Interrupted Prayers Lead to Arrest, Felony Charges

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A Springdale man faces two felony charges after a woman said he punched her in the back after she told him to stop disrupting her prayers.

Brandon Hamilton, 26. was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Sunday morning and has a $5,000 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Department website. Hamilton faces charges of terroristic threatening and third-degree domestic battery, for which he has a criminal history, according to a preliminary police report.

The report said Springdale police responded to a domestic disturbance call before 1 a.m. Sunday morning on the 900 block of Sherman Street. The report said a woman said she was praying with her sons when Hamilton interrupted and made her oldest son laugh.

The woman told officers she told Hamilton to stop and they began arguing again, as they had earlier, the report said. The woman told officers Hamilton then punched her in the back, the report.

The report said the woman told Hamilton they needed to separate and Hamilton threatened to kill her, the woman said.