Man gets 60 years for 2019 murder

A suspect was found guilty of a 2019 murder last week in Craighead County and was sentenced to 60 years in prison for his crime.

On November 20, 2019, Jonesboro Police received a report that a shooting had occurred at the 600 block of Meadowbrook.

Responding officers found Keisha Crigler deceased of an apparent gunshot wound. For the previous several days, Corey McCullon of Trumann had been harassing Crigler about money he alleged she owed him and had made threats to kill her. Witnesses identified McCullon as the person who’d entered 603 Meadowbrook, fired a gun at the occupants, and shot in the direction of others in the area. Her children were in the home during the murder.

A Craighead County jury last Friday found McCullon guilty of first-degree murder. Circuit Judge Randy Philhours followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced McCullon to 60 years’ imprisonment.

Curtis Walker, Jr. and Gina M. Nelson—deputy prosecuting attorneys—prosecuted 33-year-old Corey Lamont McCullon for the 2019 fatal shooting death of Keisha Crigler.

Walker and Nelson thanked the jury for their service and the Jonesboro Police Department for its investigation. Prosecuting Attorney Keith L. Chrestman praised the deputy prosecutors: “Walker and Nelson—a powerful prosecuting team—achieved this conviction. I’m thankful for their continued service. Their hard work sends an unmistakable message—this community will not tolerate violence.”

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