Arrest Made In UA Frat House Threat

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — One person is under arrest after allegedly threatening someone at gunpoint at a University of Arkansas Fraternity House early Wednesday morning, according to Fayetteville police.

Fayetteville police arrested Ryan Torres, 21, of Fort Worth, Texas, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Other charges from University of Arkansas police are pending after Torres was accused of pulling a gun around 1:50 a.m. at the Kappa Sigma Fraternity house at 711 W. Dickson St, police say.

Fraternity members said Torres stopped his truck outside their house and told them to go home, according to an arrest report.

They said Torres backed his truck up and got out again, and called the men several names before pulling out a gun and threatening to shoot them.

Torres told them there “would be consequences” if they didn’t go home, according to the report.

at people in the house, then pulled out a gun and started threatening people, according to an incident report.

An eyewitness followed the suspect’s vehicle police were able to make an arrest a short time later. No one was hurt in the incident.

Police said Torres told them he’d been drinking since earlier in the evening, and Torres gave a breath sample that revealed a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .12.

In Arkansas, the legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit is .08 percent for drivers over 21.

Torres was freed Thursday (April 12) after posting a $4,925 bond. He has hearings set for May 11 and May 7 in Washington County Circuit Court and Fayetteville District Court, respectively.

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