Darmel Dashun Batemon Jr., 20, of North Little Rock was arrested today for possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. At the time of his arrest, Arkansas State Police also served Batemon with a bond revocation warrant issued by the Pulaski County Prosecutor earlier in the day.
Batemon was driving a Dodge Charger at about 2:30 p.m. on Interstate 30 near the Geyer Springs exit when law enforcement stopped him because the vehicle he was driving was the subject of an intelligence bulletin out of Oklahoma.
On September 13, ASP charged Batemon with manslaughter and second-degree battery, both felony offenses, in connection with a fatality wreck that occurred in Little Rock on April 8th. Three days later, Batemon and seven other Arkansas men were arrested on gun and drug charges in downtown Tulsa.
Police found ten firearms including Draco 7.62 pistols, two AR pistols, three pistols, one .22 UZI, and some body armor, according to the arrest and booking report.
Gerald Stuart Allen, 84, of Benton died in the April wreck and his wife, Lucille “Lucy” Kiser Allen, was seriously injured.
ASP investigators say Batemon and another motorist were racing on I-430 North on that Saturday afternoon when the fatality accident occurred near the 4-mile marker.