Report of armed disturbance ends in arrest


A reported armed disturbance Tuesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly fired a shot at his wife.

During a court hearing Thursday, Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said William Warren, 49, got into an argument with his wife at the house they share in the 2400 block of West 25th Avenue, then pulled out a pistol and fired a shot at the woman’s head.

A probable cause affidavit from Detective Jerry Lambert said the shot hit a mirror in a dresser, breaking it, then lodged in the wall of the residence.

Achorn said when police arrived after being called at 3:05 p.m., they detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on Warren and were not able to interview him at that time.

Lambert reported that the gun, a .9-millimeter handgun with 12 rounds in it, was located inside the residence.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Warren after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with criminal attempt first-degree murder.

Kearney ordered Warren to have no contact with his wife until the case is settled and told him to come back to court May 2.

Warren said he would hire his own attorney.