Police had executed search warrant at shooting location within past month
JONESBORO, Ark. – A man who was present at the 2017 shooting in downtown Jonesboro at The Basement was one of four victims shot Wednesday night on Galaxy Street in Jonesboro.
Chauncey Jovon Thomas, a.k.a. “Jiggah,” 21, of Jonesboro was one of four people shot Wednesday night, NEA Report has learned through our own investigating. Social media updates indicated he was recovering late Wednesday into Thursday morning but is in significant pain. Family members, including his significant other and mother were grieving while asking for prayers in updates posted. One member of the family told NEA Report he was good as of 1:30 AM Thursday.
The others who were shot were also brothers of Thomas. Cedric Finch, 28, and Quinterious “Maserati Merk” Finch, 23, both of Jonesboro, were also recovering early Wednesday. Cedric’s condition seemed to be good, Facebook posts showed, but Merk’s status was unknown.
A 16-year-old friend to the family was killed in Wednesday night’s shooting. Malcom Jemison, 16, was fatally wounded in the incident.
Police say two unknown suspects entered the residence and began shooting, causing injuries to four parties. The suspects reportedly wore bandannas over their faces, a police source told NEA Report. However, no one in the home has been able to provide leads to police to help them catch the guilty parties.
Detectives are still investigating, as more information becomes available it will be released by police. Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 870-935-7867 or the Jonesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division 870-935-6710
Thomas is a familiar name to many in northeast Arkansas following his arrest in 2017 as one of two suspects of the Basement shooting. He pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension in connection to the downtown Jonesboro shooting that left one dead. The shooter, Kalius “KK” Lane, was sentenced to 40-years for his role on that tragic evening.
Jiggah was also arrested on Dec. 20, 2018 at what police said in a probable cause affidavit was “his residence” at the 3500-block of Galaxy Street. Authorities including the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant, locating a loaded Glock Gen 4 handgun and a plastic baggie containing nine Lorazapams. The search seemed to yield far less than authorities would have hoped but they still arrested Thomas for possession of firearms by certain persons and possession of schedule IV or V substance.