Man wanted for officer battery charges


A warrant has been issued for an El Dorado man who is wanted on a series of felony charges in connection with two recent shootings, a police chase and the battery of law enforcement officers, who all took place on April 5.

A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to the arrest of 31-year-old Tyrell T. Moore.

Moore faces two counts of second degree battery and bodily harm to a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer or employee of a correctional facility, flight in a vehicle, first degree criminal mischief and misdemeanor each counts flight on foot and without a driver’s license.

Police said Moore was identified as a suspect in the two shootings reported less than two hours apart on April 5.

No injuries were reported in the shootings, one of which was carried out while children were present.

Officers first responded at 9 p.m. April 5 to a report of shots fired outside a residence in the 700 block of Louisiana Avenue.

A resident told police she and her four children, aged 5 to 12, were inside the house when they heard gunshots outside.

Another resident who was standing outside the house at the time reported seeing a silver Honda Pilot with its headlights off heading west on Wilson Street towards the residence.

He said the driver fired two shots and shouted, “You’re lucky my gun got stuck,” before speeding off the scene, continuing west on Wilson.

A witness provided a similar account of the incident.

Police said they recovered a casing from the street outside the Louisiana Avenue residence.

At 10:45 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 1200 block of East Wesson as part of the Louisiana Avenue shooting investigation and learned that the suspect also allegedly fired shots at the residence. ‘East Wesson.

A witness told officers the suspect was on foot.

Police said they recovered 27 spent shell casings from the scene in East Wesson, noting the patio and front door were hit by multiple bullets.

A casing that was recovered from the street matched the casing that was recovered from the Louisiana Avenue scene, police said.

Thirty minutes later, officers received information that the suspect may be staying with a relative in the 700 block of the East Building.

Officers said they spotted the suspect’s vehicle outside the East Block residence and when they initiated a traffic stop, the suspect backed up and attempted to crash into a patrol car.

An officer said he was able to get out of the suspect’s path and avoid a collision and gave chase as the suspect sped away.

The chase took place on several city streets and at one point the suspect attempted to collide head-on with another patrol car before turning east on East Cedar, police said.

Officers said the suspect then applied his brakes, causing an officer, whose vehicle he initially attempted to hit, to ram into the rear of the suspect’s SUV.

The officer said the impact threw him against the steering wheel and dashboard and he suffered a minor injury to his right knee.

He also said the front passenger side of the patrol car was badly damaged and the car was disabled following the accident.

The suspect, later identified as Moore, exited his vehicle after the collision and fled on foot. Police said they were unable to find him.

On April 6, the owner of the Honda Pilot told officers that her daughter usually drives the vehicle.

The woman’s daughter said the suspect, her boyfriend, asked to borrow the SUV around 6 p.m. on April 5 and never returned.

Capt. Scott Harwell of the El Dorado Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division said investigators obtained a warrant for Moore’s arrest on April 18.

Moore is described as a 6-foot-1, 153-pound black man with black hair and brown eyes.

He had addresses listed at 1311 E. Wesson and 716 E. Block.

Anyone with information about Moore’s whereabouts is encouraged to call EPD Investigator Terrance Hinton or Crime Stoppers at 870-863-INFO (2636).

Teenager arrested in drive-by shooting

An El Dorado teenager has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured two men last month in the 1100 block of North Miles Avenue.

Bail was set at $100,000, cash or bond, in a first appearance hearing Monday for Jacaleb Miles, 17, in the 35th Judicial District Court.

Miles was arrested April 28 on multiple counts, including six counts of aggravated assault, two counts of first-degree battery, felony with a firearm, terrorism, first-degree criminal mischief, unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, engaging in violent group criminal activity and possession of a firearm by certain individuals.

Capt. Scott Harwell of the El Dorado Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division said Miles has been identified as a suspect in an ongoing investigation into the shooting.

Mark O. Wade, 21, is also being held in Union County Jail on multiple felony charges for his alleged role in the incident in which several occupants of a car allegedly fired on a group of people who stood in front of the residence at 1122 N. Miles.

