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Teen sought in shooting at Arkansas park arrested in Indiana

by Brandon Riddle | April 4, 2016 at 1:56 p.m.

A teenager from Hot Springs sought in the shooting of a man at a city park late last month has been arrested on an unrelated charge in Indiana, according to police.

Hot Springs police Friday obtained an arrest warrant for Jaquez Jones, 18, on a charge of first-degree battery after a fight turned violent March 31 at Chattanooga City Park, 500 Chattanooga St.

Police responded about 12:08 p.m. that day and located Christopher Delvon Davis, 20, with injuries to his upper leg and buttocks. Davis' injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to authorities.

Two separate groups had met at the park to fight, police said, adding that Davis and Jones "exchanged words" before Jones shot Davis and fled the scene.

In a news release Monday, Hot Springs police said Jones was arrested Sunday in Indianapolis on a charge of armed robbery. He remained at the Marion County jail in Indiana as of Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Police spokesman Cpl. Kirk Zaner said it is unclear when Jones would be extradited to Arkansas, adding that his extradition would depend on the outcome of his armed-robbery case.

The statute of limitations in Arkansas for a charge of first-degree battery is five years, Zaner said.


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