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Juveniles to be tried as adults in Marked Tree shooting

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MARKED TREE, AR (KAIT) -

July 18 UPDATE: The two juveniles in this case will be charged as adults. 

Their bonds were set at $100,000 and $125,000 Monday.

Their names have not been released yet. 

The two 16-year-old suspects were transported to a juvenile facility in White County. 


5:03 p.m. UPDATE: Four people are in custody in the shooting that injured Dustin Rose.

Quinarius Betts, 19, and Nicholas Addison, 28, both of Marked Tree were arrested and are being held in the Poinsett County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Two Marked Tree juveniles are being held in a juvenile facility in Harrisburg for their involvement.

According to Marked Tree Police Chief Jerry Lung, Dustan Rose was trying to confront the suspects about his missing phone at the Braurer Estates when things escalated and Rose was assaulted and held against his will. Rose was then shot in the chest.


The name of a Marked Tree shooting victim has been released and neighbors are reacting to the terrifying incident. 

According to his family, Dustin Rose was shot Tuesday night. He was airlifted to a Memphis hospital to be treated.

He is in stable condition and expected to survive, according to Marked Tree Police Chief Jerry Lung. 

Lung said the shooting suspect is in custody.

Police have not released the name of that suspect yet, though. 

The shooting happened at the Brauer Estates. Rose was shot inside an apartment.

Lung said this is the second shooting of the year and they are investigating a stabbing as well. 

He said that is a lot for a small town like Marked Tree. 

Neighbors in the Brauer Estates community are fed up with crime. 

Toni Fink, a mother of two children said she does not want her children going outside. 

"You're just supposed to sit in your house, look out your windows and hope and pray to god that nobody is going to come to your door and that no bullets are going to come flying through your window," Fink said. 

She said the crime is nearly robbing her children of their childhood. 

"This is never ending," Fink said. "It's on going. It was about 3 months ago I heard gunfire right outside my door. They were shooting in this direction." 

After Tuesday night's shooting, Fink hopes the community can come together and put an end to crime in her neighborhood. 

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