UPDATE: JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS HOMICIDE SUSPECT
DAELON RESHUAN BAKER (19 YOA)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Major Gary McClain
Office: 870.541.5351 / Cell: 870.329.5638
UPDATE: JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS HOMICIDE SUSPECT: Jefferson County, Arkansas - December 22, 2021 - On December 19, 2021, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was called to the scene of a homicide in the area of Wilbur West Road near Bayou Bartholomew. The deceased victim was identified as Laquavis Thomas, 20 years-of-age. Thomas was found to have suffered from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigators developed information that Daelon Reshuan Baker (19 years-of-age) was involved in the homicide. They were able to locate Baker and arrested him on unrelated charges on Monday, December 20, 2021. After further investigation, on Tuesday, December 22, 2021, District Judge Kimberly Bridgforth found probable cause to hold Baker in jail without bond for Capital Murder and possession of a defaced firearm.
"I am extremely proud of our team's hard work and dedication to this case" Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr. said. "They worked diligently to bring resolution to this within the first forty-eight hours." "This is an example of the GRIP three prong approach gang reduction model of prevention, suppression, and intervention. Quickly apprehending offenders involved in crimes that are plaguing our communities is a part of the model", said Sheriff Woods.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office non-emergency dispatch at (870) 541-5300 or the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office CID at (870) 541-5351. Information can also be via email at email@example.com.