Man Arrested after Driving Vehicle Toward Deputy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A Pulaski County man is jailed after being accused of driving his vehicle toward a sheriff's deputy and also violating an order of protection.

The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. on Jan. 1 at a home outside Cabot, leading to the arrest of Joe Robert Garrison, 37.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the scene in the 15000 block of McGill Road.

Garrison faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Violation of an Order of Protection, and Criminal Mischief.

The incident report states that deputies were called to the scene on a reported disturbance with weapons and saw a vehicle back out of the driveway and knock down a mailbox as they arrived.

The driver, later identified as Garrison, reportedly put the vehicle in drive and began driving toward a deputy who was outside of their patrol car. Garrison's vehicle stopped about five feet from where the deputy was standing and then started backing up, after which Garrison rolled down a window and shouted "I'm sorry" before placing the vehicle in park.

He was ordered out of the car and then placed under arrest. A woman who lives at the address where the incident took place told deputies that Garrison had threatened her life and battered her in the past. She told deputies she called 911 immediately after he arrived and that he never got inside the home but refused to leave.

After he was arrested and sitting in the back of the patrol car, Garrison was able to get his cell phone that had been placed next to him and texted the woman asking "Why did you call the police on me," the report states. The deputy then put the cell phone in the front seat and drove Garrison to jail.


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