JONESBORO — A man was being held Friday on a $1 million bond for murder after police say he confessed to shooting another man in the head.
The Jonesboro Police Department responded to a shots heard call around 10:50 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Brazos Street and Parkwood Road, it announced online. When officers arrived, they saw the victim, Jonathan Morgan, 39, of Jonesboro, with a gunshot wound to the head near a silver 2016 Ford Fiesta, according to reports.
River Diamondstone Glasgow, 22, of Jonesboro, exited a home on the 2300 block of Brazos Street and told police that he shot Morgan, according to the probable cause affidavit. Witnesses say the shooting stemmed from an argument between Glasgow and Morgan.
“The altercation escalated and River Glasgow went back into the residence, retrieved a firearm and came back outside and begin firing rounds at the victim and other victims that arrived in the same vehicle,” the affidavit read.
Glasgow was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.
Officers tended to the victim until emergency medical services arrived on the scene. Morgan was taken to St. Bernards Medical Center, where he later died, according to the incident report. The suspect was unarmed during his arrest and was suspected of using drugs, it states.
District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Friday to charge Glasgow with first-degree murder, committing a terroristic act and aggravated assault.
According to the incident report, the murder is still under investigation. This marks the second homicide reported by JPD this year.
Glasgow’s next court appearance is set for 8:30 a.m. May 29 at the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 Main St., Jonesboro.