Two additional Pine Bluff men were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with a July 8 shooting incident in the 3200 block of Daffodil Street.
Courtney Lane, 24, and William Price-Ellis, 25, were booked into the Dub Brassel Adult Detention Center Tuesday, Pine Bluff Police Department spokeswoman Regina VonTungeln said Wednesday.
PBPD Detective William Freeman said in a probable cause affidavit that Lane and Price-Ellis were arrested after an investigation indicated that they and several other men began firing handguns in a man’s direction as he attempted to get into his cousin’s car.
Freeman said that officers were initially dispatched in response to a report of gunshots in the area and that the officers found shell casings in the street and yard. Freeman said witnesses told officers they saw several black males pointing guns and running from each other and that several of the residents’ vehicles and homes were damaged by gunshots.
Freeman said that officers interviewed an alleged victim on July 12 who said he came under fire from several men while he was trying to get into his cousin’s car.
On Wednesday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $100,000 cash-only bond each for Lane and Price-Ellis after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Lane with aggravated assault and commission of a terroristic act and to charge Price-Ellis with aggravated assault, commission of a terroristic act and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“An investigation is pending and there may be additional charges,” VonTungeln said.
Both Lane and Price-Ellis asked for time to hire their own attorneys and were ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.
Lane and Price-Ellis were told to report back to court Aug. 26.
Two other suspects allegedly involved in the July 8 incident appeared in district court Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Pine Bluff District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge Jeramy Chambers, 21, with commission of a terroristic act and aggravated assault; and Allawiches Austin, 22, with commission of a terroristic act, aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.