Police release new details into French Street homicide

Mother seeking answers in son's death

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - As police continue to search for clues in the shooting death of a north Jonesboro man, his mom is seeking answers.

David Marshall, 44, was found shot to death on Thursday, Feb. 28, at a home in the 1100-block of French Street, according to the Jonesboro Police Department.

Marshall’s mother, Sharon Michel, is still coping with her son’s death. She told Region 8 News in an exclusive interview he was liked by all.

“He was hilarious,” Michel said. “Everybody loved him. He never met a stranger. Never. And he always wanted to help. That’s what I instilled in him and his sister. I said we’re on this earth to help people.”

She said she never wants anyone to go through what she’s been through.

“You just never know in this world we’re living in now,” Michel said. “It’s hard. It’s just hard. I always tell people love your family while you have them because you never know. You’re here one day and gone the next."

Police had been looking for Nichole Herndon in connection to this homicide.

Police say during the investigation, they discovered that a female roommate, Herndon, has been missing from the home since Feb. 25.

We are requesting the public's help in locating Nichole Herndon. On 2-28-19, JPD responded to 1101 French St. in...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Monday, March 4, 2019

Herndon was found safe March 7 after an officer-involved shooting near Allen Park, according to Jonesboro police.

Police said during the investigation, it was revealed that Herndon was present at the time of the homicide of Marshall and was forced to leave the home by Fisher.

Herndon said she was held against her will for over a week, at times at gunpoint.

She was brought the Jonesboro Police Department after the officer-involved shooting and was interviewed.

The detective noticed apparent signs of trauma during the interview. Along with the emotional stress, Herndon also suffered from multiple contusions, bruising, swelling, and broken bones.

She told detectives she stayed with Fisher under the fear for her life, and at times she thought she would die.

She was taken to a local hospital for treatment to her injuries.

Police originally called the death, “suspicious,” but held off calling it a homicide until all leads could be confirmed.

Detectives ask that if anyone has any information that could help to call them at 870-935-5553 or Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867).

Update March 4, 2019: The Jonesboro Police Department has now upgraded the suspicious death to a homicide. If you have...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday, February 28, 2019

This is the third homicide of 2019 in the city of Jonesboro.

On Jan. 2, Malcolm Jemison was fatally shot, and three others injured in a shooting in the 3500 block of Galaxy Street.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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