No charges have been filed, but the police are investigating, Benton Police Lt. Jim Berry said. Harmon, a lawyer who is a former prosecuting attorney, won the May Democratic primary for 7th Judicial District prosecuting attorney and has no opponent in the November general election.
Wednesday night, Harmon was stopped by the Benton police and charged with driving with a suspended license. He was released from Saline County on an undisclosed bond.
State traffic records show that Harmon's license was suspended in November 1989 in Fordyce for failure to appear in court and again in March under an interstate compact agreement with Mississippi. Further details on the suspensions were not available Wednesday night.
The incident Tuesday occurred shortly before 7 p.m. at the Benton home Harmon's ex-wife, Teresa Harmon, 27, Barry said.
Teresa Harmon told the police Dan Harmon kicked in the front door of the house, rushed into the living room an started slapping her.
A friend, Brian Vincil of Little Rock, was showering when the attack started. Vincil dashed from the bathroom and ordered Dan Harmon to stop hitting Teresa Harmon, according to police reports.
Dan Harmon then pushed Vincil into a wall and chased him into the yard while threatening to kill him, Teresa told police.
The police said a neighbor, Lee McCampbell, 46, came out of his house and told Dan Harmon to leave. The police reports said Dan Harmon attacked McCampbell, who struggled to his pickup truck and got an iron pipe.
Dan Harmon had grabbed McCampbell from behind, the police said. McCampbell swung the pipe over his head and struck Dan Harmon, who released his hold, the reports said.
Dan Harmon got into his truck and left. He almost struck a parked car as he sped away, said Lynnette Edmonson, a witness.
Teresa Harmon and Vincil suffered some injuries but neither sought hospital treatment, the police said.
Efforts to contact Dan Harmon and Teresa Harmon were unsuccessful Wednesday.
Vincil was contacted briefly by telephone at his home Wednesday evening. Vincil said Teresa Harmon, Lee McCampbell and he had filed a complaint against Dan Harmon. He wouldn't comment further.
Berry said that when police finish their investigation, the report will be given to 7th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Gary Arnold to decide if his office will pursue charges.
"We will investigate this disturbance the same as we would investigate any other disturbance with injuries," Berry said.