A 25-year-old Pine Bluff man who was arrested last week in Kansas City will be held without bond at the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare capital murder charges against him.
Rashune Raglon was identified as the suspect in the shooting death of Dametrick McDaniel, 25, whose body was found just after midnight on Nov. 28 inside an apartment at 2600 S. Beech St.
During a court hearing Monday for Raglon, Detective Steven Rucker said McDaniel had been shot in the head.
Police were called to the apartment complex after a 3-year-old girl, who was McDaniel’s daughter, knocked on the door of a neighboring apartment without any shoes and socks on, and while officers were trying to find her parent or guardian, found the door to Apartment I standing open and McDaniel’s body on the floor.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:53 a.m. by Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley.
Rucker said during his testimony that officers found an identification card with the name Brandon McClatchie on it inside the apartment and had looked for him from that evening until Dec. 3 when he turned himself in.
McClatchie reportedly told officers that he was in the apartment with Raglon and McDaniel when Raglon got up and shot McDaniel with a shotgun.
According to the probable cause affidavit, McClatchie said Raglon been smoking “wet,” which is a combination of PCP and marijuana.
After allegedly shooting McDaniel, Raglon left the apartment with McClatchie and caught a ride with another individual.
Rucker said a day after the shooting, officers received a call from a fisherman who had located 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 allegedly told police that Raglon had thrown the gun used in the shooting out of the vehicle while it was traveling down the Martha Mitchell Expressway.
Rucker said detectives obtained information that Raglon had gone to the Kansas City, Kan., area and passed along the information to the Major Crimes Unit of the Kansas City Police Department, which took him into custody without incident.
Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies brought him back to Pine Bluff on Dec. 3 and he has been held on a pickup order pending the probable cause hearing, which had been scheduled for Friday, but was postponed because county offices were closed because of the potential for ice.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Raglon is on probation in Jefferson County Circuit Court on drug-related charges.
When asked by Kizer, Rucker said no other suspects had been identified or were being sought in connection with the death.
Raglon said he would hire his own attorney.