JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police are searching for Brandon Johnson, who left the St. Bernards Medical Center around 7 a.m. Monday, after he was treated for a gunshot wound.
Johnson is a suspect in an
Friday. City and state warrants have been issued for Johnson's arrest.
Paul Holmes with the Jonesboro Police Department says at the time Johnson left, he had not been charged. He is a parole absconder police stated.
“We did not have him formally charged at the time, so therefore he was not in our custody,” Holmes said.
According to a Jonesboro police news release, agents with the Second Judicial District Drug Task Force were executing a search warrant in the 400-block of East Johnson Friday when the suspect pulled into the driveway.
When officers attempted to arrest Johnson, he reportedly “accelerated up the driveway in an apparent attempt to run over the officers, who fired upon the vehicle in defense of themselves.”
and received a non-life threatening injury. He was then taken to the hospital to be treated for his wounds.
Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting, at the request of Police Chief Rick Elliott and Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd.