Another man attacked in Jonesboro neighborhood, residents still feel safe

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Less than a week after a young man claimed he was attacked by a group of men, another man claims he was assaulted Wednesday night in the same neighborhood.

The 18-year-old victim told Jonesboro police he and a friend were walking to Allen Park when four to five African-American men "jumped them."

The victim was treated at NEA Baptist Hospital for a dislocated left shoulder.

The assault happened around 9 p.m. near the intersection of Fairview and Fairfield.

Neighborhood residents Lashun Harris and Christina Locke have lived near the intersection for about one year.  "When I first moved over here I liked it and then a whole bunch of drama," said Harris. "I just stick to myself and I'm trying to move away from on this side of town."

A 19-year-old man told police he was attacked by a group of men in the same neighborhood near the intersection of Brazos and Fairview Drive at 10:30 p.m. on August 1. The victim says he heard the men say "you look gay" before they pushed him down and kicked him.

Despite the two incidents, both women say they feel safe in their neighborhood.

"I really don't see anything bad happening. We come outside. We socialize," said Locke.

"The cops is hot over here. They're everywhere everytime I step outside. Nobody be doing nothing. They just be picking," said Harris.

Police urge anyone with information about the incidents to call CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP.

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