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West Memphis man held in I-55 rig shooting

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | July 23, 2021 at 3:24 a.m.

A West Memphis man accused of shooting into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55 has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday.

The gunfire happened July 2, when 29-year-old David Allen Jackson parked on the side of I-55 near the Memphis and Arkansas Bridge and shot as many as four times into the passing truck, according to a Facebook post from Crittenden County Sheriff Mike Allen.

The gunfire was reported when the driver arrived in Tennessee but was reported to Arkansas authorities on July 16, Allen said, when it was determined that the incident occurred in Arkansas.

The truck driver was not injured, but the truck was damaged, according to the post.

The sheriff's office sought the public's help in identifying Jackson, then in locating him.

Jackson was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Crittenden County jail on one count each of terroristic act, unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and possession of a firearm by certain persons, according to an online inmate roster.

He remained in the jail Thursday, the roster indicated. No bail amount information was listed.

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