Harwell said Miles and Wade would be the shooters in the incident.

Police were called to the scene around 4:32 p.m. and along the way learned that two people had arrived at the Southern Arkansas Medical Center emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.

Alfred Johnson, 30, of El Dorado, and Theopololis D. McHenry, 29, of Strong were hit in the lower right leg and right foot respectively.

Neither provided any information regarding the shooting, police said.

Witnesses described a drive-by shooting, with the suspects firing shots from a black car, later described as a Honda, as the car drove over Miles.

A witness said the car came to a stop at the intersection of Miles and Woodland Street and the occupants of the front and rear passenger seats climbed onto their respective window frames and began pulling south toward the residence located at 1122 North Miles.

The witness said the car then began to drive slowly past the North Miles residence and the passengers continued firing.

Witnesses said the shooter in the front passenger seat was wearing a red hoodie and the shooter in the rear passenger seat was wearing a black hoodie.

Both wore black masks, according to witnesses.

Other witnesses provided similar accounts of the incident, with some claiming to have heard at least 50 gunshots.

Investigators said they recovered multiple casings from the scene, including the intersection where the suspects’ vehicle allegedly stopped and the street in front of the residence.

A car nearby had been hit by bullets.

Police said the rear passenger windows and rear quarter panel on the passenger side of the car were damaged.

Surveillance video from a nearby residence showed several people, including Johnson and McHenry, standing near a car in front of the residence at 1122 N. Miles.

Police said the group simultaneously lowered to the ground and began running for cover on the south side of the house and car when gunfire rang out.

After the shooting stopped, police said a few of the men walked towards the shell casings in the street, just outside the range of the CCTV camera.

One of the men picked up an item strewn among casings and carried it inside the house, officers said, noting that most of those present at the scene entered the house and left soon after. soon after.

Due to the activity immediately following the shooting, police said they obtained and executed a search warrant for the North Miles residence.

They reported finding a handgun, a large amount of marijuana, and digital scales inside the residence during the search.

Materials inside the residence bore the name Javonte L. Rochell, 23, and his vehicle was parked in the driveway, indicating he lived at the residence, officers said.

Rochell was transported to EPD headquarters for an interview with detectives and he was later taken into custody for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, concurrent possession of drugs and firearms, and possession of paraphernalia. of drug use.

Rochell said he did not see the suspects but heard someone shout that the shots came from a black car.

Police said other suspects were identified in the shooting and one of them, Wade, was taken into custody on April 24 after officers were told Wade was in the 300 block from Hudson.

Wade appeared in the 35th Judicial District Court the next day, where he was posted $50,000 bond on charges related to the shooting, including first-degree battery, unlawfully discharging a firearm, participating in violent group criminal activity, carrying a prohibited weapon, terrorism, felony with a firearm, aggravated assault – all of which are felonies – and first-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Bail was set at $10,000 on a separate warrant for theft of property, possession of a controlled substance and flight.

At another first appearance hearing in district court on April 27, Wade was issued $100,000 bond for felony violations of the Uniform Machine Gun Law, presence of machine guns, and robbery by reception.

Police said they located Wade an apartment in the 300 block of Hudson and the tenant consented to a search of the residence.

Investigators said they obtained a search warrant for the residence and found two handguns and ammunition during a search.

Wade admitted that the guns belonged to him.

He denied any involvement in the April 19 shooting, police said.

Harwell said an arrest warrant was also issued for Miles, 17, and he was taken into custody while checking in with his parole officer on April 28.

The teenager will be held in an Arkansas juvenile detention center until his July 18th and he will be transported to Union County Jail.

If Miles is released on bail, he must abide by a daily curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. He hired attorney Gary McDonald, according to court records.

Harwell said another juvenile suspect has been identified and an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the shooting.

“I can’t (publicly) name him because he’s underage but there’s a warrant out there for another suspect,” Harwell said.

He said investigators have yet to establish a firm motive for the shooting, noting the defendants were part of two groups involved in an ongoing feud.


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