Arkansas Code Title 5. Criminal Offenses § 5-2-609. Use of physical force in defense of property

A person is justified in using nondeadly physical force upon another person when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes the use of nondeadly physical force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's:

(1) Commission or attempted commission of theft or criminal mischief;  or

(2) Subsequent flight from the commission or attempted commission of theft or criminal mischief.


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