Earlier fight leads to shots fired at house

Earlier fight leads to shots fired at house
Chase Barnes was arrested July 16 on suspicion of aggravated assault and criminal mischief. (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Poinsett County man faces an aggravated assault charge after Craighead County deputies say he admitted to shooting into a Black Oak home.

According to a probable cause affidavit, 22-year-old Chase Barnes told Lepanto police on Tuesday that when he and two others went to a watch a fight in Rivervale 7 or 8 people jumped him.

“Chase said when they pulled up one of the guys hit him through the window. When Chase got out, they all jumped him. He said he recognized one of the trucks and knew it was in Black Oak,” the affidavit noted.

Barnes then told one of the two people with him to drive by the house, police said.

“Chase confessed to shooting at the house and cars with the Remington .22 that they had in the truck with them," the court documents stated. "He said he climbed from the front to the back seat behind the driver, rolled down the window and started shooting.”

Barnes also told authorities he was shooting at a black single cab truck.

“He said he was aiming for the house and he did not see anybody outside. He also stated that he wanted to see if somebody was outside so they could fight again," police said in the affidavit.

Barnes reportedly said the two people with him did not know he was going to start shooting until he did.

Craighead County sheriff’s deputies arrested Barnes and transported him to Jonesboro where he appeared Wednesday before District Judge David Boling in video court.

Boling found probable cause to charge Barnes on suspicion of aggravated assault and first-degree criminal mischief.

The judge set his bond at $35,000 and issued a no-contact order with the victims.

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