Juveniles to be charged as adults in Tuesday shooting


Two Pine Bluff teenagers will be charged as adults after they were identified by the victim of a shooting incident in the central part of the city Tuesday.

Kaleb McBride, 17, and Keyontae Johnson, 17, allegedly shot Xavier Roaf, 18, at 604 W. 20th Ave., at 2:20 p.m., Detective Michael Roberts said in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Friday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Roaf was shot in the right calf and the left thigh and after he identified Johnson and McBride, officers went to Johnson’s house where they found two handguns under the house after receiving consent to search from Johnson’s mother.

At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County district Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 bond for both McBride and Johnson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with first-degree battery.

Bridgforth also ordered McBride and Johnson to have no contract with Roaf until the case is over.

A second $100,000 bond was set for McBride after a second incident on the same day of the shooting.

Detective Marsha Oliver said in a probable cause affidavit that McBride and two other individuals went to a house in the 1600 block of Vaugine looking for a person, then attempted to fight with that person.

Several witnesses told police they saw McBride take a gun from one of the individuals that came to the house with him and fire three or four times.

Kizer said one of those shots went through a storm door, wood front door and an entertainment center and lodged in a wall while a second shot also hit the front door but did not penetrate it.

Oliver said there were four individuals in the house at the time, including an infant.

Bridgforth ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge McBride with two counts of committing a terroristic act and four counts of aggravated assault in that incident.