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Traffic stop leads to arrest of man with warrant for manslaughter

Antionus Kadeem Kern (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office) Antionus Kadeem Kern (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Earl Marshall (Source: Crittenden County Jail via Vinelink) Robert Earl Marshall (Source: Crittenden County Jail via Vinelink)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a man wanted for manslaughter out of Crittenden County during a traffic stop.

According to the report, Jonesboro police received a call about someone selling drugs at Econolodge, 2406 Phillips Dr.

Officer Austin Morgan saw a vehicle matching the description from the caller and followed it towards I-555.

The car had a badly cracked front windshield and no rear view mirror, so Morgan made a traffic stop near the Commerce Dr. exit.

Morgan stated in the report he recognized the people in the car from an earlier call at a McDonald’s.

According to the report, the people in the car acted nervous during the stop.

Morgan got his K9 partner Argus out to sniff the exterior of the car.

Argus gave a positive alert for drugs near the car and recovered a bag of marijuana on the ground next to it.

Morgan recovered a second bag of marijuana near the car as well.  

Antionus Kadeem Kern told the officers he was the one who dropped the bags next to the car when he was asked to get out.

After running all the occupants in the car through the system, dispatch said the passenger, Robert Earl Marshall, was wanted for manslaughter with a weapon out of Crittenden County.

Morgan searched the car and also found a loaded pistol under the passenger seat.

Morgan seized the gun for Crittenden County’s investigation.

Kern, 21, was cited for possession of drugs and Marshall, 24, was booked with a hold for Crittenden County.

Both were transported to the Craighead County Detention Center. 

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