Osceola man arraigned in Blytheville shooting

Osceola man arraigned in Blytheville shooting

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - An Osceola man has been arraigned on battery and weapons charges in connection to a shooting in Blytheville.

According to Blytheville police, officers were called to the 900-block of Dixie Street on April 18 around 12:30 PM for someone who was shot.

Officers were told the victim, Isaiah Clark, was taken to the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the arm and abdomen.

Officers found several shell casings, clothing, suspected blood and two weapons at the scene.

They later went to Great River Medical Center to speak with Clark.

According to Clark, his cousin and cousin's girlfriend were outside his residence when a red Chevy Impala pulled up.

That was when the suspect fired one shot that passed through his arm and into his side.

Clark then said his cousin returned fire as he was jumping into his car.

Clark was then taken by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis for treatment.

He was later arrested on drug, weapon, and theft by receiving charges.

The next day, Clark went to the Blytheville Police Department to give a statement to investigators.

Clark told investigators that Alex Henry, 26, of Osceola was the person who shot him.

He was also able to point Henry out in a photo line-up.

Police then issued a warrant for Henry's arrest.

A little after midnight, April 23, officers stopped a red Chevy Impala speeding on South Lilly Street according to the report.

The driver, Henry, was later taken into custody and was transported to the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office for housing.

The report stated that Henry told an investigator he heard about the shooting but denied being involved.

Henry said he knew of the victim, but didn't know him personally.

Henry also said he heard that "Alex Cooper" was the defendant, but thinks his name was brought up because of his car.

Officials saw Henry had at least one felony conviction that prohibits him from possessing a firearm.

Henry appeared in the Blytheville District Court on April 25, and his bond was set at $50,000.

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