Shooting suspects to face trial Nov. 27
Three adult suspects accused in a fatal drive-by shooting in Ashdown, Ark., are scheduled to face trial Nov. 27 .
Joshua King, 20, Brady Winship, 19, and Tenescha Wilkerson, 18, all of Sevier County, Ark., have been charged with the shooting, which occurred July 16.
Desmond Smith, 19, died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Samari Covington, 19, was wounded in the arm but has recovered.
The charges include:
King— murder in the second degree, battery in the first degree and unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle Winship—accomplice to murder in the second degree, battery in the first degree and unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle
Wilkerson—accomplice to murder in the second degree, battery in the first degree and unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle
A juvenile was also charged as an accomplice. Information regarding the juvenile was not released.
Ashdown police were dispatched to a home at 195 Washington St. about 1 a.m. July 16 regarding a shooting.
According to initial reports, several people in a red Dodge Charger drove by the home looking for someone.
All four suspects said during interviews that King wanted to stop at the house so they could fight, according to the arrest affadavit. Winship allegedly drove the vehicle to the Davis’ residence to fight.
Several people came out of the Davis residence and were frightened by the group. At least two suspects reportedly said that King fired a weapon at the group from the vehicle as Winship was driving away.
Officer recovered a 9 mm shell casing at the scene and notified the surrounding law enforcement agencies..
The suspected vehicle was stopped by Sevier County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a De Queen police officer several hours later near De Queen.
The four occupants of the car were taken into custody without incident.