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Suspect escapes police during separate shooting investigation

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Cordney Harris (Source: Blytheville Police Department) Cordney Harris (Source: Blytheville Police Department)
Dominique Copeland (Source: Mississippi County Jail) Dominique Copeland (Source: Mississippi County Jail)
Jervontae Cox (Source: Blytheville Police Department) Jervontae Cox (Source: Blytheville Police Department)
Christopher Aldridge (Source: Blytheville Police Department) Christopher Aldridge (Source: Blytheville Police Department)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Blytheville police are searching for a man that escaped custody while they were investigating a separate shooting case.

According to Captain Scott Adams, Cordney Harris, 25, escaped from a police cruiser on the afternoon of March 3 after a fight took place inside the waiting room of the Great River Medical Center.

Police say another fight happened in the hospital after Harris was placed in the cruiser.  While focusing on the second fight, police say Dominique Copeland, who was standing in the parking lot, helped Harris escape. Copeland was arrested by police and charged with hindering apprehension and public intoxication.  

Harris is currently wanted for escaping police. He was last seen wearing handcuffs. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call police.

Police were at the hospital investigating a separate shooting incident that happened late on March 2. A victim told police the shooting at Aunt Bea's Place on South Division happened during a party.

Four people received minor injuries as a result of the shooting.

Jervontae Cox and Christopher Aldridge were arrested on March 4 during the investigation. Cox is charged with four counts of first degree battery. Aldridge is charged with possession of firearms by certain persons and aggravated assault.

Bond for both men is set at $150,000 each.

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