Where's Andrew Golden? - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Memphis, TN

Where's Andrew Golden?

MEMPHIS, TN - Somewhere in the United States, Andrew Golden is expected outside of prison for the first time today as a free man since he was taken into custody years before as an 11-year-old killer.

Golden was the younger of two boys who set off a school fire alarm at Westside Middle School near Jonesboro on March 24, 1998, then gunned down four classmates and a teacher as the children and staff filed out of the school building.  He was prosecuted as a juvenile, served time at the Alexander lock-up for juvenile offenders, then was moved to a federal prison to serve more time until he turned 21, which happened at midnight.

The other boy, Mitchell Johnson, followed the same route through the penal system and was released in 2005.  Johnson is now 22 and living in the Fayetteville area.

K8 News and our Raycom Media sister station, WMC, had crews stationed overnight at two exits at the Shelby County Penal Farm at Shelby Farms in Memphis, where there was some speculation that Golden might have been held prior to his release.  However, there has been no sighting of Golden at the facility.  A white, unmarked van was spotted leaving the facility at approximately 12:20 a.m., but there is no confirmation at this time that Golden was inside the vehicle.

Golden's immediate family no longer lives in the Jonesboro area, and has reportedly moved to the Mountain Home area.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Juveniles arrested after shooting at police

    Juveniles arrested after shooting at police

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:17:49 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:22:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Three juveniles were arrested this weekend after they fired a shot at a police detective during a vehicle break-in, Searcy police said Sunday. 

    Three juveniles were arrested this weekend after they fired a shot at a police detective during a vehicle break-in, Searcy police said Sunday. 

  • Search for Stone County man ends with arrest

    Search for Stone County man ends with arrest

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-05-20 12:26:11 GMT
    Phillip Callahan (Source: Stone Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)Phillip Callahan (Source: Stone Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

    The search for a possibly armed man is now over with the man's arrest. 

    The search for a possibly armed man is now over with the man's arrest. 

  • Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Car dealership hosts fundraiser for local police department

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:56:47 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:33:09 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

    Central Ford hosted a fundraiser in Trumann Saturday to help the local police department.

Powered by Frankly