Suspect in Craighead Co. appears in court, faces felony charge

Believed to have shot 2 people Monday night

2 injured in shooting, authorities still developing suspect
Sheriff: Suspect in Craighead Co. shooting turns himself in

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The man suspected of shooting two men Monday night in Craighead County is now facing a felony charge.

Brandon Bailey appeared in court on Wednesday after turning himself into authorities on Tuesday afternoon.

A probable cause affidavit states Bailey has been charged with three counts of criminal attempt to commit 2nd degree murder.

According to the affidavit, on Monday, Bailey reportedly shot two people in the car in his driveway.

A witness inside the car told a detective that he was with Blake Miller and another man that he did not know, police said in the affidavit.

The witness said that the three of them went to Bailey’s house at Miller’s suggestion.

The witness said he figured Miller wanted to buy some weed.

According to the witness, Bailey told them that they should have called first.

Bailey later came outside with a gun and allegedly told the first man that he better get out of there.

That’s when Bailey started shooting at the car that they were in, police said.

The witness then told police that Miller fled the scene and wrecked due to a tire being shot.

After they had wrecked, the witness saw that Miller was shot in the left shoulder and that the passenger in the back seat had been shot in the leg.

The witness said that as they fled from the car, he saw Bailey in his truck looking for them as they hid.

Sheriff Marty Boyd said his deputies responded just after 8 p.m. after the two victims knocked on the door of a home on County Road 324 asking for help.

“Our prayers are with the victims of this hoping they make a recovery, thankful there is not any life-threatening injuries in this right now, it could have been the other way unfortunately,” said Boyd.

A $75,000 temporary bond was set for Bailey in court.

Bailey also appeared in court on Wednesday after a search of his home on Jan. 14 turned up 26.3 pounds of marijuana in a storm shelter in his backyard.

He is also charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance with the purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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