A 70-year-old Sherwood man was arrested on Oct. 8 after police were called to South Woodview Street where he allegedly exited his vehicle with a gun, pointed it at another man, and told him, “This is my f———- street!”
According to a police report filed by Sherwood Officer Tyler Gaunt, he was en route at about 6 p.m. responding to the area of South Woodview in reference to a disturbance.
“As I was en route to the scene, dispatch advised me that one of the parties involved had a gun,” reported Gaunt.
Harry Smith, 5904 S. Woodview, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, a Class D felony, possession of a controlled substance, and furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles in a detention facility, a class B felony.
Gaunt reported that upon arrival he made contact with Smith who pointed at another man in a black shirt standing in the street and indicated that he was the one who caused the disturbance.
Another officer, David Christman, arrived at the scene, and began speaking with Smith.
Gaunt started speaking with the other man, Stacy Sawyer, 39, who also lives on South Woodview. “I could smell the odor of intoxicants about Sawyer’s person,” reported Gaunt.
Sawyer said that Smith was the one with the gun and it was in his car.
“Sawyer stated that he confronted Smith as he was driving down the street because he felt that Smith was going too fast and there were children around the neighborhood,” Gaunt said. “Sawyer stated that an argument began between himself and Smith.”
During the course of the argument, Smith exited the vehicle with a gun and pointed it at Sawyer.
Gaunt then spoke with Smith and the man told the officer he was driving down the street.
“Smith advised me that as he was driving down the street, Sawyer stood in the middle of the street and waved him down,” Gaunt reported. “Smith stated that Sawyer was drunk and began yelling at him to slow down. Smith advised me that Sawyer’s friends, who lived at 6101 S. Woodview, also began yelling at him.”
Smith then advised Gaunt that he got out of the vehicle with his gun in his hand but did not point it at Sawyer. He said he then got back into the car and called the police.
Police then contacted witness Jerry Baldwin, 6101 S. Woodview.
“Baldwin advised that he witnessed the whole thing and also got some of the confrontation on video,” according to Gaunt. “Baldwin advised that Sawyer waved Smith down and confronted him about slowing down. Smith took exception to the confrontation and became angry. Smith exited the vehicle, pointed his pistol at Sawyer and said, ‘This is my m———f——— street’.”
Christman viewed the video and advised Gaunt that it clearly showed Smith pointing a gun at Sawyer.
Smith was placed in handcuffs and into the back seat of a police cruiser.
The statements of Sawyer and and Baldwin were collected and placed into evidence as well as Smith’s $200 .380-caliber Bersa Thunder pistol which was located in his black BMW.
Christman made contact with Smith’s wife and the vehicle was released to her.
Smith was transported to the Sherwood police detention facility where a small bag o a green leafy substance was found in one of Smith’s pockets which was consistent with marijuana. The .02 grams was weighed and submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for drug analysis.