$1 million bond set for suspect arrested in Jonesboro homicide

Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 11:37 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 6:32 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man faces a first-degree murder charge after police said Friday he shot a victim in the head last month.

A $1 million bond was set for Dangelo Vandell Lewis, 20, of Jonesboro during a probable cause hearing Friday.

Officers arrested Lewis on suspicion of homicide-first-degree murder, terroristic act, and criminal mischief-1st degree in connection with the Nov. 22 shooting at Countryview Circle and South Caraway Road.

Police responded to the area around 3:40 p.m. regarding a shots-fired call, when they arrived they found the victim, 18-year-old Devonte Wesson, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he died four days later.

On Friday, Jonesboro police released more details about the case.

Wesson was in a vehicle with two other people when the shooting happened. Authorities said the car that Wesson and the others were in was struck, with a hole in the door and two busted windows.

Police were also able to develop Lewis, also known as “OG Redd” as a suspect in the murder, according to a probable cause affidavit. A witness also identified Lewis as one of the shooters in the case, police said.

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, a judge found probable cause existed to arrest Lewis and issued a bench warrant. According to records from the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, he was booked into the detention center at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday on the charges.

Lewis is set to be arraigned in circuit court Jan. 19.

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