Yet another arrest has been made in Ringgold in connection with a March 3 drive-by shooting.
This time, however, the person jailed is one who was also shot at, Sheriff John Ballance said.
Arlondo Pierre Iverson, also known as Pug, is jailed on five counts of attempted first-degree murder. Iverson, 20, of Minden, is held on a $1 million bond.
Ballance said Iverson was one of two people who fired upon a car occupied by three adults and two children. In that car were Kenquan Mayfield and Isaiah Fritz Walter, 20, of Ringgold. Both are charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Both shooting incidents took place on Blacksmith Road. Iverson was among nine people standing in the front yard of a home where woman lived with her boyfriend and children.
Iverson and an unidentified man fired shots as Mayfield and Walter drove by, Ballance said. Then Mayfield and Walter turned their car around and fired into the crowd. Bullets hit a parked car and the house but no one inside or in the yard was injured.
The shootings are related to an unsolved November homicide that claimed the life of 31-year-old Shanette M. Carter. She was hit by a bullet while sitting in her apartment. The gunshot was fired during a disturbance involving several people, including Walter, in the parking lot.
In addition to Walter, Mayfield and Iverson, three other people have been arrested in recent days. They include:
- Jelisa Drew, 24, of Ringgold, and Kenny Antonio Brown, 37, also of Ringgold, charged with accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder.
Drew helped Mayfield evade arrest by driving him from Ringgold to his sister’s house in Coushatta. Then Brown took Mayfield from Coushatta to a bus station in Alexandria, where Brown bought him a bus ticket to Louisville, Ky, Ballance said. Drew is free on a $100,000 bond. Brown is still jailed on a $500,000 bond.
- Dasjuan Jalik Reed, 18, of Ringgold, on a charge of obstruction of justice. Ballance said Reed removed weapons used in the drive-by shooting. His bond is $1 million.