Texas man arrested after altercation at White Hall

By Ray King

A Texas man who was waited on an outstanding warrant was arrested by White Hall Police Sunday after an altercation with his former girlfriend.

Brandon Lee Hayes, 25, was taken into custody by White Hall Officers after he ran from them, leaving behind a loaded .40-calliber semi-automatic handgun.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter said officers responded to the reported disturbance at 5:45 p.m. in the area of Farah Drive and Gamble Road and when they arrived, Hayes fled on foot.

The female victim said she was walking with her daughter when she saw Hayes, her former boyfriend walking toward them. She said the two began to argue and Hayes punched her in the face multiple times.

Hunter said the woman saw a neighbor and asked the neighbor to call police and Hayes reportedly said he would shoot her in the face if police were called. She told officers she saw the handgun with an extended magazine in the waistband of his pants and he began punching her in the face again.

White Hall Police Investigator Clayton Cantrell reported that the gun had 10 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber and was found in a child’s battery-operated jeep.

Hunter said authorities in Tarrant County, Texas had issued a warrant for Hayes on a probation violation involving an assault on a family or household member.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 cash only bond for Hayes Tuesday after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery, terroristic threatening and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.

Also during the court hearing, Hayes agreed to waive extradition and voluntarily return to Texas to face the charges there.