Deputies arrested Devin Dean Weaver after he was discharged from the hospital on seven felony charges Saturday including aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and false imprisonment.
The charges stem from what started as a domestic disturbance report early Thursday morning. Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 1 a.m., after a female victim called 911.
When deputies arrived, they said they were met in the front yard of the home by a woman and were told there were two small children in the home with her husband, Weaver, 24, who had a gun. The woman told deputies he had broken into the house after coming home drunk from a bar.
According to an affidavit, the woman said Weaver bit her hands and arms and had beaten her up with the butt of his gun, hitting her in the mouth and eyes and telling her she would be leaving "in a body bag."
During negotiations, deputies said there were shots fired from inside the home, causing deputies to take cover. A short time later, the front door opened and the two small children emerged safely. They were taken to a separate location. Weaver's wife was later taken by ambulance to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to reports.
When Benton County dispatchers requested an ambulance, they asked paramedics not to use the sirens.
Deputies said SWAT members swarmed the sides of house as detectives ordered Weaver to put the gun down. Several more shots were fired inside the home before Weaver was shot and disarmed, according to a report. He was treated on-scene by an attending physician and later transported by helicopter to Washington Regional Hospital.
The sheriff's office requested Weaver's bond to be set at $250,000 and asked he be ordered to have no contact with his wife or children.
This investigation is being led by the Arkansas State Police along with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Detectives.