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8-Hour Standoff Ends in Arrest

An 8-hour standoff in Woodruff County ended late Tuesday night in the arrest of Eric Bottoms, 32.
AUGUSTA, AR - An 8-hour standoff in Woodruff County ended late Tuesday night in the arrest of Eric Bottoms, 32.

Local authorities went to Bottoms' home on North 13th Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday to arrest him. At some point during the process, Bottoms fired a flare-gun at an Augusta police officer. At that point, local police called in state authorities for back up.

Around 4 p.m., the Arkansas State Police SWAT team responded to the standoff.

Negotiators were able to speak with Bottoms around 9:30 p.m. He surrendered about 11 p.m.

Bottoms was transported to a local jail and charged with aggravated assault.

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