Texarkana Police Seeking Suspect in Shooting of Young Lady

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UPDATE: 3/17 – 7PM – SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

The Texarkana Arkansas Police are searching for Jason Stewart Jr, 18, of Texarkana, AR. Stewart is wanted for Domestic Battery in the First Degree in the investigation of a shooting that left a 20-year-old woman in critical condition.

Press Release:

Today at approximately 11:46 am, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Locust
Street. There was a report of a 20-year-old female, who had been shot. The victim was
identified as Kayla Keatts of Texarkana, TX. Officers arrived at the scene along with Life-
net and the fire department. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she
remains in critical condition.

Dispatch issued information to officers of a suspect was last seen leaving on foot wearing a
black shirt and black shorts and having dreadlocks for a hairstyle. Detectives are actively
searching for Jason Stewart Jr, 18-year-old of Texarkana, AR. Stewart is wanted for
Domestic Battery in the First Degree.

The incident is still under investigation. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of the
suspect, please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (903)-798-3154 or Crime
Stoppers at 903-793-STOP (903-793-7867).

Jason Stewart, 18

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