State Police announce arrest in I-55 shooting

A press release from Arkansas State Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a suspect in an overnight shooting.

Below is the full release:

A 63-year-old Byhalia, Mississippi man has been arrested by Arkansas State Police after shooting a gun at a motorist traveling Interstate 55 near the Arkansas – Tennessee border last night (Tuesday, September 7th).

Gerald Koelling is currently jailed at West Memphis and is expected to be charged with committing a terroristic act (Class B felony).

George Harris, 29, of Jonesboro, was not injured, however Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division did find evidence of a bullet that penetrated the rear of Harris’ vehicle.

Both drivers, Harris and Koelling, were northbound on I-55 about 9:30 PM when the shooting occurred. Koelling was later stopped by an Arkansas State Trooper near the Poinsett and Crittenden County line and taken into custody.



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