Bentonville man cut Cleburne County sheriff’s deputy, Heber Springs police officer with razor


The Arkansas State Police says that a Bentonville man cut and injured a Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department deputy and a Heber Springs Police Department officer in a suspected trespassing incident.

State Police say that 31-year-old Cody Weideman of Bentonville was observed along the eastern edge of a property at 295 Wilburn Road in Heber Springs at around 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

According to law enforcement, Weideman had a razor-type instrument and wielded it during an altercation with the deputy and officer.

After Weideman injured the officer and deputy, both of them used gunfire to subdue Weideman, according to state police.

None of the three involved are believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries. The police officer was treated and released from the hospital. The deputy and Weideman were both transported to a Little Rock area hospital, where both are in stable condition.

The State Police will investigate the use of deadly force by both law enforcement officers and will submit an investigative file to the Cleburne County prosecuting attorney, who will then determine if the use of deadly force by officers was consistent with state laws.