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Drive-by shooting occurs on Griffin Road

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Police are on the lookout for a white sport utility vehicle whose occupants are suspected of firing shots at a home on Griffin Road near Hardy July 21.

Shortly after midnight five rounds were fired from the road near the home of Tena Grimes, said Sharp County Chief Deputy Rickey Crook. Two rounds penetrated the home and were found in the kitchen area, Crook said. The vehicle was seen fleeing from the area.

Grimes, 53, was at home with her son and his girlfriend when the shots were fired, Crook said. They called 9-1-1.

Sharp County Deputy Jermey Qualls, Cherokee Village officer Wendell Lane and Highland officer Kyle Crawford responded to the call. Qualls found five casings on the road, Crook said.

"We don't know if the car was in motion," Crook said. "They could have shot in the road outside the vehicle. If they were shooting from inside a vehicle chances are the casings would not have been found in the road."

The two shots that struck inside the home have been retrieved and will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for analysis.

No one was injured, Crook said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Sharp County Sheriff's Office at 870-994-7356.

Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp arrested a Highland man in Ash Flat after he dropped a cigarette pack containing marijuana inside an Ash Flat convenience store on July 21.

James Biby is charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Biby went inside Murphy USA around 11:30 a.m. without a shirt on and was told by a cashier that the business requires shirts to be worn at all times, Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger said. Biby allegedly walked out of the store and dropped a cigarette container. A customer gave the pack to the cashier who looked inside and found marijuana, Zeiger said. She called police and gave a description of Biby and the vehicle he left in, Zeiger said.

Sharp was leaving court and noticed a vehicle matching the clerk's description in front of her, Zeiger said. She stopped the vehicle and arrested Biby at Zeiger's request.

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