Stallworth charged for shooting, given $1 million bond

Published 9:51 pm Monday, March 13, 2017

A 32-year-old Selma man that has been wanted by police since October was arrested Saturday and given a $1 million bond Monday.

Jarron Stallworth, 32, who has a lengthy criminal history according to court records, was arrested Saturday.

According to Lt. Tory Neely with the Selma Police Department, Stallworth was arrested at the intersection of Philpot Avenue and Lauderdale Street.

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Neely said the department received tips that Stallworth was in the area, and he was recognized by an officer on patrol. Neely said the officer performed a traffic stop, and Stallworth initially refused to get out of the vehicle.

“It appeared that it was going to be some type of standoff or incident because he refused to get out of the car and actually [put] the window up and secured himself in the vehicle,” Neely said. “But it soon ended, and he surrendered himself to police.”

Stallworth was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and one count of discharging a firearm into an unoccupied dwelling.

He was booked into the Dallas County Jail and given no bond.

Stallworth had a bond hearing Monday afternoon in District Judge Bob Armstrong’s courtroom, where he was given a $1 million bond.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said investigators in his office are trying to determine if Stallworth violated any type of probation, which could lead to his bond being revoked.

Neely said the shooting Stallworth is being charged with happened on the night of Oct. 30 on the 2500 block of Church Street when a man, woman and their three children were getting home.

“They were arriving at home with their three children,” Neely said in a previous Times-Journal article.

“A car pulled up on the block behind them. Two subjects got out of the vehicle and started shooting at them.”

Stallworth allegedly shot a 32-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman. One of their children was also injured in the shooting.

“We’ve been looking for him for several months,” Neely said.

“Frequently when he gets warrants out on him or has gotten himself into some kind of altercation or trouble, he flees the area, so he’s pretty hard to put your hands on.”

Jackson, who described Stallworth as “one of Selma’s most wanted,” said Stallworth has been charged with violent crimes dating back to the early 2000s.

According to a previous Times-Journal report, Stallworth was charged in 2012 with attempted murder for allegedly trying to burn down someone’s house and shooting at them on Alabama Avenue.

He was also charged with assault for allegedly attacking a witness in a murder trial involving his brother, Tyrone Stallworth.