Charges filed in November murder


Formal charges have been filed against a Pine Bluff man accused of shooting another man to death on Nov. 28.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter charged Rashune Raglon, 25, with capital murder in the death of Dametrick McDaniel, 25, whose body was found inside an apartment at 2600 Beech St., just after midnight.

Raglon was arrested in Kansas City, Kan., in early December and brought back to Pine Bluff by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies.

At a probable cause hearing for Raglon on Dec. 9, Detective Steven Rucker of the Pine Bluff Police Department said McDaniel was shot in the head.

Police were called to the apartment complex after McDaniel’s 3-year-old daughter, who was barefoot, knocked on the door of a neighbor’s apartment. A search for the girl’s parent or guardian resulted in police finding the door of one of the apartments open and McDaniel’s body on the floor.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:53 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day by Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.

Rucker said that during the investigation, police found an identification card with the name Brandon McClatchie on it. Police searched for McClatchie until he turned himself in on Dec. 3.

According to the probable-cause affidavit, McClatchie said he was in the apartment with Raglon and McDaniel when Raglon got up and shot McDaniel with a shotgun.

Rucker said in the affidavit that Raglon had been smoking “wet,” a combination of PCP and marijuana.

Rucker said that after the shooting, Raglon left the apartment with McClatchie and caught a ride with another individual. A day after the shooting, Rucker said, officers received a call from a fisherman who had found a .12-gauge Mossburg shotgun in an open field just below the bridge on the Martha Mitchell Expressway east of Convention Center Drive.

When McClatchie was questioned, he told police Raglon had thrown the gun out of the vehicle while it was traveling down the Martha Mitchell Expressway.

Raglon, who is on probation on drug-related charges, also was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is being held without bond at the adult detention center, and the case was assigned to First Division Circuit Judge Berlin C. Jones.