2 men arrested, accused of Craigslist robbery, shooting

2 men arrested, accused of Craigslist robbery, shooting
Jackie Spears (Source: SCSO)
Jackie Spears (Source: SCSO)
Randy Arnett (Source: SCSO)
Randy Arnett (Source: SCSO)
Ashley Jones (Source: SCSO)
Ashley Jones (Source: SCSO)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two men have been arrested and accused of shooting and robbing two people in Raleigh.

Jackie Spears, 25, and Randy Arnett, 24 were arrested and each charged with two counts of criminal attempt first-degree murder, two counts of especially aggravated robbery, employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and two possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

The shooting happened on St. Elmo Drive. The victims then drove to the post office on Austin Peay Highway for help. They were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

A witness said she is happy the men are in custody and hopes people are careful when buying from Craigslist.

"It appeared she had a bullet hole in her knee," Lin Staller said.

Staller said when she went to the post office Friday, she was a woman sitting on the curb bleeding.

"Her and her boyfriend had been in the neighborhood to buy a car but when they got there, two men jumped into the car and tried to steal their car."

Police said the two victims were trying to buy a car from people they met on Craigslist. The Craigslisters instead pulled out guns, robbed the victims, and shot them.

Officers said after canvassing the area and monitoring surveillance video, they came to the conclusion that two men were responsible for the robbery. A black Ford Mustang, which resembled a car from previous Craigslist robberies, was seen entering and leaving the scene.

Investigators said they went to a home in the 1400 block of Haywod where they located the Mustang. When they approached the home, investigators said there was a strong odor of marijuana.

According the affidavit, the home owner told police that her boyfriend, Jackie Spears, was inside, along with two other men, and gave police written permission to search the home.

Officers said they found multiple Xanax pills, three pounds of marijuana, four pistols and one loaded assault rifle after searching the home.

The homeowner, Ashley Jones, was also arrested. She has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

Investigators said they also found clothing that fit the description of what the suspects were wearing during the robbery.

"I hope they go away for a long time," Staller said.

Staller said she is glad the couple is ok, but has a warning for people who wish to do the same.

"If you buy something from that site, you never go to their home," she said. "Ask them to meet you at a police department."

Spears and Arnett are set to face a judge on Monday.

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