Paragould police provide update on last week’s trio of incidents

The Paragould Police Department responded to three serious, unrelated incidents on Tuesday, October 18.

Updates on all three were given today.


At approximately 7:14 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, Paragould Emergency Services received a call for service regarding an unwanted person at a residence in the 100 block of S. Rockingchair Rd. Upon officers’ arrival, contact was made with a male subject that opened fire on the responding officers. Gunfire was exchanged, and Corporal Owen Mundy was struck, as well as another resident of the home. The suspect in this incident was found deceased.

Corporal Mundy required surgery for his injuries and is now home recovering from surgery. At this time, it is unknown when he will be able to return to full active duty.

Corporal Mundy has been with the Paragould Police Department for four years as a patrol officer. Prior to him coming to work for the Paragould Police Department, he was a member of the United States Coast Guard.

Per department protocol, the Arkansas State Police has been called in to investigate this officer involved shooting.


At approximately 7:20 a.m., six minutes after the shooting incident on S. Rockingchair Road, Paragould Emergency Services received a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in progress in the 200 block of N. 18 ½ Ave. As all Paragould Police Department officers were enroute or on scene of a previously dispatched officer involved shooting, Greene County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to assist. While officers were enroute, it was advised of possible weapons being involved and that EMS was requested.

Upon deputies’ arrival they found a male, Joseph Wesley III,, 45 of Paragould, inside the house deceased from a knife wound. Tiana Andrews, 19 and Angelina Brumbeloe, 20, both of Paragould, were inside the residence when the incident took place. The scene was secured until Criminal Investigation Detectives from the Paragould Police Department arrived on scene.

The two females involved in this incident were transported to the Police Department for further questioning. As of Monday, October 24, the investigation was still underway.


Paragould police officers responded to a call concerning a shooting with injuries in the 400 block of N. 5th St. at approximately 12:28 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The male subject was medically tended to by officers and EMS prior to being airlifted to a Memphis hospital.

During an alleged robbery attempt, Brenda Davis,, 47, of Paragould, was held at gunpoint by a juvenile while she was standing by her vehicle in the carport. As a result of a brief struggle, the suspect’s gun discharged into the ceiling of the carport. This discharge prompted Brenda’s daughter, Kayli Cockrell, 25, of Paragould, to come outside the residence with her firearm. Kayli then discharged her firearm at the juvenile suspect.

The juvenile was taken to a Memphis hospital for his injuries.

Authorities said more information would be released when appropriate.

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