Teen charged with capital murder in woman's death

Teen charged with capital murder in woman's death

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A judge found probable cause to charge a 16-year-old boy with capital murder in the shooting death of a Jonesboro woman.

Austin Dalton Ivy appeared in Craighead County District Court Tuesday afternoon. He is accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Alicia Carr in the head early Monday morning in the 400-block of North Allis Street.

According to court documents, two juveniles came to the address looking for Ivy "regarding a theft he supposedly committed" in the 1800-block of Cedar Heights earlier.

Following an argument, the two juveniles went back to the car where Carr was waiting in the driver's seat, the affidavit stated.

Ivy and another juvenile walked from the back of the apartment and opened fire on the car.

Detectives say Ivy's shot "Struck Carr in the head, mortally wounding her."

The boys who were in the car with her at the time jumped out of the vehicle and ran from the scene as shots continued.

Carr was taken to a local hospital where she later died.

District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge Ivy with capital murder and ordered him held without bond. Ivy is due in circuit court on April 20.

If convicted, Ivy could be sentenced to death or life without parole.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington's office said they plan to prosecute Ivy as an adult.

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