Arkansas officials working to identify suspect who shot at tractor-trailer on I-55

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — Officials in Crittenden County are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who shot into a tractor-trailer on I-55.

Crittenden County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information on the suspect’s identity.

The shooting happened on July 2.

The suspect parked on the side of I-55 near the Old Bridge and shot 3 to 4 times into the tractor-trailer truck, CrimeStoppers said.

“These guys are just out here doing their jobs, trying to make a living, like everybody else. They are away from their families for weeks on end, and nobody deserves that,” Jean Bogen, a trucker from Missouri said.

The surveillance video is hard to watch for truckers Jean Bogen and Dameon Jones, who say they always fear for their safety when on the road.

“We are taught as truck drivers to be prepared for the unexpected, but we’re not psychics. We can’t read your mind or anyone else’s mind,” Jones said.

As the search for the man responsible continues, Jones hopes he’ll do the right thing and come forward.

“Turn yourself in man. It’s not worth it being on the run,” he said. “All you’re going to do is miss time with your friends and family. Just go ahead and turn yourself in.”

The crime was reported after the driver was in Tennessee.

The suspect’s vehicle is a dark-colored Chevy Malibu.

CrimeStoppers said the victim wasn’t injured in the shooting, but the tractor-trailer was damaged.

If you have any information, call Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at 870-732-4444. All callers will remain anonymous.