Police investigate two unrelated felony assaults involving knives


Hot Springs police investigated two unrelated assaults involving knives that allegedly occurred early Saturday morning and late Saturday night, including one at a local nightclub.

The first incident reportedly occurred shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Boot Scooters, 421 Broadway St., with officers responding to a disturbance there and making contact with security guards who had a suspect, identified as Kevin Deshaun Everett, 37, detained at the scene.

The head of security told police Everett had fought with security and pulled a knife at one point. Two security guards both stated they had "multiple issues" with Everett and had asked him to leave. He allegedly refused and began fighting with the guards.

During the fight, Everett allegedly pulled out a pocket knife with a 3.5-inch blade and managed to open it. He was holding it in his right hand, the guards said, but they were able to hold onto his arm and get the knife away.

Officers reviewed security footage from the club and could reportedly see Everett fighting with the guards while holding an open knife in his hand.

Everett, who lists a West Belding Street address, was taken into custody and charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, punishable by up to six years in prison, and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He was later released on $3,000 bond and is set to appear Feb. 20 in Garland County District Court.


According to the probable cause affidavit on the second incident, shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to 1670 Hobson Ave., the residence of Lashanya Marie Barlow, 36, regarding a disturbance and upon arrival made contact with Barlow's boyfriend outside.

The boyfriend stated he had been sitting in his vehicle trying to get away from Barlow for the night. He said Barlow came out and started banging on his window yelling at him to come inside. He said he didn't want her to break his window, so he agreed to go in.

Once inside, Barlow allegedly began to threaten him and told him, "You aren't gonna leave me. I'll kill you before you leave me." He told police he felt his life was in danger so he ran to a bedroom to get away from her.

He said Barlow grabbed a knife and headed toward the room he was in. He shut the door and blocked it with his foot so she couldn't open it and she allegedly began to stab the door several times with the knife while telling him she was going to kill him.

He said Barlow finally tired so he decided to come out and was going to go to a neighbor's residence to call police. As he ran through the living room, Barlow allegedly swung the knife at him, catching the sleeve of his jacket while yelling, "I am going to kill you!"

The boyfriend was able to run to the neighbors and call police. When officers took Barlow into custody, they reportedly found a black kitchen knife a foot away from where she was sitting which the boyfriend identified as the one used.

Barlow, who is on parole, was charged with a felony count of aggravated assault, punishable by up to six years in prison. She was being held on zero bond and was set to appear Monday in district court.

Local on 02/13/2018

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