Police & Fire

Complaints lead to felon’s arrest

A Clark County probationer is facing new felony charges after a gun was found at his residence.

Braxton Lee Gravett, 23, of Arkadelphia, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person following a brief probe through his residence revealed him to have a gun.

According to a probable cause affidavit, police were tipped off that something was askew about Gravett’s living conditions. The Arkadelphia Police Department received “numerous citizen complaints” during August that there had been a “large amount of vehicle traffic” and that drug activity was suspected where Gravett was residing in a basement on Ivy Circle.

Gravett was met on Sept. 1 by his parole officer and a Group 6 Narcotics agent, who conducted a search and located a Glock 9mm pistol on a living room book shelf. A spent casing was also located in Gravett’s bedroom, according to the affidavit.

Gravett reportedly told the authorities the gun wasn’t his, and that a co-worker had left it there the previous day. The co-worker was later contacted and denied owning the firearm, saying instead that Gravett had recently attempted to sell him the pistol.

Gravett was arrested on scene and transported to the Clark County Detention Center.