Bonds totaling $15M set for suspects in Galaxy Street murder

Two suspects arrested in shooting investigation

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -19-year-old Flando Montgomery of Crittenden County and 21-year-old Taurus Bedford of Turrell appeared in court before Judge David Boling on Jan. 7.

Montgomery and Bedford both face charges for first degree murder, aggravated robbery, 2 counts of attempted murder, first degree battery and 7 counts of aggravated assault.

According to Jonesboro police, Bedford surrendered to police Saturday after the first suspect, Montgomery, also surrendered to Jonesboro police around 12:10 p.m. Saturday.

Taurus Trayvon Bedford (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Taurus Trayvon Bedford (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) (Taurus Trayvon Bedford (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office))

On Jan. 2 around 6 p.m., Jonesboro officers responded to a shooting on the 3500 block of Galaxy Street.

Once on scene, officers found four people injured and immediately administered medical attention.

The three other people injured were 23-year-old Quenterius Finch, 28-year-old Cedric Finch and 21-year-old Chauncey Thomas, all of Jonesboro.

According to court documents, the Bedford and Montgomery were in the residence about an hour and a half earlier buying marijuana.

They returned with Bedford entering first and Montgomery following behind.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Montgomery shot a 16-year-old victim and then he and Bedford then shot the other victims.

Their intent was to rob them.

Jonesboro police say Malcom Jemison was fatally wounded, according to a media release from authorities.

Montgomery’s bond was set at $10 million and Bedford’s bond was set at $5 million, though the state requested $10 million.

Both will appear in court again on Feb. 23.

Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers (870) 935-7867, the Jonesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (870) 935-6710 or the department at (870) 935-5551.

Region 8 News will bring you further details as they are made available.

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