Suspect who shot at two tractor-trailers on I-55 now in custody, sheriff says

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — The suspect wanted for firing shots at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55 on two separate occasions is now in custody, according to the Crittenden County Sheriff.

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department issued felony warrants for the arrest of David Allen Jackson III Wednesday afternoon.

Jackson was caught in West Memphis around 7 p.m. without incident, the sheriff told FOX13.

The driver of an 18-wheeler was hit by gunfire multiple times on May 19, the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department said. The driver was able to describe the suspect’s vehicle as a dark blue Chevrolet Malibu and said that a Black male was the shooter.

The shooting happened on I-55 around the Bridgeport exit.

On July 2, a second 18-wheeler was shot multiple times also around the Bridgeport exit on I-55.

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The vehicle was described as a dark blue Chevrolet Malibu with a Black male shooting from the driver’s window. In this incident, the truck had onboard cameras and was able to capture the shooting.

The driver wasn’t injured in the shooting, but the tractor-trailer was damaged.

The driver of the Malibu was identified as 29-year-old David Allen Jackson.

Jackson is described as 6 feet tall with a slender build. According to investigators, Jackson has been living in the West Memphis, Arkansas area and is known to frequent Memphis.

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department said it has recovered the Chevrolet Malibu. Jackson was last seen in a silver Dodge Journey bearing Arkansas license plate # 743 ZIG.

Crittenden County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2000 for information that leads to Jackson’s arrest.