JONESBORO — A husband faces a kidnapping and domestic battering charge, while his wife was arrested on suspicion of felony drug possession.
Craighead County District Judge David Boling on Monday found probable cause to charge Donald D. Brister, 50, of Lepanto, with kidnapping and set bond at $35,000.
The incident reportedly occurred Saturday in the 4200 block of Bobcat Meadows, part of a new subdivision off of Airport Road.
Witnesses told police Brister was punching his wife in the face several times before she tried to walk away. Brister then grabbed her and dragged her back to the house, and the couple eventually left together in vehicle.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Kimberly Brister, 46, told police she tried to get out of the vehicle several times before they were apprehended in the 4500 block of East Johnson Avenue.
The judge set bond at $2,500 for Kimberly Brister, who lists her home as Harrisburg. She was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine or cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In an unrelated case, the judge set bond at $50,000 for Christopher Jones, 47, of Marion.
The judge found probable cause to charge Jones with felony residential burglary, robbery and second-degree battery and misdemeanor theft of property.
Detective Chad Hogard said in an affidavit that witnesses said Jones forced his way into an apartment Saturday at 1300 Falls St. and attacked the resident. The victim suffered broken ribs and a large laceration on the top of his head and remain hospitalized as of Monday.
“Officers were advised this was all over a dispute over a musical disco ball that (the victim) had paid for,” Hogard said in the affidavit.