Police: Jimmy Don Stevens --convicted felon--sets off fireworks, gun in residential area; 13 IEDs found

    2:12 PM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
    Jimmy Don Stevens (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
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    YELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office said they found a number of weapons outside a Yellville man's home.

    According to criminal investigator Nathan Rogers, police had to restrain Jimmy Don Stevens, 58, around 2 a.m. Thursday when he began firing a shot gun in a residential area and setting off fireworks in the direction of several homes and Highway 14. Rogers said he was threatening to kill anyone who came onto his property.

    After Stevens was restrained, police found multiple firearms, ammunition, brass knuckles, and approximately 13 homemade improvised explosive devices (IED's), outside his home, added Rogers.

    Rogers said that when Stevens was brought to the Marion County Jail, he once again became violent and broke a Plexiglass barrier, video monitor and threatened to kill officers during the booking process.

    Stevens, a convicted felon, was arrested for Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threatening, Possession of a Firearm by a Certain Person (Felon), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Use of a Prohibited Weapon, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct.

    Stevens is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond and is currently awaiting his first appearance before the Marion County Circuit Court.

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