A reported battering of a man on March 14 has led to the arrest of several more people in connection with the incident. Greene County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the following individuals on the indicated charges:
Ali Paige Bradshaw, 25, of Marmaduke, on a charge of one count of hindering apprehension of prosecution, a Class D felony
Brice Adam Beech, 35, of Monticello, Ark. on charges of one count each of intimidating a witness, a Class B felony; and second-degree battery, a Class D felony
Brandon Wilson Green, 38, of Gosnell, Ark. on a charge of second-degree battery, a Class C felony
Gerald Wayne Pittman, 35, of Walcott, on a charge of one count of second-degree battery, a Class D felony
According to affidavits sworn by Detective Capt. Tony Williams of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the arrests occurred in connection with a March 14 incident in which a badly beaten man had come to a residence in rural Marmaduke. The man’s injuries were reportedly severe enough that they required helicopter transport to St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Investigation into the incident on March 19 revealed that the victim (who identified himself to deputies as a member of the White Aryan Resistance) and his girlfriend had been invited to a residence in rural Marmaduke for a bonfire.
As was previously reported, there had been a bonfire at the incident location and it was attended by several White Aryan Resistance members.
After the pair had been at the location for a while, others at the bonfire had reportedly called him to the back of the residence, identified by the victim as Beech, Green and Pittman. In addition, the victim’s girlfriend (who was also assaulted in the incident) reportedly told deputies Beech had told her to show him her driver’s license. She told deputies that Beech had then taken a picture of the license, and then told her: “I know where you live now, so you better not say anything to anyone or report this, because you know what we will and can do.”
After the incident, according to one of the affidavits, deputies went to the location and spoke with Bradshaw, who allegedly told deputies that her boyfriend was not at home and he must have left with friends.
So the deputies made contact with Greene County District Judge Dan Stidham, who then issued a Telephonic Search Warrant to search the residence. At that time Bradshaw reportedly whispered to the deputies that her boyfriend was inside the residence.
Deputies arrested Bradshaw on March 15; she was released on $2,500 bond the next day.
They arrested Beech, Green and Pittman on March 23.
Beech remains in the Greene County Detention Center (GCDC) on a $25,000 cash-only bond. Green and Pittman remain in the GCDC on $15,000 cash-only bonds.
The incident had already resulted in the arrest of a Marmaduke man, Gage Aaron Johnston, 25, on charges of one count each of second-degree battery, a Class C felony and conduct constituting a conspiracy; and possession of a firearm by certain persons (i.e. a convicted felon), a Class D felony. He, too, remains in the GCDC on a $15,000 cash-only bond.
Johnston, who was reportedly staying at the location of the incident, had also reportedly promoted the bonfire.