Police: Ark. man attacked 3 boys in classroom - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Police: Ark. man attacked 3 boys in classroom

CARAWAY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a man attacked three boys in a classroom this week.

Caraway Police Officer Kevin Tucker says there wasn't a teacher in the classroom when 47-year-old Michael Stayton attacked the 8-, 9- and 10-year-old boys on Tuesday.

Tucker says authorities suspect Stayton was under the influence of methamphetamine when he grabbed 1 of the boys at Riverside East Elementary School. Authorities say Stayton also threatened to stab a boy.

Tucker says one boy's parents say he has a broken bone.

Court documents show Stayton of Caraway was arrested on charges of terroristic threatening, battery and false imprisonment. He was ordered to be held on $100,000 bond.

He was appointed a public defender, but the office said Friday an attorney hadn't been assigned to his case.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 3 Killed In Central Arkansas Car Crash

    3 Killed In Central Arkansas Car Crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:40:58 GMT
    COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say three men have died in a single-vehicle crash.Jonesboro television station KAIT reports (http://bit.ly/1zkMwzC ) the crash happened early Sunday morning on State Highway 38 west of Cotton Plant.Police say the vehicle went off the road and struck a concrete culvert. The vehicle was launched into the air and hit an electric pole.The driver and the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.More >>
    COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say three men have died in a single-vehicle crash.Jonesboro television station KAIT reports (http://bit.ly/1zkMwzC ) the crash happened early Sunday morning on State Highway 38 west of Cotton Plant.Police say the vehicle went off the road and struck a concrete culvert. The vehicle was launched into the air and hit an electric pole.The driver and the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.More >>
  • Police still searching for missing father and 10-month-old son

    Police still searching for missing father and 10-month-old son

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:08:10 GMT
    A prayer vigil was held Sunday for the missing Greenwood father and son. 33-year-old Brian Floyd and 10-month-old have been missing since Friday, July 25. Police are still looking for Floyd's dark green 1997 GMC pick up truck which they believe was last seen in the Ouacita mountains area south of Blue mountain.More >>
    A prayer vigil was held Sunday for the missing Greenwood father and son. 33-year-old Brian Floyd and 10-month-old have been missing since Friday, July 25. Police are still looking for Floyd's dark green 1997 GMC pick up truck which they believe was last seen in the Ouacita mountains area south of Blue mountain.More >>
  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar