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Conway man arrested for assault during dispute about car

A 43-year-old Conway man was charged with assault after another man said he was beaten during a dispute about driving a woman’s vehicle, according to a police report.

Sammy Keith Watkins was charged with third-degree assault and battery after police were called about 7:30 p.m. Sunday to the 1100 block of 13th Avenue, police said.

A 43-year-old man told police he was outside with Watkins and another person when he asked a woman to drive her vehicle, according to the report. The woman refused and the man said Watkins got upset and went inside the home.

The man said Watkins came back out, punched him in the face and then picked up a board and hit him in the head, according to the report. The man said he wrestled with Watkins and got the board away from him.

The man left and called police, who later arrested Watkins.

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