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Little Rock couple arrested on gun, drug charges after shot fired during dispute

Frankie Sweet and Terri Boatner

The Pulaski County sheriff's office arrested a Little Rock couple on drug and gun charges Saturday after responding to a disturbance at their home.

Deputies were called about 9:20 p.m. to 4109 E. 35th St., a home just south of Interstate 440 near Bankhead Drive.

Terri Boatner, 46, said her boyfriend, Frankie Sweet, had fired a gun at the floor, according to an arrest report. Boatner reportedly gave deputies permission to search the residence.

The sheriff's office said it found a .22-caliber rifle equipped with a silencer, 1.6 ounces of marijuana, 0.9 grams of methamphetamine and prescription pills. Deputies also found three syringes and digital scales, according to the report.

Sweet, 49, was charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons, possession of marijuana and third-degree assault on a family or household member.

Boatner was charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms; possession of a firearm by certain persons; maintaining a drug premises and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

They were both being held in the Pulaski County jail Sunday.

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