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Man arrested for shooting woman in stomach

Jose Juan Marquez (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office) Jose Juan Marquez (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A Jonesboro man accused of shooting a woman in the stomach last May was arrested in early June in Illinois and was brought back to Craighead County Tuesday to face charges.

According to a police report filed with Jonesboro Police, Jose Juan Marquez, 27, of Jonesboro was charged with criminal attempt to commit first degree murder, terroristic threatening and aggravated assault on a family or household member. Marquez was also ordered to have no contact with the woman he reportedly shot.

According to Detective Chad Hogard, he interviewed the victim, Perla Canizales, 22, of Jonesboro. Canizales was interviewed at St. Bernards Medical Center on June 2nd.

According to Hogard, Canizales told him that Marquez shot her in the stomach during an argument. She also told officers he had been verbally abusing her for months.

Marquez was ordered to appear in court again on July 31, 2014.

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