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Huntington Woman Arrested on Assault Charges


By Tammy Moore Teague
A West Browntown Road resident from Huntington was arrested on Sunday after allegedly admitting to pointing a gun at a group of four boys at East Hills Middle School in Greenwood. Jacqueline Oaks, 36, is charged with two felonies, aggravated assault and possession of a handgun on school grounds.
The boys were, according to the police report, walking across the parking lot of the school after playing football. Allegedly, that is when Oaks sped past the boys, pointing her gun at them.
The incident, which happened at approximately 6:30 p.m., was reported to authorities by a mother of one of the boys. The group of boys, ages 12 and 13, were able to provide a description of the vehicle and the suspect. With that description, police were able to locate Oaks’ vehicle and the Glock 42 handgun inside.
Greenwood PD Investigation Division Commander, Nic Driscoll, stated that “Oaks was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of her arrest.” Additionally, “that the department did an excellent job in quickly locating the suspect.” He noted that Oaks was located within 45 minutes after the report was made, and within an hour and a half she had been arrested. “This tells you how serious the department takes the safety and security of it’s citizens,” concluded Driscoll.
It is unknown why Oaks committed the act, but during an interview she reportedly claimed the boys had “cussed at her.”  Ultimately Oaks did confess. At that time her concealed carry permit was seized and she was placed under arrest. Oaks is currently being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond.

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