Assault of Flippin woman leads to arrest

The assault of a Flippin woman has led to the arrest of 36-year-old Keith Richard Smith, whose last known address is in Hot Springs. Online Marion County jail records indicate Smith is from Pyatt.

According to the probable cause affidavit made available Thursday, officers from both the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Flippin Police Department responded to a fight in progress on December 11th at a residence along North Berry Street.

The first officer on the scene found a female standing in the driveway with her young son as she continued to yell at someone in the residence. As the officer began talking with the female, Smith exited the residence.

Upon examination, the officer noticed the female had dried blood around her mouth and some redness on her face, as well as a shade of red around her neck. She told the officer Smith had slapped her three times and choked her.

Officers noted Smith smelled of intoxicants and allegedly told them he had been consuming alcohol.

Smith was arrested and taken to the Marion County Detention Center. He has been charged with a felony count of aggravated assault on a family or household member. His bond was set at $1,000 and conditioned on him having no contact with the female.

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