Fort Smith Police Make Arrest In Drive-By Shooting

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police arrested a man Monday (Feb. 15) in connection to a drive-by shooting, according to the department.

Dion Tyrone Clements, 52, was arrested on suspicion of committing a terroristic act, felon in possession of a firearm and residential burglary, according to police.

On Monday, officers responded to a home in the 2400 block of North 31st Street where they found several 9mm shell casing in the street and evidence the home had been shot at, police said.

The victims, a man and his wife, told officers Clements broke into their home and assaulted the woman calling her a snitch, according to police. The man chased Clements from the home with a hammer and 15 minutes later the drive-by shooting occurred, police said.

The victims picked Clements out of a photo lineup and he was taken into custody after leaving a house on Spradling Avenue, according to police.

Clements is being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond, and a handgun believe to have been used in the shooting was seized.