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Man Assaulted with a baseball bat


Sheriff Scott Montgomery reports that on December 3, 2013 Deputy Will Doughty responded to 2038 Highway 10 West to an assault call.

The caller, Curt Douglas Montgomery (50 years old), of Adona, AR, stated that Robert Inman came to his property and assaulted him with a tire tool. 

Prior to the arrival of Deputy Doughty, Robert Inman (32 years old), of Perry and Lisa Hart (30 years old), also of Perry and Mr. Inman's 3 year old daughter all left the scene.  Officer Phillip Rappold was assisting Deputy Doughty and observed the pick-up that Inman was driving pulled over at Wade’s Crossing Road.  Inman stated that he had pulled over because he was having a seizure.  Deputy Doughty met Officer Rappold at Wade’s Crossing.  Deputy Doughty questioned Mr. Inman and Ms. Hart at Wade’s Crossing, they both stated that they had went to Mr. Curt D. Montgomery’s to inquire about some furniture that he had for sale and that Mr. Curt D. Montgomery came out of his house and immediately attacked him with a baseball bat.  Ms. Hart stated that she pleaded with Mr. Montgomery to let her explain that they were there only to inquire about furniture, but Montgomery chased Inman to his pick-up attacking Inman with the bat.  During the time Curt D. Montgomery was chasing him with the bat, he broke out Inman’s taillight out on his pick-up.  Hart stated that she couldn’t get Inman’s pick-up started so in fear for her and the child’s safety, she picked up the 3 year old and started walking.  Inman got the pick-up started, picked Hart and his daughter up and drove until he got to Wade’s Crossing Road, where he had to pull over because he was having a seizure.   Deputy Doughty and Chief Deputy Ray Byrd went to Curt D. Montgomery’s residence.  Curt D. Montgomery stated that Inman attacked him with a tire tool and that he told Inman to leave or that he was going to kill him, that’s why he got the ball bat.  Deputy Doughty stated that there was no tire tool in Inman’s pick-up and that the tire tool Curt D. Montgomery showed him was not near the scene of the incident.  Deputy Doughty also stated that Curt D. Montgomery had an injury to his leg, but it was not consistent to an injury that a tire tool would have left.  Deputy Doughty stated that Robert Inman had injuries to his head that was consistent to that of a baseball bat.

Deputy Doughty arrested Curt D. Montgomery and charged him with Aggravated Assault, a class D Felony.  Montgomery is currently out of Jail on a $2,500.00 cash or professional bond, awaiting trial.

Note: I stated that Ms. Hart was Mr. Inman's girlfriend and that the child was their daughter, I was incorrect on that and I apologize. Ms. Hart is not Mr. Inman's girlfriend and the child is Mr. Inman's child, not Ms. Hart's child.

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