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02/10/2017

MAN SURRENDERS HIMSELF ON FELONY ASSAULT WARRANT


Derrick Hadley Calvert

    

     DERRICK HADLEY CALVERT, 31 years old of Norfork, surrendered himself to the Baxter County Detention Center on February 9th because of an outstanding felony bench warrant.

     Sheriff’s Investigators had obtained the warrant to arrest CALVERT following an investigation into two separate domestic violence incidents that occurred on Blevins Street in Norfork.

     The first incident occurred on December 17, 2016. CALVERT’s wife told investigators that he had been abusive toward her over the past couple of days.  On this date, he fired a handgun in her direction, striking the wall four times. CALVERT then took her cell phone and destroyed it so she could not call for help.

     The next day, December 18th, CALVERT grabbed a baseball bat and began smashing the televisions and walls of the home.  In addition to the wife, there were two children also present during this time.  One of the children was able to call 911 for help.  By the time officers arrived, CALVERT had already fled from the scene.  Officers found a Taurus 9mm handgun in the front yard of the residence, which was seized and taken into evidence.

     A bench warrant was obtained from the Circuit Court in January, 2017 for the arrest of DERRICK CALVERT.  He was booked into the Detention Center yesterday on charges of:

Aggravated Assault on Family or Household Member – Felony
Interference With Emergency Communication First Degree – Misdemeanor

     CALVERT was released from custody after posting $10,000 bond and was ordered to have no contact with the victims.  He will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on February 23rd.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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