Police responding to a domestic situation involving a firearm arrested a Paragould man for shooting at a vehicle containing two children.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Jacob Higdon of the Criminal Investigation Division, they arrested Jonathan Brady Wright, 32, of Paragould, on charges of one count of aggravated assault on a family or household member, and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. All are Class D felonies.
According to Higdon’s affidavit, the arrest took place Oct. 8 as police responded to the domestic situation described above. As they arrived, they spoke with a woman who reportedly told them she and Wright had become involved in an argument. She said he then fired at her vehicle while she and her two children were inside it. Officers report a bullet hole in the grille of the vehicle, and what appeared to be radiator coolant leaking underneath the vehicle.
As investigators interviewed Wright after advising him of his rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present under questioning, he reportedly gave incriminating statements according to the affidavit.
Wright remains in the Greene County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond, conditioned on having no contact with the victims.