Police & Fire

Charges filed in Caddo Valley motel incident

By Joel Phelps
The Arkadelphian

A Central Arkansas man faces local felony charges after a scuffle with police inside a Caddo Valley motel.

According to court documents filed this week, 35-year-old Brandon Martin Wright, of the Little Rock/Conway area, held two females against their will inside a room on Aug. 20.

Law enforcement officers were summoned to the Best Value Inn that day following a 911 call in which dispatchers heard a juvenile report Wright was “trying to kill us” and had injured an adult female.

Officer James Brown of the Caddo Valley Police Department, along with Clark County sheriff’s deputies Josh Waldrum, Chase Kersey and Lt. Russell Ursery responded. An affidavit notes that officers knocked at the door but heard silence for a moment until eventually they could hear screams inside.

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Police kicked the door partially open, but Wright allegedly was against the door in an attempt to keep it shut. The struggle at the door ended when police forced entry. At that point a young female fled the room to safety as another hid in the bathroom, according to the affidavit.

Police reportedly had difficulties restraining a combative Wright, who went unfazed after being tased twice. During the struggle, Wright was eventually restrained at his wrists and ankles but continued kicking and biting at police, who eventually carried him outside to a patrol unit.

Wright was transported to the Clark County Detention Center. In transit, he continued his alleged combative actions, kicking at the windows and screaming. During the booking process at the jail, Wright admitted to being under the influence of drugs, according to the affidavit.

Wright is being charged with aggravated assault on a family or household member, second-degree domestic battery, endangering the welfare of a minor, false imprisonment and resisting arrest.