A bartender at Kibbs Bar and Grill, located on Main Street, had a gun pulled out on her after a man became angry with her.
The incident occurred Sunday, October 27 at approximately 12:47 a.m. The suspect, identified as Courtney James, made his way behind the bar after being told numerous times by the bartender that he was not allowed there.
According to the bartender after stating to James again that he was not allowed behind the bar, he pulled a gun and threatened to kill her.
The bartender called 911 and James left the bar.
SPD Ptl. Christopher Stockard and Detective Brodie Faughn responded to the call. Upon their arrival, they were informed James was behind the bar outside.
Detective Faughn drove around and spotted James walking in the alley behind the bar. Faughn commanded James to show his hands because they were in his coat pocket.
The bartender came around the building and identified James. As James was searched for weapons, he kept jerking away from Faughn according to the SPD incident report.
James stated he did not have a gun but he did threaten to kill the female bartender.
James continued to jerk away and was placed on the ground. He was asked for his hands, which he refused. He was then placed into custody for terroristic threatening.
The weapon was still missing. The bartender described the weapon as a small black gun similar to a .380.
The area where James was found walking was searched. A jimenez .380 was recovered with a bullet in the chamber ready to fire.
According to SPD, James is a convicted felon with a valid warrant.
James was transported to the Arkansas County Jail.
James was not questioned due to the fact he was impaired by alcohol.
James is being held on felony charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, terroristic threatening and possession of a firearm by certain persons.