JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Trumann man arrested in connection with a Jonesboro murder was given a $1 million bond Friday in Craighead County District Court.
According to Jonesboro police, Corey McCullon, 31, of Trumann was arrested by Caruthersville police and the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office without incident Wednesday.
He’s suspected in the shooting death of 29-year-old Keshia Criglar whose body was found around 7 a.m. Wednesday in her home on Meadowbrook, located off of Gee Street.
According to an incident report in the case, dispatch got a call around 6:50 a.m. about a person being shot in the chest on Meadowbrook. The incident report, much of which is masked, also mentions that two children were listed as witnesses in the case.
Witnesses said McCullon had been harassing Criglar for several days before the shooting, saying she owed him money, court records revealed.
Police say he forced open the door to Criglar’s home and fired numerous rounds inside the home, and then made threats to those inside before shooting the victim.
District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge McCullon with first-degree murder, committing a terroristic act by shooting a weapon, possession of a firearm by certain person, and first-degree terroristic threatening.
Late Wednesday afternoon, investigators with the criminal investigation division developed probable cause to request a bench warrant for McCullon.
Neighbors in the area spoke with us but chose to remain anonymous.
“Hopefully people have their deadbolts on their doors and locked and the windows locked because people come in," she said. "You know what, I’m scared for everybody out here and I’m scared of a few people out here.”
A second neighbor says he’s afraid for the children in the area.
“For it to be as close as it is a little unnerving," he says, "My best hope is the police are able to find who did it and what all happened.”
Craighead County prosecutors said Thursday that McCullon had also been charged with attempted capital murder in 2016 in the Cedar Heights area of Jonesboro.
Officials said McCullon was accused of shooting Jeremy Walker three times at an apartment complex. The case went to trial, but the jury could not reach a verdict after a weeklong trial, and the judge in the case declared a hung jury.
Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant DeProw said Thursday in a statement to Region 8 News that he decided not to re-try McCullon in October.
“Without additional, new evidence, I decided not to try the case,” DeProw said.
Region 8 News will update this story as more details emerge.
The investigation into the death is ongoing and anyone with information on the case can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657 or Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP.