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Man arrested, charged in Cartwright shooting

Dontarius L Garrett (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Dontarius L Garrett (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A judge found probable cause Monday to charge a Jonesboro man accused of shooting another man in the leg.

Dontarius Le Garrett, 27, is charged with aggravated assault, first-degree battery, and first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Investigators say Garrett shot Brandon Lock in the leg on Friday afternoon.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Garrett and the fiancé of his baby’s mother were fighting in the 1100-block of Cartwright when the other man knocked him down.

Garrett went to his SUV and retrieved a firearm and shot over the other man’s head.

Lock, who lived across the street, yelled at Garrett to stop shooting because there were children around.

Police said Garrett then pointed the gun at Lock and began shooting, striking him in the leg. Lock was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Garrett then left the scene in the SUV, which was later stopped near Hilltop by University Police. Inside the vehicle, officers found Garrett, a man, a woman, and a young child.

According to court documents, they also found a 9 mm handgun.

After confirming that Garrett was the one shooting, police transported all three adults to the police department for questioning.

Police said bullets taken from the handgun matched shell casings found on Cartwright.

A witness later identified Garrett from a photo lineup as the shooter.

Jester set Garrett's bond at $15,000 and ordered him to appear in circuit court on Jan. 31, 2017.

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