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6 arrests made in connection to Fort Smith shooting

Fort Smith police arrested five in connection with a shooting incident that took place during a burglary in the 1800 block of North 34th Ct.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The Fort Smith Police Department announced multiple arrests were made in a shooting incident that happened on Tuesday, Aug. 9. 

According to Fort Smith Police, officers responded to a residential burglary where shots had reportedly been fired in the 1800 block of North 34th Ct. Police say the suspects fled the scene before officers arrived and no injuries have been reported at this time. 

Police say the suspects used a stun gun on the victim, and gunfire was exchanged outside of the home between at least two people involved in the incident.

According to a press release, detectives were able to identify and arrest five suspects, including two juveniles and three adults. 

Felisha Mitchell Dumas, 36, Dominique Jones, 35 and Desmond Jones, 20, were taken to the Sebastian County Detention Center and charged with aggravated residential burglary. Additionally, Jones was charged with a terroristic act.

Police say the two juveniles were taken to the Sebastian County Juvenile Detention Center, where they were charged with aggravated residential burglary. 

On Thursday, Aug. 11, 23-year-old Tavonte Barnum was also arrested in connection to the shooting. 

According to police, in addition to the charges of terroristic act and aggravated residential burglary stemming from the Aug. 9 incident, Barnum is being charged with felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of second-degree battery, one count of first-degree escape, fleeing with injury, criminal mischief, and resisting, which are related to his arrest.

The investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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