Bonds of $1 million cash-only have been set for three young men arrested Wednesday for criminal attempt first-degree murder after they allegedly shot a 30-year-old El Dorado man late last month.
Roshune Glosson, 18, of 620 S. College and 322 S. Newton; Deanthony Traylor, 23, of 601 Louisiana St.; and Derrick D. Andrews, 25, of 734 E. Wesson, have been charged with criminal attempt first-degree murder and engaging in violent criminal group activity. The charge was originally listed as an incident of first-degree battery but was increased from a class B felony to the two Y felonies following the arrests.
Glosson was also charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person.
According to an El Dorado Police report, officers were dispatched to the Medical Center of South Arkansas on Nov. 23 in reference to a gunshot victim who reportedly drove himself to the hospital with wounds in his shoulder, torso, hip and neck.
Family members who stated they were with William E. Parker Jr. at the time of the incident advised they were in the driveway of a residence in the 1100 block of South West Avenue when Parker told them to wait for him as he exited the vehicle. Several moments later, the family members said they heard gunshots and saw Parker “holding right to his body as he ran toward the vehicle and got inside.”
“The girls expressed that William appeared to be in pain and observed him to be bleeding,” according to the report. “William stated that he’d been shot and they need to go to the hospital. William then operated the vehicle from the driveway and into the street and began driving to the medical center while [a family member] contacted the police department.”
Bullets from the wounds as well as the vehicle were collected as evidence.
The property owners of the residence in the 1100 block of South West Avenue reported they’d previously leased the house to Williams and a female relative. The two were kicked out a month previous “due to undesirable activities taking place at the residence.” Despite the vacancy, the house still appeared as if someone had been living there.
Warrants were later issued for Glosson, Williams and Traylor.
More in tomorrow’s News-Times.