Police make arrest in Region 8 shooting

Cornelius Vann Photo Courtesy Jonesboro Police Department
Cornelius Vann Photo Courtesy Jonesboro Police Department

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro Police have arrested a man wanted in connection to a shooting a few weeks ago.

According to Jonesboro Police, Cornelius Vann was arrested Tuesday night around 8pm in Jonesboro during a traffic stop.

Police say Vann gave a false name to the officer, but was identified and arrested.

One week ago JPD issued an arrest warrant for Vann in connection to a shooting at the Cedar Heights Drive. Police say at the time of the shooting JPD responded to a fight in progress call, and when police arrived they found Charles Morris suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center for treatment.

Police say Vann and Morris had been involved in some kind of altercation when Vann pulled a handgun and fired four shots, one of which hit Morris in the leg. Vann fled the scene after the shooting and evaded police for a week.

Vann is charged with battery in the second degree, and is scheduled to have a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon.

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro Officers have issued an arrest warrant for a shooting that happened last week on Cedar Heights Drive.

Jonesboro Detective R. J. Smith and officers with the JPD are currently looking for Cornelius Vann, 20, of Jonesboro for the shooting of Charles Morris, 23, also of Jonesboro.

The Jonesboro Police Desk Sergeant had initially received a "fight in progress call" when he heard gunfire in the background. The victim was found at the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to St. Bernard's hospital for treatment.

Officers found that Vann and Morris were in the midst of an altercation when Vann allegedly produced a handgun and fired four shots. According to witnesses, another individual was wielding a sawed-off shotgun. The suspect ran from the scene shortly after the incident.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Cornelius Vann, please avoid contact with him, and call the Jonesboro Police Department immediately at (870) 935-5562.

Mr. Vann is considered armed and dangerous.

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