On June 4, 2021, the Pocahontas Police Department was dispatched to the area of Hooten and Convent Street for a report of gunshots.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Melvin Straub of Paragould, was the suspect. Straub was arrested and charged with A.C.A. 5-13-310 Terroristic Act, a B Felony.
With the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation located in the Jonesboro office, Straub was federally indicted on April 6, 2022.

The Pocahontas Police Department would like to thank the F.B.I. and the Eastern District of Arkansas U.S. Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this matter.

Straub has a lengthy criminal record with charges ranging from Battery, Fleeing, Possession Of Controlled Substance, Theft and Breaking Or Entering.