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Garland County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday June 19th, 2012 :: 10:15 a.m. CDT
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Sheriff Deputies arrest 43yo Darin Wiggs on Dom Batt, Agg Assault on Officer, Resisting and PI after attack on wife.

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STEVEN MROSS
The Sentinel-Record staff


A Maumelle man who allegedly attacked his wife after getting intoxicated on his boat and then fought with Garland County Sheriff’s deputies was arrested on multiple charges Saturday evening.
Darin Lamont Wiggs, 43, was taken into custody shortly after 6 p.m. and charged with a felony count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, punishable by up to six years in prison, and misdemeanor charges of third-degree domestic battery, resisting arrest and public intoxication.
He was initially held without bond and remained in custody Monday morning in lieu of $5,000 bond. He is set to appear July 3 in Garland County District Court.
According to reports, shortly after 5:30 p.m., GCSD deputies John Schroeder and Steve Webster were dispatched to a disturbance in progress in the 100 block of Burkwall Loop, located off Redoak Drive near Highway 290.
Upon arrival at the initial address given, the deputies were directed by witnesses to a nearby address where they made contact with the alleged victim, Cindy P. Wiggs, 34, who stated her husband, identif ied as Darin Wiggs, had assaulted her.
She stated she found her husband passed out on the boat in a dock “surrounded by empty beer bottles.” She started cleaning up and woke the suspect.
She told him to clean up the bottles and get the alcohol off the boat and he became combative with her, she states, and began screaming and yelling at her and calling her obscene names.
He allegedly threatened to “throw her in the lake and drown her.” Then he began hitting her in the head and threw her down on the boat where he held her down by the throat and continued hitting her.
The deputies noted the victim had red marks on her neck and redness and bruising to her right ear. She apparently declined any medical treatment at the scene.
She states she was finally able to break free and run while the suspect stayed on the boat.
The deputies walked down to the boat and found the suspect passed out on the floor of the boat with several empty beer bottles around him.
They took him into custody and noted he had a strong smell of intoxicants, bloodshot, watery eyes and was unstable on his feet.
As they were walking him up to their unit, the deputies noted he became combative with them, yelling that his wife “wasn’t even in the county.”
Wiggs allegedly refused to get in the unit and then started kicking on the ride to the detention center while repeatedly spitting on the deputies and screaming.
It was noted he continued to be combative at the detention center and had to be restrained in a chair by staff members.

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Hot Springs, AR 71901

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