Fayetteville Police Make Arrest In New Year’s Eve Shooting

Devonta Smith

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Police have arrested a Fort Smith man in connection with a New Year’s eve shooting that injured one person.

Devonte Smith faces charges of first-degree battery, aggravated assault and committing a terroristic act — all felonies.

Fayetteville police said they worked with Fort Smith police to identify Smith.

Police were called Monday (Dec. 31) evening to a shooting on Curtis Avenue, where they found a person suffering from gunshot wounds to their torso.

The person was treated and released from a hospital.

An investigation is ongoing, but police believe the shooting happened after a fight between two groups in the area.

Smith was being held Wednesday (Jan. 2) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Jan. 14 in Washington County Circuit Court.

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