FORREST CITY, AR - Forrest City police have caught a man who fled a Forrest City courtroom where he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. But 22-year-old Edward Lanier Walker was caught yesterday when authorities were investigating a weekend shooting.
Walker was a passenger in a weekend shooting that was pulled over in a traffic stop. He was wanted on a battery charge for the shooting and wounding of 22-year-old Dexery Powell of Forrest City.
Powell was wounded in the abdomen on Sunday. Police say the men were arguing about a car.
Last week, Walker fled from drug court in Forrest City after being handed a 30-day sentence in a driving-while-intoxicated case.