Dallas County man arraigned for attempted murder

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A Dallas County man was arraigned Tuesday in the Dallas County Courthouse for attempted murder.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Prince Jarvis James, 25, was arraigned by Dallas County District Court Judge Bob Armstrong for attempted murder, first degree kidnapping, first degree criminal mischief and first degree robbery.

Armstrong set James’ bond at $2 million. James remains locked in the Dallas County Jail.

James was arrested Monday at 8:30 p.m. by the Selma Police Department. The SPD responded to a call on April 17 at the block of 11 Division Street in reference to a shooting. When SPD arrived at the scene, they found a victim, Roosevelt White, on the ground with a bullet entry and exit wound in his abdomen.

White was unable to provide the SPD details on what took place, but the homeowner said she was asleep but heard a car outside the property. The unidentified female said she looked out the window and saw White laying on the ground after hearing someone knock on the side of her residence and heard him holler. White was transported to Baptist South Medical Center by Care Ambulance.

After White was released from the hospital, he spoke with SPD Detective Devan McGuire. White said he was driving through 414 Martin Luther King Street at GWC homes and turned into the horseshoe, but got flagged down by William Earl Calhoun.

White said during a conversation with Calhoun on St. Ann Street, three subjects pulled firearms on him and demanded he get out of the vehicle. White said James got into the back-passenger side of the vehicle and demanded money from him.

White handed $325 to James and took another $500 from his wallet in the glove compartment. White said the three suspects demanded where he lived because they believed more money was there. White also said James shot him in the abdomen because he couldn’t produce any more money.

Armstrong set James’ preliminary hearing date for July 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse.