Arkansas police officer resigns after pointing a gun at 5-year-old’s head


By Jen Hayden, Daily Kos

A lot of crazy in this story out of Fort Smith, AR:

A Fort Smith police officer was arrested and placed on administrative leave Tuesday after Sequoyah County deputies said he fired a gun inside his home and held a gun to a five-year-old child’s head.

Officer Naaman Adcock was placed on administrative leave with pay while authorities conduct an internal investigation. Sequoyah County authorities said they took nine guns from Adcock’s possession after he fired off several rounds into a wall inside his home after he got into a drunken dispute with his wife.

Administrative leave. Paid administrative leave. Incredible this guy wasn’t fired on the spot. Not only did he terrorize the children at gunpoint, he pulled a gun on a deputy:

Deputies continued to Adcock’s residence, and when they knocked on the door, Naaman Adcock answered with a gun drawn and pointed it at a deputy. The deputy drew a gun and pointed it at Adcock, ordering him to drop his weapon, the report states.

The report states Adcock asked, “What? Oh really, are you going to shoot me?”

He later gave his gun to the deputies and spoke with them on the porch.

He’s lucky to be alive. And what about those seized guns?

Tabatha Adcock and her children eventually were taken by her step-father, and under Sheriff Ron Lockhart’s orders, Naaman Adcock’s guns were seized until he sobered up.

Adcock resigned from the police department today. No word on whether he’ll get his guns back.

Until he sobers up. I’m thinking this guy needs to be kept as far away from guns as possible, sober or not. And he definitely doesn’t need to be wearing the uniform of a police officer in Arkansas.

See the local news report here.

Reprinted with permission from The Daily Kos.