Batesville police called to possible domestic disturbance nab absconder after short foot pursuit


An absconder with the Arkansas Board of Probation and Parole was arrested by Batesville Police Department officers when they were sent to a residence where a possible domestic disturbance was occurring on March 12.

The absconder, identified as Aaron Ray Fulcher, 33, also had other felony warrants for his arrest, according to court documents.

The court info said when BPD officers Brenda Bittle and Hutton Grace arrived at the residence, Fulcher was observed jumping out the back window of an apartment. After a short foot pursuit, Fulcher was caught and taken into custody.

When asked why he ran, Fulcher advised he knew he had warrants, the affidavit of probable cause for arrest noted.

Inside the apartment, duffle bags were found that contained drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and unknown pills, according to court documents.

Fulcher was charged in Independence County Circuit Court with felony possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor fleeing.

Fulcher is being charged as a habitual offender, having previously been convicted of four or more felonies.

His bond was set at $10,000.

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