A report of a man with a gun at a local lounge resulted in his arrest on felony charges.
Paragould police arrested Chad Daniel Rivera, 40, of Paragould, on one count each of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by certain persons (i.e. a convicted felon), both Class D felonies.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Lt. Rhonda Thomas of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the arrest occurred on July 19 after officers responded to the 412 Club as indicated above.
Upon their arrival at the club, an employee of the establishment reportedly told officers that Rivera had threatened to kill everyone in the club. The employee also said Rivera was in the restroom at that time.
In addition, one of the patrons of the club reportedly told the officers Rivera had been sitting at the bar, and had made statements that he was going to kill everyone in the bar. The patron also said Rivera had displayed a handgun.
The patron also told officers that Rivera had pointed the gun at his chest. He added Rivera had told him he would kill him if he did not get out of the restroom.
Officers then placed Rivera in custody, locating a loaded .30-caliber Ruger handgun on his person. As a convicted felon, Rivera was not supposed to have a firearm.
Rivera remains in custody in the Greene County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond.