1 arrested in shooting near state fairgrounds in Little Rock

Michael Everhart (Photo: Pulaski County jail)

Little Rock police arrested a man in a shooting that injured one person near the state fairgrounds Tuesday.

Officers were called about 5:15 p.m. to the area of 2800 Wolfe St., just south of West Roosevelt Road. They found Michael Everhart, 39, lying on the ground and "acting erratic," according to a police report. His girlfriend reportedly told officers that Everhart was probably high on "sherm," a term for phencyclidine, also known as PCP.

Police soon learned that John Webb, 36, had been shot in the area and had driven to West 7th and Marshall streets, according to the report. Emergency personnel found Webb and took him to UAMS Medical Center for treatment.

Police said a witness described the shooter as a man named "Mike." The witness said the shooter was wearing clothes that appeared similar to what Everhart was wearing.

Everhart was charged with first-degree battery. He was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons and theft by receiving.

Everhart, a parolee, pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday morning in Little Rock District Court. Judge Hugh Finkelstein set bond at $100,000.

Everhart was being held in the Pulaski County jail.

The shooting Tuesday was the fourth in the area of the state fairgrounds since Saturday.

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