A felony arrest warrant was issued Oct. 22 for a Muldrow man charged with first-degree burglary and assault and battery.
Michael Lee Sargent, 27, faces up to 20 years in prison on the felony burglary charge and a $1,000 fine on the misdemeanor assault count. No bond was set.
According to a police report, on Oct. 14, a Muldrow police officer was sitting at the entrance to the park when a man came up to him and told him there had been an altercation at the Bulldog Apartments. When the officer arrived at the scene he noticed a bloody Sargent, who took off to his apartment and locked the door as soon as he spotted the officer.
In a statement, the reporting victim stated, “I was watching TV and the girl that was over at Michael’s apartment messaged me and asked me to save her because Michael was being weird...Five minutes later she shows up crying, saying he smashed her phone and would not let her have her things (clothes, etc.)”
The victim stated, “I told Michael ‘Can you get her clothes for her?’ He said ‘No, she’s staying at my apartment.’ I said, ‘Michael, you don’t want the Muldrow PD down there.’
He then walked back to his apartment, but as he was shutting his door, Sargent kicked it in and began attacking the man with his fists. The man said he was able to fight Sargent off and that’s when he walked down the street to flag down police.
After calling for backup, officers made entry into Sargent’s apartment. They discovered Sargent lying on the bed with blood on him but they did not find any type of weaponi inside the residence. EMS then transported Sargent to Baptist Health in Fort Smith, Ark.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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