Two people arrested after Wednesday shooting on State Street

Two people arrested after Wednesday shooting on State Street
Jonesboro police responded to a shots fired call around 7 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of State Street. One person was injured and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A pair of Jonesboro residents face felony charges in connection with their role in a shooting Wednesday evening on State Street, according to Jonesboro police.

Jerico J. Wright, 30, of Jonesboro was arrested on suspicion of battery-1st degree, while Yolanda Deniese Rofe, 39, of Jonesboro was arrested on suspicion of hindering apprehension or prosecution in the case.

According to a post on the Jonesboro Police Department Facebook page, authorities received a bench warrant for Wright and that Wright turned himself into authorities Friday morning.

Jonesboro Police made two arrests connected to a shooting that happened on State Street Wednesday evening. JPD...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Friday, March 27, 2020

Jonesboro police also said Rofe gave information to investigators about Wright and the whereabouts of her vehicle Wednesday.

The shooting sent one man to the hospital.

The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. March 25 in the 300-block of State Street, according to the initial incident report.

When officers arrived, they found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh.

Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg until an ambulance could transport him to a local hospital.

Jonesboro police are investigating a shooting that occurred in an apartment complex located in the 300 block of State...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A $150,000 bond was set for Wright, while a $3,500 bond was set for Rofe during a probable cause hearing Friday.

Both Rofe and Wright will be arraigned April 24 in circuit court.

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