Man accused in Paragould shooting at East Poplar in court

Paul Ben Sims (Source: Greene County Jail)
Paul Ben Sims (Source: Greene County Jail)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – The man charged in the Paragould shooting backin February was in court on Friday.

The Greene County Court said Paul Ben Sims' case was continued toApril 1.

Police said Sims was arguing with Jason Ellis at his home locatedon the 600-block of East Poplar Street.

Sims then decided to fire his gun several times at Ellis. Policesaid Ellis was hurt when a bullet passed through the wall of the house and hithim.

Jeffery Lamar called Paragould police as the fight escalated inthe middle of East Poplar.

"It all started out there was a big fight in the street.Everybody was yelling and cursing and throwing hands, and next thing you knowwe heard five shots get popped off and everybody started running and peoplescreaming 'I'm shot! I'm shot!" and I just took off towards my house,"he said.

Police told Region 8 News they found several bullet holes inside Ellis'home. They also said they found the gun used in the shooting in Sims' home.

Sims was charged with committing a terroristic act and firstdegree battery.

Since Sims is a convicted felon he is not allowed to have guns andwas charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons.

His bond was set at one million dollars cash only.

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