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UPDATE: Searcy shooting suspects being held in Texas

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UPDATE: The Searcy Police Department will be filing charges with the White County Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Johnny Patton and Amanda Hampton.  

Johnny Patton, 27 of Arlington TX, will be charged with Aggravated Robbery and Battery 1st Degree.

Amanda Hampton, 27 of Arlington TX, will be charged with Accomplice to Aggravated Robbery and Battery 1st Degree. 

There has not been a bond or court date determined at this time for either suspect. Extradition back to Searcy is pending for Patton and Hampton.

According to the Searcy Police Department, the third suspect mentioned will not be charged. 

Stay with Channel Seven for updates.

 


 

SEARCY (KATV) - Friday, January 24, Searcy Police responded to the JCPenney parking lot on a report of shots fired. Shane Looney, 40, was shot while attempting to sell a ring he listed on Craigslist.

Corp. Steve Hernandez said Looney was shot in the stomach by one of the suspects, after making arrangements to meet them in the parking lot. Looney had surgery and he is in stable condition.

The suspects are described as two black men and one black female driving a black car. The car is described as a black Dodge Challenger with a gray stripe. "392 Hemi" is inscribed on both back fenders and the vehicle may have Florida license plate 433VCE. 

On Sunday, three suspects were taken into custody that may have been involved in the robbery and shooting. The suspects were taken into custody after a pursuit with the Arkansas State Police that started in southwest Arkansas and ended in Texas. There are no charges in this case at this time, but all three suspects have other charges stemming from the pursuit. 

If you have information on this incident, you are urged to contact Searcy police at (501) 268-3531.