An Arkansas police officer who pointed a gun at his 5-year-old stepson’s head and threatened to blow his “Jewish brains out” has resigned after charges were filed against him.
Naaman Adcock, 40, resigned Wednesday morning from the Fort Smith Police Department after being charged with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, reckless conduct with a firearm, felonious pointing a firearm and child endangerment, according to the Times Record.
According authorities, deputies were dispatched to Adcock’s home after dispatchers received a call about shots fired.
A 12-year-old girl had gone to a neighbor’s house to call 911 because her stepfather had threatened to shoot her 5-year-old brother.
Deputies arrived and stopped an SUV containing two children in the back seat that was being driven by Adcock’s wife, Tabitha
A deputy questioned the noticeably upset Tabitha Adcock, who explained that they had just been shooting tires in the yard. Another deputy spoke with the children who both said that their stepfather had put a gun to the boy’s head, threatening to shoot him.
According to the girl, her stepfather had been drinking heavily and screaming at her mother while holding a gun. Adcock allegedly said, “Damn, this doesn’t have any bullets,” referring to the gun, before pointing the gun at the boy. The girl alleged that Adcock said he would blow the boy’s “Jewish brains out.”
After running to a neighbor’s house to call 911 , the girl said she heard screaming and four gunshots..
Returning home to check on her family, the girl and her brother were hustled into the car by her mother.
Deputies went to the Adcock residence where Adcock opened the door with a pistol drawn and pointed at the officers.
A deputy drew her weapon and ordered Adcock to drop his gun. Adcock complied after first waving it around and stating, ” “What? Oh really, are you going to shoot me?”
Adcock admitted to deputies that he had shot holes in the walls of his trailer-home and that that he had been drinking heavily.
According to the police report, Tabitha Adcock changed her story multiple times before admitting that she didn’t want her husband to lose his job with the police department.
The Sheriff’s Department confiscated nine weapons from the home and Adcock was taken into custody.
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