Parole absconder linked to October shooting

A Pine Bluff man listed as a parole absconder was arrested Sunday after he was identified as the suspect in a shooting on Oct.14.

Jamar McNealy, 21, allegedly shot Jarvis Davis when the two struggled over a gun, Detective Temmiothy Johnson said in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in court Monday.

Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said the alleged victim was at 1019 University Drive when he was approached by a tall, light-skinned black male with tattoos on his neck who allegedly wanted to “buy some weed (marijuana).”

Johnson said the alleged victim told police that McNealy pulled a gun and told the victim to give him everything he had. When the alleged vicitm struggled over the gun, it went off, striking the alleged victim in the stomach.

Manning said the alleged victim told police the suspect might have fled in a green, four-door passenger car with paint missing from the hood, and police learned that McNealy’s girlfriend drove a car matching that description.

The girlfriend told police she had loaned McNealy her car and his driver’s license was found on the floorboard under the driver’s seat.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for McNealy after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with first-degree battery. McNealy also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

Although Bridgforth set the bond, McNealy will not be able to post it because of the absconder warrant from the Department of Correction.