A first-degree battery charge has been filed against an Arkadelphia man following an altercation.

A first-degree battery charge has been filed against an Arkadelphia man following an altercation.
Upon being alerted to said fight, the Arkadelphia Police Department’s Sgt. Robert Jones, Cpl. Joseph Paull, and Ptl. Jacob Voss travelled to a Main Street residence where they reportedly found finding the victim lying in a carport near a white Oldsmobile. The victim had a vast amount of blood on his head and face.
Furthermore, as noted in the case’s affidavit, the man’s head bore lacerations. A sizable speaker was found close to the head, also containing blood upon it.
According to a witness, the victim and 29-year-old defendant Jacoby Wright were in the Oldsmobile smoking drugs when the former vomited. An argument stemmed from this, with Wright allegedly threatening to beat the victim up.
The witness went to the carport and saw the victim lying there. After going to the front porch, she heard “multiple bangs.”
After returning to the carport, she saw the defendant holding a speaker. The victim was taken to Hot Springs’ St. Vincent’s hospital.
Wright could be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison if convicted.