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Jonesboro Police gives update on July 4th Shooting on West Nettleton Avenue

Written by LaGanzie Kale

July 9, 2018

UPDATED INFORMATION

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mario Stafford for Terroristic Act with Injury, which is a Class Y Felony. Stafford is believed to be armed and may be in hiding after his involvement in the shooting of a vehicle on July 4, 2018.

The Jonesboro Police Department request those that may have knowledge of Stafford’s location to please contact Detective Branscum at 870-935-6710 or to call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867) if they wish to remain anonymous.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

Jonesboro Police Department Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on
July 4, 2018 on the 1900 block of West Nettleton Ave in Jonesboro.
At approximately 10:20 p.m., patrol officers responded to a call of a vehicle accident
where a vehicle had left the roadway and struck parked vehicles that were located at
an apartment building in the 1900 block of West Nettleton Ave. Upon their arrival,
they learned that the vehicle that left the roadway had been shot while traveling east
bound on Nettleton Ave.
Witnesses at the scene directed responding officers to the driver of the the vehicle
that left the roadway and saw that the driver had a minor injury to their arm. The
driver received medical attention on the scene and was taken to a local hospital.
Witnesses then described to the officers that another vehicle was following the
vehicle that crashed as it traveled east bound on Nettleton Ave. Witnesses told
officers that a passenger in the following vehicle was shooting at the lead vehicle and
the lead vehicle then left the roadway and struck the parked vehicles.

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