson (B/M, DOB 05-24-97) on the floor with a gunshot would to his face and throat. Ms. Daniels advised she located a handgun on the kitchen counter and believes Mr. Jackson had found it somewhere in the house and accidentally shot himself. The detective division and crime scene responded. Mr. Jackson was transported to Children’s hospital and is in critical but stable condition.


On September 9, 2011, at approximately 1944 hours, Officers responded to the intersection of John Hancock Drive and American Manor Drive on a cutting just occurred. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Mr. Justin Leverette (B/M, DOB 07-18-94) and he advised that he was at a nearby basketball court and got into a fight with Mr. Donny Honeycutt (B/M, DOB 07-18-94) . Mr. Leverette advised that Mr. Honeycutt stabbed him with a knife in the back. MEMS responded and transported Mr. Leverette to Baptist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers located Mr. Honeycutt at his residence nearby and took him into custody. Officers responded to the basketball court and were unable to locate any crime scene. Two witnesses were located. One gave a statement at the scene and the other responded to the Downtown Detective Division. Mr. Honeycutt was transported to the Downtown Detective Division and was charged with Battery 1st.

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