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Overnight shooting on Gee Street in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – Police worked a crime scene where several gunshots were fired at a set of apartments early Tuesday in Jonesboro.

A reader of NEA Report, Cricket Ellis, sent along video of officers placing evidence markers at a crime scene at the Home Sweet Home apartments on Gee Street, near the train tracks, in Jonesboro. It happened sometime after midnight early Tuesday, May 23. No injuries were reported.  Continue reading “Overnight shooting on Gee Street in Jonesboro”

Keller group gives back money, won’t ask for more until completion, letter says

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Northern Arkansas Hotels & Convention Center, LLC, represented by Christopher Keller, will not ask for any more money from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion commission until the convention center project is complete.

That is according to a letter hand delivered to the City of Jonesboro Finance Office on Friday, May 19, from Chris Keller, himself.

The letter addresses recent requirements by the A&P Commission put on the company, due to the organization falling behind on planned construction of a hotel and convention center in Jonesboro. Addressing each requirement, Keller wrote in the two-page memo a numbered list to outline his satisfying of the requests. Continue reading “Keller group gives back money, won’t ask for more until completion, letter says”

“KK” gets $5 million bond

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man accused of murder in the shooting downtown from over the weekend was in court Friday afternoon.

Kalius “KK” Lane, 20, had a $5 million bond set by Judge David Boling on Friday afternoon. Lane appeared in court via video and spoke briefly and quietly as he answered the judge’s questions.

Lane is accused of first degree murder and six counts of felony first degree battery in the Sunday morning shooting at The Basement in Downtown Jonesboro.

One witness told JPD she had been told Lane was “down the street with a gun,” the probable cause affidavit said. Another identified Lane as the suspect that shot and killed Montario Barnes.

A third witness captured the shooting incident on video via his cell phone. 

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