An Arkansas man accused of shooting a Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Tuesday afternoon was apprehended Wednesday morning following a prolonged standoff with multiple regional and state law enforcement agencies.
David Bently, who lives near Imogene Road in southern Scott County, was taken into custody at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. His arrest came around nine hours after gunshots were fired at Sheriff's Deputy Stacy Wieburg, who responded to Bently's residence on an unrelated call Tuesday afternoon.
Weiburg sustained a gunshot wound to his right elbow during the incident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital for medical attention following the incident and released shortly thereafter, Scott County Sheriff Randy Shores told the Times Record on Wednesday.
Medically, Shores said Wieburg is in good condition.
Bently is currently in custody at the Scott County Detention Center. No bond has been set for him at this time.
Scott County deputies initially responded to a call in reference to an intoxicated person driving recklessly in the area of Imogene and Nella roads at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The call was promptly followed by another call in reference to the same person involved in a domestic battery.
Shores identified Bently as the subject of the call.
"We got another call that he was possibly just shooting rounds, wild shots," Shores said.
Wieburg, the first deputy to respond to the call, was confronted by Bently as he waited inside his patrol unit for other deputies to respond, according to Shores.
"He told him to show his hands," Shores said. "He decided to fire instead."
Wieburg engaged in a brief firefight with Bently and was hit during the exchange, Shores said. He found cover at the rear of his vehicle and was administered first aid by deputy Jonathan Woodard when he arrived at the scene, the release states.
Bently returned to his residence, a camping trailer in the area, following the firefight.
“We were right there, and we saw him retreat," Shores said.
Bently refused to leave his home until around 2 a.m. Wednesday when Arkansas State Police penetrated and gassed his residence, after which, he was arrested without incident, according to Shores. Shores said Bently's girlfriend drove through a roadblock to reach the residence during the standoff, and was later arrested on corresponding charges of fleeing and hindering apprehension.
Law enforcement personnel with the Waldron Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Game and Fish, U.S. Forest Service and Arkansas State Police assisted in the incident. Arkansas State Police sent a SWAT team and negotiators.
Shores said the investigation and charges will be handed over to the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.