Man arrested in Wednesday shooting


Conflicting stories about a shooting incident that resulted in injuries to an 18-year-old girl Wednesday night resulted in the arrest of her boyfriend who was allegedly playing with a gun.

Irvin Schnexayder, 19, who is currently on probation, will have to post a $50,000 bond to be released from the adult detention center after Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled Thursday prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police were first sent to 320 W. 18th Ave., then to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where the victim, Tamraneka Johnson, was being treated for a gunshot wound to the right foot.

Detective James Williams reported that Johnson and Schexnayder gave several different stories about the shooting before Schexnayder admitted that the shooting occurred while he and Johnson were “playing with the gun.”

The police affidavit from Williams said another person who was in the house at the time “ran off with the gun and it has not been recovered.”

At Kizer’s request, Kearney also ordered Schexnayder to have no contact with Johnson until the case is settled and told him to come back to court Nov. 15.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Schexnayder.