A Pine Bluff man running for Jefferson County sheriff was arrested Sunday after he allegedly kicked open the door of a residence in the Dollarway area, pointed a gun at the mother of his child, then took the child without permission.
Xavion Culclager, 20, filed as an independent candidate for sheriff last week, according to information from the county clerk’s office. He was arrested after police were sent to a reported domestic disturbance and missing child in the 6900 block of Jones Street at 5:49 p.m.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Detective Ryan Moheb, the mother of the child said Culclager kicked the door of her residence open and started yelling and cursing at her, then pulled a black handgun out of the waistband of his pants, put it to her neck and threatened to kill her.
She said Cullager then took the 10-month-old child and left without permission, adding that Culclager did not live at the residence and his name was not on the lease. She also said he was not invited in.
Police reported seeing damage to the door.
The alleged victim also told police that she was not in a relationship with Culclager but they did have a child together. She also said there were no court papers dealing with custody of the child, who was later returned.
A witness to the incident gave police a similar story. Moheb reported that Culclager asked for an attorney and was not questioned.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Culclager Tuesday after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault on a family or household member, terroristic threatening and interference with custody.
Kearney conducted the hearing in place of Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth who recused herself because she hears cases involving the sheriff’s department and Culclager was an announced candidate for sheriff.
Culclager was ordered to have no contact with the mother or child until the case is settled.