TEXARKANA, Texas — A Bowie County grand jury Thursday indicted a local man accused of shooting another, stealing marijuana and running from police at a house on Spruce Street in January.
Jkerrien “Fame Finley” Finley, 24, is facing felony charges of aggravated robbery, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a felon. Finley is also charged with misdemeanor fleeing for allegedly running from Texarkana, Texas, police moments after he allegedly shot another man and stole marijuana.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, Finley walked into a residence in the 2300 block of Spruce Street on the morning of Jan. 24 and asked for marijuana. The 32-year-old alleged victim told police he told Finley to wait until someone finished showering and claims Finley pulled out a revolver and pointed it at his face.
The alleged victim told investigators he was shot by Finley after diving under a dining table for cover and noted that he had never seen Finley before that day. The alleged victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a Texarkana hospital. Finley allegedly took about six pounds of marijuana from the Spruce Street house.
Moments after the shooting, two police officers spotted a man running from the direction of gunplay who held a gun in one hand and a bundle wrapped in a blue hoodie in the other. The man ran into a wooded area to elude the officers and could not be found at that time.
On Jan. 27, while in the hospital, the alleged victim alerted investigators that he had identified his assailant by reviewing photos of people on social media. Officers involved in chasing the shooter allegedly confirmed the same man ran from them as was identified by the alleged victim.
Finley was arrested Jan. 28 by police while in the lobby of the parole office on Texas Boulevard in Texarkana, Texas. He is being held in the Bowie County jail with bail on charges related to the shooting set at $155,000. He is also being held on a parole warrant.
Finley’s cases are assigned to 102nd District Judge Jeff Addison. Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of marijuana over five pounds but less than 50 are both punishable by two to 10 years in prison. If convicted of aggravated robbery, Finley faces five to 99 years or life in prison.