Fort Smith police are looking for a man considered armed and dangerous after a shooting that occurred late Monday on Towson Avenue.
Daven Taylor Jared, described as a 34-year-old white male, is being sought on an arrest warrant on a count of first-degree battery, a news release from the Fort Smith Police Department states. The count carries a $50,000 cash bond.
About 10:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to Sparks Regional Medical Center after receiving a call about a woman, identified as 27-year-old Amy Longo, who had come to the emergency room with a "fairly deep, grazing gunshot wound to the right side of her face," the release states. Longo was later transferred to another hospital out of the area for further treatment; her injury is considered non-life-threatening.
A preliminary investigation determined that Longo had gone with Peter Boutin, 30, to Knights Inn, 810 Towson Ave., and while Longo remained in the vehicle, Boutin went into a hotel room occupied by three men and a woman, according to the release. Boutin returned to the vehicle soon afterward followed by a man police believe to be Jared, the release states. Once Boutin sat in the driver’s seat, one round was fired through the driver’s side window, striking Longo on the right cheek.
Boutin accelerated out of the parking lot, striking part of the building, according to the release. He then drove Longo to an acquaintance’s residence in the 1700 block of South T Street, where she later was driven to the hospital by a neighbor.
Police located Boutin in the 5000 block of South 28th Street, according to the release. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor cuts believed to have been caused by flying glass. After treatment, Boutin was arrested on suspicion of parole violation.
Investigators learned the events evolved from Room 117 at Knights Inn, which listed Megan Hovatar, 26, as the occupant of the room, the release states. Hovater was arrested on suspicion of obstructing governmental operations.
Anyone with information regarding Jared's location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME, a local law enforcement agency or the Fort Smith police at (479) 709-5100.
Callers to Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward, the release states.