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President and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum arrested for felony aggravated assault with a firearm

A Fort Smith man who has served as the president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith since 2016 faces two counts of felony aggravated assault with a firearm after an arrest on Wednesday, according to booking information from the Fort Smith Police Department and Sebastian County Detention Center.

Fifty-three year-old Patrick Weeks was booked and later released on bond after he pointed a gun at two construction workers at his home o0n South 28th Street. Although TIFS was able to obtain a copy of Weeks' mugshot the SCADC inmate search feature has been in operatable since mid-afternoon.

Penalties for aggravated assault include incarceration for up to six years. Arkansas judges can add years to a prison term when a defendant uses a firearm during the assault and for other aggravating factors.

According to sources, Weeks refused two OG&E construction workers access to his property and pointed a pistol at them. When the workers left the scene in a company pick-up truck, Weeks followed them to another location and pointed the pistol at them again.

When police arrived at the Weeks' residence they noted a pistol on the arm of a chair in the home. Weeks was taken into custody without incident, according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

TIFS has requested additional information from the FSPD and is awaiting the eventual reboot of the SCADC inmate site. We will update this story when we have more details.

The Chairman of the USMM Board of Directors, Doug Babb, released an innocuous statement saying the organization was "aware of the allegations" and felt it was "inappropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation" at this time. Weeks' picture and bio listing him as the CEO of the organization remained online at the USMM website as of 8:30 p.m.

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