Three charged with murder in Sebastian County court

FORT SMITH – Two separate shootings on February 14 resulted in three people being charged with murder in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Monday, according to Prosecutor Daniel Shue.

James Michael Shoemake, 22, of Mulberry, was charged with first degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Jeremiah Allen, 22. Shoemake will be indicted Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

First responders found Allen on the ground on the 1500 block of Boston Avenue. He had been shot in the back once after a possible affidavit.

Allen’s ex-girlfriend told police she was in an apartment with Shoemake when he went outside. About 15 minutes later, he ran back in, claiming that he had just shot someone, according to the affidavit. She noticed that he had a gun in his pocket, which he hid in a wall of the apartment, the affidavit says.

The woman went outside and found Allen under oath.

Police ransacked Shoemake’s home on February 15 and found the gun hidden in the wall, according to an affidavit.

In the second shooting on February 14th, Jeffery Allen Workman, 46, and Jennifer Renee Martin, 39, were charged with first degree murder and serious domestic break-ins.

The officers were called to a shooting on Plum Street in Hackett. They identified a victim who had died and one who had suffered head trauma, according to a possible affidavit.

According to the affidavit, investigators searched a house on Texas Road in Fort Smith. According to the affidavit, they found a baseball bat used in the Hackett attack and a 9mm pistol that matched the cartridge cases that were used at the scene.

Investigators received a statement from someone at the residence stating that Workman was affirmed as the person who brought the bat and gun to the Hackett’s home.

Workman and Martin will be charged Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Jeffery Allen Workman

Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

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