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JONESBORO, Ark. – The week in Jonesboro began with another shooting but this time, the suspect appears to have been quickly arrested. He was no stranger to police, either, having a long record and being a felon already – at age 19.
It happened at 1:17 PM Monday, October 7. A suspect reportedly shot at a victim and struck a vehicle at the 500-block of West Forrest Street in Jonesboro. West Forrest is near North Culberhouse on the north side of town.
A male reported to responding officers that a male had shot at he and his girlfriend. The victim said words were said before the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing in the direction of the victims. He described the shooter as being black wearing a white hoodie. The other male was described only as a male that had dreads.
One of the victim’s called 911 and then followed the suspect to a residence at the 800-block of North Culberhouse. The suspected shooter then came outside and threatened to shoot the victim if he did not leave, police say.
Demetrius Lavalle Crawley, 19, of Jonesboro, was arrested by Officer Brian Arnold at 3 PM Monday. On Tuesday, he was arrested with a firearm, the report said. Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge him with committing a terroristic act, criminal attempt to commit first-degree battery and first-degree terroristic threatening. His bond was set at $250,000. His court date is November 26 at 8:30 AM.
A juvenile, 17, was listed as a suspect in the report but the report did not indicate an arrest had yet been made.
Crawley can’t stay out of trouble. At only 19, he is already a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to a robbery in June, 2018, and received five years probation. But he was already in trouble after that, arrested in July, 2019 for aggravated robbery and third-degree battery. He is awaiting a November 12 trial on those charges. Prosecutors already filed a petition to revoke his probation for that.
His new charge of committing a terroristic act is a Class Y felony that carries a potential sentence of life in prison.
Craighead County Sheriff’s Office’s inmate website appeared to be down during this publication. No mugshots could be retrieved.