Suspect Allegedly Fires Shots at Victims After Forced Entry into Jonesboro Apartment

JONESBORO, Ark. – An alarming report filed this week with JPD alleges that a suspect forcibly entered an apartment at gunpoint and fired shots at two victims.

The incident occurred between 2:45 PM and 3:15 PM on June 8 at the 600-block of Gladiolus Drive. According to the police report, two residents were inside the apartment when the suspect forced entry. The report states that the suspect discharged a firearm at both victims, fortunately causing no injuries.

Upon receiving a report of shots being fired, multiple officers were dispatched to the address at 5:05 PM. Subsequently, Robert Hayden Kash Sanchez, a 21-year-old resident of Jonesboro, was arrested in connection with the incident. He now faces several felony charges, including aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault, and terrorist act.

The probable cause affidavit, which was released to NEA Report on Friday afternoon, provides further details about the incident. According to the affidavit, a male and female victim were inside their apartment when they heard a knock on the door. Choosing not to answer, they observed a white female walking back to a white SUV parked in the lot. Moments later, a male suspect, later identified as Sanchez, emerged from the SUV. The male victim reported seeing Sanchez armed with a handgun as he approached their apartment door. Allegedly, Sanchez forcefully kicked the door open, leading to an exchange of gunfire between him and the male resident. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the suspect fled the scene.

During the interview with law enforcement, Sanchez reportedly confessed to traveling to the apartment with the intention of confronting the victim, engaging in a physical altercation, and stealing his money. Police assert that he admitted to kicking in the door and firing the weapon into the apartment.

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