Suspect accused of shooting at two semi-trucks on I-55 in custody

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:13 PM CDT
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CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. (WMC) - A suspect in two interstate shootings in Crittenden County is in custody.

29-year-old David Jackson was taken into custody by the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday night. Authorities say media tips led to Jackson’s arrest and it was joint effort by West Memphis police and Crittenden County deputies.

The first shooting happened May 19 on I-55 near the Bridgeport exit. The sheriff’s department received a report of an 18-wheeler that had been shot and the driver had been struck multiple times. The driver described the suspect and the vehicle as a dark blue Chevrolet Malibu.

The second shooting happened July 2. Another 18-wheeler was shot multiple times near the same location as the first incident. The driver described the same suspect and vehicle. This truck was equipped with a camera that captured the shooting.

“This is a great day for us, a great day for the city of West Memphis. It’s a great opportunity to see how the law enforcement community works together, bringing suspects into custody without injuries to officers or the suspect,” said West Memphis Police Chief Michael Pope.

Police say before taking Jackson into custody, they used their drone to make sure it was safe to approach the home where he was found.

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