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Piggott, Arkansas
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Arrest in Nimmons

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller Reports:

On February 6th at approximately 8:30 pm Clay County Deputies responded to a call on Diament Street in Nimmons. The caller stated that she had been taken against her will and beaten. The victim advised officers that her attacker had passed out and she was able to get away and use a neighbors phone. Upon Deputy's arrival to the address, they were able to locate the victim. The victim had numerous injuries and was able to instruct officers to the location of which she was held and advised them there was another person injured inside the residence. Deputies located a subject, Joshua Hurte 33 year old of Nimmons, unresponsive inside the residence. Upon entry of the residence deputies were able to locate another individual in the back of the residence. The subject advised they were not injured but witnessed the events that had transpired. Deputies spoke to Mr. Hurte at which point he became very aggressive and disorderly. Mr. Hurte was then placed into custody and taken to the Clay County Detention Center. Joshua Hurte is being charged with Domestic Battery 2nd Degree, False Imprisonment in the 1st degree, and two counts of Terroristic Threatening in the 1st degree. Mr. Hurte’s bond is set at $100,000