Woman arrested for drugs at shooting scene, while police still search for shooter

Keely Drive shooting suspect's car

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police need the public’s help identifying the driver of a car connected to Thursday morning’s shooting as a woman appeared in court Friday after police reportedly found ecstasy and codeine during a search of the home.

Police are looking for a red Chevrolet Impala in connection with the case. The car was caught on camera by a home’s surveillance cameras.

The shooting happened around 9:40 a.m. in the 4000-block of Keely Drive.

Police release more details on Keely Road shooting as they investigate 3rd shooting in 12 hours

Officers said the victim, Darrius Furlow, 23, of Jonesboro, was shot two times - once in the right thigh and to the lower back. He was treated at the scene then taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Jonesboro police also released details on Friday about a search of the home after the shooting.

Region 8 News contacted Jonesboro police Thursday evening, and asked if the drugs pictured in their Facebook post were part of a shooting on Keely Drive. The desk sergeant told us no.

The Criminal Investigation Division, aided by the Organized Criminal Activity Task Force (OCATF), executed a search...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday, October 17, 2019

In court documents Friday, Jonesboro police said the drugs were found at the shooting location on Keely Drive and charged Alijah Wilder, 23, of Jonesboro with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance; and set her bond at $1 million.

Police say they found close to a pound of Ecstasy, 128 ounces of promethazine/codeine, also known as ‘purple drank.’

According to court documents Alijah Wilder admitted to police the drugs found in the house on Keely Drive that the shooting occurred at, were hers.
According to court documents Alijah Wilder admitted to police the drugs found in the house on Keely Drive that the shooting occurred at, were hers. (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

Jonesboro police continue to look for a red Chevrolet Impala in connection with the case.

Police Need Your Help

Can you help ID the driver of this red car? If so, contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657 or CrimeStoppers at 935-STOP. Police are asking for the public's help with the identification of the person driving this red Chevy Impala that is associated with a shooting that occurred on Keely Drive this morning. Around 9:45, JPD responded to a shooting that left one victim injured. Darrius Furlow, 23 yo of Jonesboro, received 2 gunshot wounds, one to the right thigh and the other to the lower back. He was treated by EMS and transported to a local hospital. Police are continuing their investigation. Ref #9794

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Thursday, October 17, 2019

While detectives processed the scene, searching for evidence, several officers combed the neighborhood searching for the suspects.

Elliott told Region 8 News no arrests have been made and the department is doing all they can to find any suspects, but they need your help.

“Every city has its share of problems," he says, "We do what we can do to keep everything under control. A city our size there’s always going to be problems but just working together with the community. We always encourage people in the community, if you see something say something.”

Police release more details on Keely Road shooting as they investigate 3rd shooting in 12 hours
Detectives processing the scene where the alleged shooting happened.
Detectives processing the scene where the alleged shooting happened. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department via Facebook)

Neighbors were in and out of their homes following the shooting. A bystander says she has a sister that lives near Keely Drive and says she’s concerned about for her family’s sake.

“The violence is something that I hate," she says. "For it to be so close to a family member. I just wish that’ll stop or come to a cease. I didn’t know Jonesboro had this much problem but hopefully, it’ll stop or end.”

As officers searched, Nettleton Public Schools placed its high school, junior high, and STEAM campuses, as well as its administrative offices on “soft lockdown” as a precaution.

**UPDATE: The soft lockdown has been lifted** For release: due to the report of a shooting on Keely Drive, our High...

Posted by Nettleton Public Schools on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Shortly after being called to Keely Drive, Jonesboro police responded to another possible shooting at the corner of Nisbett Street and Jefferson Avenue.

As of 11:45 a.m., both scenes had been cleared.

Region 8 News will update this story as more details emerge.

This latest shooting comes a little more than 12 hours after Jonesboro police responded to 2 shootings Wednesday night on Arch Street and in the area of Vine Street and Strawn Avenue.

Sally Smith, public information specialist for the JPD, told Region 8 News that detectives do not believe those shootings are connected. No word on if Thursday’s shooting has any connection to them.

Anyone with information on all three shootings can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657 or Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.

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