Kennett shooting suspects linked to Blytheville shooting

Kennett shooting suspects linked to Blytheville shooting
Antonio Brown (Source: Mississippi Co. Jail)
Antonio Brown (Source: Mississippi Co. Jail)
Julius Lamon Jones (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Julius Lamon Jones (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Dontario Jones (Source: Mississippi County Jail)
Dontario Jones (Source: Mississippi County Jail)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Men suspected in a Missouri shooting who were chased through Arkansas have been linked to an earlier shooting in Blytheville.

Captain Scott Adams, Criminal Investigation Division Commander with the Blytheville Police Department says a victim in a June shooting was able to identify the suspects following the Missouri incident.

In the June 19 shooting officers found Robert Alexander with a gunshot wound to the face and Alvin Rogers with a gunshot wound to the leg in Blytheville.

Following Alexander's release from the hospital he told detectives he, Rogers, Antonio Brown and Julius Jones were gambling.

Alexander reportedly told police that Brown and Jones robbed them as they were leaving. After they left Alexander said Dontario Jones, Julius' brother, stayed behind to "smooth things over."

However, Adams says officers were told that Dontario pulled a gun on the men and shot them.

At the time of the incident Alexander did not know the men's names. Later he was able to identify the suspects following the shooting in Missouri where the three men were chased by officers into Arkansas.

Adams says warrants were obtained and served to Julius and Dontario Jones while they were still in the custody of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office.

The brothers were arraigned on Monday. Julius was charged with aggravated robbery and Dontario was charged with first degree battery. Bond for each man was set at $100,000 cash.

Prior to those warrants being issued, Adams said Brown had already been extradited to Missouri to face charges.

Brown has an active warrant for aggravated robbery and will be brought back to Arkansas to face charges at some point, Adams said.

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