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A Horseshoe Bend man was arrested Thursday night following an argument with a neighbor and failing to comply with orders of a deputy.  Deputy Michael Smith was patrolling in the area of N. Bend Drive in Horseshoe Bend when he heard screaming and yelling. When Deputy Smith stopped to inquire as to what was going on, he determined that Brain L Gibson and his neighbor were in a heated argument and that Gibson was trying to provoke a fight. Gibson went into his house and Deputy Smith heard arguing between Gibson and his wife and heard items inside the house being thrown about.

During the course of dealing with the situation, Gibson threw a liquid substance, missing Smith, his intended target. Deputy Acy Beebe arrived shortly thereafter to assist Smith. Gibson ordered them off of the property, went into the house and refused to open a bedroom door.  Deputy Beebe ordered him a couple of time to open the door and Gibson said he was not going to jail and that Beebe would have to kick down the door. Deputy Beebe did just that and when Gibson continued to resist, he was tased, fell to the ground and hand restraints were placed on him. Gibson continued to rank and rave while being transported to the Izard County Detention Facility. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Gibson was charged with assault third degree, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Sheriff Lawrence said that further charges including a felony are likely to be filed against Gibson. Gibson appeared before Judge David E. Miller on Sunday, was given a court date in Horseshoe Bend and released.





News Release, For Immediate Release, September 8, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203


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