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Retired Bentonville Police Officer Attacks Man

Gravette police captured a resigned Bentonville cop Sept. 13 because of striking a man on the face with a firearm.

Mike Calnan was discharged on reference after his capture regarding irritated ambush and terroristic debilitating. Prosecutors haven’t recorded formal charges against Calnan.

Calnan resigned two years prior from the Bentonville Police Department, however kept on working for the division as an organization professional. He surrendered after he was put on managerial leave, said Gene Page, a representative for Bentonville police.

The case originates from an altercation among Calnan and Jimmy Don Engleman on July 28 at the Hiwasse Store.

Engleman advised police he was heading off to the bathroom when Calnan hit him on the face with a gun, as per the sworn statement. Video film from the business captured Calnan hitting Engleman with his hand and after that leaving the area with a gun in his correct hand, as per the testimony.

Police likewise met a few witnesses, including a server who told police she saw Calnan holding a firearm in Engleman’s face, as indicated by the statement.

Calnan told police he felt debilitated and threatened, as indicated by the sworn statement. He told police he was once in an association with Engleman’s ex, and, amid that time, Engleman debilitated him and documented a grievance against him with the office, as per the affirmation.

Calnan’s arraignment is booked for 8 a.m. Oct 22 in Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren’s court. He was requested not to have any contact with Engleman.

Source: NWA Gazzette

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