Man arrested for shooting at 3 people on sidewalk

Man behind bars for shooting at a group of people

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man faces more charges this week after police say he opened fire on three people.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Jonesboro police responded to Forrest Street Monday due to a shots-fired call.

One of the victims said he and the two others were walking down the street when Demetrius Crawley and juvenile walked by and said something to them.

He said the two then pulled out a gun and began shooting at them, hitting a parked car, the affidavit stated.

Following the shooting, Crawley and the juvenile ran toward North Culberhouse.

After calling 911, the victim followed the two suspects to a nearby home and was waiting for police to arrive when Crawley reportedly stepped out and threatened to shoot him again if he did not leave.

On Tuesday, Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge Crawley with criminal attempt-battery, terroristic acts-shoots at or projects an object that causes property damage and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Citing prior gun activity and recent charges, the judge set Crawley’s bond at $250,000 cash/surety.

Crawley’s criminal history began in 2018 when he was 17 years old, according to court records.

Officers responded to a person being robbed and shot during a cell phone transaction on North Patrick.

A judge charged Crawley with minor in possession of a firearm, aggravated robbery, and terroristic threatening.

Crawley was involved in another robbery in Cedar Heights this past June where he pointed a handgun at a person and demanded their cell phone.

According to that court document, he struck the victim with his gun on the side of their head.

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